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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! 2015-08-28 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|
|2||CleanVideoExtended 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|
|3||CleanVideoDemocracy 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|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy 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|
|5||CleanVideoDemocracy 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|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy 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|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy 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|
|8||CleanVideoDemocracy 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|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy 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|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-08-18 Tuesday||Headlines for August 18, 2015; Obama Gives Shell Final Approval to Drill in Arctic Despite Protests & Pledge to Cut Emissions; Snowden Documents Reveal AT&T's "Extreme Willingness to Help" NSA Domestic Spy Program; Meet the Whistleblower Who Exposed the Secret Room AT&T Used to Help the NSA Spy on the Internet; As Chelsea Manning Speaks Out on Trans and Prison Issues, Authorities Threaten Her with Solitary; "A State of Emergency": At Least 17 Transgender Women Have Been Murdered This Year||8/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-08-17 Monday||Headlines for August 17, 2015; Julian Bond (1940-2015): Remembering Civil Rights Freedom Fighter Who Chaired NAACP, Co-founded SNCC||8/17/2015||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.