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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! 2017-10-17 Tuesday

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2017-10-17 Tuesday

  • Headlines for October 17, 2017
  • Mogadishu Massacre: Hospitals Run Out of Blood, Antibiotics for Victims in Mass Bombing Killing 300+
  • Meet Tarana Burke, the Activist Who Started #MeToo Campaign to Ignite Conversation on Sexual Assault

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Democracy Now! 2017-10-16 Monday

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Monday, October 16, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-10-13 Friday

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Friday, October 13, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-10-12 Thursday

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Democracy Now! Thursday, October 12, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-10-11 Wednesday

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00
A climate scientist discusses global warming and California's raging fires; Rev. Jesse Jackson examines Puerto Rico's recovery, voter suppression and NFL protests against racism; a DACA recipient responds to Trump's refusal to renew the program.

Democracy Now! 2017-10-10 Tuesday

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Tuesday, October 10, 2017

"Good Fences Make Good Neighbors": Ai Weiwei on His NYC Exhibition Exploring Borders and Nationalism

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:00
Ai Weiwei has been named the most powerful artist in the world by ArtReview magazine. He’s also been called the most dangerous man in China. The world-renowned artist has a major new exhibition opening in New York City, in which he’s erecting security fences and cages across the boroughs—including under Washington Square Arch and in Central Park near Trump Tower—to explore the rise of nationalism and the closure of borders worldwide. It’s called “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” For more, we speak with award-winning artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

Democracy Now! 2017-10-09 Monday

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Monday, October 9, 2017

Muhammad Yunus on Microfinance, Grameen Bank & How 5 Men Own More Wealth Than Half the World

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00
Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, joins us for an extended interview on microfinance, the Grameen Bank, and how five men own more wealth than half of the world. His new book is titled “A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions.”

Democracy Now! 2017-10-06 Friday

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Friday, October 6, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-10-05 Thursday

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Democracy Now! Thursday, October 5, 2017

In 1898, White Supremacists Killed 60+ African Americans in One of Deadliest Mass Shootings in U.S.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:00

The Las Vegas attack on Sunday has been called the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Bishop William Barber joins us in studio for an extended interview to discuss another, less known mass attack: the infamous Wilmington massacre of 1898, when white supremacists seized armed control of the North Carolina town and killed at least 60 African-American residents, drove hundreds more out of town, burned down the local African-American newspaper and installed a former Confederate officer as the new mayor. Barber also discusses gun violence and violent policies in the aftermath of the Las Vegas attack.

Democracy Now! 2017-10-04 Wednesday

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Crackdown by Spain on Peaceful Voters Who Favor Catalonia Independence Recalls Franco Regime

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:00

In an extended interview, we get an update on developments in Spain, where tensions are escalating over Sunday’s independence referendum in the northeast region of Catalonia. More than 800 people were injured after Spanish police stormed polling stations and tried to forcibly prevent people from voting, firing tear gas and physically attacking prospective voters. Late on Sunday night, the Catalan regional government said 90 percent of Catalan voters chose independence. The Catalan government now says it plans to unilaterally declare independence from Spain within 48 hours. Spain says it will recognize neither the results of the referendum nor a declaration of independence. The escalating conflict is being described as the biggest constitutional crisis in Spain since the end of the Franco dictatorship in the 1970s. For more, we speak with Sebastiaan Faber, professor of Hispanic studies at Oberlin College and author of the forthcoming book "Memory Battles of the Spanish Civil War: History, Fiction, Photography." He’s the co-author of an article in The Nation headlined "Have Spain and Catalonia Reached a Point of No Return?" We also speak with Pau Faus, filmmaker and writer from Barcelona, Spain. His recent documentary "Ada for Mayor" follows the campaign of Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau.

Democracy Now! 2017-10-03 Tuesday

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-10-02 Monday

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Monday, October 2, 2017

Meet the Filmmaker Behind "Embargo," a New Documentary About U.S.-Cuba Relations

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00

We speak with Jeri Rice, director of the film "Embargo," a new documentary about U.S.-Cuba relations, and with attorney José Pertierra in Havana.

Full Interview: Michael Moore on His Broadway Show, Trump, Puerto Rico, NFL & Media Support for War

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00

We speak with Michael Moore, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind "Michael Moore in TrumpLand," "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Bowling for Columbine" and "Sicko." Now, Moore has added theater production to his list of accomplishments with his debut play, The Terms of My Surrender. He launched the production with the question, "Can a Broadway show take down a sitting president?" and lays out a roadmap of what he believes needs to happen next.

Meet the Irish Photographer Documenting Women in Ireland Who Must Travel Abroad for Safe Abortion

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00

In Brussels, more than a thousand people marked International Safe Abortion Day Thursday in a protest march near European Union buildings, calling for safe, legal access to abortion across Europe. The march came as the World Health Organization warned that worldwide, 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year. Many of the protesters focused on Ireland and Northern Ireland, where abortions are legal only when they preserve the life of the mother.

In August, Democracy Now! traveled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where Amy Goodman spoke with abortion rights activist Emma Campbell of Alliance for Choice. Campbell is a photographer with the X-ile Project, an online gallery highlighting the portraits of an estimated 170,000 women who've had to travel abroad to access abortion outside of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Democracy Now! 2017-09-29 Friday

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Friday, September 29, 2017