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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! 2015-09-02 Wednesday||Headlines for September 02, 2015; After Mass Hunger Strikes & Lawsuits, Prisoners Force California to Scale Back Solitary Confinement; Is Guatemala's President Going to Jail? Legislature Strips Pérez Molina of Immunity After Protests; With a Record Backing Coups, Secret War & Genocide, Is Kissinger an Elder Statesman or War Criminal?||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEx-Politician Jeff Smith: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America's Prison Crisis||Extended discussion with former Missouri state Senator Jeff Smith, author of the new book, "Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America’s Prison Crisis."||9/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-09-01 Tuesday||Headlines for September 01, 2015; The Next Not-So-Cold War: As Climate Change Heats Arctic, Nations Scramble for Control and Resources; Despite Global Ban, Saudi-Led Forces Kill Dozens in Yemen Using U.S.-Made Cluster Bombs; "Mr. Smith Goes to Prison": After Year in Jail, Former State Senator Condemns Mass Incarceration||9/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-08-31 Monday||Headlines for August 31, 2015; Preserving Borders vs. Preserving People: Death Toll Rises as Refugees Head to Europe Seeking Safety; "Our Climate, Our Future": As Obama Visits Arctic, Alaskans Urge Him to Reverse Shell Oil Deal; As Al Jazeera Journalists Are Jailed for 3 Years in Egypt, Will U.S. Stop "Cozying Up" to Regime?||8/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-08-28 Friday||Headlines for August 28, 2015; An Unequal Recovery in New Orleans: Racial Disparities Grow in City 10 Years After Katrina; Shock Doctrine: A Look at the Mass Privatization of NOLA Schools in Storm's Wake & Its Effects Today; New Orleans Actor & Activist Wendell Pierce on the "Greatest Crime" in Wake of Hurricane Katrina; "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People": Reflections on Kanye West's Criticism 10 Years After||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanExtended Boots Riley Interview on Hip-Hop, Radical Politics, Movement Building & Palestine||Web-only interview with legendary hip-hop artist Boots Riley, author of the new book, "Tell Homeland Security–We Are the Bomb."||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-08-27 Thursday||Headlines for August 27, 2015; Guatemala President Faces Arrest as Business Interests and U.S. Scramble to Contain Uprising; Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: Voices from the Storm; New Orleans After Katrina: Inequality Soars as Poor Continue to Be Left Behind in City's "Recovery"; If You are Poor, It's Like the Hurricane Just Happened: Malik Rahim on Katrina 10 Years After||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-08-26 Wednesday||Headlines for August 26, 2015; Two Separate Americas: David Simon's New Mini-Series Looks at "Hypersegregation" in Public Housing; David Simon on Katrina Anniversary: New Orleans "May Be the Greatest Gift We Have to Offer"; The Drug War Has to End: David Simon on "The Wire" & Over-Policing of the Poor||8/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-08-25 Tuesday||Headlines for August 25, 2015; "Casino Capitalism": Economist Michael Hudson on What's Behind the Stock Market's Rollercoaster Ride; As Peace Talks Collapse in South Sudan, Film Shows "Pathology of Colonialism" Tearing Apart Nation; Hip-Hop Legend Boots Riley on #BlackLivesMatter & How His Cousin Was Acquitted in Cop Shooting||8/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-08-24 Monday||Headlines for August 24, 2015; We Need to Fix Our Democracy: Lawrence Lessig Weighs Presidential Run to Rid Money from Politics; Sarah Shourd, Hiker Jailed in Iran, Says Nuclear Deal Could Lead to Release of Detained Americans; "Opening the Box": After Being Jailed in Iran, Sarah Shourd Examines Solitary Confinement in U.S.; Facebook Accused of Censoring Hundreds of Prisoners by Purging Profile Pages Without Cause; In Guatemala, Protests Threaten to Unseat President, a U.S.-Backed General Implicated in Mass Murder||8/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-08-21 Friday||Headlines for August 21, 2015; Greek PM Tsipras Resigns, Calls for New Election as Left Wing of Syriza Splits to Form New Party; Sen. Bernie Sanders: From Greece to Puerto Rico, the Financial Rules Are Rigged to Favor the 1%; Global Warming Worsens California Drought as July Becomes Hottest Month on Record; In Victory for Corporations, Court Rejects Rule on Labeling Goods Containing "Conflict Minerals"; In a Final Speech, Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Declares: "We Must Practice Dissent"||8/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-08-20 Thursday||Headlines for August 20, 2015; "The Danger of a Failed Iran Deal": Could GOP Rejection of Nuke Pact Lead to War?; As Jimmy Carter Discusses Cancer Diagnosis, Former Aide Praises Him as Honest, Noble Man; Islamic Leaders Take on Climate Change, Criticizing "Relentless Pursuit of Economic Growth"; The Beat Up Squad: NY Prison Guards Accused of Brutally Killing Prisoner & Covering Up Death; After NY Prison Escape, Other Inmates Faced Beatings, Solitary Confinement, Threats of Waterboarding||8/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-08-19 Wednesday||Headlines for August 19, 2015; When Black Lives Matter Met Clinton: Activists Speak Out on Challenging Candidate over Crime Record; "Privileged Bloodlines": Is Trump's Stance Against Birthright Citizenship Setting Tone for GOP?; David Cay Johnston: 21 Questions for Trump on Kickbacks, Busting Unions, the Mob & Corporate Welfare||8/19/2015||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.