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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! 2020-05-29 Friday

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-29 Friday

  • Headlines for May 29, 2020
  • "It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops
  • As Pandemic Epicenter Shifts to Latin America, Gov'ts Use COVID-19 as Pretext for Police Repression
  • Twitter Warns Trump Tweet Glorifies Violence as He Signs Executive Order to Weaken Social Media

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Democracy Now! 2020-05-28 Thursday

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-28 Thursday

  • Headlines for May 28, 2020
  • "No Justification": Minneapolis Demands Murder Charges for Police Officer Who Killed George Floyd
  • "Fight Back!": ACT UP Members & Tony Kushner Remember Trailblazing AIDS Activist Larry Kramer

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If We Don't Fight Back, We Die: Larry Kramer's Full Speech at the 2019 Queer Liberation March

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:00
Upon the death of trailblazing AIDS activist Larry Kramer, we feature one of his last major speeches, when 4 million people took to the streets of New York City in 2019 for the largest LGBTQ Pride celebration in history to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that sparked the modern-day LGBTQ movement. There were two marches: Revelers marched down Fifth Avenue cheered on by millions for the WorldPride parade; and in Sheridan Square, at the site where gay and trans people clashed with police in 1969, tens of thousands gathered for the anti-corporate Queer Liberation March. Democracy Now! was there when Larry Kramer addressed the crowd from the stage, in his wheelchair. “I’m approaching my end. But I still have a few years of fight in me to scream out,” Kramer says. “To scream out the fact that almost everyone gay I’ve known has been affected by this plague of AIDS.” Click here for our interview with ACT UP members and Tony Kushner remembering trailblazing AIDS activist Larry Kramer.

Democracy Now! 2020-05-27 Wednesday

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-27 Wednesday

  • Headlines for May 27, 2020
  • From George Floyd to Chris Cooper: Ibram X. Kendi on "Racist Terror" Facing Black People in America
  • COVID Racial Data Tracker: Ibram X. Kendi on How Better Data Reveals the True Toll of the Pandemic
  • "Horrifying Neglect": COVID-19 Deaths in ICE Custody Spark New Calls for Mass Release of Prisoners

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Democracy Now! 2020-05-26 Tuesday

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-26 Tuesday

  • Headlines for May 26, 2020
  • Photojournalist Sebastião Salgado: Brazil’s Reckless COVID Response Threatens Indigenous Survival
  • Stay Home, Stay Safe, Be Kind: What New Zealand Can Teach the World About Eliminating COVID-19

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As New Zealand Eliminates COVID, Epidemiologist Says "We Look at Trump's Behavior & We're Horrified"

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:00
To learn how New Zealand has largely eliminated COVID-19, we continue our extended interview with Michael Baker, an epidemiologist who is a member of the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Technical Advisory Group and advising the government on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He describes how the country’s response compares to the government actions in the United States and worldwide.

Democracy Now! 2020-05-25 Monday

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 12:00
Special broadcast: We spend the hour with Noam Chomsky as he discusses President Trump's disastrous coronavirus response, his threats against China and the World Health Organization, and much more.

Mike Davis: As Workers Face Dangerous Conditions Amid Reopening, We Need Unions & Medicare for All

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:00
We look at conditions for workers as all 50 states reopen their economies in Part 2 of our discussion with historian and author Mike Davis, whose latest piece for Jacobin is headlined “Reopening the Economy Will Send Us to Hell.” In it, he writes: “A volcanic rage is rapidly rising to the surface in this country and we need to harness it to defend and build unions, ensure Medicare for all, and knock the bastards off their gilded thrones.”

Democracy Now! 2020-05-22 Friday

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:00
Authorities arrest a third White man for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery; We speak with renowned Indian journalist P. Sainath; As all 50 states partially reopen this weekend, historian Mike Davis says, "Reopening the Economy Will Send Us to Hell."

Democracy Now! 2020-05-21 Thursday

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-21 Thursday

  • Headlines for May 21, 2020
  • Crowded & Desperate: Rohingya in World's Largest Refugee Camp Face Dual Crises of Cyclone & COVID-19
  • From Syria to U.S.-Mexico Border, Refugees Worldwide Face Hunger & Deprivation as COVID-19 Spreads
  • Study Warns 1.1 Million Children Could Die as Pandemic Interrupts Access to Food & Medical Care

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Democracy Now! 2020-05-20 Wednesday

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-20 Wednesday

  • Headlines for May 20, 2020
  • As NYC Subway Closures Force Unhoused People into Packed Shelters, Advocates Demand Permanent Homes
  • "Stay Alive, Stay at Home, Organize": Rev. Barber Sets June 20 for Poor People's Digital March on DC
  • Immigrants Protest Demolition of NJ Public School for $750 Million Robert Wood Johnson Cancer Center

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Democracy Now! 2020-05-19 Tuesday

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-19 Tuesday

  • Headlines for May 19, 2020
  • Harvard Doctor: As States Rush to Reopen, Lack of COVID-19 Testing Is "Achilles Heel" for U.S.
  • "Whitening of the Media": As Pandemic Cuts Ravage Newsrooms, Diversity Is "First Thing That Goes"

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Democracy Now! 2020-05-18 Monday

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-18 Monday

  • Headlines for May 18, 2020
  • How Will COVID-19 Change the World? Historian Frank Snowden on Epidemics From the Black Death to Now

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Democracy Now! 2020-05-15 Friday

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-15 Friday

  • Headlines for May 15, 2020
  • "The Wuhan of the Americas": U.S. Deports COVID-19-Positive Immigrants to Haiti & Guatemala
  • Democracy At Stake: "Faithless Electors" SCOTUS Case Tests If Electoral College Members Can Go Rogue
  • "Can Democracy Survive the Pandemic?": Election Hangs in the Balance as Trump Attacks Mail-In Voting

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Democracy Now! 2020-05-14 Thursday

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-14 Thursday

  • Headlines for May 14, 2020
  • Coronavirus Pandemic Prompts Global Mental Health Crisis as Millions Feel Alone, Anxious & Depressed
  • When Patients Die Alone, How Do Families and Health Workers Cope, Relieve Suffering?

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Last Words to Comfort the Dying: "Thank you. Please forgive me. I forgive you. I love you. Goodbye."

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:00
We look at solutions and strategies for families when their loved ones are forced to battle COVID alone in hospitals or at home, in Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and a professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Democracy Now! 2020-05-13 Wednesday

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:00
Democracy Now! Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Democracy Now! 2020-05-12 Tuesday

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-12 Tuesday

  • Headlines for May 12, 2020
  • Standoff in South Dakota: Cheyenne River Sioux Refuse Governor's Demand to Remove COVID Checkpoints
  • "Losing the Fabric of the City": COVID-19 Took Chicago Black Lives First & Exposed Structural Racism
  • Los New Yorkers: Essential, Underprotected Undocumented Immigrants Struggle to Survive in Epicenter

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Adriana Gallardo: From Crossing the Border as an Undocumented Child to Winning the Pulitzer Prize

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 12:00
We continue our interview with Adriana Gallardo, engagement reporter at ProPublica, where she is part of their collaboration with the Anchorage Daily News that just won a 2020 Pulitzer Prize for the investigative report, Lawless, about sexual violence in the state of Alaska. She also discusses her essay, The Lucky Ones, in which she revisits her own journey as an undocumented child who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

Democracy Now! 2020-05-11 Monday

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-05-11 Monday

  • Headlines for May 11, 2020
  • "COVID-19 Has Been Racialized": Black Scholar Jill Nelson Arrested for Chalking "Trump = Plague"
  • "Weaponized and Racialized": Police Departments Use COVID-19 to Target Black & Brown Communities
  • Trump Death Clock: Creator Eugene Jarecki Says "Reckless Mishandling" of COVID-19 Must Be Quantified

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