Democracy Now! Audio
By Democracy Now!
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/7 through our website and podcasts.
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-06-03 Wednesday||Headlines for June 03, 2015; "Cultural Genocide": Landmark Report Decries Canada's Forced Schooling of Indigenous Children; Australian Whistleblower Who Took on FIFA Corruption: Sepp Blatter's Resignation Long Overdue; Fracking Protests Continue in Texas as New ALEC-Backed Law Bars Towns from Banning Drilling||6/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-06-02 Tuesday||Headlines for June 02, 2015; WikiLeaks Launches Campaign to Offer $100,000 "Bounty" for Leaked Drafts of Secret TPP Chapters; As U.S. Drops Havana from Terror List, Cuba Aims to Preserve Sovereignty & Independence; Video Postcard from Havana: Cuban Tourism Industry Adapts During These Changing Times; Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness?||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPART 2: Banned from Giving Valedictorian Speech, Gay H.S. Student Receives Congressional Recognition||Watch our extended interview with Evan Young, 2015 valedictorian of Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School in Longmont, Colorado. His principal prevented him from delivering his graduation speech in which he planned to out himself as gay.||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-06-01 Monday||Headlines for June 01, 2015; Glenn Greenwald: As Bulk NSA Spying Expires, Scare Tactics Can't Stop "Sea Change" on Surveillance; Exclusive: Gay High School Student Delivers Valedictorian Speech He Was Barred from Giving||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-05-29 Friday||Headlines for May 29, 2015; The Enron of Sports: FIFA's Upheaval, from Corruption Arrests to Rising Death Toll in Qatar; As GOP Candidates Question Climate Change, Texas & Oklahoma Hit by Devastating Floods Killing 23; Code Blue: U.N. Accused of Giving Immunity to Peacekeepers Who Commit Sexual Abuse||5/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-05-28 Thursday||Headlines for May 28, 2015; "Pretrial Punishment": Julian Assange Remains in Ecuadorean Embassy Fearing Arrest If He Leaves; WikiLeaks Releases 500K U.S. Cables from 1978 on Iran, Sandinistas, Afghanistan, Israel & More; The Kill List: ICWatch Uses LinkedIn Account Info to Out Officials Who Aided Assassination Program; Assange on the Untold Story of the Grounding of Evo Morales' Plane During Edward Snowden Manhunt||5/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-05-27 Wednesday||Headlines for May 27, 2015; Julian Assange: Despite Congressional Standoff, NSA Has Secret Authority to Continue Spying Unabated; Julian Assange on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Secretive Deal Isn't About Trade, But Corporate Control; Julian Assange: British Nuclear Sub Whistleblower William McNeilly Revealed Major Security Lapses; WikiLeaks' Julian Assange on Europe's Secret Plan for Military Force on Refugee Boats from Libya; As Julian Assange Faces Swedish Legal Setback, New Details Come to Light on U.S. Case Against Him||5/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-05-26 Tuesday||Headlines for May 26, 2015; 137 Shots, No Convictions: Cleveland Cop Acquitted in Killing of Unarmed African-American Pair; Ireland's Social Revolution: Traditionally Catholic Nation Makes History with Marriage Equality Vote; 300,000 Celebrate Beatification of Salvadoran Archbishop Romero, 35 Years After U.S.-Backed Murder||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-05-25 Monday||SDS Leader Tom Hayden on Vietnam: We Must Challenge the Pentagon on the Battlefield of Memory; "I Never Wanted to Hurt Any Vietnamese": Former Combat Medic Recalls Antiwar Resistance Within Army; Former Rep. Pat Schroeder: The Peace Movement Made "Huge Difference" in Ending Vietnam War; Former Congressman Ron Dellums: Organizing for Peace Forces Us to Challenge All Forms of Injustice||5/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-05-22 Friday||Headlines for May 22, 2015; Indicted: Grand Jury Brings Charges Against Baltimore Police Officers Tied to Freddie Gray Death; Neil Young Premieres New Anti-GMO Song "Rock Starbucks" from Forthcoming "The Monsanto Years" Album; State of Emergency in California as Santa Barbara Cleans Up from Another Major Oil Spill; Legendary Native American Singer-Songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on Five Decades of Music, Activism||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-05-21 Thursday||Headlines for May 21, 2015; Expanding Foothold, Islamic State Captures Syria's Ancient Palmyra After Fall of Iraq's Ramadi; Matt Taibbi: World's Largest Banks Admit to Massive Global Financial Crimes, But Escape Jail (Again); Matt Taibbi on Baltimore, Freddie Gray and How Legal System Covers Up Police Violence||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-05-20 Wednesday||Headlines for May 20, 2015; Sgt. James Brown, 26, Survived Two Tours in Iraq Only to Die Begging for His Life in Texas Jail; Say Her Name: Families Seek Justice in Overlooked Police Killings of African-American Women; Police Killing of Michelle Cusseaux Raises Questions of Wrongful Death & Handling of Mentally Ill; Illinois Judge Calls Police Killing of Rekia Boyd "Beyond Reckless" But Acquits Cop on Technicality; "Shell No": From Sea to Land, Seattle Residents Fight Oil Giant's Plans for Arctic Drilling||5/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Unlike either Fox or Air America (which I can't really get into), Goodman and Gonzalez and the rest of the DN staff give amazing reportage, covering all sides of an issue - one could say that it's decidedly left, but it's anything but partisan... One gets the sense that their allegiance is to the truth, and the public interest.
Suddenly having on-demand access to the entire Democracy Now podcast library is like winning some kind of unquantifiable lottery -- and we all, miraculously, have the winning ticket. Amy Goodman is, in my opinion, the best independent journalist of our times, courageously blazing trails where the corporate media yes-men fear to tread.
This is the ONLY remaining source of non-embedded national newsmedia that I now trust. Prior to the misuse (or perhaps the intended use?) of the tragic events of 911 to manipulate public opinion to enact PNAC's objectives to erode the constitution and re-militarize the planet, I did not fully undertstand how dangerous our major sources of information could be just by their lack of objectivity. The FCC has scared investgative journalism off the airwaves and it appears to now be much more cost effective to regurgitate the Whitehouse press briefings and entertain the public. It is that impotence and complacency that I now see as the reason for our ignorance. Democracy Now has restored some of my faith in humanity.