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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||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-30 Monday||Headlines for March 30, 2015; Attorney for Bowe Bergdahl: Army Report Shows Ex-POW Left Base to Report Wrongdoing, Not Desert Unit; Ex-U.S. Official on Bowe Bergdahl Charges: Why Are We Vilifying an Ex-POW Tortured by Taliban?; Iran Nuclear Talks Near Deadline Amid "Air of Inevitability Combined with Tremendous Uncertainty"; TSA Checklist Exposed: "Suspicious Signs" Include Throat Clearing, Whistling & "Exaggerated Yawning"||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoAmy Goodman Questions Ex-CIA Director Porter Goss about Torture at George W. Bush Conference||When questioned by Amy Goodman, former CIA Director Peter Goss said the bipartisan Senate Committee Report on the CIA’s Use of Torture was "not the full truth" and criticized Sen. John McCain for defending it.||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideo"I Need a Stiff Drink After That": John Negroponte on Being Questioned by Amy Goodman over Iraq War||At an event assessing the George W. Bush presidency, Amy Goodman asked if senior administration officials should be tried for war crimes. Former National Intelligence Director John Negroponte responded afterwards, "Boy, I need a stiff drink after that one."||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-27 Friday||Headlines for March 27, 2015; Yemen Does Not Need Another War: Report from Sana'a as Saudi Attack Enters Second Day; The Yemen Crisis: Could Domestic Conflict Grow into Protracted Regional War?; African Economist Samir Amin on the World Social Forum, Globalization & the Barbarism of Capitalism||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoWATCH: Amy Goodman on Moving from Assessment to Accountability for "The Bush Doctrine" on Terrorism||Watch Amy Goodman call for accountability at a recent discussion on "The Bush Doctrine and Combating Terrorism," and the response from her fellow panelists Porter Goss, former CIA director, and John Negroponte, former director of national intelligence.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-26 Thursday||Headlines for March 26, 2015; Endless War: As U.S. Strikes Tikrit & Delays Afghan Pullout, "War on Terror" Toll Tops 1.3 Million; Brutalized in Taliban Captivity After Fleeing War He Opposed, Bowe Bergdahl Charged with Desertion; Why Is Climate Denier David Koch on the Board of Top Science Museums? Letter Urges Cutting of Ties||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoPart 2: Migrant Women Appear Via Video from Detention Centers in Asylum Cases Amid Harsh Conditions||Watch our extended interview about detained migrant women seeking asylum in immigration court via video stream, as they face harsh conditions in a private prison setting along with children as young as a few months old.||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-25 Wednesday||Headlines for March 25, 2015; My Lai Revisited: 47 Years Later, Seymour Hersh Travels to Vietnam Site of U.S. Massacre He Exposed; Private Prisons for Immigrant Families Grow Despite Court Ruling Against "Detention as Deterrence"||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-24 Tuesday||Headlines for March 24, 2015; After Liberation Came Destruction: Iraqi Shiite Militias Accused of Looting, Burning Sunni Villages; "Inside Baghdad's Brutal Battle Against ISIS": In Chaos of Post-Invasion Iraq, Militias Take Hold; An Angry White House Vows to Confront Netanyahu, But Will It End Key U.S. Support for Occupation?||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-23 Monday||Headlines for March 23, 2015; Yemen in Crisis: U.S. Closes Key Drone Base & Withdraws Forces as U.N. Warns of Civil War; RIP Danny Schechter: Media Pioneer Who Covered Apartheid South Africa, Occupy & Kissinger||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-20 Friday||Headlines for March 20, 2015; Ecuadorean Foreign Minister: The United States is the Real Threat in the Americas, Not Venezuela; Ecuador: Why Did It Take Sweden 1,000 Days to Agree to Question Julian Assange in Our U.K. Embassy?; Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño on Press Freedom, Anti-Correa Protests & Chevron Case; A Gift to ExxonMobil? Chris Christie Criticized over Settlement to Clean Up Century of Contamination; Remembering Danny Schechter, "The News Dissector": Pioneering Journalist, Filmmaker & Activist||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-19 Thursday||Headlines for March 19, 2015; Blockupy: Thousands Protest in Frankfurt Calling on Eurozone to Dismantle "Laboratory for Austerity"; Deadly Shooting Rampage at Tunisian National Museum Leaves Birthplace of Arab Spring on Edge; Obama Seeks Fast Track for TPP, Trade Deal that Could Thwart "Almost Any Progressive Policy or Goal"; "How the FBI Created a Terrorist": Agency Accused of Entrapping Mentally Ill Man in Florida||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-18 Wednesday||Headlines for March 18, 2015; Hedge Fund-Backed Castellan Real Estate Group Intimidates NYC Tenants to Vacate Rent-Stabilized Apts; After Netanyahu Wins Israel Vote with Racism & Vow of Permanent Occupation, How Will World Respond?; A Family Broken Up: Freed After 8 Years at Guantánamo, a Father & Son Are Still Kept Apart||3/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-17 Tuesday||Headlines for March 17, 2015; A Double Standard on Leaks? As Whistleblowers Jailed, Petraeus Escapes Prison & Advises White House; A Deadly U-Turn: Did Miriam Carey Need to Die After Wrong Car Move at White House Checkpoint?||3/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-03-16 Monday||Headlines for March 16, 2015; Vanuatu Blames Global Warming as Cyclone Causes Nation's Worst Climate Disaster in Recent Memory; As U.N. Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment, Bill McKibben on Vanuatu, Oxford Vote, California Water Crisis; After Swedish Prosecutors Back Down, Is WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Close to Freedom?||3/16/2015||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.