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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||CleanVideo"I Want the World to Wake Up": Hiroshima Survivor Criticizes Obama for Pushing New Nuclear Weapons||Extended interview with Setsuko Thurlow, who survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing, about the bombing of 1945 and her push to eliminate nuclear weapons.||5/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-05-27 Friday||Headlines for May 27, 2016; A Colonial Takeover: Proposed Puerto Rican Debt Bill to Give "Dictatorial Powers" to Unelected Board; "Civil Disobedience is Survival": Ireri Carrasco Sues Obama Admin for Denying Her DACA over Protests; In Hiroshima Obama Calls for World Without Nukes, Contradicting New $1 Trillion Weapon Upgrade Plan; "We Learned to Step over the Dead": Hiroshima Survivor & Anti-Nuclear Activist Recalls U.S. Bombing||5/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-05-26 Thursday||Headlines for May 26, 2016; "Significant Security Risks": State Department Says Clinton Broke Rules Using Private Email Server; Granddaughter of Exxon Scientist Confronts CEO over Oil Giant’s Decision to Fund Climate Lies; Bill McKibben on Exxon, the Power of Divestment, and Being Targeted by Shadowy Right-Wing Group; Keep Oil in the Soil: Bill McKibben on Being Named by Sanders to DNC Platform Committee; Texas and 10 Other States Escalate Attacks on Trans People with "Political Stunt" Bathroom Lawsuit||5/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-05-25 Wednesday||Headlines for May 25, 2016; This Confirms It was a Coup: Brazil Crisis Deepens as Evidence Mounts of Plot to Oust Dilma Rousseff; 39,000 Verizon Workers Mark Six Weeks on Strike in Biggest U.S. Labor Action in Years; Our Lives are on the Line: Protesters Blockade Planned Pipeline Site Near Nuclear Plant Outside NYC||5/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-05-24 Tuesday||Headlines for May 24, 2016; Pastor: Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Highlights Deep Distrust in Legal System in Black Community; Obama Urged to Stop Funding Honduran Military as Questions Grow over US Role in Berta Cáceres' Death; As Hillary Clinton Defends Her Role in 2009 Coup, Is U.S. Aid to Honduras Adding "Fuel to the Fire"?; "Free Wildin": Teen Picked Up by ICE on His Way to High School Faces Deportation to Honduras||5/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-05-23 Monday||Headlines for May 23, 2016; Exclusive: Meet the Pentagon Official Who Blew the Whistle on Mistreatment of Other Whistleblowers; Pentagon Whistleblower's Disclosures Put a Lie to Obama, Clinton Claims About Snowden; Pentagon Whistleblower John Crane: "I Was Inspired by My Grandfather's Stand Against Hitler"||5/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-05-20 Friday||Headlines for May 20, 2016; Canada Apologizes for Racist Incident 100 Years After Rejecting Komagata Maru Ship of 370 Immigrants; Occupied Canada: Indigenous & Black Lives Matter Activists Unite to Protest Violence & Neglect||5/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-05-19 Thursday||Headlines for May 19, 2016; Robert McChesney: Mainstream Corporate Media Covering 2016 Election Through Eyes of Clinton Campaign; Trump Vows to Sue New York Times in Latest Show of Disregard for Freedom of Press; Robert McChesney: Facebook's Monopoly & Surveillance Antithetical to Free Press and a Free Society; In Obama's Backyard, Father of 5 US-born Kids Seeks Sanctuary in Chicago Church to Avoid Deportation; Rebel Reporter: Late Poet and Activist John Ross Remembered in New Book on Independent Journalism||5/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-05-18 Wednesday||Headlines for May 18, 2016; How Donald Trump Risks Trade War, Crosses Lines on Racism, Wreaks Havoc on U.S. Conservatism; Will 712 Democratic Officials Decide 2016 Election? Uncovering the Secret History of Superdelegates; Rekia Boyd's Killer Resigns as Activists Call for End to "Reign of Terror" by Chicago Police||5/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-05-17 Tuesday||Headlines for May 17, 2016; Noam Chomsky on Syria Conflict: Cut Off the Flow of Arms & Stop Bombing to Stem the Atrocities; Chomsky: Saudi Arabia is the "Center of Radical Islamic Extremism" Now Spreading Among Sunni Muslims; Noam Chomsky: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff "Impeached by a Gang of Thieves"; Chomsky: Today's Republican Party is a Candidate for Most Dangerous Organization in Human History; Chomsky on Obama's Visit to Hiroshima & Presidential Legacy: "Nothing to Rave About"; Chomsky on the Late Michael Ratner & How U.S. Thawed Cuba Ties to Avoid Dwindling Regional Influence||5/17/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2016-05-16 Monday||Headlines for May 16, 2016; Noam Chomsky: Climate Change & Nuclear Proliferation Pose the Worst Threat Ever Faced by Humans; Chomsky on Trump's Climate Denialism: He Wants Us to March Toward the Destruction of the Species; Chomsky: Hillary Clinton Fears BDS Because It Counters Decades of US Support for Israeli Aggression; Chomsky on Supporting Sanders & Why He Would Vote for Clinton Against Trump in a Swing State||5/16/2016||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.