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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.
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-27 Monday||Headlines for February 27, 2017; Committee to Protect Journalists: Trump's Attacks on Media Will Be Felt by Journalists Around World; Rev. William Barber: The NAACP Will Boycott North Carolina over HB2 & Voter Suppression; We Will Not Be Intimidated: Philly Rabbi Decries Desecration of Over 500 Graves at Jewish Cemetery; Rev. William Barber on the "Season of Hate & Political Violence" Under Trump; Keith Ellison Loses DNC Chair Race After Smear Campaign over His Support for Palestinian Rights||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Standing Rock to the Red Power Movement: New Series "RISE" Focuses on Indigenous Resistance||We speak with the filmmakers behind " RISE ," a new Viceland series that examines indigenous resistance past and present.||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-24 Friday||Headlines for February 24, 2017; As Calls Grow to Impeach Trump, Former Nixon Counsel John Dean Sees "Echoes of Watergate"; John Dean: The Difference Between Trump & Nixon is Trump Says Publicly What Nixon Said on Wiretap; NFL Star Michael Bennett on Refusing to Go to Israel, Black Lives Matter & His Love for Angela Davis||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-23 Thursday||Headlines for February 23, 2017; "Kids Will Be Harmed by This": Trump Admin Rolls Back Protections for Transgender Students; We Have to Keep Fighting: Water Protectors Vow Continued Resistance to #DAPL as Main Camp Is Evicted; Days After Pruitt Becomes EPA Head, Newly Released Emails Show His Ties to Koch Bros. & Energy Firms; Madison, Wisc. to Pay $3.3M to Family of Tony Robinson, a Black Teenager Shot by Police||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-22 Wednesday||Headlines for February 22, 2017; "A Deportation Force on Steroids": Millions of Immigrants Could Face Removal Under New Trump Rules; Advocate: Trump's Deportations are Possible Because Obama & Congress Failed to Protect Immigrants; Anne Frank Center: Trump's Remarks on Anti-Semitism are Too Little, Too Late; White House Refuses to Condemn Rise of Islamophobia as Radical Right Enters Political Mainstream; FDR Rejected Anne Frank Twice as a Refugee, Advocate Urges Trump Not to Close U.S. Borders Again||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-21 Tuesday||Headlines for February 21, 2017; A Champion of the People or Wall Street? Trump Pushes to End Dodd-Frank & Consumer Protection Agency; Black Edge: New Yorker's Sheelah Kolhatkar on Wall Street's Biggest Insider Trading Story in History; A Message to Trump from a Swede: My Real Concern is Rise of Militant Anti-Muslim Neo-Nazis, Fascists; #StopTrump: Protests Erupt Across Britain as Lawmakers Debate Canceling Trump's State Visit||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-20 Monday||Headlines for February 20, 2017; DHS Memos: Speed Up Mass Deportations & Prosecute Parents Who Help Undocumented Children Enter U.S.; Daniel Ramirez Medina's Lawyer: "Absolutely No Evidence" to Support DREAMer's Continued Detention; Did Jeff Sessions Foreshadow New Immigration Crackdown in a Memo Before Becoming Attorney General?; George Takei on 75th Anniv. of Internment of Japanese Americans & Why Trump is "The Real Terrorist"; "For-Profit President": A Look at How Trump Is Pushing Wholesale Corporate Takeover of the Gov't||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-17 Friday||Headlines for February 17, 2017; In First Solo Press Conference, Trump Attacks Media, Claims Admin Running Like "Fine-Tuned Machine"; Why Did ICE Arrest & Imprison a 23-Year-Old DREAMer and DACA Recipient Living Legally in the U.S.?; Undocumented Mother in Sanctuary in Denver Church: I've Paid Taxes for 20 Years, Why Hasn't Trump?; Denver Church Gives Sanctuary to Immigrant Mother Facing Deportation: "We Are Not Breaking Any Laws"; Does New Labor Secretary Nominee Alex Acosta Have the Perfect Résumé to Sabotage a Federal Agency?||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-16 Thursday||Headlines for February 16, 2017; Glenn Greenwald on Flynn-Russia Leaks: Highly Illegal & Wholly Justified; Greenwald: Democrats Seem to Consider Snowden's & Manning's Leaks Evil & Leaks Under Trump Heroic; Greenwald: Empowering the "Deep State" to Undermine Trump is Prescription for Destroying Democracy; Greenwald on Trump-Netanyahu Meeting & How Israel Is Turning into an Apartheid-Like State; Trump Is Asked About Rising Anti-Semitism in U.S., He Responds by Boasting About Election Victory; Glenn Greenwald: Trump Seems to Be Committed to Escalating Violence in Yemen||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-15 Wednesday||Headlines for February 15, 2017; What Did Trump Know & When Did He Know It? White House in Crisis over Flynn & Russia Scandals; Trump & Spicer Blame Russia Scandal on "Illegal Leaks" Rather Than Lies by Senior Officials; Rep. Lieu on Kellyanne Conway: White House Should Not Be Used for Enriching the President's Family; Rep. Lieu: The White House Lying & Stifling Dissent on Yemen Raid is Step Toward Authoritarianism; Rep. Ted Lieu to Introduce Bill Requiring a Psychiatrist in White House; Trump Security Protocols Questioned: Mar-a-Lago Resort is Not the White House Situation Room; The Stephen Miller Story: From Pestering Latino Students in High School to Drafting Muslim Ban||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-14 Tuesday||Headlines for February 14, 2017; Pipeline Partners: Trudeau & Trump Meet as They Push for Keystone XL & Other Big Oil Projects; Crossing the Northern Border: Immigrants in U.S. Flee into Canada Seeking Refuge from Trump; Clayton Thomas-Muller: Rising Fascism in U.S. Is Emboldening White Supremacists in Canada; FCC Under Trump: Net Neutrality & Internet Freedom Face New Attack; Criminalization & Trump's ICE Raids: Two Immigrant Rights Organizers Facing Deportation Speak Out||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-02-13 Monday||Headlines for February 13, 2017; Secretary of Labor Violations? Opposition Grows to the Nomination of Fast-Food CEO Andy Puzder; Former Carl's Jr. Worker Recalls Sexual Harassment & Wage Theft at Andrew Puzder's Restaurant Chain; Saru Jayaraman: Trump Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder Does Not Respect Women At All; ICE Arrests 600 in Nationwide Raids After Trump Order Expands Criminalization of Immigrants; California vs. Trump: Lawmakers Push to Become "Sanctuary State" Despite Threats from Washington||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Unlike either Fox or Air America (which I can't really get into), Goodman and Gonzalez and the rest of the DN staff give amazing reportage, covering all sides of an issue - one could say that it's decidedly left, but it's anything but partisan... One gets the sense that their allegiance is to the truth, and the public interest.
Suddenly having on-demand access to the entire Democracy Now podcast library is like winning some kind of unquantifiable lottery -- and we all, miraculously, have the winning ticket. Amy Goodman is, in my opinion, the best independent journalist of our times, courageously blazing trails where the corporate media yes-men fear to tread.
This is the ONLY remaining source of non-embedded national newsmedia that I now trust. Prior to the misuse (or perhaps the intended use?) of the tragic events of 911 to manipulate public opinion to enact PNAC's objectives to erode the constitution and re-militarize the planet, I did not fully undertstand how dangerous our major sources of information could be just by their lack of objectivity. The FCC has scared investgative journalism off the airwaves and it appears to now be much more cost effective to regurgitate the Whitehouse press briefings and entertain the public. It is that impotence and complacency that I now see as the reason for our ignorance. Democracy Now has restored some of my faith in humanity.