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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! 2021-10-26 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 59:00

    Researchers demand more regulation and consumer protection for the misinformation and harm spread by Facebook; Global leaders and Sudanese protesters reject Sudan's military coup; A Hollywood prop master on how unsafe conditions and a crew walkout factored into Alec Baldwin fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-25 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 59:00


    The fate of two Democratic budget bills could be decided soon as progressive lawmakers resist further cuts to the Build Back Better Act; Supporters of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hold a people's tribunal to highlight U.S. war crimes and demand the publisher's freedom. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe


    Democracy Now! 2021-10-22 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 59:00

    Branko Marcetic and Stephen Smith on Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema; Ahmaud Arbery's aunt and attorney on the trial of the three white men who fatally shot him in 2020; Public Citizen researcher Zain Rizvi exposes the quiet monopoly of vaccine companies like Pfizer that put profit over public interest. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Pfizer's Power: Drug Giant Silenced Governments & Throttled COVID Vaccine Supply to Maximize Profit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021

    Public Citizen reports Pfizer's contracts with countries show how one of the world's leading makers of COVID-19 vaccines has the power to silence governments, throttle supply, shift risk and maximize profits in the middle of a public health crisis.

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-21 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 59:00

    Congressmember Ilhan Omar on negotiations over the Build Back Better Act and overcoming opposition from conservative Democrats; Investigative reporter Daniel Boguslaw on Senator Jim Manchin's "dirty empire" of coal interests in West Virginia; Revisiting the case of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    "You Have Not Yet Been Defeated": Alaa Abd El-Fattah Continues to Push for Change from Egyptian Jail

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021

    Part 2 of our interview with the mother of prominent Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abd El-Fattah, who faces trial before an Emergency State Security Court in Cairo after more than two years in jail.

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-20 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 59:00

    Alex Press on the large wave of strikes and labor organizing washing over the U.S. this month; A worker at John Deere on why tens of thousands are striking at the company; New York taxi drivers go on hunger strike to demand debt relief; India Walton is the Democratic nominee for mayor in Buffalo and aiming to be the first socialist mayor of a major American city in decades. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-19 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 59:00


    Examining the legacy of Colin Powell and his role in U.S. wars across different continents and administrations; Haitian immigrant and activist Jean Montrevil returns to New York after his 2018 deportation, vowing to continue his fight to stay with his family. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe


    Democracy Now! 2021-10-18 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 59:00

    Flint-based pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Reverend Edward Pinkney on the ongoing issue of lead in the water supply in Benton Harbor, Michigan; The U.S. prepares a COVID-19 vaccination drive for young children; Ethan Paul on U.S. strategy as tensions mount with China. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-15 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 59:00

    Indigenous leaders and climate activists in Washington, D.C., on leading protests to demand that President Biden declare a climate emergency; Activists and advocates weigh in on Governor Kathy Hochul addressing inhumane conditions at Rikers Island by transferring women and transgender people into upstate prisons; Larry Hamm on the People's Organization for Progress 67-mile march to demand police accountability. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-14 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 59:00

    Journalist Lara Bitar on economic and political collapse in Lebanon; An Afghan interpreter who rescued Joe Biden in 2008 escapes the Taliban with help from private groups; Correspondent for The Nation John Nichols on Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the election and the January 6 coup at Capitol Hill that nearly succeeded. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-13 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 59:00

    The last audio from a man who went missing after attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border; Leaders of two human rights organizations in Texas and the co-director of the film "Missing in Brooks County." Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-12 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 59:00

    President of the Dayton chapter of the NAACP denounces the violent arrest of paraplegic man, Clifford Owensby; Nabil Salih on the implications of populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr sweeping the vote in Iraq's parliamentary election and conditions in country; Ethan Paul warns against the U.S. instigating a "new Cold War" as tensions mount between China and Taiwan. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    As CIA Sets Up New Center for Intel on China, Where Is Congressional Dissent to Escalating Tensions?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021

    In an extended interview about U.S.-China relations, we speak with Ethan Paul, a former reporter with the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong who is now with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-11 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 59:00

    Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and The Red Nation organizer Jennifer Marley react to the first time the United States formally recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day; Winona LaDuke on Indigenous-led activism against Line 3; Katrina vanden Heuvel reflects upon the significance of Nobel Peace Prize winner Dmitry Muratov. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-08 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 59:00

    Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win the Nobel Peace Prize; Henrietta Lacks's family and lawyer on their lawsuit against biotech firm; historian Keisha Blain on her new book on the untold legacy of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-07 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 59:00

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    Democracy Now! 2021-10-06 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 59:00

    Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies to Congress; Up to 144,000 gallons of oil spill into the ocean off the coast of California; Derecka Purnell on her new book, "Becoming Abolitionists." Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-05 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 59:00

    Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen reveals the company has long been aware of the negative effects of its technology; The Pandora Papers expose how the global elite hide their wealth in offshore tax havens. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

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    Democracy Now! 2021-10-04 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 59:00

    Members of Congress share stories of their own abortions as thousands march in "Bans Off Our Bodies" protests across the United States; Alexis McGill Johnson, head of Planned Parenthood, on the Republican assault on reproductive rights; Youth activists demand action on the climate crisis. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-10-01 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 59:00

    We spend the hour looking at the life and legacy of Michael Ratner, the trailblazing human rights lawyer who died in 2016 and whose posthumous memoir was just published. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

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    Democracy Now! 2021-09-30 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 59:00

    Reverend William Barber on why Congress needs to pass the $3.5 trillion bill expanding the social safety net and fighting the climate crisis; As the media obsess over missing white women, Black, Brown and Indigenous women are largely ignored. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    "Another Now": Socialist Alternatives to Capitalism Explored in New Novel by Yanis Varoufakis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021

    In an extended interview with Yanis Varoufakis, member of the Greek Parliament and former finance minister of Greece, we discuss his new novel, “Another Now,” and why he chose to write fiction after years of nonfiction.

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-29 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 59:00

    Journalist David Dayen on Democratic negotiations over two major bills in Congress; Yanis Varoufakis on the German election and what it means for Europe. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-28 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 59:00


    R. Kelly is found guilty on sex trafficking and racketeering charges; An explosive new report finds the CIA plotted to abduct or kill Julian Assange; Workers at El Milagro tortilla plants in Chicago fight for better working conditions. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe


    Democracy Now! 2021-09-27 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 59:00

    Mansoor Adayfi, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was held at the military prison for 14 years without charge, describes his ordeal in the new book "Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo." Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-24 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 59:00

    Tenant activists push Congress to protect people from eviction during the pandemic; Women's rights in Afghanistan are eroding under the Taliban; Congressmember Maxine Waters on what the U.S. owes Haitian refugees. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-23 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 59:00

    As hunger grows across the globe during the pandemic, the United Nations faces intense criticism for giving corporations an outsized role at the Food Systems Summit; We look at AUKUS, the new military partnership between the United States, Australia and Britain to counter China. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-22 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 59:00

    The Cuban government denounces the U.S. for intensifying its economic blockade while the island nation is facing a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths; How a drug-trafficking mayor in Honduras fueled the U.S. migration crisis. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    "I Need You to Wear a Mask to Protect My Child": Mother Sues Texas Gov. Over Mandate Ban in Schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021

    As U.S. students and teachers return to the classroom amid surging cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant, the debate over mask mandates has turned to the schools. We speak with Texas mother Julia Longoria, whose 8-year-old daughter Juliana has asthma and part of a lawsuit against Texas over its ban on mask mandates.

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-21 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 59:00

    Democrats remain divided over President Biden's sweeping $3.5 trillion spending plan; Marking 10 years since the execution of Troy Davis by the state of Georgia for a crime many believe he did not commit. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-20 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 59:00

    The U.S. begins deporting Haitian asylum seekers from a makeshift camp in Texas despite opposition from immigrant advocates; An abortion provider in Texas talks about the state's near-total ban on abortions; Public health advocates call on Johnson & Johnson to stop exporting Indian-made vaccines to wealthy nations, including the United States, at a time when hundreds of millions of people remain unvaccinated in India, as well as in Africa. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-17 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 59:00

    Simone Biles and other top gymnasts blast the FBI for failing to investigate credible reports of serial sexual abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar; We speak with three veterans of the Occupy Wall Street movement on the 10th anniversary of the historic protests. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-16 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 59:00

    Writer Anand Gopal on "the other Afghan women" and how decades of war devastated rural communities in Afghanistan; Public health experts denounce the Biden administration's plans for booster shots as much of the world still lacks access to COVID-19 vaccines; Protests grow in El Salvador as President Nayib Bukele consolidates power. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-15 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 59:00

    California voters vote no in the Republican-led recall election targeting Governor Gavin Newsom; A U.S. drone strike in Kabul that the Pentagon claimed took out an ISIS-K militant appears to have only killed civilians; Counting the undocumented immigrants who died on 9/11; Apple releases an emergency software update to fix a flaw exploited by NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    A Spy in Your Pocket: How Phone Hacking by Mercenary Spyware Firms Threaten Global Privacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021

    In Part 2 of our interview with Ronald Deibert, director of Citizen Lab, he describes how they discovered a massive security flaw that was being exploited by the Israeli-based NSO Group to infect Apple iPhones and other devices with its Pegasus spyware.

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-14 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 59:00

    How Islamophobia has driven foreign policy and impacted the United States over the last 20 years; Canadian authorities arrest nearly 1,000 people at Fairy Creek in British Columbia, where activists have sustained a months-long blockade to stop old-growth logging. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-13 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 59:00

    We spend the hour marking the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Attica prison rebellion, the deadliest prison uprising in the history of the United States. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-10 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 59:00

    Congressmember Barbara Lee discusses her lonely vote against war in 2001; We revisit a conversation in 2002, when a New Yorker who lost her brother in the World Trade Center attacks and an Afghan American woman who lost 19 family members in the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan met on Democracy Now! and shared their grief. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-09 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 59:00

    We speak with the filmmakers behind the new Netflix docuseries "Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror"; Historian Samuel Moyn on how efforts to make war more "humane" have fueled U.S. military interventions abroad. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-08 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 59:00

    The Taliban takes a major step in reestablishing their Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan as protests grow across the country; We speak with Sharon Lavigne, winner of the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize, an environmental activist who is documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana's St. James Parish; Unemployment benefits for millions of U.S. workers expire on Labor Day. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-07 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 59:00

    We spend the hour looking at a new documentary, "9/11's Unsettled Dust," ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and the impact of the toxic, cancer-causing smoke that hung over ground zero in Manhattan. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

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    Democracy Now! 2021-09-06 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 59:00

    Afghan reporter Bilal Sarwary describes fleeing Kabul as the Taliban took control of the country; National Security reporter Spencer Ackerman on Afghanistan and how the war on terror emboldened right-wing extremists in the U.S.

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-03 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 59:00

    The city of New Orleans remains without power in the sweltering heat after Hurricane Ida; We speak with journalist Eyal Press about his new book, "Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America," and to two workers he profiles. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-02 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 59:00

    The Supreme Court allows a new Texas anti-abortion law to stand; Three police officers and two paramedics are criminally charged in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain; Women may not be able to hold senior positions in the Taliban government in Afghanistan; We speak with Rafia Zakaria about her new book, "Against White Feminism," and look at how U.S. officials used the plight of Afghan women to justify the 2001 invasion and subsequent occupation. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-09-01 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 59:00

    President Joe Biden defends his withdrawal from Afghanistan and promises a "new era" of U.S. foreign policy; A new law goes into effect in Texas banning nearly all abortions; Two weeks after a major earthquake struck Haiti, survivors are growing desperate. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-08-31 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 59:00

    The last U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, ending America's longest war after 20 years; Gulf Coast communities begin rebuilding after Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest storms ever to hit the U.S. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-08-30 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 59:00

    Hurricane Ida hits southern Louisiana and Mississippi, flooding the area with storm surges; Two-thirds of Louisiana's industrial sites, including oil refineries, storage tanks and oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, lie in the path of Hurricane Ida; U.S. troops in Afghanistan race to evacuate people from the country ahead of the August 31 withdrawal deadline. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-08-27 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 59:00


    Twin suicide bombings outside the Kabul airport kill scores of Afghan civilians and 13 American servicemembers; A former aide to Mike Pence says the Trump administration impeded visas for Afghan allies, many of whom are now stuck in Afghanistan under Taliban rule; Author Jean Guerrero on the California recall vote, which could bring right-wing radio host Larry Elder to power. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe


    Democracy Now! 2021-08-26 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 59:00

    Why an Afghan college lecturer has decided to stay in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover; The U.S. begins its final phase of evacuations of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies from the Kabul airport; We speak with longtime Afghan War critic and former British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2021-08-25 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 59:00

    Afghans and people with foreign passports continue to flee the country following the Taliban takeover; Thousands of people are injured, and children are suffering from hunger, fevers and infections in the aftermath of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

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