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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! 2015-11-27 Friday||Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Brutality: "The Violence is Not New, It's the Cameras That are New"; "Between the World and Me": Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation on Being Black in America||11/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-11-26 Thursday||Juan González on How Puerto Rico's Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism||11/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoShowdown on the Syrian Border: Vijay Prashad on Turkey's Downing of Russian Jet||We look at Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane near the Turkey-Syria border on Tuesday–one of the most serious clashes between a NATO member country and Russia in half a century.||11/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-11-25 Wednesday||Headlines for November 25, 2015; Chicago Police Officer Charged With Murder After Video Shows Him Shooting Laquan McDonald 16 Times; Eyewitness Recounts Shooting by Alleged White Supremacists at Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest; US Rep. Keith Ellison Demands Transparent, Aggressive Investigation of Police Killing of Jamar Clark; First Muslim Member of U.S. Congress: Restrictions on Syrian Refugees Driven by Fear, Xenophobia||11/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoExclusive: Detained Honduran Woman, Moved to Mostly Male TX Prison After Hunger Strike, Speaks Out||In an exclusive interview from detention, a Honduran asylum seeker says she was transferred to a mostly male prison in retaliation for going on hunger strike. "We came to seek refuge and instead we found punishment," Amalia Leal says.||11/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-11-24 Tuesday||Headlines for November 24, 2015; Journalist on Shooting of Laquan McDonald By Chicago Police Officer: “It Was An Horrific Execution”; Chicago Activist: City’s Call for Peace over Laquan McDonald Video Does Not Extend to Police Dept.; "Nativist Hysteria" Against Syrian Refugees Echoes U.S. Rejection of Jewish Refugees in 1930s||11/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-11-23 Monday||Headlines for November 23, 2015; Brussels Is Under High Security Alert, But Will Europe Address Muslims in "Marginalized Ghettos"?; A Paris Every Day: As 100 Americans Die from Guns Daily, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Calls for Reform; Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Elected After Popular Uprising, Defends Local Control of Schools; "A Mayor That’s Radical": Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Reflects on His Poet Father & 1st Year in Office||11/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-11-20 Friday||Headlines for November 20, 2015; Bamako Hostage Crisis: How U.S.-Backed Intervention in Libya Spread Chaos to Nearby Mali; Exclusive: Air Force Whistleblowers Risk Prosecution to Warn Drone War Kills Civilians, Fuels Terror; "Numbing & Horrible": Former Drone Operator Brandon Bryant on His Haunting First Kill; Exclusive: 2 Air Force Vets Speak Out for First Time on Why They Want the Drone War to Stop; From Console to Trigger: How Pentagon "Exploits" Video Game Culture to Wire Youth for War||11/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-11-19 Thursday||Headlines for November 19, 2015; Glenn Greenwald: "Shameless" U.S. Officials Exploit Paris Attacks to Defend Spying & Attack Snowden; Glenn Greenwald on "Submissive" Media's Drumbeat for War and "Despicable" Anti-Muslim Scapegoating||11/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-11-18 Wednesday||Headlines for November 18, 2015; Refugees are Not Terrorists: HRW Decries Efforts to Reject People Fleeing Wars in Syria & Iraq; Desperate Journey: Shocking Video Shows Risks Refugee Families Take to Reach Europe Safely; "This Moment Tests the Character of the Nation": Rep. Barbara Lee Rejects Anti-Refugee Efforts; Rep. Barbara Lee, Sole Vote Against Unlimited War After 9/11, Demands Debate on New Military Action; As Supreme Court Takes Key Texas Abortion Case, Barbara Lee Defends Access for Low-Income Women; Climate Activists Vow to Continue with Protests Ahead of Paris Talks||11/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-11-17 Tuesday||Headlines for November 17, 2015; There is No Military Solution: Could ISIL Be Strengthened by U.S., French, Russian Bombing?; Abdel Bari Atwan: Inside How the U.S. & Saudi Arabia Aided Growth of the Islamic State; Lydia Wilson: What I Discovered from Interviewing Imprisoned Islamic State Fighters; We are Angry over Death of My Cousin in Paris, As Well As the Deaths of Children in Iraq & Syria; "It is Very Un-American": 27 U.S. Governors Refuse to Accept Refugees Fleeing Violence in Syria; "A Disturbing Increase in Islamophobia": U.S. Mosques Threatened, Canadian Mosque Set on Fire||11/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-11-16 Monday||Headlines for November 16, 2015; Voices from a City in Mourning: Paris Reels After 129 Killed in Deadliest Attacks in Decades; Report from Paris: With Manhunt on for Eighth Attacker, France Remains in State of Emergency; "We Shouldn't Play into the Hands of ISIS": Vijay Prashad on Danger of Military Escalation in Syria; Sanders Criticizes Clinton Iraq Vote: 2003 Invasion Unraveled Region & Led to Rise of ISIS; "We Are Scared, We Are Grieving": Muslim Activist in Paris Condemns Attacks, Rising Islamophobia||11/16/2015||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.