Democracy Now! Audio
By Amy Goodman
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A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 1,100 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-07-11 Friday||Headlines for July 11, 2014; "We Should Be Protecting Children": Rep. Gutiérrez Supports Funds for Humanitarian Crisis at Border; "Worst of the American Spirit": Advocates Decry Anti-Immigrant Protests, Urge Asylum for Children; Gaza Debate: As Palestinian Deaths Top 100, Who's to Blame for Escalating Violence? What Can Be Done?||7/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChilean Musician Ana Tijoux on Politics, Feminism, Motherhood & Hip-Hop as "a Land for the Landless"||Chilean hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux performs some of her songs and talks about the political themes behind them. Tijoux was born in France in 1977 to parents who were jailed and later fled Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship. "Hip-hop is the land of the people that don’t have a land," she says.||7/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-07-10 Thursday||Headlines for July 10, 2014; "Indonesia is on a Different Path": U.S.-Trained General Defeated After Alleged Plot to Rig Vote; Spied on for Being Muslim? NSA Targets Named in Snowden Leaks Respond to U.S. Gov't Surveillance||7/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-07-09 Wednesday||Headlines for July 09, 2014; WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Responds to Hillary Clinton: Fair U.S. Trial for Snowden "Not Possible"; Julian Assange on Aiding Snowden, Tiff w/ The Intercept & Whether He'll Ever Leave Embassy Refuge||7/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-07-08 Tuesday||Headlines for July 08, 2014; Report from Gaza: Israel Launches New Offensive on Besieged Palestinian Territory in Crisis; "Incitement Starts at the Top": After Arab Teen's Murder, Israeli Gov't Accused of Fueling Hatred; "Absolutely Unjustifiable": Aunt of US Teen Decries Brutal Beating by Israeli Forces Caught on Video; The Kochs' Anti-Civil Rights Roots: New Docs Expose Charles Koch's Ties to John Birch Society||7/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-07-07 Monday||Headlines for July 07, 2014; Exclusive: DN! Goes Inside Assange's Embassy Refuge to Talk WikiLeaks, Snowden, and Winning Freedom||7/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-07-04 Friday||"What to the Slave is 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass' Historic Speech; July 4 Special: "We Shall Overcome": Remembering Folk Icon, Activist Pete Seeger||7/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-07-03 Thursday||Headlines for July 03, 2014; "One of Our Greatest Friends": Mandela's Cellmate Thanks Sweden for Helping Anti-Apartheid Struggle; As Neo-Nazis Rally, Sweden Poised for Election-Year Shift of Power Balance from Right to Left; Swedish Left Party Surges in Polls with Focus on Climate Action & Fighting Privatization; How Sweden's Feminist Initiative Party Became First of Its Kind to Win a Seat in European Parliament; Dennis Kucinich on the Iraq Crisis & What the U.S. Can Learn from Sweden's Political Diversity||7/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-07-02 Wednesday||Headlines for July 02, 2014; Almedalen Week: At Sweden's One-of-a-Kind Festival, All Political Parties Gather in One Place; After Breaking Gender Barrier, Sweden's 1st Female Archbishop Leads Church into Climate Change Fight; Despite Peaceful Reputation, Sweden is a Major Weapons Exporter to Human Rights Abusers; Swedish Lawmaker: "We Need to Solve Our Climate Problem in a Modern Way"; After 2 Years of Confinement, Will Sweden Resolve Assange's Case? Swedish Foreign Minister Won't Say||7/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-07-01 Tuesday||Headlines for July 01, 2014; "It's a Basic Healthcare Issue": Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Reacts to Birth Control Ruling; Exclusive: WikiLeaks Editor Sarah Harrison on Helping Edward Snowden, Being Forced to Live in Exile||7/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-06-30 Monday||Headlines for June 30, 2014; Snowden Asylum in Germany? Support Grows for NSA Whistleblower After Merkel Cancels Verizon Contract; Al Jazeera News Director: Prison Terms for Journalists in Egypt are Chilling Start to Sisi Era; Egyptian Comedian Bassem Youssef Says His Satire Has Inspired Youth to Reject Military Propaganda||6/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-06-27 Friday||Headlines for June 27, 2014; New York City Approves Municipal ID Cards for Undocumented Immigrants; Journalist Allan Nairn Threatened For Exposing Indonesian Pres. Candidate’s Role in Mass Killings; “Counter-Revolution of 1776”: Was U.S. Independence War a Conservative Revolt in Favor of Slavery?||6/27/14||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.