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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! 2019-08-09 Friday

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-08-09 Friday

  • Headlines for August 09, 2019
  • Mass ICE Raids in Mississippi After Workers Fought for Better Conditions Leave Kids Without Parents
  • Supersizing Climate Change: U.N. Says Meat Production Destroys Land & Diminishes Key Water Sources
  • Documents Reveal Monsanto Surveilled Journalists, Activists & Even Musician Neil Young

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Democracy Now! 2019-08-08 Thursday

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-08-08 Thursday

  • Headlines for August 08, 2019
  • Kashmir Under Siege: India Moves to Annex Territory, Heightening Tensions with Nuclear Rival Pakistan
  • Emergency Doctor to Trump: You Are Wrong, Mental Illness Is Not to Blame for Gun Violence Epidemic

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Behind the Lines: Shane Bauer Travels to Syria to Uncover America’s Role in the Syrian War

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:00
The war in Syria, now in its eighth year, has displaced some 12 million people — more than half of the country’s pre-war population. It’s estimated that more than 500,000 people have been killed since fighting began in 2011, although an exact number is impossible to ascertain. But while the death and the destruction of the war are well understood, the American role in the conflict is not. In May of 2018, award-winning reporter Shane Bauer set out to Syria to find answers. The result is his groundbreaking, 30,000-word investigation published in the June issue of Mother Jones, where Bauer is a senior reporter. He recently visited our New York studio to discuss his work.

Meet Janna Jihad, the 13-Year-Old Palestinian Journalist Exposing the Israeli Occupation

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:00
“My camera is my weapon.” Those are the words of a celebrated Palestinian journalist who has been reporting on the Israeli occupation from the West Bank for more than six years. But Janna Jihad isn’t any journalist — she’s just 13 years old. She started telling stories about her home of Nabi Saleh when she was only 7, after her cousin and uncle were killed in her village. She recently joined us in our New York studio. “I always say that my camera is my weapon of choice, because using my camera, it’s a very peaceful and nice way to resist this occupation,” she says. “By using my camera, I can send a message, and it can be even more effective than a gun, more effective than violence, more effective than killing people.”

Democracy Now! 2019-08-07 Wednesday

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-08-07 Wednesday

  • Headlines for August 07, 2019
  • "Toni Morrison Will Always Be with Us": Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni & Sonia Sanchez Pay Tribute

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Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni & Sonia Sanchez on the Crisis in America & the Death of Toni Morrison

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 12:00
Legendary writers and activists Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni and Sonia Sanchez discuss the gun violence epidemic in the United States in the wake of the latest mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Giovanni, who teaches at Virginia Tech, talks about the massacre at her institution in 2007 that left 32 people dead and wounded another 17, and her efforts to warn administrators about the student who would carry out one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. The three women also continue their discussion from Part 1, reflecting on the life and legacy of their late friend Toni Morrison, who died Monday at age 88.

Democracy Now! 2019-08-06 Tuesday

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-08-06 Tuesday

  • Headlines for August 06, 2019
  • "We Can't Wait for McConnell": Advocates Call for Bold Action to Curb Gun Violence Epidemic
  • "Fascism Will Not Go Away by Itself": George Ciccariello-Maher on Confronting White Supremacy
  • Parents of Parkland Victim Planned to Unveil a Mural in El Paso. Then Another Mass Shooting Happened
  • Puerto Rico in Political Crisis: Senate Sues over Appointment of New Governor Pierluisi

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Democracy Now! 2019-08-05 Monday

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-08-05 Monday

  • Headlines for August 05, 2019
  • El Paso Shooting Probed as Domestic Terrorism After Anti-Immigrant Gunman Kills 22 People
  • Ex-FBI Agent Speaks Out: Federal Authorities Have Downplayed White Supremacist Violence for Too Long
  • After Dayton Shooting, Gun Violence Reporter Says Misogyny "Clear Link" Between Many Mass Shootings

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Never Apologize: How the NRA Fights Gun Control Even After Mass Shootings

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:00
In the aftermath of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, calls are once again intensifying for Congress to pass gun control legislation, with many pointing to the political influence of the National Rifle Association as a main cause of inaction to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. The NRA, however, is in disarray, with allegations of corruption and a power struggle at the top of the organization rocking the gun lobbying group over the past year. For more on the NRA, its ability to quash gun control efforts, and the effect gun culture has had on civic life, we speak to reporter Alex Yablon of The Trace, a news outlet that covers guns and gun violence in the U.S. He says that even after mass shootings, the NRA never backs down from its hard-line positions. “Instead of apologizing or going on the defensive, they go on the offensive,” says Yablon. “They demand that lawmakers make it easier for more people to carry guns in public, and they very frequently attack the integrity and the character of those who want to crack down on loose gun laws.”

Democracy Now! 2019-08-02 Friday

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-08-02 Friday

  • Headlines for August 02, 2019
  • "You're Gonna Kill Me": Bodycam Video Shows Dallas Officers Mocking Man as He Died Pinned to Ground
  • Ex-Health Insurance Exec: Industry Is Using Decades-Old Scare Tactics to Fight Medicare for All
  • Climate System "Getting Unhinged" as Massive Heat Wave Causes Record Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet

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Climate Scientist Jason Box: "Our Economic System Is Crashing with Reality"

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:00
A heat wave is causing unprecedented melting of the Greenland ice sheet. Meanwhile, the World Meteorological Organization just declared July 2019 the hottest month ever recorded. We speak with Jason Box, professor and ice climatologist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, about the intensifying climate crisis. He says humanity must move toward living in balance with the environment. “If we don’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately stabilize CO2 … there’s no real prospect for a stable society or even a governable society,” Box says. “Perpetual growth on a finite planet is, by definition, impossible.”

Democracy Now! 2019-08-01 Thursday

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-08-01 Thursday

  • Headlines for August 01, 2019
  • Dolores Huerta & Cornel West Respond to Democratic Debate as Biden & Harris Face Harsh Scrutiny
  • "You Owe Them an Apology": Tulsi Gabbard Slams Kamala Harris on Her Record as California AG
  • "You're Dipping into the Kool-Aid": Booker Accuses Biden of Helping Drive Mass Incarceration
  • Dolores Huerta Accuses Biden of "Speaking Just Like a Republican" on Immigration
  • "It Wasn't a Golden Age": Cornel West Says Democrats Have to Reckon with Mixed Obama Legacy
  • Cornel West: Corporate Media's Superficial Coverage Helped Create "Fascist Frankenstein Trump"

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Democracy Now! 2019-07-31 Wednesday

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-07-31 Wednesday

  • Headlines for July 31, 2019
  • Sanders & Warren Fight "Republican Talking Point" That Medicare for All Is About Reducing Coverage
  • Warren Denounces White Supremacy as Domestic Terrorism; Marianne Williamson Calls for Reparations
  • "We Don't Want Another President Obama": Activist Urges Democrats to Reframe Immigration Debate
  • Warren Backs "No First Use" Nuclear Policy as Buttigieg Calls for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Democracy Now! 2019-07-30 Tuesday

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-07-30 Tuesday

  • Headlines for July 30, 2019
  • "The Brink of Political Revolution": Puerto Rican Protests Continue Amid Political Uncertainty
  • Exterminating the Future: World Outcry Grows as Brazil Rapidly Expands Deforestation of Amazon
  • Four Immigrants Have Died at Stewart ICE Facility in Georgia. Advocates Want It Shut Down

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Democracy Now! 2019-07-29 Monday

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-07-29 Monday

  • Headlines for July 29, 2019
  • Baltimore Residents: Trump's Attacks on the City Are Rooted in "Racism and White Supremacy"
  • Russia Arrests Nearly 1,400 at Opposition Protest as Leading Activist Is Possibly Poisoned in Jail
  • Mass Protests in Colombia and Abroad Decry Killings of 500 Activists Since Peace Accords

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Democracy Now! 2019-07-26 Friday

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-07-26 Friday

  • Headlines for July 26, 2019
  • Despite Faulty Drugs & Racist Implementation, Trump Is Bringing Back the Federal Death Penalty
  • Judge Halts Trump's Asylum Ban That Represents a "Relentless Attack on the Very Idea of Asylum"
  • Child Separation & Prison Camps: China's Campaign Against Uyghur Muslims Is "Cultural Genocide"

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John Paul Stevens Left "Profound" Legacy Challenging Death Penalty, Gun Laws & Executive Power

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 12:00
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died last week at age 99, almost a decade after retiring from the high court. Stevens was nominated in 1975 by Republican President Gerald Ford, but he came to lead the liberal wing of the court for decades and authored key decisions on cases around presidential powers, national security and campaign financing, among other issues. Stevens said at the end of his tenure on the court that his one regret was a 1976 vote upholding a Texas capital punishment statute that revived the death penalty. Stevens later opposed most death penalty sentences. He retired from the court in 2010 as the second-longest-standing justice. We speak with Baher Azmy, legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, about Stevens’s life and legacy. “He embodied these virtues of compassion, humility and wisdom, which stands in such an obvious contrast to the narcissism and bullying and lies in the White House,” Azmy says of the late justice.

Democracy Now! 2019-07-25 Thursday

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-07-25 Thursday

  • Headlines for July 25, 2019
  • "A Victory for the People of Puerto Rico": Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Resigns Following Mass Protests
  • Robert Mueller Testimony Disappoints Democrats Who Bet on Special Counsel to Help Sink Trump
  • Ryan Grim: Tom Perez Was Elected Head of DNC Thanks to a "Silent Coup" in Puerto Rico in 2017
  • Protests Erupt in London as Boris Johnson Is Sworn In as New Prime Minister, Promising Hard Brexit

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Ash Sarkar: Boris Johnson Is Not Fit to Be British Prime Minister

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 12:00
Ash Sarkar, senior editor at Novara Media, talks about the deep opposition to new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Democracy Now! 2019-07-24 Wednesday

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2019-07-24 Wednesday

  • Headlines for July 24, 2019
  • Puerto Rico Enters Uncharted Territory as Ricardo Rosselló Prepares to Resign as Governor
  • Climate Change Is Impacting Every Aspect of Modern Life, But the Press Fails to "Connect the Dots"
  • The Young Lords: Exploring the Legacy of the Radical Puerto Rican Activist Group 50 Years Later

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