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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.
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-25 Thursday||Headlines for August 25, 2016; Weapons, Pipelines & Wall St: Did Clinton Foundation Donations Impact Clinton State Dept. Decisions?; Debate: Should the Clinton Foundation Be Shut Down If Hillary Clinton Wins?; "Our Revolution"? Bernie Sanders Launches New Organization, But Key Staffers Quit in Protest||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-24 Wednesday||Headlines for August 24, 2016; Day After Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Gov't Holds Massive Gulf Oil & Gas Lease Auction; Climate Study: By 2085 All U.S. Cities Except San Francisco Will Be Too Hot to Host Summer Olympics; Inaction on Climate Change Could Cost Millennials $8.8 Trillion in Lifetime Income; Embracing the Alt-Right: New Trump Campaign Chief "Created an Online Haven for White Nationalists"||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Chapel Hill to Tulsa: Families Speak Out About Deadly Anti-Arab Hate Crimes||In this web-only special, we continue our look at this month’s killing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, of Khalid Jabara and last year’s triple killing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, of Deah Barakat and two sisters, Razan and Yusor Abu-Salha. Both killings have been described as anti-Arab hate crimes. We speak to Khalid’s brother and sister, Rami Jabara and Victoria Jabara Williams, and to Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha, the father of Razan and Yusor.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-23 Tuesday||Headlines for August 23, 2016; Standing Rock Sioux Chairman: Dakota Access Pipeline "Is Threatening the Lives of My Tribe"; Native Activist Winona LaDuke: Pipeline Company Enbridge Has No Right to Destroy Our Future; Hate Crime in Tulsa: Khalid Jabara's Family Speaks Out After His Murder by Racist White Neighbor; Father of Muslim Women Murdered in Chapel Hill to Jabara Family: "I Know How You Feel"||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-22 Monday||Headlines for August 22, 2016; As Kerry Plans to Visit Saudi Arabia, Activists & NGOs Demand U.S. Stop Funding War Crimes in Yemen; "This is Our War & It is Shameful:" Journalist Andrew Cockburn on the U.S. Role in the War in Yemen; A Shocking Story of How a Chicago Cop Killed a Teen -- Then Locked Up His Best Friend for the Murder||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBack from Rio, Dave Zirin on Firsts at Olympics, Treatment of Russian Athletes, Future for Brazil||We continue our conversation with Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and author of "Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy."||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-19 Friday||Headlines for August 19, 2016; In Historic Shift, U.S. Government to End Use of Deadly, Costly, Negligent Private Prisons; Private Prisons May Be Phased Out, But Industry Leaves Trail of Bodies from Medical Neglect & Abuses; As Feds Close Prisons Run by Private Companies, Will They Do Same for Immigrant Detention Centers?; Former Iran Hostage Shane Bauer: Claim That $400M U.S. Paid to Iran was Ransom Deal is "Absurd"; Dave Zirin: Brazilians are Fed Up with U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte and Privileged First-World Tourists||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-18 Thursday||Headlines for August 18, 2016; Open Up the Debates: Green Party's Jill Stein Accuses Democrats & GOP of Rigging Debate Rules; Meet Ajamu Baraka: Green VP Candidate Aims to Continue the Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois & Malcolm X; Green Party's Jill Stein: U.S. Should Stop Funding Israel & Saudi Arabia; Stein & Baraka to Bernie Sanders Supporters: Vote Green & Abandon the Party of War and Wall Street; Stopping the Snake: Indigenous Protesters Shut Down Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-17 Wednesday||Headlines for August 17, 2016; Ten Times Worse Than Hell: A Syrian Doctor on the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Aleppo; Why Did Clinton Just Tap a Pro-TPP, Pro-KXL, Pro-Fracking Politician to Head Her Transition Team?; Danny Glover & Larry Hamm on Black Lives Matter, Police Killings & How to Stop Donald Trump||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-16 Tuesday||Headlines for August 16, 2016; "Extreme Vetting": Trump Vows Ideological Test for Immigrants & Return to McCarthy-Era Repression; Matt Taibbi on Trump's Position on NATO, Russia & his Campaign Head's $13 Million Scandal in Ukraine; "What Would She Do in Iraq?": As Clinton Slams Trump for ISIS Speech, We Look at Her Own Positions; Writer Jesse Washington & Olympian Anthony Ervin on Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali & Race at Olympics||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-15 Monday||Headlines for August 15, 2016; "This is the Madness They Spark": Uprising in Milwaukee After Police Kill 23-Year-Old Black Man; African-American Women Make Olympic History by Winning Gold in Swimming, Gymnastics & Shot Put; Meet American Olympian Anthony Ervin: The Oldest-Ever Individual Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist; Muhammad U.S.A.: First American Olympian to Wear a Hijab Wins Bronze Medal||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-12 Friday||Headlines for August 12, 2016; Did Companies & Countries Buy State Dept. Access by Donating to Clinton Foundation?; Donald Trump Claims Obama & Clinton Founded ISIS, But Bush Negotiated U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq; "Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart": NYT Mag Examines Region Since 2003 U.S. Invasion||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-08-11 Thursday||Headlines for August 11, 2016; Racist & Illegal: Justice Department Slams Baltimore Police for Targeting Black Residents; Baltimore Residents from Rep. Elijah Cummings to Local Activist Speak Out on Being Stopped by Police; Crisis Engulfs Fox News as Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment & Spying Scandal Grows; How Did Susan Estrich Go from Feminist Icon & Roger Ailes Foe to His Attorney in Harassment Case?||8/11/2016||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.