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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! 2015-04-21 Tuesday||Democracy Now! Tuesday, April 21, 2015||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoLISTEN: Extended interview with Khalifah Al-Akili from Federal Prison; Says FBI Tried to Entrap Him||Listen to our extended interview with Khalifah Al-Akili, who is featured in the new film "(T) ERROR " about FBI sting operations that target innocent Americans.||4/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoPART 2: Lawyer for Pakistani Scientist & Terror Suspect Aafia Siddiqui Asks If She is Alive||Watch our extended interview with lawyer Steve Downs, of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, about one of the most baffling cases in the so-called war on terror, the story of Aafia Siddiqui.||4/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-04-20 Monday||Headlines for April 20, 2015; FBI Informant Exposes Sting Operation Targeting Innocent Americans in New "(T)ERROR" Documentary||4/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-04-17 Friday||Headlines for April 17, 2015; Test Mutiny: Tens of Thousands of New York Parents Revolt Against Standardized Exams; Did NBC Cover Up Role of U.S.-Backed Free Syrian Army in 2012 Kidnapping of Richard Engel?; Watch: Art Exhibit Recreates Tiny Cell Where the Late Herman Wallace Spent 42 Years in Solitary; Volunteers Gather to Care for Glenn Ford, Exonerated Louisiana Man Who Is Now Dying from Cancer||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-04-16 Thursday||Headlines for April 16, 2015; Fight for $15: Tens of Thousands Rally as Labor, Civil Rights & Social Justice Movements Join Forces; "A Corporate Trojan Horse": Critics Decry Secretive TPP Trade Deal as a Threat to Democracy; Grayson on Money & Politics: "If We Do Nothing, We Can Kiss This Country Goodbye. Well, Pucker Up"; Harvard Students Expand Blockade Calling for School to Divest from Fossil Fuels||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-04-15 Wednesday||Headlines for April 15, 2015; Obama to Remove Cuba from Terror List After Latin American Outcry, Will the Embargo Follow?; Khalil Muhammad: To Stop Police Killings, Transform the Political Culture That Threatens Black Lives; Fight for $15: Fast-Food Workers Stage Day of Action in Historic Mobilization of Low-Wage Labor||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoImmigrant Mothers in Detention Launch Second Hunger Strike Despite Retaliation||Mothers at a family detention center Texas say are on a second hunger strike despite threats of being separated from their children. They want bond hearings so they can be free while seeking asylum.||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoWatch: Eduardo Galeano in Conversation with Arundhati Roy||In 2006, two of the world’s most celebrated writers, Eduardo Galeano and Arundhati Roy, shared the stage of Town Hall in New York City for a historic evening of readings and dialogue.||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-04-14 Tuesday||Headlines for April 14, 2015; Remembering Eduardo Galeano, Champion of Social Justice & Chronicler of Latin America's Open Veins; As Video Captures Officers' Fatal Shootings of Unarmed Men, Knowing Your Rights to Film the Police; Black Lives Matter Activists in South Carolina Demand Reform After Police Killing of Walter Scott||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-04-13 Monday||Headlines for April 13, 2015; Debate: Hillary Clinton Sounds Populist Tone, But Are Progressives Ready to Back Her in 2016?||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-04-10 Friday||Headlines for April 10, 2015; Exclusive: Mumia Abu-Jamal Releases New Prison Radio Commentary on Walter Scott Shooting; Juan González on Walter Scott Shooting: When Will the Police Killings of Black Males Stop?; Obama Faces Latin American Opposition to Venezuela Sanctions as Cuba Joins Summit of the Americas; Exclusive: Father of 1 of Missing Mexican 43 on How Drug War Aid "Being Used to Annihilate Students"; Blueprint for Post-9/11 Surveillance: U.S. Began Bulk Collection of Phone Call Data in 1992||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-04-09 Thursday||Headlines for April 09, 2015; Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Found Guilty: Will Federal Jury Impose Death Penalty in State that Bans It?; As Video Exposes Walter Scott Police Killing, Why is the Man Who Filmed Eric Garner's Death in Jail?; After Cop's Shooting of Unarmed Walter Scott Caught on Video, New Calls for Body Cameras on Police; Is U.S. Abandoning Americans in Yemen? U.S. Citizen Recounts Harrowing Trip to Escape Saudi Attacks||4/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-04-08 Wednesday||Headlines for April 08, 2015; What If There Was No Video? White SC Officer Charged with Murder of Fleeing African-American Man; Change in Ferguson Continues as Record Turnout Adds 2 Black Members to City Council; Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wins Chicago Runoff, But Progressives Show a Force That Can No Longer Be Ignored; My Journey with Maya Angelou: Tavis Smiley Remembers Legendary Poet & Civil Rights Activist||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-04-07 Tuesday||Headlines for April 07, 2015; "From Bad to Worse": Hundreds Dead & 100,000 Displaced as Saudi-Led Strikes Push Yemen to the Brink; Are Obama's Record Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and Iraq Fueling Unrest in Middle East?; Cowspiracy: As California Faces Drought, Film Links Meat Industry to Water Scarcity & Climate Change; TSA's Airport "Behavior Detection Program" Found to Target Undocumented Immigrants, Not Terrorists||4/7/2015||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.