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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! 2015-07-27 Monday||Headlines for July 27, 2015; Sandra Bland Laid to Rest; First Black Judge in Waller County Demands Sheriff Resign over Her Death; "I Was Almost Another Dead Black Male": Denver Teen Recalls Police Beating After 2009 Traffic Stop; “Collective Healing” at Nat'l Black Lives Matter Convergence Ends with Police Pepper-Spraying Teen; Obama Visits Ethiopia and Kenya, Land of His Father, to Discuss Counterterrorism, Gay Rights, Jobs||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoPart 2: #BlackLivesMatter Founders on Immigration & the Fight for "Safety Beyond Policing"||In part two of our conversation, the co-founders of Black Lives Matter talk about immigration, LGBT rights and their own personal experiences with hyper-policing.||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoVIDEO: Pete Seeger on Dylan Going Electric at Newport Folk Festival: "He Was Singing a Great Song"||In a 2004 interview, Pete Seeger responds to rumors that he tried to pull the plug on Bob Dylan’s electrified set at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, 50 years ago today.||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-07-24 Friday||Headlines for July 24, 2015; Sandra Bland's Sister Responds to Suicide Allegations, Lawyer Says Waller County Withholding Details; "I Don't Believe Sandy Committed Suicide": #BlackLivesMatter Co-Founders Speak Out on Sandra Bland||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-07-23 Thursday||Headlines for July 23, 2015; #SayHerName: Protests Demand Justice for Sandra Bland & Black Teen Found Dead in Jail 1 Day Later; Theodore Bikel Remembered: Fiddler on the Roof Actor and Activist Speaks Out on Israel and Palestine||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-07-22 Wednesday||Headlines for July 22, 2015; "I Will Light You Up!": New Dash Cam Video Shows Arrest of Sandra Bland, Found Dead in Texas Jail; Juan González: Ride-Sharing Service Uber "Using Any Means Necessary" to Stop Regulation Attempts; "Between the World and Me": Ta-Nehisi Coates Extended Interview on Being Black in America||7/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-07-21 Tuesday||Headlines for July 21, 2015; A Victory for the People in Havana: Former Cuban Parliamentary Speaker Hails Restoration of Ties; Secret Talks & Sperm Deals: Sen. Patrick Leahy Details Back Story to Renewed U.S.-Cuban Ties; Is the Era of U.S.-Backed Anti-Castro Terrorism Over? Reflections on Restored Ties Between Nations; "Africa's Pinochet": Former U.S.-Backed Chadian Dictator Hissène Habré Faces War Crimes Trial||7/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-07-20 Monday||Headlines for July 20, 2015; Special Broadcast from Opening of Cuban Embassy in Washington as U.S.-Cuban Diplomatic Ties Restored; Danny Glover and Medea Benjamin on Assata, Guantánamo and Trade as Cuban Flag Rises in Washington||7/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-07-17 Friday||Headlines for July 17, 2015; The War on Drugs is a War on Minorities: Former El Reno Prison Inmate Freed by Obama Speaks Out; Outrage Grows After Mysterious Death of #BlackLivesMatter Activist Sandra Bland in Texas Jail; Newly Released Dash Cam Video Shows California Police Shooting Unarmed Man with Hands Up; Mass Shootings on the Rise: 4 Marines Killed in Tennessee While Aurora Theater Gunman Found Guilty||7/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-07-16 Thursday||Headlines for July 16, 2015; Former Iran Ambassador: Nuclear Deal is Model for Closing Path to Militarization and Weaponization; Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in Texas, But State Says No Laws Were Broken; Protests Erupt Outside of Greek Parliament as It Approves Harsh Austerity Measures in Bailout Deal||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-07-15 Wednesday||Headlines for July 15, 2015; Juan González: Martin O'Malley Puts Forth Broadest Immigration Reform Plan of 2016 Campaign; Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration?; PETA: SeaWorld Employee Infiltrated Animal Rights Group, Called for Grabbing "Pitchforks & Torches"||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-07-14 Tuesday||Headlines for July 14, 2015; Could Historic Iran Nuclear Deal Transform the Middle East?; #ThisIsACoup: Greeks Denounce Bailout Deal That Calls for New Round of Austerity; The Austerity Candidate? Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Launches Presidential Bid on Anti-Union Record; "Something Big Is Happening": John Nichols on Bernie Sanders' Surge and Rising Power of Movements; "Another Chance at Life": Man Granted Clemency Last Year Reacts to Obama’s 46 New Drug Commutations||7/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-07-13 Monday||Headlines for July 13, 2015; Psychologists Collaborated with CIA & Pentagon on Post-9/11 Torture Program, May Face Ethics Charges; With Historic Iran Nuclear Deal Expected, Can President Obama Sell It to Congress and the Public?||7/13/2015||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.