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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! 2016-06-29 Wednesday||Headlines for June 29, 2016; "A Dark Day for the People of Puerto Rico": U.S. Senate Moves to OK "Colonial Control Board"; Meet the Attorney Who Just Won the Historic Abortion Rights Case at the Supreme Court; Former Chilean Army Officer Found Liable for 1973 Murder of Víctor Jara After U.S.-Backed Coup; Who Is Getting Rich Off the $1.3 Trillion Student Debt Crisis?||6/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-06-28 Tuesday||Headlines for June 28, 2016; Plaintiff in SCOTUS Abortion Case Celebrates Historic Win But Says Struggle for Clinics Isn't Over; Jesse Williams' Powerful BET Awards Speech: "We're Done Watching Whiteness Use and Abuse Us"; As Extreme Weather Sweeps Across U.S., Is New Democratic Platform on Climate Change Too Weak?; California: Fires Burn at "Exponential Rates" Amid Blistering Heat Wave and 5-Year Drought; Once-in-a-Thousand-Year Flooding Devastates West Virginia, Killing At Least 23||6/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-06-27 Monday||Headlines for June 27, 2016; Making Sense of Brexit: Paul Mason on Britain's Growing Economic & Political Crisis; Trump Hails Brexit Vote: When the Pound Goes Down, More People Come to My Scottish Golf Course; "My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard": Shane Bauer Goes Undercover to Expose Conditions||6/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoSotomayor "Tells It Like It Is" & Slams Racial Profiling, Illegal Search and Seizure in Scathing Dissent||Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that evidence of a crime can still be used in some cases even if police obtained it illegally. We get reaction from lawyer Douglas Colbert of the University of Maryland Law School.||6/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoPart 2: Will Peace Agreement Between Colombia and FARC End Years of War, Unrest and Destabilization?||We continue our interview with author Mario Murillo about news that one of the world’s longest conflicts appears to be nearing an end after more than 50 years of fighting.||6/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-06-24 Friday||Headlines for June 24, 2016; Brexit Debate: What Does Shocking Vote in UK Mean For Fight Against Neoliberalism?; As SCOTUS Deadlocks on Obama's Immigration Plan, Immigrants "Continue to Live in Daily Fear"; Undocumented Mother & U.S. Citizen Daughter Call on Obama to Stop Deportations Despite SCOTUS Ruling; SCOTUS Ruling on Race-Conscious College Admissions a Great Victory for Equal Educational Opportunity; Second Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Death Cleared of Depraved-Heart Murder & Rough Ride Charges||6/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-06-23 Thursday||Headlines for June 23, 2016; "Let Us Vote": Rep. John Lewis Leads Historic Democratic Sit-in for Gun Control Legislation; Democratic Effort to Tie Gun Purchase to Terror Watchlist: A First Step or a Dangerous Precedent?; In Wake of Orlando, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson Revives Efforts to Implement Assault Weapons Ban; Daughter of Slain Virginia Tech Professor: We Must Address Our Nation's Gun Violence Epidemic; Colombia & FARC Agree to Ceasefire in Historic Peace Deal, Begin Long Process of Implementation||6/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideo"Struggling for Our Lives": Gustavo Esteva on Oaxaca Police Killings, 2006 Rebellion & Ayotzinapa||In Part 2 of our conversation, Mexican scholar and activist Gustavo Esteva talks about the connections between the recent police killings in Oaxaca, the repression of the 2006 rebellion there, and the 2014 disappearance of 43 teachers from Ayotzinapa teachers’ college in Guerrero.||6/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-06-22 Wednesday||Headlines for June 22, 2016; Thomas Frank on Clinton & Democratic Establishment: What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?; Meet the FBI Informant Who Organized Neo-Nazi Gathering Attended by Jo Cox Murder Suspect in 2000; After Decades of Protest, Last California Nuclear Plant to Close & Be Replaced by Renewable Energy||6/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-06-21 Tuesday||Headlines for June 21, 2016; An Attack on Democracy Itself: UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn Pays Tribute to Murdered MP Jo Cox; Jeremy Corbyn: Why I Am Voting for Britain to "Remain" in European Union in Historic Brexit Vote; Police Department or Frat House? 3 Oakland Police Chiefs Resign in 9 Days Amid Sex Crime Scandal; #BlackLivesMatter Activist: Oakland Needs to Name the "Predatory" Cops Who Raped & Trafficked Girl; "The Battle Has Just Started": Activists Denounce Police Killings & Crackdowns on Teachers in Oaxaca||6/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-06-20 Monday||Headlines for June 20, 2016; Juan González to the Bernie or Bust Movement: Don't Repeat the Mistakes of 1968 That Elected Nixon; "Our Dreams Don't Fit on Your Ballots": Naomi Klein on Next Steps for Pro-Bernie Sanders Movement; Rosario Dawson at People's Summit: We Need to Stay the Course to Build a New Movement; Naomi Klein: There Would Be No Bernie Movement Without #FightFor15, Keystone XL & #BlackLivesMatter; If Australia Can Do It, Why Not Us? How a Conservative Gov't Enacted Gun Reform After Mass Shooting||6/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-06-17 Friday||Headlines for June 17, 2016; As Britain Mourns MP Jo Cox, Her Killer Is Linked to Neo-Nazi National Alliance & Pro-Apartheid Club; Bernie Sanders Vows to Continue His Political Revolution as Thousands Plan to Attend People's Summit; NYPD Surveillance Unveiled: City Claims to Lose Docs on 1960s Radicals, Then Finds 1 Million Records; Latest CIA Torture Docs Show "Evidence of War Crimes" & Level of Brutality That Even Shocked Bush||6/17/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-06-16 Thursday||Headlines for June 16, 2016; Democratic Gun Control Filibuster Leaves Advocates Skeptical: "We Could Be Asking for a Lot More"; How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Casinos, Left Contractors Unpaid, Ruined Investors & Made Millions; Dishwashers, Plumbers, Waiters & Lawyers: Hundreds Accuse Trump of Failing to Pay for Their Work; David Cay Johnston: There is "Incredibly Strong Evidence" Donald Trump Has Committed Tax Fraud||6/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-06-15 Wednesday||Headlines for June 15, 2016; "Our Nation is Under Attack": Lawmakers Push Laws to End "Scourge of Gun Violence on Our Streets"; In Honor of Berta Cáceres, Rep. Hank Johnson Introduces Historic Bill to Stop U.S. Aid to Honduras; Successor to Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres: Her Death Is Tied to "Capitalist Neoliberal Policies"; Puerto Rico Is Being Left Voiceless: San Juan Mayor Condemns Bill to Create "Colonial Control Board"; Puerto Rico in Mourning: Nearly Half of the Orlando Massacre Victims were from the Island||6/15/2016||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.