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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||CleanVideoVIDEO: Patti Smith & Michael Stipe Perform at Democracy Now!'s 20th Anniversary||The legendary singer, poet and author Patti Smith performed two songs Monday night at Riverside Church celebrating Democracy Now!’s 20th anniversary. Michael Stipe of R.E.M. joined her on stage to perform "People Have the Power."||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-12-06 Tuesday||Headlines for December 06, 2016; Noam Chomsky: Trump's Victory Recalls Memories of Hitler & Fascism's Spread Across Europe; Noam Chomsky: Trump's Climate Change Denialism Will Accelerate Global Race to Destruction; From Climate Change to Nuclear War, Noam Chomsky Warns of Literal Threats to Our Survival; "Welcome to the Fourth Reich": Legendary Actor Harry Belafonte on the Election of Donald Trump; Harry Belafonte to President Obama: Free Native Activist Leonard Peltier Now; Actor & Activist Danny Glover: We Must Organize in the Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.; Juan González on 20 Years of Democracy Now! & Keeping Dissident Alternative News Alive; Patti Smith Dedicates Song to Oakland Fire Victims & Young People Who Died on Frontlines of Struggle||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-12-05 Monday||Headlines for December 05, 2016; Standing Rock Sioux Chair Hails Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Reroute Dakota Access Pipeline; As Thousands of Vets Descend on Standing Rock, U.S. Army Backs Down and Halts Pipeline Construction; Tara Houska: Denying #DAPL Permit is "Momentous Occasion," But We Must Remain Vigilant; "Financial Disaster": Could Dakota Access Pipeline Lose Its Contracts with Oil Companies on Jan. 1?||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-12-02 Friday||Headlines for December 02, 2016; Trump's Deal That "Saved Jobs" at Carrier Based on a $7 Million Tax Break & Reduced Regulations; Expert on Trump Business Conflicts: "There are Hard Ethical Questions in Life. This Not One of Them"; Veterans Helped Trump Win, But Critics Warn He May Dismantle Their Public Medical Care; John McCain Tears into Reporters Who Exposed Deceptive Recruiting at For-Profit University of Phoenix; Bankers Behind "Great Foreclosure Machine" Join Trump's Cabinet as Treasury & Commerce Secretaries; Can the U.S. Detain Immigrants Indefinitely? Supreme Court Hears Case as Trump Prepares for Office||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-12-01 Thursday||Headlines for December 01, 2016; Cornel West on Donald Trump: This is What Neo-Fascism Looks Like; Cornel West: Unlike Bernie Sanders, I'm Not Convinced the Democratic Party Can Be Reformed; Cornel West on Keith Lamont Scott Case: Yet Again an Officer Gets Away with Killing a Black Man; Cornel West: I Am Heading to Standing Rock to Show Solidarity with Historic Indigenous Uprising; Public (School) Enemy No. 1: Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump's Pick for Education Secretary||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoWatch Bernie Sanders' Full Speech in Philadelphia: The Future of American Democracy is at Risk||Prior to his interview with Amy Goodman on Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave a speech at the Free Library of Philadelphia talking about the election of Donald Trump, the Democratic Party, his new book "Our Revolution" and more.||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-11-30 Wednesday||Headlines for November 30, 2016; Jill Stein: Recounts are Necessary Because Electronic Voting Invites Tampering, Hacking, Human Error; Lawrence Lessig: The Electoral College Is Constitutionally Allowed to Choose Clinton over Trump; Former Law Clerk: Antonin Scalia Is Turning in Grave over Trump's Threat to Jail Flag Burners; Cybersecurity Expert Bruce Schneier: American Elections Will Be Hacked||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-11-29 Tuesday||Headlines for November 29, 2016; Democracy Now! Special: Bernie Sanders on Trump's Victory & the Need to Rebuild the Democratic Party; Bernie Sanders: "I Was Stunned" by Corporate Media Blackout During Democratic Primary; Bernie Sanders on the Dakota Access Pipeline & Treaty Rights Violations by U.S. Government; Sanders on Trump: We Need to Think Every Day How to Mobilize People to Defeat This Horrific Agenda; Bernie Sanders on Green Party's Effort to Force Recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan & Pennsylvania; Bernie Sanders on the Life and Legacy of Late Cuban Revolutionary Fidel Castro; Will We Be Feeling the Bern in 2020?: Sanders on Whether He'd Ever Run for President Again||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-11-28 Monday||Headlines for November 28, 2016; After Surviving 600 Assassination Attempts & Outlasting 11 U.S. Presidents, Fidel Castro Dies at 90; The Untold Story of Cuba's Support for African Independence Movements Under Fidel Castro; How Fidel Castro Showed Latin America There was a Way to Resist U.S. Imperialism; Will Trump Roll Back Efforts to Normalize Relations Between Havana & Washington?||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-11-25 Friday||A Tribute to Blacklisted Lyricist Yip Harburg: The Man Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-11-24 Thursday||Standing Rock Special: Unlicensed #DAPL Guards Attacked Water Protectors with Dogs & Pepper Spray; Standing Rock Special: Historian Says Dakota Access Co. Attack Came on Anniv. of Whitestone Massacre; Standing Rock Special: Dakota Excess Pipeline? Media & Water Protectors Face Strip Searches, Jail; Standing Rock Special: Dallas Goldtooth on Police Violence & Repression of Movement Against DAPL||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-11-23 Wednesday||Headlines for November 23, 2016; "Nothing Short of a Slaughter": 1 Million Syrians in Aleppo Under Siege with No Hospital, Food; As Trump Disavows "Alt-Right" Support, Critics Question If He Will Still Normalize White Supremacy; Are Trump's Plans to Expand Obama's Surveillance State & Activate Muslim Registry Unconstitutional?; Father of Activist Injured at Standing Rock Calls on Obama to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline Drilling; Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on Thanksgiving: "It Has Never Been About Honoring Native Americans"||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-11-22 Tuesday||Headlines for November 22, 2016; "Heil Victory!" Alt-Right Groups Emboldened by Trump's Election & Chief Strategist Steve Bannon; Sweeping New Rutgers Report Reveals University's Ties to Slavery & Displacement of Native Americans; Immigrants Fighting for Sanctuary Cities & Campuses to Protect Millions from Trump Deportation Push||11/22/2016||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.