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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.
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Watch: Colin Kaepernick Accepts Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:00
Football player Colin Kaepernick accepted the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship Tuesday night, for having sparked a movement against racism and police brutality across the National Football League after refusing to stand for the national anthem before NFL games. This week, Kaepernick also accepted Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.

Democracy Now! 2017-12-08 Friday

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2017-12-08 Friday

  • Headlines for December 08, 2017
  • No Democracy Here: Ousted Honduran Pres. Zelaya Says 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Led to Election Crisis
  • "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump": Psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee on Growing Mental Health Concerns

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"There are Thousands of Us": Mental Health Professionals Warn of Trump's Increasing Instability

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:00
As questions over President Donald Trump’s mental health grow, we continue our interview with Dr. Bandy Lee, a forensic psychiatrist on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine and an internationally recognized expert on violence. She edited the best-selling book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” Dr. Bandy Lee declares that she is not representing the views of Yale University, Yale School of Medicine or Yale Department of Psychiatry.

Farmworkers, Domestic Workers & Women in Low-Wage Jobs Face Challenges Reporting Sexual Assault

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:00
Exposing the predatory behavior of powerful men like Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has helped open the space for millions to share their stories of sexual harassment and sexual violence. But while all women are at risk, women who are not public figures are often more vulnerable if they call out their abusers. We look at how sexual abuse also thrives in low-wage sectors like farm work, hotel cleaning and domestic work, where workers are disproportionately women of color and immigrant women and are highly vulnerable to sexual harassment and sexual violence. We are joined for an extended conversation by Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement and one of the women featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue; Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and strategy and partnership director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance; and Mily Treviño-Sauceda, co-founder and vice president of the National Alliance of Women Farmworkers.

"Keep Our Families Together": Thousands Call on Congress to Extend TPS & Pass a "Clean DREAM Act"

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:00
Thousands rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday, calling for Congress to stop its rollback of temporary protected status for thousands of Haitians and Nicaraguans and to pass the DREAM Act before the end of the year. We speak with Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and also the strategy and partnership director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, whose members were among the thousands rallying at the Capitol and in cities around the country this week. We are also joined by Mily Treviño-Sauceda, co-founder and vice president of the National Alliance of Women Farmworkers. She is a former farmworker and union organizer with the United Farm Workers.

Democracy Now! 2017-12-07 Thursday

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2017-12-07 Thursday

  • Headlines for December 07, 2017
  • PLO Leader Hanan Ashrawi: Trump's Jerusalem Order Violates Int'l Law & "Destroys" Chance for Peace
  • "Settlers in the White House": Palestinians Denounce Trump Jerusalem Order & Protest in Day of Rage
  • High-Profile Women Break the Silence on Sex Assaults, But Low-Wage Workers Still Vulnerable to Abuse

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Democracy Now! 2017-12-06 Wednesday

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2017-12-06 Wednesday

  • Headlines for December 06, 2017
  • Daniel Ellsberg Reveals He was a Nuclear War Planner, Warns of Nuclear Winter & Global Starvation

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Democracy Now! 2017-12-05 Tuesday

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2017-12-05 Tuesday

  • Headlines for December 05, 2017
  • ACLU Vows to Keep Fighting as Supreme Court Allows Trump's Mostly Muslim Travel Ban to Take Effect
  • Native American Tribes Join to File Lawsuit Against Trump Attack on Bears Ears National Monument
  • Honduran Riot Police Refuse to Carry Out Crackdown on Opposition Protests After "Illegal" Election

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Democracy Now! 2017-12-04 Monday

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2017-12-04 Monday

  • Headlines for December 04, 2017
  • Rep. Keith Ellison: GOP Tax Bill Would Reorder Society & Create "Hereditary Aristocracy" for Rich
  • Rep. Keith Ellison Says Franken & Conyers Should "Examine Their Conscience" over Sexual Harassment
  • Rep. Ellison Condemns Apparent Election Tampering in Honduras & Calls for Halting U.S. Military Aid
  • Honduras: Protesters Defy Military Crackdown and Flood the Streets to Protest Alleged Vote-Rigging

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Democracy Now! 2017-12-01 Friday

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2017-12-01 Friday

  • Headlines for December 01, 2017
  • Is Trump Plan to Replace Rex Tillerson a Push for More U.S. Aggression Toward Iran, North Korea?
  • Marcy Wheeler: Mike Flynn's Guilty Plea to FBI Will Shape How GOP Handles Russia Investigation
  • GOP Quietly Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling While Earth Undergoes 6th Extinction
  • New Investigation Finds U.S. Special Forces Massacred Somali Civilians & Orchestrated a Cover-Up
  • Cities Across the U.S. Join Movement to Impeach President Trump For Violating the Constitution

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Constitutional Expert Says Move to Impeach Trump Can Proceed Without Derailing FBI’s Criminal Probe

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:00
At least 17 communities around the country are now on record calling for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. On Tuesday, the town of Weston, Massachusetts joined that list, when residents supported a citizen petition asking the House to assess whether Trump is violating the Constitution. This comes as a nationwide petition for impeachment launched in October by Democratic donor Tom Steyer has topped more than 3 million supporters. But calls for President Trump’s impeachment have been criticized by some Democratic leaders, who say it should come after investigators have concluded their work. We speak with constitutional attorney John Bonifaz, co-founder and director of Free Speech for People.

Democracy Now! 2017-11-30 Thursday

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2017-11-30 Thursday

  • Headlines for November 30, 2017
  • White House Defensive as Trump Shares British Hate Group Videos, Drawing International Condemnation
  • Mehdi Hasan Rips Thomas Friedman's "Nauseating" Column in NYT Praising Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince
  • Will Trump's Latest Islamophobic Tweets Impact Court Rulings on His Mostly-Muslim Travel Ban?
  • Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Trump Tax Plan to Worsen Inequality, Expand Loopholes
  • Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump: Joseph Stiglitz on Shared Prosperity Without Protectionism

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Democracy Now! 2017-11-29 Wednesday

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2017-11-29 Wednesday

  • Headlines for November 29, 2017
  • In Surprise Move, Illinois Rep. Gutiérrez Won't Seek Re-Election, Says He'll Focus on Puerto Rico
  • As GOP Tax Plan Faces Senate Vote, Critics Say Bill Would Give Hundreds of Billions to Top 1 Percent
  • Graduate Students Plan Nationwide Walkouts Against GOP "Assault" On Post-Secondary Education
  • Abuses of Power: Heather McGhee on Matt Lauer, Trump, Sexual Assault, Patriarchy and the Tax Code
  • Cherokee Writer: Trump Pocahontas Slur Reflects Centuries of Colonial Violence Against Native Women
  • Native American Woman Olivia Lone Bear, Mother of 5, Missing in North Dakota Oil Fields

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Electoral Results Delayed in Honduras Presidential Election As Opposition Candidate Leads Incumbent

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:00
Tensions are rising in Honduras as the country’s electoral court has yet to release results from Sunday’s election that showed opposition candidate may defeat the conservative president. The U.S.-backed president Juan Orlando Hernandez was widely expected to win, despite growing concerns about his consolidation of power and his militarization of the country. But in an apparent upset, partial election results show his main challenger, Salvador Nasralla, leading Hernandez. We are joined by Suyapa Portillo, Assistant Professor of Chicano & Latino Studies at Pitzer College. She just returned from Honduras where she was an election observer.

Democracy Now! 2017-11-28 Tuesday

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2017-11-28 Tuesday

  • Headlines for November 28, 2017
  • As Accusations Stack Up, A Look at the Onerous Process of Reporting Sexual Abuse on Capitol Hill
  • J20 Trial: 200+ Inauguration Protesters, Journalists & Observers Face Riot Charges From Mass Arrest
  • Floating Guantánamos: How the Coast Guard Uses Indefinite Detention to Wage "War on Drugs" at Sea

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Democracy Now! 2017-11-27 Monday

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2017-11-27 Monday

  • Headlines for November 27, 2017
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous: Mosque Attack Comes As Egypt Faces "Wave of Repression" on Political Freedoms
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Showdown: Trump Appoints Director Who Vowed to Kill Agency
  • Meet the Socialist Marine & Anti-Police Brutality Protester Who Won Democratic Seats in November

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Democracy Now! 2017-11-24 Friday

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 13:00
In special broadcast, we speak with Tarana Burke, a sexual assault survivor who launched the Me Too campaign; two months after Hurricane Maria we interview San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz; Dr. Robert Bullard, father of the environmental justice movement.

Democracy Now! 2017-11-23 Thursday

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:00
We celebrate the life and work of Yip Harburg, the Broadway lyricist who wrote such hits as "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" and put the music into The Wizard of Oz. Harburg always included a strong social and political component to his work.

Democracy Now! 2017-11-22 Wednesday

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:00
Democracy Now! Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Anand Gopal: As US Continues Strikes in Afghanistan & Syria, Where is Coverage of Civilian Deaths?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:00
In an extended conversation, we speak with reporter Anand Gopal about the U.S. war in Afghanistan, where the U.S. Air Force is on track to triple the number of bombs dropped this year compared with last year. The major increase in bombing comes as the Trump administration has deployed thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in recent months. By early 2018, there are slated to be about 16,000 U.S. troops there. The ongoing U.S. war in Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history. Gopal also discusses the U.S. role in Syria. This week, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for talks in Sochi, and Assad reportedly thanked Putin for “saving” Syria.

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