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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! 2017-04-26 Wednesday

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Democracy Now! 2017-04-26 Wednesday

  • Headlines for April 26, 2017
  • Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth?
  • Chomsky: Like Obama, Trump Is Radically Increasing the Danger of Nuclear War
  • Chomsky on North Korea & Iran: Historical Record Shows U.S. Favors Violence Over Diplomacy
  • Chomsky on Syria: We Must Help Fleeing Refugees & Pursue Diplomatic Settlement
  • Chomsky: CIA Targeting of Julian Assange of WikiLeaks is "Disgraceful Act"

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Democracy Now! 2017-04-25 Tuesday

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2017-04-25 Tuesday

  • Headlines for April 25, 2017
  • Witnesses to Double Execution in Arkansas Say Inmates May Have Suffered Botched, Painful Death
  • Cornel West & Former Sanders Staffer on Movement to Draft Bernie for a New "People's Party" in U.S.
  • BDS Leader Omar Barghouti Dedicates His Gandhi Peace Award to Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike

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Science is Cool! Students, Teachers, Nurses, Researchers & Sci-Fi Writers Join the March for Science

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:30

Among the thousands who braved the stormy weather and marched on Washington, D.C., as part of the first-ever global March for Science were students, teachers, nurses, researchers and even science fiction writers. Democracy Now! spoke to some of them about why they marched.

Watch our complete special broadcast from the March for Science.

Democracy Now! 2017-04-24 Monday

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2017-04-24 Monday

  • Headlines for April 24, 2017
  • Hundreds of Thousands Take to the Streets Worldwide for the Global March for Science
  • Iraqi-American Doctor Who Revealed Flint Water Crisis Slams Trump & Travel Ban at March for Science
  • "I'm a Black Girl Who Rocks STEM": Young, Trans, Black & Native Scientists Take to Stage in D.C.
  • "See You in Court": Kids Suing Trump Admin over Climate Change Speak Out at March for Science

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Democracy Now! 2017-04-21 Friday

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Friday, April 21, 2017

Shane Bauer on the Berkeley Clashes & How Trump Has Emboldened the Far Right & White Nationalists

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 20:13

Part 2 of our conversation with award-winning reporter Shane Bauer talking about his recent article, "I Went Behind the Front Lines with the Far-Right Agitators Who Invaded Berkeley."

Watch Part 1 || White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis & Right-Wing Militia Members Clash with Antifa Protesters in Berkeley

Democracy Now! 2017-04-20 Thursday

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Thursday, April 20, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-04-19 Wednesday

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-04-18 Tuesday

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Peace Activist Kathy Kelly: Yemenis Are Facing Twin Terrors of Aerial Bombings and Starvation

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 21:36

The United Nations is warning the risk of mass starvation is rapidly rising in Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan. This comes as the U.S. escalates its involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen. We speak to Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. She and over a dozen other peace activists recently held a week-long vigil and fast in front of the United Nations to protest the ongoing U.S. support for the Saudi bombing of Yemen and the Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports.

Former Arkansas Death Row Inmate Damien Echols Calls on State to Halt Plans to Kill 8 Men This Month

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 21:05

In this web exclusive, we continue our conversation with Damien Echols, who was freed from Arkansas's death row in 2011. Over the weekend, he returned to Arkansas to protest the state's plans to execute eight men this month. Echols was one of the West Memphis Three, the young men in West Memphis, Arkansas, who were imprisoned for the 1993 slayings of three 8-year-old boys after an investigation largely fueled by unsubstantiated rumors of a Satanic ritual.

Watch Part 1 || Legal Chaos in Arkansas as Judges Halt State Plan to Carry Out Unprecedented Spate of Executions

WATCH: Democracy Now! Special Broadcast from the March for Science

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:30

Watch five hours of special live coverage from the March for Science. Scientists from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to defend the vital role science plays in the nation’s health, safety, economy, and government.

Click here for information about Democracy Now!'s coverage of the People's Climate March on April 29th.

Democracy Now! 2017-04-17 Monday

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Monday, April 17, 2017

Immigrants on Hunger Strike Over Conditions As Trump Admin. Plans to Curtail Rules for Detention

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 17:05

In part two of our interview about a hunger strike at the for-profit Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, we speak about their demands with Maru Mora Villalpando, an activist and undocumented immigrant with the group group Mijente; and Alexis Erickson, the partner of a hunger striker, Cristian Lopez. They have three U.S.-born children and she says, "their whole life has been turned upside down" by his detention. Lopez has since been transferred to a jail in New Mexico, where he is continuing the strike as he faces deportation.

Watch Part 1 here: 700 Immigrants On Hunger Strike at For-Profit Prison to Protest Conditions & $1/Day Wages

Democracy Now! 2017-04-14 Friday

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Friday, April 14, 2017

Full Interview: Allan Nairn on Trump, U.S. Militarism & Resisting the GOP's Right-Wing Revolution

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 18:21

Full interview with investigative journalist Allan Nairn on Syria, Iraq, Yemen, the need for grassroots resistance against Donald Trump and much more.

Democracy Now! 2017-04-13 Thursday

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Thursday, April 13, 2017

Full Interview: Julian Assange on Trump, DNC Emails, Russia, the CIA, Vault 7 & More

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 14:37

Full interview with Julian Assange on Democracy Now!, including a debate with investigative journalist Allan Nairn.

Democracy Now! 2017-04-12 Wednesday

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2017-04-12 Wednesday

  • Headlines for April 12, 2017
  • Allan Nairn: Civilian Deaths Are Spiking in Syria & Iraq as U.S. Launches Unrestrained Bombing Raids
  • Trump Is Moving "Full Speed Ahead" in War in Yemen, Despite Massive Civilian Casualties
  • Allan Nairn: Only Mass Disruption From Below Can Stop Right-Wing Revolution & Trump's Absolute Power

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Democracy Now! 2017-04-11 Tuesday

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2017-04-11 Tuesday

  • Headlines for April 11, 2017
  • El-Sisi Widens Crackdown on Egyptian Civil Society, Journalists After Palm Sunday Church Bombings
  • Jeff Sessions Pushes New War on Drugs While Killing Obama-Era Police Reform Measures
  • Ex-Seattle Police Chief: Jeff Sessions is Apologist for Worst Type of Policing in Country
  • "We're Coming for You": Florida Sheriff Records Anti-Drug Message Surrounded by Masked SWAT Team
  • Head of the NAACP LDF on United Airlines Video: Violence Is Becoming Part of Everyday Life in U.S.
  • Does Trump Stand to Profit Personally Off the Wars He's Escalating in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia?

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