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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.
||CleanTariq Ali on Upcoming U.K. Elections & Why Raising the Threat Level is a Largely Psychological Move||Part 2 of our conversation with British political commentator Tariq Ali talking about Britain’s upcoming general election and what impact Monday’s suicide bombing may have on the campaign.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-24 Wednesday||Headlines for May 24, 2017; Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Trump's Budget Takes a Sledgehammer to What Remains of the American Dream; Rep. Al Green to Draft Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Citing Obstruction of Justice; Texas Rep. Al Green Faces Threats of Lynching & Murder After Calling for Trump's Impeachment; More Than 1.1 Million Sign Petition Supporting Impeachment of Trump; Tariq Ali: Manchester Bombing is Part of Vicious Cycle, Likely Blowback from Ongoing War on Terror||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-23 Tuesday||Headlines for May 23, 2017; As Last Confederate Statue Is Removed in New Orleans, Will School Names & Street Signs Follow?; Palestinian Hunger Strikers in Israeli Jails Protest Trump's Visit to Israel; What Impact Will the Manchester Bombing Have on Israel-Palestine Peace Process?; U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, But Will Mass Deportations Follow in 6 Months?; NYC Councilmember Defends Puerto Rican Day Parade Honoring Oscar López Rivera||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-22 Monday||Headlines for May 22, 2017; Medea Benjamin: Congress Should Halt Trump's $110B Arms Deal over Saudi Atrocities in Yemen & Region; As Iranian Voters Reject Hardliner, Trump Embraces Saudi Monarch & Vows to Isolate Iran; "I Could Have Died": Protesters Detail Violent Attack by Turkish President Erdogan's Guards in D.C.||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVIDEO: Migrant Farmworkers May Have Been Sickened by Toxic Pesticide Greenlighted by EPA Under Trump||Amy Goodman is on tour in California, where earlier this month more than 50 farmworkers in California were exposed to a highly toxic pesticide after it was greenlighted by the EPA in one of the agency’s first decisions since Trump took office.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-19 Friday||Headlines for May 19, 2017; Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks' Assange is "Long Overdue Decision"; "Repair the Damage from the Drug War": Susan Burton on A New Way of Life to End Mass Incarceration; Michelle Alexander: We Must Respond Forcefully & Challenge Jeff Sessions's New War on Drugs||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-18 Thursday||Headlines for May 18, 2017; Could Narrow Scope of New Special Counsel Miss Wider Corruption in Trump White House?; Saying "No to Silence": Hear Murdered Mexican Journalist Javier Valdez in His Own Words; Anabel Hernández on the Death of Javier Valdez & Mexican Journalists Confronting a Surge in Violence||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-17 Wednesday||Headlines for May 17, 2017; CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: We Should Be Considering Impeachment If Trump Obstructed FBI Probe; John Kiriakou on Blowing the Whistle on CIA Torture & Why Trump's Presidency Worries Him; Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Probe U.S. Border Patrol over Killing of Mexican Father; Border Angels Resist Trump's Immigration Crackdown with Services and Water for Border-Crossing Migrants; Activists Sue to Block Plans to Bury 3.6 Million Pounds of Nuclear Waste Near California Beach||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-16 Tuesday||Headlines for May 16, 2017; Breathtakingly Irresponsible: Former Bush Iraq Adviser on Trump Sharing Secret Intel with Russians; An Impeachable Offense? Questions Swirl as Trump Accused of Sharing Top Secret Intel with Russians; Why I Am Suing Trump: Washington State AG Fights Admin on Muslim Ban, Drilling, Drug War & More||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-15 Monday||Headlines for May 15, 2017; Donald Trump is Deep into Watergate Territory Now: Former Congresswoman Who Probed Nixon Speaks Out; Neuroscientist Carl Hart: We Need to Stop Jeff Sessions from Escalating the Racist War on Drugs; Columbia Neuroscientist Receives Death Threats for Speaking Out Against Deadly Philippines Drug War; Son of Hunger-Striking Palestinian Leader Marwan Barghouti: I Haven't Touched My Father in 15 Years||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-12 Friday||Headlines for May 12, 2017; Donald Trump Orders "Election Integrity" Commission Headed by Architects of Voter Suppression; Would Trump Have Won Wisconsin—or the 2016 Election—Without Widespread Voter Suppression?; Jailed Reporter Barrett Brown on Press Freedom, FBI Crimes & Why He Wouldn't Do Anything Differently; On Black Mama's Bail Out Day, "Goal is to Free Our People from These Cages" Before Mother's Day||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-11 Thursday||Headlines for May 11, 2017; Historian of Fascism: Why Trump Firing FBI Director Comey Amid Russia Probe is So Worrisome; Kshama Sawant: Don't Wait for Authoritarian Trump to Be Impeached, This is the Moment to Revolt; Human Rights Lawyers Are Fighting a Justice Department Order to Stop Legal Aid for Immigrants; Workers Fear Radiation Exposure After Nuclear Waste Storage Tunnels Collapse in Washington||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-05-10 Wednesday||Headlines for May 10, 2017; Glenn Greenwald on Trump's "Shocking" Firing of FBI Chief James Comey Amid Russian Probe; Glenn Greenwald: Independent Probe Needed to Uncover Truth Behind Russia's Role in 2016 Election; Greenwald: Hillary is to Blame for Losing 2016 Election, Not James Comey; Could Firing of James Comey Mark the Beginning of the End for Trump Presidency?; Greenwald: Supporting U.S.-Russia Relations Should Be Encouraged, Not Viewed as Sign of Treason||5/10/2017||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.