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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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Democracy Now! 2018-02-19 Monday

4 hours 27 min ago

Democracy Now! 2018-02-19 Monday

  • Headlines for February 19, 2018
  • WATCH: Parkland High School Shooting Survivor Emma Gonzalez's Powerful Speech Demanding Gun Control
  • Five Months After Maria, San Juan Mayor Decries "Disaster Capitalism" & Privatization in Puerto Rico
  • San Juan Mayor Calls for End to Puerto Rico's Colonial Status Amid Slow Hurricane Maria Recovery

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Democracy Now! 2018-02-16 Friday

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-16 Friday

  • Headlines for February 16, 2018
  • Trump Blames Mental Illness for Parkland Shooting, Ignores Easy Gun Access & Loose Background Checks
  • White Supremacy, Patriarchy and Guns: FL Shooter Had Record of Death Threats, Violence Against Women
  • Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's New President, Known for Moving Profits to Offshore Tax Havens

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Democracy Now! 2018-02-15 Thursday

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-15 Thursday

  • Headlines for February 15, 2018
  • When Will This Stop? 17 Shot Dead in Florida School Massacre, the 18th School Shooting of Year
  • Republican Lawmakers Refuse to Adopt Gun Control Despite 200 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook
  • Kept Out: Banks Across U.S. Caught Systematically Rejecting People of Color for Home Loans

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V-Day Special: Global Activists on Their 20-Year Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:00
On the 20th anniversary of V-Day, we host an extended conversation with three leading international campaigners fighting to stop violence against women and girls: Christine Schuler Deschryver of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rada Borić from Croatia and Agnes Pareyio from Kenya. The first V-Day events were held 20 years ago today, on Feb. 14, 1998.

Democracy Now! 2018-02-14 Wednesday

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-14 Wednesday

  • Headlines for February 14, 2018
  • Two Reuters Journalists Face 14 Years in Burmese Prison After Exposing Massacre of Rohingya Muslims
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: Trump's Immoral Budget Punishes the Poor, Sick & Elderly
  • As Lawmakers Debate Future of DACA, What Will It Take for Democrats to Protect DREAMers?
  • As Porter Domestic Violence Scandal Roils WH, Lawmakers Demand Kelly’s Ouster & Trump’s Impeachment
  • V-Day: Global Movement to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls Marks 20th Anniversary

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Democracy Now! 2018-02-13 Tuesday

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-13 Tuesday

  • Headlines for February 13, 2018
  • "It's Hard to Believe, But Syria's War Is Getting Worse": World Powers Clash as Civilian Deaths Soar
  • As Deadly Flu Sweeps Country, Koch-Backed Group Fights Paid Sick Leave Policies Nationwide

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Democracy Now! 2018-02-12 Monday

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-12 Monday

  • Headlines for February 12, 2018
  • Ravi Ragbir: Immigrant Leaders Are Surveilled & Targeted for Speaking Out About Trump's Deportations
  • Judges Across U.S. Are Halting Trump's Mass Deportations & Ruling Immigrants Have Due Process Rights
  • Remembering the Extraordinary Life of Pakistani Human Rights Lawyer & Activist Asma Jahangir

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Democracy Now! 2018-02-09 Friday

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-09 Friday

  • Headlines for February 09, 2018
  • Scores of Democratic Lawmakers Join GOP to Back Budget Bill with No Protection for DREAMers
  • Olympics Begin with Unified Korean Team Marching Together as Trump Continues to Threaten N. Korea
  • Lawrence Wilkerson: I Helped Sell the False Choice of War with Iraq; It's Happening Again with Iran

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Democracy Now! 2018-02-08 Thursday

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-08 Thursday

  • Headlines for February 08, 2018
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Muhiyidin d'Baha, Who Grabbed Confederate Flag, Shot Dead in New Orleans
  • Directorate S: Steve Coll on the CIA & America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan & Pakistan

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Democracy Now! 2018-02-07 Wednesday

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-07 Wednesday

  • Headlines for February 07, 2018
  • NYC Taxi Driver Kills Himself at City Hall after Condemning Uber & Politicians for Financial Ruin
  • "They were Both Cops & Robbers": Baltimore Police Scandal Exposes Theft, Cover-Ups & Drug Peddling
  • NAACP vs. Trump: Racial Discrimination Suit Filed to Block Deportations of Haitians with TPS
  • Bresha Meadows, Teenage Girl Who Killed Her Abusive Father, Finally Freed After 10 Months in Jail

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Democracy Now! 2018-02-06 Tuesday

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-06 Tuesday

  • Headlines for February 06, 2018
  • When Deportation is a Death Sentence: The Fatal Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy
  • When U.S. Needs MLK's Voice More Than Ever, Automaker Dodge Waters Down His Message to Peddle Trucks
  • A More Beautiful & Terrible History: The Whitewashing & Distortion of Rosa Parks and MLK's Legacies

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Dr. Harry Edwards: It's Despicable for Dodge to Use MLK's Words to Peddle Trucks During Super Bowl

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:00
The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots Sunday night in Minneapolis with a 41-to-33 win in Super Bowl LII, the first-ever title for the Eagles. The upset capped a historic year of racial justice protests across the league, with players kneeling during the national anthem to demand justice and an end to police brutality. One of the most controversial ads during Sunday night’s Super Bowl involved carmaker Dodge using the audio of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech to sell Ram trucks. For more on the controversy and the history of racial justice protests in professional sports, we speak with Dr. Harry Edwards, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of several books, including “The Revolt of the Black Athlete,” reissued last year for its 50th anniversary edition. He was the architect of the 1968 Olympic Project for Human Rights. He is a longtime staff consultant with the San Francisco 49ers.

Democracy Now! 2018-02-05 Monday

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:00
Critics warn Trump's nuclear policy will spark a renewed nuclear arms race; Paul Ryan faces outrage over his tweet about a $1.50-per-week pay hike from the tax overhaul; and 17 are arrested in racial justice protests ahead of the Super Bowl.

Democracy Now! 2018-02-02 Friday

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-02 Friday

  • Headlines for February 02, 2018
  • "Mr. Boston": Meet the Man Who Secretly Helped Daniel Ellsberg Leak Pentagon Papers to the Press
  • "They Repress Us Because We're Poor": Immigrant Rights Activist Speaks from Sanctuary in Colorado

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Johann Hari: To Treat Depression, Provide Meaningful Work, Housing & a Basic Income, Not Just Drugs

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:00
Extended conversation with Johann Hari, author of a controversial new book, “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions.”

Democracy Now! 2018-02-01 Thursday

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-02-01 Thursday

  • Headlines for February 01, 2018
  • Marcy Wheeler on Showdown over Nunes Memo, Mueller Probe & Reauthorization of Mass Surveillance
  • 16 Years of War: Trump Joins Obama & Bush in Using SOTU to Hail "Progress" in Afghan War
  • Johann Hari on How the "Junk Values" of Neoliberalism Drive Depression and Anxiety in the U.S.

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Democracy Now! 2018-01-31 Wednesday

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-01-31 Wednesday

  • Headlines for January 31, 2018
  • In Warmongering First State of the Union, Trump Doubles Down on Gitmo & Escalates Nuclear War Threat
  • Ilhan Omar, First Somali-American State Lawmaker: Trump's SOTU was "Disgusting" & "Fascist"
  • We Are Not Going to Be Intimidated: Undocumented Activist Attends SOTU Despite Threat of Arrest
  • Made in the USA: The Real History of the MS-13 Gang Trump Talked About in State of the Union
  • Trump's "Backward-Looking" Speech Ignores Climate Change, While Pushing for "Beautiful, Clean Coal"

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Democracy Now! 2018-01-30 Tuesday

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-01-30 Tuesday

  • Headlines for January 30, 2018
  • Exclusive: Ravi Ragbir Speaks Out After Being Freed from "Unnecessarily Cruel" ICE Detention
  • Ravi Ragbir of The New Sanctuary Coalition: I Was Detained Because of Our Immigration Activism
  • Two Immigrants Detained in NJ While Taking Children to School; Third Seeks Sanctuary in Church

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Democracy Now! 2018-01-29 Monday

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-01-29 Monday

  • Headlines for January 29, 2018
  • "Unprecedented Level of Violence" in Heart of Kabul as Taliban Sends "Clear Message" to Trump
  • With Larry Nassar Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of 160 Female Athletes, Many Now Ask: Who Else Knew?
  • "Are You a U.S. Citizen?": Trump Could Sabotage the 2020 Census by Adding Controversial Question
  • "We're Living in a Rigged System": Ari Berman Says GOP Uses Gerrymandering to Stay in Power

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Democracy Now! 2018-01-26 Friday

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2018-01-26 Friday

  • Headlines for January 26, 2018
  • Women's Rights Attorney Gloria Allred on Suing Donald Trump for Sexual Assault: "Truth Matters"
  • A Lifetime of Activism: Jane Fonda on Gender Violence, Indigenous Rights & Opposing War in Vietnam
  • Actor & Musician Common on Erica Garner, Colin Kaepernick, DREAMers, Trump & Standing Up for Justice

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