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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.

Episodes

Was Rep. Ryan Zinke, Trump's Interior Secretary Pick, Caught in 'Pattern of Fraud' at SEAL Team 6?  

The Intercept’s Matthew Cole reports that Rep. Ryan Zinke, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of the interior, committed travel fraud when he was a member of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6, according to three former unit leaders and a military consultant.

Democracy Now! 2017-01-17 Tuesday  

Headlines for January 17, 2017; Trump Attacks Civil Rights Icon John Lewis on MLK Weekend; Watch Lewis Recall Bloody Sunday 1965; Insane Clown President: Matt Taibbi Chronicles Election of "Billionaire Hedonist" Donald Trump; Special Report: Obama's Controversial Policy of Immigrant Family Detention Could Expand Under Trump

Democracy Now! 2017-01-16 Monday  

Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa

Democracy Now! 2017-01-13 Friday  

Headlines for January 13, 2017; James Mattis Calls for U.S. Military to Be More Lethal at Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing; Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis Pledges to Enforce Iran Nuclear Deal Criticized by Trump; Trump's Pick for Defense Sec'y Made Millions in Defense Industry After His 2013 Retirement; Sent to the "Back of the Bus"? 3 Black Members of Congress Testify at End of Sessions's Confirmation

PART 2: Gen. James Mattis's Role in Fallujah & Haditha Massacre, Views on Women & LGBT in Military  

Watch our extended interview with Aaron Glantz, a senior reporter at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting whose latest investigation examines whether President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary committed war crimes.

Democracy Now! 2017-01-12 Thursday  

Headlines for January 12, 2017; Trump Ignores Ethics Experts Urging Him to Divest from His Businesses & Puts Sons In Charge Instead; Committee to Protect Journalists: Watch Out for "Leak Investigations" Targeting Journos Under Trump; Do Exxon's Climate Denial & "Trail of Carnage" on Human Rights Make Tillerson Unfit for State Dept?; Investigation: Did Trump's Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis Commit War Crimes in Iraq?

Democracy Now! 2017-01-11 Wednesday  

Headlines for January 11, 2017; Rep. Luis Gutiérrez & Rev. William Barber on Racist, Xenophobic Record of Trump's Atty. Gen. Nominee; Rep. Luis Gutiérrez on Why He Will Not Attend Trump Inauguration & Will Instead Join Women's March; We Challenged President Obama, He Listened & Acted: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez on Obama's Farewell & Legacy; Will Obama Grant Clemency to Puerto Rican Independence Activist Oscar López Rivera?

PART 2: If Obamacare Is Repealed, Advocates Expect "Meaner and Skimpier" Replacement for the Poor  

As Republicans in the newly sworn-in 115th Congress are moving swiftly to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature healthcare law, we continue our extended interview with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a primary care physician and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Democracy Now! 2017-01-10 Tuesday  

Headlines for January 10, 2017; ACLU & NAACP: Jeff Sessions Unfit for Post Defending Civil Rights & Enforcing Laws on Discrimination; Florida Prepares to Expand Gun Rights After Second Mass Shooting in Six Months; New Intercept Exposé Uncovers SEAL Team 6's Ghastly Trail of Atrocities, Mutilations, Killings

WATCH: Meryl Streep Slams Trump for Bullying & Calls for an Independent Free Press  

Watch an excerpt from Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech when she won the Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday night’s Golden Globes. The Academy Award-winning actress used her address to call for protections for the free press and to criticize President-elect Donald Trump without ever speaking his name.

Democracy Now! 2017-01-09 Monday  

Headlines for January 09, 2017; Senate Hearings Begin for Wealthiest Cabinet in U.S. History Despite Lack of Vetting; Protests Erupt in Kentucky After GOP Supermajority Passes Extreme Anti-Choice, Anti-Union Bills; Repeal & Run? Republicans Move to Axe Obamacare, But What Will Replacement Look Like?

Democracy Now! 2017-01-06 Friday  

Headlines for January 06, 2017; Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame "Everybody But Themselves" for Collapse of Their Party; What Impact Will Trump Presidency Have on Freedom of Edward Snowden & Julian Assange?; Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Intel Chiefs Alleging Russian Threat Have History of Deceiving the Public; "This is Not a Coup, But It's Not Normal": Trump Picks 3 Generals for Top Foreign Policy Posts

Democracy Now! 2017-01-05 Thursday  

Headlines for January 05, 2017; After Arrest, NAACP Pres. Calls for More Civil Disobedience to Oppose Sen. Sessions as Att'y General; NAACP President on Dylann Roof's Lack of Regret for Massacre: "It's About the State of America"; Glenn Greenwald on "Dearth of Evidence" Linking Russia to WikiLeaks Release of DNC Emails; Glenn Greenwald: Mainstream U.S. Media is Culpable for Disseminating Fake & Deceitful News on Russia

From Keystone XL Pipeline to #DAPL: Jasilyn Charger, Water Protector from Cheyenne River Reservation  

As Native American elders fighting the Dakota Access pipeline extinguish the Seven Council Fires at Standing Rock, we speak with Jasilyn Charger, a water protector from Cheyenne River Reservation, who has camped at Sacred Stone Resistance Camp since it launched in April.

Part 2: Robert Meeropol on Trump Mentor Roy Cohn's Role in Prosecution of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg  

Watch Part 2 of our interview with Robert Meeropol, who is calling on President Obama to posthumously exonerate his mother, Ethel Rosenberg. Supporters say there’s no evidence that Ethel Rosenberg took part in espionage that led to her execution.

Democracy Now! 2017-01-04 Wednesday  

Headlines for January 04, 2017; New Trump Immigration Memo Revives Call for Obama to Pardon All Undocumented Immigrants, Extend DACA; Rep. Grijalva: Power of the People Key to Stopping Repeal of Obamacare & Worst Instincts of Trump; Trump Treasury Pick Steven Mnuchin's Bank OneWest Accused of Widespread Misconduct; Privacy Advocates Warn of Potential Surveillance Through Listening Devices Like Amazon Echo, Google Home; American University Removes Leonard Peltier Statue After FBI Letter Amid Urgent Push for Clemency

Democracy Now! 2017-01-03 Tuesday  

Headlines for January 03, 2017; Without Warning or Public Input, House Republicans Vote to Dismantle Ethics Oversight Office; Craig Holman: Trump Administration Gearing Up to Be "Most Scandal-Ridden in History"; "Dreadful Year" of Attacks in Turkey Capped by 39 Dead in Istanbul Nightclub Attack; "Strange Fruit:" History of Anti-Lynching Song Rebecca Ferguson Has Demanded to Sing at Inauguration

Democracy Now! 2017-01-02 Monday  

Noam Chomsky: With Trump Election, We Are Now Facing Threats to the Survival of the Human Species; Noam Chomsky & Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump, Sanders, the KKK, Rebellious Hearts & More

Democracy Now! 2016-12-30 Friday  

Headlines for December 30, 2016; Diana Buttu & Gideon Levy on Israeli Settlements, Kerry, Military Aid & End of Two-State Solution; Ava DuVernay's Documentary "13th" About Mass Incarceration Shortlisted for an Oscar

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