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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.
|1||CleanVideoFrom Standing Rock to the Red Power Movement: New Series "RISE" Focuses on Indigenous Resistance||We speak with the filmmakers behind " RISE ," a new Viceland series that examines indigenous resistance past and present.||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2017-02-24 Friday||Headlines for February 24, 2017; As Calls Grow to Impeach Trump, Former Nixon Counsel John Dean Sees "Echoes of Watergate"; John Dean: The Difference Between Trump & Nixon is Trump Says Publicly What Nixon Said on Wiretap; NFL Star Michael Bennett on Refusing to Go to Israel, Black Lives Matter & His Love for Angela Davis||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2017-02-23 Thursday||Headlines for February 23, 2017; "Kids Will Be Harmed by This": Trump Admin Rolls Back Protections for Transgender Students; We Have to Keep Fighting: Water Protectors Vow Continued Resistance to #DAPL as Main Camp Is Evicted; Days After Pruitt Becomes EPA Head, Newly Released Emails Show His Ties to Koch Bros. & Energy Firms; Madison, Wisc. to Pay $3.3M to Family of Tony Robinson, a Black Teenager Shot by Police||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2017-02-22 Wednesday||Headlines for February 22, 2017; "A Deportation Force on Steroids": Millions of Immigrants Could Face Removal Under New Trump Rules; Advocate: Trump's Deportations are Possible Because Obama & Congress Failed to Protect Immigrants; Anne Frank Center: Trump's Remarks on Anti-Semitism are Too Little, Too Late; White House Refuses to Condemn Rise of Islamophobia as Radical Right Enters Political Mainstream; FDR Rejected Anne Frank Twice as a Refugee, Advocate Urges Trump Not to Close U.S. Borders Again||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2017-02-21 Tuesday||Headlines for February 21, 2017; A Champion of the People or Wall Street? Trump Pushes to End Dodd-Frank & Consumer Protection Agency; Black Edge: New Yorker's Sheelah Kolhatkar on Wall Street's Biggest Insider Trading Story in History; A Message to Trump from a Swede: My Real Concern is Rise of Militant Anti-Muslim Neo-Nazis, Fascists; #StopTrump: Protests Erupt Across Britain as Lawmakers Debate Canceling Trump's State Visit||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2017-02-20 Monday||Headlines for February 20, 2017; DHS Memos: Speed Up Mass Deportations & Prosecute Parents Who Help Undocumented Children Enter U.S.; Daniel Ramirez Medina's Lawyer: "Absolutely No Evidence" to Support DREAMer's Continued Detention; Did Jeff Sessions Foreshadow New Immigration Crackdown in a Memo Before Becoming Attorney General?; George Takei on 75th Anniv. of Internment of Japanese Americans & Why Trump is "The Real Terrorist"; "For-Profit President": A Look at How Trump Is Pushing Wholesale Corporate Takeover of the Gov't||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2017-02-17 Friday||Headlines for February 17, 2017; In First Solo Press Conference, Trump Attacks Media, Claims Admin Running Like "Fine-Tuned Machine"; Why Did ICE Arrest & Imprison a 23-Year-Old DREAMer and DACA Recipient Living Legally in the U.S.?; Undocumented Mother in Sanctuary in Denver Church: I've Paid Taxes for 20 Years, Why Hasn't Trump?; Denver Church Gives Sanctuary to Immigrant Mother Facing Deportation: "We Are Not Breaking Any Laws"; Does New Labor Secretary Nominee Alex Acosta Have the Perfect Résumé to Sabotage a Federal Agency?||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2017-02-16 Thursday||Headlines for February 16, 2017; Glenn Greenwald on Flynn-Russia Leaks: Highly Illegal & Wholly Justified; Greenwald: Democrats Seem to Consider Snowden's & Manning's Leaks Evil & Leaks Under Trump Heroic; Greenwald: Empowering the "Deep State" to Undermine Trump is Prescription for Destroying Democracy; Greenwald on Trump-Netanyahu Meeting & How Israel Is Turning into an Apartheid-Like State; Trump Is Asked About Rising Anti-Semitism in U.S., He Responds by Boasting About Election Victory; Glenn Greenwald: Trump Seems to Be Committed to Escalating Violence in Yemen||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2017-02-15 Wednesday||Headlines for February 15, 2017; What Did Trump Know & When Did He Know It? White House in Crisis over Flynn & Russia Scandals; Trump & Spicer Blame Russia Scandal on "Illegal Leaks" Rather Than Lies by Senior Officials; Rep. Lieu on Kellyanne Conway: White House Should Not Be Used for Enriching the President's Family; Rep. Lieu: The White House Lying & Stifling Dissent on Yemen Raid is Step Toward Authoritarianism; Rep. Ted Lieu to Introduce Bill Requiring a Psychiatrist in White House; Trump Security Protocols Questioned: Mar-a-Lago Resort is Not the White House Situation Room; The Stephen Miller Story: From Pestering Latino Students in High School to Drafting Muslim Ban||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2017-02-14 Tuesday||Headlines for February 14, 2017; Pipeline Partners: Trudeau & Trump Meet as They Push for Keystone XL & Other Big Oil Projects; Crossing the Northern Border: Immigrants in U.S. Flee into Canada Seeking Refuge from Trump; Clayton Thomas-Muller: Rising Fascism in U.S. Is Emboldening White Supremacists in Canada; FCC Under Trump: Net Neutrality & Internet Freedom Face New Attack; Criminalization & Trump's ICE Raids: Two Immigrant Rights Organizers Facing Deportation Speak Out||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2017-02-13 Monday||Headlines for February 13, 2017; Secretary of Labor Violations? Opposition Grows to the Nomination of Fast-Food CEO Andy Puzder; Former Carl's Jr. Worker Recalls Sexual Harassment & Wage Theft at Andrew Puzder's Restaurant Chain; Saru Jayaraman: Trump Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder Does Not Respect Women At All; ICE Arrests 600 in Nationwide Raids After Trump Order Expands Criminalization of Immigrants; California vs. Trump: Lawmakers Push to Become "Sanctuary State" Despite Threats from Washington||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Left or Right, this program digs at relevant issues...
Every show slants to the left or the right, it's up to us to watch both sides. After watching both FOX NEWS and other conservative channels, I prefer to watch DN because of it's absence of sensationalism. DN gets to the point and digs into details with facts to back up their reports. I may not agree with all of their views or their slant to the left at times, but I do respect their emphasis on details and facts. Not every show is a gem, but most shows inspire me to pay more attention to the culture of corruption in U.S. and world politics. It's made me swear to exercise my right to vote in every election.
Unusually good journalism
"U.S News", in this day and age, is an oxymoron. Democracy Now! is now my ONLY CONSISTENT source of news. Why ? Because I am the odd conservative who believes that the Bush agenda has usurped even MY basic right to a freeflow of information in favor of the agenda of the administration's greedy friends. We are living in indecent times and I believe that Amy Goodman's work is one of the very few opportunities that this country will once again rise to represent the values of the general population and not that of a few crazies who have hijacked the oval office.
If you're interested in news, this one is mandatory.
Don't get me wrong, it's not perfect. Sometimes they have a tendency to confuse lack of gun fire with peace, or some of the people interviewed seem to have a child-like naivete about what is or isn't achievable, and why... ...but political orientation aside, compared to Fox News or CNN, this is like comparing a University course with two Kindergarden fairytale programs. Here's what you need to stay informed: Democracy Now!, BBC World News, World Press Review, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, National Geographic and Scientific American. Then look for contradictions, read/listen between the lines, and piece the puzzle together. (It may help if you first shed your naivete by reading a few books like e.g. "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man"). You will no longer look at the world with the same eyes. Of these, only the first two are easily accessibly by podCast or TV, the rest require reading, and even more time. That increases the importance, because lots of people just don't have the time do have an extensive news reading regime going.