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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! 2019-06-21 Friday

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-21 Friday

  • Headlines for June 21, 2019
  • Trump Pulls Back from Iran Attack as Bolton & Pompeo Continue to Push for War
  • Thelma Aldana, Barred from Guatemala Presidential Election, Says Country Is "Captured" by Corruption
  • Her Mother Was Killed by U.S.-Backed Security Forces. Now Lucrecia Mack Is in Guatemala's Congress

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Democracy Now! 2019-06-20 Thursday

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-20 Thursday

  • Headlines for June 20, 2019
  • Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes the Case for Reparations at Historic Congressional Hearing
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Also Centuries of Theft & Racial Terror
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: "Joe Biden Shouldn't Be President"

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Democracy Now! 2019-06-19 Wednesday

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-19 Wednesday

  • Headlines for June 19, 2019
  • Big Tech's War for Your Wallet: Facebook Sparks Outrage After Announcing Plans for Digital Currency
  • One Year After AOC, Tiffany Cabán Challenges Establishment in Outsider Bid to Be Queens DA
  • "I Thought We Were Going to Be Executed": Police Held Family at Gunpoint After 4-Year-Old Took Doll

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Former New York Times General Counsel James Goodale on "Fighting for the Press" from Nixon to Trump

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:00
Web-only conversation with James Goodale, former general counsel of The New York Times. In 1971, he urged the paper to publish the Pentagon Papers, which had been leaked by whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.

Democracy Now! 2019-06-18 Tuesday

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-18 Tuesday

  • Headlines for June 18, 2019
  • Mohamed Morsi: Six Years After Coup, Egypt’s First Democratically Elected President Dies in Court
  • Julian Assange Indictment "Criminalizes the News Gathering Process," Says Pentagon Papers Lawyer

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Democracy Now! 2019-06-17 Monday

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-17 Monday

  • Headlines for June 17, 2019
  • Massive Hong Kong Protests Demand Withdrawal of Extradition Bill, Leader's Resignation
  • "16 Shots": Chicago Police Killing of Laquan McDonald Exposed a System Built on Lies

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Defending the Palestinian Resistance Movement: New Film Chronicles Life of Pioneering Israeli Lawyer

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:00
Web-only conversation with Israeli attorney Lea Tsemel and Rachel Leah Jones, director of “Advocate,” a new documentary about Tsemel, who has defended Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli courts for nearly half a century, insisting on their humanity and their right to a fair trial.

Democracy Now! 2019-06-14 Friday

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-14 Friday

  • Headlines for June 14, 2019
  • Vijay Prashad: U.S. Rushes to Blame Iran for Tanker Attacks as Much of World Pushes for Diplomacy
  • Ola Bini Was Friends with Julian Assange. He Has Spent Two Months in Jail Without Charge in Ecuador
  • "Advocate": Israeli Attorney Lea Tsemel Reflects on Defending Palestinians Who Resist Occupation

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National Security Laws Are Being Used as Excuse to Clamp Down on Press Across the Globe

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:00
Web-only conversation with Australian professor Joseph Fernandez and Peter Greste, founding director of the Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom. We speak to them about the recent police raid of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and how it relates to press crackdowns around the world.

Democracy Now! 2019-06-13 Thursday

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:00
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Democracy Now! 2019-06-12 Wednesday

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-12 Wednesday

  • Headlines for June 12, 2019
  • Facing Affordable Housing Crisis & Record Homelessness, New York Passes Landmark Rent Protection Law
  • Secret Files Show How Brazil's Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro
  • Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails

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Democracy Now! 2019-06-11 Tuesday

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-11 Tuesday

  • Headlines for June 11, 2019
  • "We Are Facing an Existential Crisis": Gov. Inslee Slams DNC for Refusing to Hold Climate Debate
  • Gov. Jay Inslee on Climate Refugees, Tax Breaks for Boeing & Why He Feels Trump Is a Racist
  • Press Freedom Under Attack: Australian Police Raid Network for Exposing War Crimes in Afghanistan

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Democracy Now! 2019-06-10 Monday

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:00
Mexico and the U.S. reach a deal to avert a trade war, but The New York Times reports that Mexico had promised to take many of the steps they agreed to months ago; Rev. William Barber on how gerrymandering fuels attacks on healthcare, human rights.

Democracy Now! 2019-06-07 Friday

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-07 Friday

  • Headlines for June 07, 2019
  • "They Are Not the Central Park 5": Ava DuVernay's Series Restores Humanity of Wrongly Convicted Boys

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Animal Rights Activists: Cops Punish Protesters While Letting Corporations Off for Animal Torture

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00
Following the release of nearly 100 animal rights activists who were arrested for carrying out a rescue mission and protest at a Northern California duck farm this week, we speak with the founders of the group that coordinated the protest, Direct Action Everywhere. Priya Sawhney and Wayne Hsiung are both facing years of jail time for conducting a series of actions protesting animal torture in recent years. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Bonnie Klapper writes, “When law enforcement has become aware of the existence of animal cruelty, its response has not been to address [it]. To the contrary, the response has been to hunt down and arrest the rescuers and even attempt to return the injured, sick, dying animals to the agricultural facility.”

Democracy Now! 2019-06-06 Thursday

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-06 Thursday

  • Headlines for June 06, 2019
  • "Massacre" in Sudan: Protesters Continue Call for Civilian Rule After Military Kills 100+ at Sit-in
  • Trump Escalates Economic Attack on Cuba, Banning Americans from Educational, Cultural Trips
  • Meet the Animal Rights Activists Facing Prison Time for Rescuing Ducks, Piglets from Factory Farms

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Democracy Now! 2019-06-05 Wednesday

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-05 Wednesday

  • Headlines for June 05, 2019
  • "I Don't See Any Protests": Trump Cries "Fake News" as 75,000 March in London
  • Republicans Clash with Trump over Proposed Tariffs of Up to 25% on All Mexican Imports
  • Trans Activist: ICE Must Be Held Accountable for Trans Salvadoran Asylum Seeker's Death
  • "We're Left to Defend Ourselves on the Margins": 8 Black Trans Women Have Been Murdered This Year

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Democracy Now! 2019-06-04 Tuesday

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-04 Tuesday

  • Headlines for June 04, 2019
  • Damning Canadian Inquiry Calls the Murder and Disappearance of Indigenous Women & Girls Genocide
  • Democratic Divide: Ryan Grim on the New Progressives in the Party at Odds with the Establishment

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Democracy Now! 2019-06-03 Monday

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-06-03 Monday

  • Headlines for June 03, 2019
  • Ari Berman: GOP Docs Prove Census Citizenship Question Is About Preserving White Political Power
  • How Voter Suppression & Gerrymandering Cleared the Path for Unprecedented Abortion Bans
  • Clarence Thomas Cited This Author's Book to Link Abortion to Eugenics. He Says "It's Just Not True"
  • Iraq Combat Veteran: Pardon of War Criminals Sends Disturbing Message to U.S. Military, World

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Democracy Now! 2019-05-31 Friday

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-05-31 Friday

  • Headlines for May 31, 2019
  • U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed, Citing "Psychological Torture"
  • Ask for Jane: Meet the Underground Feminist Group That Provided Abortions Before Roe v. Wade
  • Remembering Dr. George Tiller, 10 Years After the Abortion Provider Was Assassinated in Kansas

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