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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! 2018-07-20 Friday

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-20 Friday

  • Headlines for July 20, 2018
  • As Ethiopia & Eritrea Sign Deal to End 20 Years of War, Will Political Prisoners Be Released Next?
  • Migrant Children Detained in Shelters Being Drugged, Told Not to Hug, Forced to Bathe in Sinks
  • Salvadoran Mother Reunited with 3-Year-Old Son Says He Shows Signs of Trauma & Aggressive Behavior
  • Psychologists: Migrant Parents Reunited with Detained Children Must Brace for Trauma & Long Recovery

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-19 Thursday

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-19 Thursday

  • Headlines for July 19, 2018
  • Deadly Suicide Bombing in Pakistan Ahead of Election Marred by Crackdown on Activists, Journalists
  • PBS Report from Yemen: As Millions Face Starvation, American-Made Bombs Are Killing Civilians

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-18 Wednesday

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-18 Wednesday

  • Headlines for July 18, 2018
  • Debate on Political Crisis & Violent Deaths in Nicaragua: Camilo Mejía vs. Julio Martinez Ellsberg
  • On Mandela's 100th Birthday, Rev. Jesse Jackson Remembers His Vision of Anti-Racist Democracy
  • Four Years After Eric Garner's Killing in Police Chokehold, His Family Still Seeks Accountability

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Boots Riley on How His Hit Movie "Sorry to Bother You” Slams Capitalism & Offers Solutions

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:00
We continue our interview with Boots Riley, writer and director of “Sorry to Bother You,” his new film about an evil telemarketing company, a corporation making millions off of slave labor, and one Oakland man at the center of it all who discovers a secret that threatens all of humankind. His dystopian social satire is being hailed as one of the best movies of the summer. Riley is a poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, humorist, political organizer, community activist, lecturer and public speaker—best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-17 Tuesday

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-17 Tuesday

  • Headlines for July 17, 2018
  • Meet the Reporter Dragged from Trump-Putin Press Conference for Trying to Ask About Nuclear Treaty
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: We Need "Robust Debate" in Reporting on Russia, Not "Suffocating Consensus"
  • Boots Riley's Dystopian Satire "Sorry to Bother You" Is an Anti-Capitalist Rallying Cry for Workers

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Greenwald vs. Cirincione: Should Trump Have Canceled Summit After U.S. Indictment of Russian Agents?

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00
Watch Part 2 of our debate on U.S.-Russia relations as President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. In Washington, D.C., we speak with Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-16 Monday

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-16 Monday

  • Headlines for July 16, 2018
  • Mass Protests Meet Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki over Human Rights, Free Speech, Climate Action
  • Debate: Is Trump-Putin Summit a "Danger to America" or Crucial Diplomacy Between Nuclear Powers?

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WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Ada Colau interviewed by Amy Goodman

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 00:00
On July 16, 2018 Amy Goodman interviewed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau at New York University in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez and Colau discussed their personal trajectories, the opportunities for social movements to run candidates for elected office, the limitations that arise once within those institutions and the urgent need to challenge the status quo definition of what is possible. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the New York Democratic congressional candidate whose recent primary victory upended 10-term incumbent Representative Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House. Ocasio-Cortez ran a progressive grassroots campaign as a Democratic Socialist advocating for “Medicare for All” and the abolition of ICE.  Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau Ballano was elected under the citizen platform Barcelona en Comu and is the first woman to hold the office. Prior to her election, Colau was famously photographed being dragged away by riot police protesting a bank that had refused to negotiate with an evicted family.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-13 Friday

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-13 Friday

  • Headlines for July 13, 2018
  • Meet the Activist Who Called Piers Morgan an "Idiot" for Criticizing Anti-Trump Protests in Britain
  • In U.K., Trump Insults Theresa May, Praises Far-Right Boris Johnson, Attacks London's Muslim Mayor
  • Judge Rules Trump Admin May Have Violated Free Speech Rights of Mexican Journalist Detained in U.S.
  • Will Parents Separated from Their Children at the Border Be Forced to Separate Again to Win Asylum?

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-12 Thursday

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-12 Thursday

  • Headlines for July 12, 2018
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel on NATO Military Spending & Avoiding Cold War Nuclear Catastrophe with Russia
  • Tens of Thousands of Protesters to Welcome Trump with Orange Baby Blimp for His First U.K. Visit
  • "The Old Order Is Disappearing": How Progressive Grassroots Movements Are Sweeping the U.K. & U.S.

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-11 Wednesday

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-11 Wednesday

  • Headlines for July 11, 2018
  • As Trump Admin Misses Deadline to Unite Families, HHS Head Calls Jailing Kids an Act of "Generosity"
  • Mark Weisbrot: Trump's Threats to Invade Venezuela Are Part of U.S. Strategy of Regime Change
  • A New Era of IMF Riots: Protests Force Haiti to Rescind Fuel Hikes
  • Nevada Plans to Kill Condemned Prisoner with Fentanyl & Drug Linked to Botched Executions

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-10 Tuesday

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-10 Tuesday

  • Headlines for July 10, 2018
  • Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? Inside the Right-Wing History of Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
  • "It's a Very Scary Time for Women": Cecile Richards on Brett Kavanaugh and the Future of Roe v. Wade
  • ACLU's David Cole on the Critical Questions Lawmakers Need to Ask Judge Brett Kavanaugh
  • LGBT & Healthcare Advocates Warn Kavanaugh Confirmation Could Mean End of Affordable Care Act
  • Lives Are At Stake: The Struggle to Stop Trump's Right-Wing Takeover of the Supreme Court
  • ACLU vs. Trump: David Cole on the Fight to Reunite Children Separated from Parents at Border

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-09 Monday

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-09 Monday

  • Headlines for July 09, 2018
  • CIA-Linked Military Contractor Used Arizona "Black Site" to Secretly Jail Dozens of Migrant Children
  • Human Rights Lawyer Jennifer Harbury on How Trump Is Punishing Cartels' Victims—Not Its Members
  • From CIA-Backed Wars to Cartel Violence: Inside the Roots of the Refugee Crisis in Central America

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-06 Friday

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-06 Friday

  • Headlines for July 06, 2018
  • As Scott Pruitt Resigns, Former EPA Officials Warn His Radical, Anti-Science Agenda Harmed Nation
  • Meet the Mother Who Confronted Scott Pruitt & Urged Him to Resign—Three Days Later, He Did
  • New EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler, Former Coal Lobbyist, Aims to Continue to Dismantle EPA from Inside
  • Future of Affirmative Action in Jeopardy with New DOJ Order & Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-05 Thursday

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-05 Thursday

  • Headlines for July 05, 2018
  • Asylum Seekers Win in Court as Federal Judge Rules Against Indefinite & Arbitrary Detention
  • From Separating Families to Jailing Asylum Seekers, Trump Admin Accused of Criminalizing Migration
  • As Gov't Struggles to Reunite Families, Detained Mothers Are Organizing to Find Their Kids
  • Concentration Camps in the U.S.: Andrea Pitzer Decries Tent Cities for Detaining Kids Without Trial

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-04 Wednesday

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-04 Wednesday

  • "What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass's Historic Speech
  • James Forman Jr. on "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America"

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-03 Tuesday

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-03 Tuesday

  • Headlines for July 03, 2018
  • Mexico's Leftist President-elect AMLO Promises Sweeping Changes on Corruption, Poverty, Drug War
  • Asylum Seekers on U.S.-Mexico Border Are Waiting for Days in the Hot Sun, Told the U.S. Is "Full"
  • Airport Worker "Heartbroken" Witnessing Waves of Migrant Children Silently Flown Around the Country

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Democracy Now! 2018-07-02 Monday

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-07-02 Monday

  • Headlines for July 02, 2018
  • Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador Wins Mexican Presidential Election in Landslide Victory
  • "Families Belong Together": Tens of Thousands Across the U.S. Protest Trump's Zero Tolerance Policy
  • Thousands in New York March Against Family Separation, Immigration Crackdown at Border
  • "It's a Humanitarian Crisis": Texas Lawyer Describes Chaos, Terror of Family Separation at Border

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Democracy Now! 2018-06-29 Friday

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2018-06-29 Friday

  • Headlines for June 29, 2018
  • Actor Jay Ellis of HBO's "Insecure" Condemns Separation of Families at Protest in Brownsville, Texas
  • DNC Chair Tom Perez on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Upset Win & Obama's Immigration Policies
  • Voices from Brownsville Protest: We Have a Moral Responsibility to Help Asylum Seekers
  • Don't Put Children in Cages! Reunite Families Now! A Message from Youth Protesters in Texas
  • Texas Protesters March to Federal Courthouse Where Migrants Are Being Prosecuted in Mass Trials
  • Susan Sarandon & Linda Sarsour Speak Out as 630 Women Arrested Protesting U.S. Immigration Policy

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Jennifer Harbury on the Crackdown on Asylum Seekers & How U.S.-Backed Dirty Wars Fueled Drug Cartels

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:00
Extended conversation with Jennifer Harbury, a human rights lawyer who has lived here in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for over 40 years and has been active in the response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Her husband, Efraín Bámaca Velásquez, was a Mayan comandante and guerrilla who was disappeared after he was captured by the Guatemalan army in the 1980s. After a long campaign, she found there was U.S. involvement in the cover-up of her husband’s murder and torture. Jennifer Harbury is also the author of “Truth, Torture, and the American Way: The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture.”

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