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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! 2015-06-02 Tuesday||Headlines for June 02, 2015; WikiLeaks Launches Campaign to Offer $100,000 "Bounty" for Leaked Drafts of Secret TPP Chapters; As U.S. Drops Havana from Terror List, Cuba Aims to Preserve Sovereignty & Independence; Video Postcard from Havana: Cuban Tourism Industry Adapts During These Changing Times; Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness?||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoPART 2: Banned from Giving Valedictorian Speech, Gay H.S. Student Receives Congressional Recognition||Watch our extended interview with Evan Young, 2015 valedictorian of Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School in Longmont, Colorado. His principal prevented him from delivering his graduation speech in which he planned to out himself as gay.||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-06-01 Monday||Headlines for June 01, 2015; Glenn Greenwald: As Bulk NSA Spying Expires, Scare Tactics Can't Stop "Sea Change" on Surveillance; Exclusive: Gay High School Student Delivers Valedictorian Speech He Was Barred from Giving||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-05-29 Friday||Headlines for May 29, 2015; The Enron of Sports: FIFA's Upheaval, from Corruption Arrests to Rising Death Toll in Qatar; As GOP Candidates Question Climate Change, Texas & Oklahoma Hit by Devastating Floods Killing 23; Code Blue: U.N. Accused of Giving Immunity to Peacekeepers Who Commit Sexual Abuse||5/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-05-28 Thursday||Headlines for May 28, 2015; "Pretrial Punishment": Julian Assange Remains in Ecuadorean Embassy Fearing Arrest If He Leaves; WikiLeaks Releases 500K U.S. Cables from 1978 on Iran, Sandinistas, Afghanistan, Israel & More; The Kill List: ICWatch Uses LinkedIn Account Info to Out Officials Who Aided Assassination Program; Assange on the Untold Story of the Grounding of Evo Morales' Plane During Edward Snowden Manhunt||5/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-05-27 Wednesday||Democracy Now! Wednesday, May 27, 2015||5/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-05-26 Tuesday||Headlines for May 26, 2015; 137 Shots, No Convictions: Cleveland Cop Acquitted in Killing of Unarmed African-American Pair; Ireland's Social Revolution: Traditionally Catholic Nation Makes History with Marriage Equality Vote; 300,000 Celebrate Beatification of Salvadoran Archbishop Romero, 35 Years After U.S.-Backed Murder||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-05-25 Monday||SDS Leader Tom Hayden on Vietnam: We Must Challenge the Pentagon on the Battlefield of Memory; "I Never Wanted to Hurt Any Vietnamese": Former Combat Medic Recalls Antiwar Resistance Within Army; Former Rep. Pat Schroeder: The Peace Movement Made "Huge Difference" in Ending Vietnam War; Former Congressman Ron Dellums: Organizing for Peace Forces Us to Challenge All Forms of Injustice||5/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-05-22 Friday||Headlines for May 22, 2015; Indicted: Grand Jury Brings Charges Against Baltimore Police Officers Tied to Freddie Gray Death; Neil Young Premieres New Anti-GMO Song "Rock Starbucks" from Forthcoming "The Monsanto Years" Album; State of Emergency in California as Santa Barbara Cleans Up from Another Major Oil Spill; Legendary Native American Singer-Songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on Five Decades of Music, Activism||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-05-21 Thursday||Headlines for May 21, 2015; Expanding Foothold, Islamic State Captures Syria's Ancient Palmyra After Fall of Iraq's Ramadi; Matt Taibbi: World's Largest Banks Admit to Massive Global Financial Crimes, But Escape Jail (Again); Matt Taibbi on Baltimore, Freddie Gray and How Legal System Covers Up Police Violence||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2015-05-20 Wednesday||Headlines for May 20, 2015; Sgt. James Brown, 26, Survived Two Tours in Iraq Only to Die Begging for His Life in Texas Jail; Say Her Name: Families Seek Justice in Overlooked Police Killings of African-American Women; Police Killing of Michelle Cusseaux Raises Questions of Wrongful Death & Handling of Mentally Ill; Illinois Judge Calls Police Killing of Rekia Boyd "Beyond Reckless" But Acquits Cop on Technicality; "Shell No": From Sea to Land, Seattle Residents Fight Oil Giant's Plans for Arctic Drilling||5/20/2015||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.