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 Jul 16, 2020

Benjamin Bernard
 Jun 26, 2020
excellent, Amy Goodman has been a warrior for a long time now. amazing. thanks!!!

Best daily news show
 Mar 4, 2020
Thank the fates for Amy Goodman! This show is how I get informed. Pro-worker pro-peace bias. Love it, always listen to daily headlines! Thank you Democracy Now!

Nicolas
 Feb 2, 2020
Always provocative and an absolute pleasure to be compelled to raise the bar, higher and higher, all the way, reaching closer to where we connect and are kept together.

REkz kaRZ
 Jun 3, 2019
Best alternative news in USA, possibly best daily news show in USA. My daily 'go to news show', have been a supporter for years. Thank you Amy & Juan, thank you Democracy Now team!

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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.

Episode Date
Democracy Now! 2020-09-18 Friday
59:00
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 nears 200,000 as President Trump continues to downplay the pandemic and contradict scientists; We speak with David Goodrich, a former NOAA climate scientist; Remembering historian Howard Zinn.
Sep 18, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-17 Thursday
59:00
A new report shows the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening after U.S. aid cuts; 13,000 migrants are homeless after a fire destroyed most of Europe's largest refugee camp in Greece; WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fights extradition to the U.S.
Sep 17, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-16 Wednesday
59:00
Louisville agrees to a historic $12 million settlement with Breonna Taylor's family; Author Mychal Denzel Smith on racism, police killings, depression and the 2020 election; Noura Erakat says Trump's "peace" deals will boost oppression in the Middle East.
Sep 16, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-15 Tuesday
59:00
Reporter Ari Berman on attacks on voting rights across the U.S.; As fires continue to devastate the West Coast, Indigenous ways of land management could foster greater climate resiliency; How Amazon increased profits by price gouging during the pandemic.
Sep 15, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-14 Monday
59:00
As fires char the West Coast, we look at how farmworkers are particularly vulnerable and speak to a wildland fire ecologist in Oregon as Trump blames forest management, not the climate crisis; Rev. Barber on mobilizing voters ahead of November's election.
Sep 14, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-11 Friday
59:00
Nineteen years after the U.S. 9/11 attacks, the U.S. "global war on terror" launched in 2001 has displaced 37 million; Black feminist scholar and organizer Barbara Smith on combating white supremacy; The need for transparency developing a COVID vaccine.
Sep 11, 2020
Extended Interview: Roberto Lovato on His Memoir About Family, Migration, Gangs & Revolution in the Americas
We continue our interview with Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato, author of the new book “Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas.”
Sep 10, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-10 Thursday
59:00
Major climate change-fueled fires burn across the western U.S.; Dearth of African American and Latinx participants in medical trials could slow a COVID-19 vaccine; The history of medical exploitation of vulnerable groups in the U.S. and around the world.
Sep 10, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-09 Wednesday
59:00
Democracy Now! Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Sep 09, 2020
Spain Honors Filmmaker Isabel Coixet with National Cinematography Prize
Spain’s Ministry of Culture has awarded Spain’s National Cinematography Prize to celebrated filmmaker Isabel Coixet. In 2019, Coixet spoke to Democracy Now! about her work, including her film “Elisa & Marcela.”
Sep 08, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-08 Tuesday
59:00
The director of "The Killing of Breonna Taylor" on new details in the case; How the Trump administration killed an anti-corruption commission in Guatemala in exchange for Guatemala's support of Trump's policies on the Middle East and immigration.
Sep 08, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-07 Monday
59:00
In a Democracy Now! special, Harvard professor Cornel West and Ben Jealous discuss Trump's record, Biden's vow to fight systemic racism, and more; Professor Angela Davis on the uprising against police brutality and racism.
Sep 07, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-04 Friday
59:00
Yale philosopher Jason Stanley, author of "How Fascism Works," says nations don't have to be fascist to suffer fascist politics; Chilean American author Ariel Dorfman on Salvador Allende's victory 50 years ago; David Graeber, dead at 59, in his own words.
Sep 04, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-03 Thursday
59:00
After 23 deaths at Fort Hood, the commander is ousted. Is it enough?; Belarus protesters call for the removal of President Lukashenko; Rep. Mark Pocan on police violence in his hometown of Kenosha, the Alex Morse race, and cutting the Pentagon budget.
Sep 03, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-02 Wednesday
59:00
We discuss whether "The End of Oil Is Near" with reporter Antonia Juhasz; NYC teachers' unions reach a deal with the mayor over how to reopen schools; A former editor at Kenosha News on why he resigned over his news outlet's coverage of Jacob Blake.
Sep 02, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-09-01 Tuesday
59:00
Trump's new coronavirus adviser pushes for herd immunity; Jacob Blake's shooting brings scrutiny to the case of Black teenager Chrystul Kizer handled by the same Kenosha DA; Hurricane Laura cuts power to Louisiana immigration jails, prompting protests.
Sep 01, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-31 Monday
59:00
We speak to author, professor and cancer survivor Ibram X. Kendi about the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, his own fight against cancer, racial disparities in healthcare, Trump, white supremacy and "How to Be an Antiracist."
Aug 31, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-28 Friday
59:00
Historian Rick Perlstein on President Trump's RNC speech and the 2020 race; We speak with a father whose son was killed by Kenosha police in 2004; Hurricane Laura slams ashore as a Category 4 storm.
Aug 28, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-27 Thursday
59:00
Protests continue over the police shooting of Jacob Blake; Professional athletes strike for racial justice; Mike Pence emphasizes law and order at the RNC; John Dean, Nixon's former White House counsel, on Trump's "Authoritarian Nightmare."
Aug 27, 2020
Make America White Again: Stephen Miller's Assault on Immigration & His Quest to Change the Country
We continue our in-depth interview with Jean Guerrero, author of the new book, “Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda.”
Aug 26, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-26 Wednesday
59:00
Two people are shot dead in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as protests continue over the police shooting of Jacob Blake; Highlights from the second night of the RNC; Investigative journalist Jean Guerrero on Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and white nationalism.
Aug 26, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-25 Tuesday
59:00
The RNC kicks off with dire warnings about Joe Biden and little mention of the pandemic's devastation; Veteran GOP strategist Stuart Stevens on working to defeat Trump; Climate-fueled wildfires in California expose the state's reliance on prison labor.
Aug 25, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-24 Monday
59:00
Amid protests and congressional hearings, the House approves $25 billion to help the USPS; Trump's former campaign manager Steve Bannon allegedly defrauded donors with promises to build a wall; We look at far-right QAnon conspiracy theory before the RNC.
Aug 24, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-21 Friday
59:00
Joe Biden accepts the Democratic presidential nomination and vows to bring the U.S. out of darkness; Cornel West and Ben Jealous react to the DNC and the Biden-Harris ticket.
Aug 21, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-20 Thursday
59:00
Barack Obama warns the future of U.S. democracy is at stake if Trump is reelected; Attorney Durecka Purnell on Kamala Harris's historic vice-presidential nomination; Historian Keisha Blain on Charlotta Bass, first Black woman to run for vice president.
Aug 20, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-19 Wednesday
59:00
Democrats formally pick Joe Biden as their 2020 presidential nominee; Economist Darrick Hamilton and Sunrise Movement's Varshini Prakash on the Democratic Party's next steps; Trump's postmaster general suspends disruptive changes to the Postal Service.
Aug 19, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-18 Tuesday
59:00
Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders deliver searing critiques of President Trump on the first night of the virtual DNC; We speak to former 2020 candidate Julián Castro, who wasn't invited to speak in primetime; Marking 100 years of the 19th Amendment.
Aug 18, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-17 Monday
59:00
Rep. Ro Khanna on the post office crisis & why he opposes the DNC platform that does not include Medicare for All; Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush on her primary win; 5 Afro-Indigenous Garífuna activists are among missing land defenders in Honduras.
Aug 17, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-14 Friday
59:00
Israel and the UAE reach a deal to normalize relations and for Israel to temporarily suspend its West Bank annexation plans; As calls grow to release people from prison, a look at why breaking the cycle of incarceration is so hard, especially for women.
Aug 14, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-13 Thursday
59:00
Sen. Kamala Harris's first address as Joe Biden's historic running mate; A debate on Harris's "top cop" record as California attorney general and San Francisco DA; Bolivians protest the repeated postponement of presidential elections since the 2019 coup.
Aug 13, 2020
Isabel Wilkerson on the U.S. Caste System & VP Pick Kamala Harris Breaking "Long-Standing Barriers"
Part 2 of our interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson about her groundbreaking new book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.”
Aug 12, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-12 Wednesday
59:00
Aimee Allison of She the People and former Sanders campaign press sec. Briahna Joy Gray on Joe Biden's pick of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson on her book, "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents."
Aug 12, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-11 Tuesday
59:00
Lebanon's government resigns after days of protest following the explosion in Beirut; The Atlantic's Ed Yong on how the coronavirus humbled and humiliated the U.S.; San Quentin State Prison in California faces the U.S.'s largest coronavirus outbreak.
Aug 11, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-10 Monday
59:00
Lebanon's government is on the brink of collapse amid protests over the Beirut blast; Trump's postmaster general could sabotage the Postal Service ahead of an election reliant on mail-in voting; Trump's latest executive orders may be unconstitutional.
Aug 10, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-07 Friday
59:00
We spend the hour with President Trump's niece Mary Trump, whose new book describes how his dysfunctional family fostered his greed, cruelty and sexist and racist behavior, and discuss how it shaped his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and more.
Aug 07, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-06 Thursday
59:00
On the 75th anniversary of the U.S. dropping the world's first atomic bomb in warfare, Hiroshima survivor Hideko Tamura Snider recounts her horrific experience; How the U.S. government controlled the media narrative to justify its use of the atomic bomb.
Aug 06, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-05 Wednesday
59:00
We speak to a doctor in Beirut after Tuesday’s massive explosion in the port and look at Lebanon’s economic, political and public health crisis with journalist Rami Khouri; Calls grow to break up Big Tech monopolies as their CEOs make record profits.
Aug 05, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-04 Tuesday
59:00
How Jared Kushner's White House task force abandoned a nationwide coronavirus testing plan; human rights advocates demand the release of jailed asylum seekers and immigrants amid the pandemic; Border Patrol agents raid a humanitarian aid camp in Arizona.
Aug 04, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-08-03 Monday
59:00
As President Trump floats delaying the 2020 election, we speak with historian Nils Gilman, who gamed out what a contested election would look like, and LaTosha Brown of the Black Voters Matter Fund; Moroccan journalist Omar Radi has just been arrested.
Aug 03, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-31 Friday
59:00
We play excerpts from President Barack Obama's eulogy for civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta; We also hear remarks from senior pastor Raphael Warnock and Rev. James Lawson, a champion of nonviolence.
Jul 31, 2020
"They Have No Evidence Against Me": Moroccan Journalist Omar Radi Jailed After He Criticized Gov't
Moroccon authorities have arrested journalist Omar Radi Wednesday on what press freedom advocates call “retaliatory charges.” We spoke to him before his arrest, when he was being called in several times a week for questioning.
Jul 30, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-30 Thursday
59:00
Professor Noam Chomsky on why neoliberal policies left the country unprepared for a public health crisis, how Cuba has helped other countries during the pandemic, Israel's threat to annex the West Bank and the upcoming U.S. election.
Jul 30, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-29 Wednesday
59:00
Attorney General William Barr is grilled by House lawmakers; Civil rights legend John Lewis is remembered by Rev. Raphael Warnock, who will preside over his funeral at MLK’s former church, and fellow Freedom Rider and SNCC leader Bernard Lafayette.
Jul 29, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-28 Tuesday
59:00
As COVID-19 vaccine trials continue around the world, we look at who is profiting from the race to develop a cure; In Texas, hundreds who came to the U.S. seeking asylum were secretly held in hotels before being expelled from the country.
Jul 28, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-27 Monday
59:00
Protests continue as Trump deploys federal forces. We speak with activists in Portland and Seattle. Princeton professor Eddie Glaude on the radical legacy of Rep. John Lewis, and his new book on James Baldwin's America and lessons for today.
Jul 27, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-24 Friday
59:00
Professor Noam Chomsky on Trump’s vow to send federal agents to Democrat-led cities, whether he’ll leave office if he loses the election and more; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Rep. Ted Yoho for verbally attacking her on the Capitol steps.
Jul 24, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-23 Thursday
59:00
Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner warns he will arrest Trump's federal agents who violate rights there; Chicago protesters demand justice for Miracle Boyd, teen activist police punched; Journalist Todd Miller on U.S. militarism at the border and abroad.
Jul 23, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-22 Wednesday
59:00
COVID-19 infections skyrocket in South Africa amid a vaccine study; We look at COVID throughout the African continent with the head of Africa's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention; Latinx workers are hit hard by the pandemic, die at greater rates.
Jul 22, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-21 Tuesday
59:00
As outcry grows in Portland over unidentified federal officials snatching activists off the streets in unmarked vans, Trump threatens to send federal forces to more cities; Teachers react to the administration's attempt to force public schools to reopen.
Jul 21, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-20 Monday
59:00
We remember two civil rights icons who died Friday: 17-term U.S. Rep. John Lewis, original Freedom Rider and one of the "Big Six" at the 1963 March on Washington, & C.T. Vivian, whom Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called "the greatest preacher to ever live."
Jul 20, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-17 Friday
59:00
Democracy Now! Friday, July 17, 2020
Jul 17, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-16 Thursday
59:00
Democracy Now! Thursday, July 16, 2020
Jul 16, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-15 Wednesday
59:00
As Trump diverts COVID data from the CDC, epidemiologist and former CDC official Dr. Ali Khan responds; Ohio State Prof. Amna Akbar says "The Left Is Remaking the World"; Tucson Mayor Regina Romero in the COVID hot spot of Arizona.
Jul 15, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-14 Tuesday
59:00
Reporter Jacob Soboroff on COVID in ICE jails and how more jailed migrant families face separation; the Washington NFL team whose name is a slur drops the R-word; the lead writer for Trump's favorite Fox News TV show resigns over racist online comments.
Jul 14, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-13 Monday
59:00
Trump and Education Sec. Betsy DeVos push for public schools to reopen amid record infections; Vauhxx Booker survived an attempted lynching over the Fourth of July weekend; how the twin pandemics of COVID and racism are impacting people with disabilities.
Jul 13, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-10 Friday
59:00
Brazil faces the world's second-worst COVID outbreak as far-right President Bolsonaro tests positive; The Supreme Court shields Trump's tax returns; A victory for Indigenous sovereignty as half of Oklahoma is ruled to be Native American land.
Jul 10, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-09 Thursday
59:00
The Supreme Court sides with the Trump administration to let employers deny free birth control access; Preventing zoonotic diseases and the next pandemic; Black Lives Matter protests in Belgium focus on the country's violent colonial legacy.
Jul 09, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-08 Wednesday
59:00
As Trump pushes schools to reopen, international students respond to plans to deport those in online-only courses; Houston's hospitals struggle to cope with record cases; Black and Latinx people suffer more due to racism and health service disparities.
Jul 08, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-07 Tuesday
59:00
As judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down, a Standing Rock Sioux Tribe elder responds; the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is canceled after years of protests; a person jailed at ICE's Otay Mesa Detention Center describes the COVID outbreak there.
Jul 07, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-06 Monday
59:00
Indigenous scholar and activist Nick Estes on Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore, renaming sports teams, and COVID in Indian Country; Exclusive interview with Egyptian prisoner rights advocate Laila Soueif, fighting for the release of her son and daughter.
Jul 06, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-03 Friday
59:00
James Earl Jones reads Frederick Douglass's historic speech, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"; Angela Davis, Cornel West, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Tamika Mallory on the historic uprising against racism and police violence.
Jul 03, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-02 Thursday
59:00
Tribal governments call on Trump to cancel his Independence Day rally at Mount Rushmore; Barbara Ransby on the "Biden problem" facing social movements; The family of Vanessa Guillén, a soldier at Fort Hood, demands answers after her disappearance.
Jul 02, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-07-01 Wednesday
59:00
Jamaal Bowman on his upset primary victory over Israel hawk Eliot Engel, and his support for Palestine, a rent strike and police accountability; Atlantic science writer Ed Yong on the U.S. COVID crisis, and how Medicare for All could have saved lives.
Jul 01, 2020
"Unmitigated Disaster": Hunger Striker at Otay Mesa Detention Center Speaks Out as COVID-19 Spreads
We go inside Otay Mesa Detention Center in California to speak to Anthony Alexandre, a Haitian immigrant and longtime U.S. resident who has led two hunger strikes to protest dire conditions and a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the jail.
Jun 30, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-30 Tuesday
59:00
In the first big abortion ruling of the Trump era, the Supreme Court strikes down a restrictive Louisiana law; NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Trump, Facebook and Mississippi retiring its Confederate state flag; Occupy City Hall protests in New York.
Jun 30, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-29 Monday
59:00
As coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide, we talk to Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett; calls grow for justice for Elijah McClain, victim of police killing; Louisiana environmental activists face terror charges for protesting.
Jun 29, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-26 Friday
59:00
The Supreme Court rules the U.S. can fast-track deportations of asylum seekers; Controversy grows over police use of facial recognition technology; Johnson & Johnson is ordered to pay $2.1 billion for its talcum products contaminated with asbestos.
Jun 26, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-25 Thursday
59:00
The coronavirus pandemic is devastating the hemisphere's two largest countries, the United States and Brazil; Rev. William Barber on the Poor People's Campaign's call for a moral revival.
Jun 25, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-24 Wednesday
59:00
Jamaal Bowman is set to out Rep. Eliot Engel in a progressive victory; Noura Erakat on Israel's plan to annex the West Bank as Israeli forces fatally shot her cousin; Black Lives Matter protests are changing sports; COVID-19 spreads in San Quentin prison.
Jun 24, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-23 Tuesday
59:00
Trump targets anti-fascists but ignores violent far-right groups despite a series of arrests of neo-Nazis; primary voters face long lines amid record turnout; a Dallas protester lost his eye when police shot him in the face with a less-than-lethal weapon.
Jun 23, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-22 Monday
59:00
Trump ousts a U.S. attorney who led investigations into his allies; Trump’s racist remarks at his poorly attended Tulsa rally draw outrage; As five men are found hanging amid mass protests, we talk to a filmmaker who examines the history of lynchings.
Jun 22, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-19 Friday
59:00
In an immigrant rights victory, the Supreme Court blocks Trump's attempt to end DACA; Calls grow to make Juneteenth a federal holiday; Before Trump's Tulsa rally, we look at the city's racist history from the 1921 race massacre to today's police killings.
Jun 19, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-18 Thursday
59:00
Prosecutors charge the Atlanta cop who shot Rayshard Brooks with murder; "Cops" and "Live PD" are cancelled; Tear gas fuels police abuse; Seattle City Council bans police use of tear gas as Trump calls for a crackdown on the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.
Jun 18, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-17 Wednesday
59:00
Trump plans a massive rally in Tulsa amid a COVID uptick, site of the 1921 Black Wall Street massacre; Moves to privatize Puerto Rico's electric grid as hurricane season begins; Insurgent candidate Jamaal Bowman challenges establishment Rep. Eliot Engel.
Jun 17, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-16 Tuesday
59:00
In a historic decision, the Supreme Court rules employers cannot fire workers for being gay or transgender; We look at the Black Trans Lives Matter movement; Artist Bree Newsome Bass on the significance of monuments to white supremacy being removed.
Jun 16, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-15 Monday
59:00
Protests erupt after a white police officer in Atlanta killed Rayshard Brooks, an unarmed Black man; police in San Jose shoot an anti-bias trainer in the groin with a rubber bullet; A New York police officer is charged for violently shoving a protester.
Jun 15, 2020
Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election
Amid a worldwide uprising against police brutality and racism, we discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis.
Jun 12, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-12 Friday
59:00
As protests against police brutality and racism continue across the globe, we spend the hour with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis. She discusses the historic protests, police abolition, the removal of racist statues, the 2020 race and more.
Jun 12, 2020
Seattle Activists Create Autonomous Zone Near Abandoned Police Precinct After Days of State Violence
We continue our interview with Seattle-based citizen journalist Omari Salisbury, who has been live-streaming the uprising and police crackdown there.
Jun 11, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-11 Thursday
59:00
As U.S. COVID cases top 2 million we speak with ER doctor Craig Spencer; George Floyd's brother testifies on Capitol Hill; historian Robin D.G. Kelley examines the momentum for change; we speak with a citizen journalist livestreaming the Seattle uprising.
Jun 11, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-10 Wednesday
59:00
Excerpts from George Floyd's funeral service; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of "The Condemnation of Blackness," on the history of policing; A fellow activist speaks about Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old peace activist assaulted by Buffalo police.
Jun 10, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-09 Tuesday
59:00
ICE agents target people at police brutality protests; the community occupies a Minneapolis hotel to provide shelter to 200 unhoused people; a subway worker worries about safety as New York City reopens the nation's largest public transportation system.
Jun 09, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-08 Monday
59:00
The Minneapolis City Council announces it will move to dismantle the police department; We look at the growing movement to defund the police with professor Alex Vitale who wrote "The End of Policing," author Mychal Denzel Smith and activist Linda Sarsour.
Jun 08, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-05 Friday
59:00
Thousands gather for memorial services for George Floyd; New evidence emerges in the Ahmaud Arbery case; Black filmmaker Chris Frierson films himself being pepper-sprayed by NYPD at a BLM protest; Author Stuart Schrader on U.S. police militarization.
Jun 05, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-04 Thursday
59:00
All four police officers are charged with murder or aiding and abetting murder in George Floyd's death; activist Tamika Mallory on protests and police militarization; Louisville calls for justice in the police killings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee.
Jun 04, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-03 Wednesday
59:00
As 60,000 call for justice for George Floyd in Houston, his hometown, we speak to two of his friends and hear him in his own words; Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. was killed by police in 2011, now a judge says his family can sue for excessive use of force.
Jun 03, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-02 Tuesday
59:00
President Trump threatens to send armed troops into the streets to quell a nationwide protest against police brutality; Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors calls to defund the police; two autopsies affirm George Floyd's death was a homicide.
Jun 02, 2020
"We Still Don't Have Justice": Bakari Sellers on Enduring Systemic Racism & Healthcare Disparities
Attorney and political commentator Bakari Sellers recounts the United States’ long history of systemic racism, and the racial disparities that have endured and made COVID-19 disproportionately deadly for Black Americans.
Jun 01, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-06-01 Monday
59:00
As hundreds of thousands of protesters shut down cities across the U.S. to demand justice for the police killing of George Floyd, we hear voices from the streets and speak with professors Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Cornel West and attorney Bakari Sellers.
Jun 01, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-29 Friday
59:00
Protests in Minneapolis and nationwide continue over the police killing of George Floyd; Police violence is on the rise in Latin America, the new pandemic epicenter; Trump signs an executive order to punish social media companies for monitoring content.
May 29, 2020
If We Don't Fight Back, We Die: Larry Kramer's Full Speech at the 2019 Queer Liberation March
Upon the death of trailblazing AIDS activist Larry Kramer, we feature one of his last major speeches, at the 2019 anti-corporate Queer Liberation March.
May 28, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-28 Thursday
59:00
Protests continue in Minneapolis amid calls to file murder charges against the police officer who killed unarmed Black man, George Floyd; We celebrate the life and legacy of Larry Kramer, the trailblazing writer and AIDS activist who helped start ACT UP.
May 28, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-27 Wednesday
59:00
Ibram X. Kendi on the police killing of unarmed Black man, George Floyd, the viral video of a white woman threatening a Black Central Park birder, and the new COVID Racial Data Tracker; Two die from COVID in ICE custody as calls grow to release detainees.
May 27, 2020
As New Zealand Eliminates COVID, Epidemiologist Says "We Look at Trump's Behavior & We're Horrified"
We continue our interview with an epidemiologist in New Zealand about how the country’s response compares to government actions in the United States and worldwide.
May 26, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-26 Tuesday
59:00
We look at the pandemic's devastating impact on Brazil's Indigenous peoples, who are dying at double the rate of the rest of the country; New Zealand, which implemented one of the earliest lockdowns, has largely succeeded in eliminating the coronavirus.
May 26, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-25 Monday
59:00
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.
May 25, 2020
Mike Davis: As Workers Face Dangerous Conditions Amid Reopening, We Need Unions & Medicare for All
“A volcanic rage is rapidly rising to the surface in this country,” says historian Mike Davis, “and we need to harness it to defend and build unions, ensure Medicare for all, and knock the bastards off their gilded thrones.”
May 22, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-22 Friday
59:00
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."
May 22, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-21 Thursday
59:00
We get an update from Bangladesh, where a cyclone threatens a camp, home to 1 million Rohingya refugees, and look at COVID-19's threat to refugees across the globe; a new report finds 1 million children face death from the pandemic's secondary impacts.
May 21, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-20 Wednesday
59:00
Reverend William Barber calls for a Mass Poor People's Assembly on June 20; New York City shuts down its subways overnight, removing people who rely on the trains for shelter; a largely immigrant public elementary school fights demolition in New Jersey.
May 20, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-19 Tuesday
59:00
States begin to reopen even as U.S. deaths from the coronavirus top 90,000; The pandemic batters journalism, with at least 36,000 media workers experiencing layoffs, furloughs or pay cuts since the start of the outbreak.
May 19, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-18 Monday
59:00
How will the pandemic end, and how will the world look when it's over? We spend the hour with renowned medical historian Frank Snowden, author of the new book "Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present."
May 18, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-15 Friday
59:00
Amid the pandemic, calls grow to halt deportations to Guatemala and Haiti; the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that may shape the outcome of future presidential elections; we look at voting by mail and whether democracy can survive the pandemic.
May 15, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-14 Thursday
59:00
Is the coronavirus pandemic generating a mental illness crisis? We talk to psychology professor and writer Andrew Solomon; Renowned palliative care specialist Dr. Diane Meier on the pandemic's impact on families when loved ones must battle COVID alone.
May 14, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-13 Wednesday
59:00
We spend the hour with author and journalist Naomi Klein looking at the emerging "pandemic shock doctrine," lawmakers' calls for more surveillance and how Big Tech stands to profit from the coronavirus outbreak.
May 13, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-12 Tuesday
59:00
Two Sioux tribes defy the South Dakota governor's orders to remove coronavirus checkpoints; 70 of the first 100 coronavirus deaths in Chicago were Black people; We speak with Adriana Gallardo about a ProPublica report on New York City essential workers.
May 12, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-11 Monday
59:00
Black and Brown communities are disproportionately targeted and policed in New York City's coronavirus response, and protests are banned; A Trump Death Clock billboard goes up in Times Square to mark the toll of government inaction.
May 11, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-07 Thursday
59:00
We get an update from Moscow on the pandemic in Russia, which has the second-highest infection rate in the world; We look at who gets access to drugs like remdesivir being developed by pharmaceutical giant Gilead, which is poised to make massive profits.
May 07, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-06 Wednesday
59:00
As President Trump starts to reopen the country, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett predicts the pandemic will last at least 36 months; Did a former Green Beret mastermind a failed coup attempt in Venezuela? Two Americans were arrested.
May 06, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-05 Tuesday
59:00
As the Navajo Nation suffers the third most COVID-19 cases, we talk to the partner of a 28-year-old victim and doctors treating patients; 80 percent of prisoners at Marion prison test positive; Prof. Ruth Wilson Gilmore on the case for prison abolition.
May 05, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-04 Monday
59:00
As meat plant workers get sick and die from COVID-19, workers protest conditions, and LULAC calls for Meatless May Mondays; McConnell seeks to protect corporations from liability; Dr. Richard Levitan says patients unknowingly suffer oxygen deprivation.
May 04, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-05-01 Friday
59:00
Workers call for a general strike on May Day; Joe Biden denies Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations. We speak with her neighbor from the 1990s who says Reade told her the story decades ago; Protesters demand more COVID-19 relief & tests in Puerto Rico.
May 01, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-30 Thursday
59:00
French economist Thomas Piketty on how the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic may be a catalyst to address global inequality; longtime WHO adviser Lawrence Gostin on Trump's order barring states from closing meatpacking plants with virus outbreaks.
Apr 30, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-29 Wednesday
59:00
President Trump lashes out at the U.S. Postal Service. His attacks could threaten voting by mail; We look at the impact of the coronavirus on schools, universities, students, parents and teachers, and who is at the table to shape what happens next.
Apr 29, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-28 Tuesday
59:00
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, singer-songwriter Fiona Apple discusses her acclaimed new album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters; and Native American activist Eryn Wise of Seeding Sovereignty talks about land acknowledgment and COVID-19 in Indigenous communities.
Apr 28, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-27 Monday
59:00
Planned Parenthood's president says many states used the pandemic to restrict abortion access; Director Eliza Hittman on her new film about abortion, "Never Rarely Sometimes Always"; Science journalist Tanya Lewis on drugs being tested to treat COVID-19.
Apr 27, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-24 Friday
59:00
We look at how a new half trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill affects essential workers, including domestic workers in New York City; Georgia reopens nonessential businesses today; a look at the humanitarian crisis in Gaza amid the pandemic.
Apr 24, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-23 Thursday
59:00
As Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina plan to reopen, testing is critical for the path ahead, says infectious disease expert Dr. Syra Madad; A new project in Massachusetts seeks to stop the spread of COVID-19 with contact tracing.
Apr 23, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-22 Wednesday
59:00
On Earth Day's 50th anniversary, we talk to 350.org founder Bill McKibben; South African activist Kumi Naidoo, formerly of Amnesty International and Greenpeace; & youth climate activist Angela Valenzuela, former coordinator with Fridays for Future Chile.
Apr 22, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-21 Tuesday
59:00
Democracy Now! Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Apr 21, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-20 Monday
59:00
An African-American doctor demands accountability after he is handcuffed outside his home while preparing to help protect homeless people from COVID-19; Gig economy workers for companies like Instacart organize for safer conditions as frontline workers.
Apr 20, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-17 Friday
59:00
We speak with world-renowned political dissident and author Noam Chomsky about cuts to the WHO and authoritarian and progressive responses to the pandemic; A new policy at NYC public hospitals requires doctor's notes for medical workers to call in sick.
Apr 17, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-16 Thursday
59:00
Trump tries to deflect attention from his handling of the pandemic by fueling a theory the coronavirus came from a lab in China. A zoologist calls the idea "pure baloney." Writer and activist Arundhati Roy in India says the "pandemic is a portal."
Apr 16, 2020
Black Doctor Handcuffed by Miami Cop as He Wore a Mask Is Critical of Florida's Pandemic Response
In our extended interview with Dr. Armen Henderson, he describes how he was handcuffed as he was wearing a mask and preparing to test homeless people for COVID-19, and why this work is key to Florida’s pandemic response.
Apr 15, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-15 Wednesday
59:00
The coronavirus could push more than 600 million more people into poverty; Navajo Nation reports nearly 30 deaths due to COVID-19; An African-American doctor is handcuffed while preparing to help protect homeless people from the virus's spread in Miami.
Apr 15, 2020
Who Delivers Food in the Pandemic? Gig Workers from Instacart to Uber Demand Safety & Hazard Pay
As demand for groceries soars from millions of Americans staying home, we speak with a member of the Gig Workers Collective who organized an Instacart strike to demand appropriate safety measures and hazard pay.
Apr 14, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-14 Tuesday
59:00
As the coronavirus sweeps across the U.S., we look at the country's food supply chain and the millions of farmworkers and meat packers still going to work every day, often in crowded conditions without personal protective equipment, for poverty wages.
Apr 14, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-13 Monday
59:00
As the U.S. COVID-19 death toll passes 22,000, The New York Times shows how Trump's failures worsened the outbreak; a study looks at whether hydroxychloroquine could help prevent the virus' spread; water shutoffs continue in the virus hot spot of Detroit.
Apr 13, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-10 Friday
59:00
World-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky joins us for the hour to discuss the 2020 election, Trump's response to the coronavirus, the necessity of bold action to combat the climate crisis, and what gives him hope.
Apr 10, 2020
COVID-19 Sacrifice Zones: Coronavirus Devastates Black Communities Historically Denied Healthcare
In Part 2 of our interview, family physician and epidemiologist Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones explains why the coronavirus is taking a devastating toll on black Americans.
Apr 09, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-09 Thursday
59:00
Naomi Klein on Bernie Sanders's historic 2020 campaign and what's next for the movement after Sanders drops out of the race; How the coronavirus is disproportionately impacting African-American communities in the U.S.
Apr 09, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-08 Wednesday
59:00
Wisconsin voters stand in hours-long lines to vote in person after Republicans refused to delay elections; African Americans account for 70% of Louisiana's COVID-19 deaths; The coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on Ecuador's medical resources.
Apr 08, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-07 Tuesday
59:00
Amazon workers in Staten Island walk off the job as dozens of warehouses around the U.S. report COVID-19 cases; We discuss the impact of the pandemic on residents of Queens and the Bronx, among the hardest-hit areas, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Apr 07, 2020
April 6 Coronavirus Global News Roundup
Monday, April 7, 2020 — A Coronavirus pandemic news roundup, from the surge in cases in the United States and emerging data showing major racial disparities in coronavirus death rates across the country, to Japan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Somalia, Libya, and more.
Apr 06, 2020
Honduran Mother Celebrates Freedom After 554 Days in Sanctuary at Philadelphia Church
After 554 days living in sanctuary at a Philadelphia church, Honduran mother Suyapa Reyes finally received her freedom last month after federal immigration officials granted her a stay of her deportation order. We speak with Suyapa Reyes and Blanca Pacheco, co-director of the New Sanctuary Movement Philadelphia.
Apr 06, 2020
"You're Making a Bad Decision": NYC Bishop's Message to Religious Leaders Still Holding Services
Bishop Clifton Daniel, the dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, has a message for religious leaders who refuse to follow social distancing guidelines as they prepare to celebrate Holy Week, Passover and Ramadan in the age of coronavirus.
Apr 06, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-06 Monday
59:00
New York City nurses continue to protest and demand protective gear as hospitals overflow; Calls grow to release incarcerated people amid the pandemic; An NYC cathedral plans to open its doors to patients to make more space in the city's hospitals.
Apr 06, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-03 Friday
59:00
We speak with an ICU nurse in New York protesting for more COVID-19 protective gear; The pandemic surges in the Philippines and Indonesia; How Taiwan is containing coronavirus; The Congressional Hispanic Caucus demands the release of ICE detainees.
Apr 03, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-02 Thursday
59:00
With millions losing their jobs, President Trump's coronavirus response has been to support drug manufacturers and suspend environmental rules; How the coronavirus is impacting India and the Global South.
Apr 02, 2020
April 1 Coronavirus Global News Roundup
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 — A Coronavirus pandemic news roundup from the surge in cases in the United States to Italy and Spain, to Guam, Indonesia and Uganda.
Apr 01, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-04-01 Wednesday
59:00
Delivery drivers at UPS demand safe working conditions to avoid illness amid a massive increase in online orders; How pregnant people are coping with uncertain conditions during the pandemic; Calls grow to cancel rent during the coronavirus outbreak.
Apr 01, 2020
March 31 - Global Coronavirus News Roundup
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 — A Coronavirus pandemic news roundup from the surge in cases in the United States to India and Spain, to Italy, Afghanistan and Central America.
Mar 31, 2020
Supreme Court Crushes Media Diversity in Ruling on Lawsuit Accusing Comcast of Racial Discrimination
The Supreme Court has postponed oral arguments, but handed down five opinions on last Monday, including a decision considered a blow for the civil rights community: the case of Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media.
Mar 31, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-31 Tuesday
59:00
Michigan becomes a growing hot spot for coronavirus and struggles to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases; We speak with Tara Reade about her allegations that Joe Biden assaulted her when he was a senator and she was his staff assistant in 1993.
Mar 31, 2020
Global Coronavirus News Roundup
March 30, 2020 — A Coronavirus pandemic news roundup from the United States to Spain and Italy, to Nigeria, Russia and the Philippines.
Mar 30, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-30 Monday
59:00
The coronavirus is described as the public health failure of the century; In New York, tens of thousands of unhoused people are left with no way to safely shelter in place; A group of unhoused mothers, families and elders reclaim vacant Los Angeles homes.
Mar 30, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-27 Friday
59:00
Congressmember Ilhan Omar and author Matt Stoller join us as Congress votes on a $2 trillion emergency relief package to address the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus; We look at domestic violence during the pandemic.
Mar 27, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-26 Thursday
59:00
We get an update from a New York City emergency room doctor; Bernie Sanders successfully strengthens assistance to laid-off workers in the $2.2 trillion emergency relief package; India orders 1.3 billion people to shelter in place.
Mar 26, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-25 Wednesday
59:00
New York City has 60% of all new COVID-19 cases in the U.S.; Spain is becoming the COVID-19 epicenter of Europe; Puerto Rico announces $787 million financial package; Sen. Richard Burr received privileged briefings about economic threat of coronavirus.
Mar 25, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-24 Tuesday
59:00
Senate Democrats stop Republicans from advancing a coronavirus stimulus package many are calling a corporate bailout; Brigades of Cuban doctors combat the spread of COVID-19 internationally; COVID-19 has begun to spread in the U.S. prison system.
Mar 24, 2020
"I'm Nine Months Pregnant, and I'm Bringing My Baby into a World I No Longer Understand."
Reporter Amy Littlefield joins us to discuss her article, “I’m nine months pregnant, and I’m bringing my baby into a world I no longer understand. I have to remain hopeful anyway.”
Mar 23, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-23 Monday
59:00
COVID-19 could spread like wildfire among the 37,000 people held in immigrant detention centers that contract with ICE; The U.S. continues to have a desperate lack of tests and protective gear for frontline medical workers.
Mar 23, 2020
"This Is a War," Says Doctor on COVID-19. "We Are at the Beginning of a Surge, and It's Terrifying."
Global health expert and infectious disease specialist Dr. Michele Barry compares the U.S. response to the coronavirus with other countries.
Mar 20, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-20 Friday
59:00
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 250,000 worldwide, surging in Italy and growing in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America; Mutual aid groups emerge across the U.S. to protect each other in the face of COVID-19.
Mar 20, 2020
Nobel Laureate Economist Joe Stiglitz: Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic with Progressive Capitalism

In Part 2 of our look at President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says Trump’s push for a payroll tax, for example, “would be undermining the fiber of our economy.”
Mar 19, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-19 Thursday
59:00
Naomi Klein warns against "coronavirus capitalism"; Economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses the White House stimulus plans; Civil rights activist Elizabeth OuYang says Trump is fueling hate by blaming the COVID-19 outbreak on a "Chinese virus."
Mar 19, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-18 Wednesday
59:00
Lawmakers debate stimulus measures to fight economic effects of the coronavirus. We speak with Rep. Ro Khanna; Joe Biden sweeps three primaries marred by chaos at polling places; Mass shutdowns & layoffs put millions of U.S. restaurant workers at risk.
Mar 18, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-17 Tuesday
59:00
Spain becomes the second European country to impose a nationwide lockdown in response to coronavirus; Coronavirus poses a major threat to 2.3 million people locked in U.S. prisons; One teenager's website tracking the pandemic has become a vital resource.
Mar 17, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-16 Monday
59:00
Democratic presidential rivals Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders face off in their first head-to-head debate amid the coronavirus outbreak, in a D.C. studio with no live audience. We bring you excerpts of the debate and response from two scholars.
Mar 16, 2020
Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource
We speak with a teenager whose website that tracks coronavirus has become one of the most vital resources for people seeking accurate and updated numbers on the pandemic.
Mar 13, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-13 Friday
59:00
We look at how the Trump administration has failed to account for what may be thousands of coronavirus infections because of ongoing problems with access to testing.
Mar 13, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-12 Thursday
59:00
After recent losses, Bernie Sanders vows to stay in the race and debate Joe Biden on Sunday; The World Health Organization calls COVID-19 a pandemic; Senate Republicans block legislation requiring employers to grant paid sick leave; Italy is locked down.
Mar 12, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-11 Wednesday
59:00
Joe Biden scores decisive primary victories Tuesday, including in the key state of Michigan; As the coronavirus pandemic grows, nurses on the frontlines are holding a national day of action to protest lack of basic protections for nurses and patients.
Mar 11, 2020
War Contractor Erik Prince Has Close Ties to White House & Report Reveals His Dirty Tricks for Trump
In Part 2 of our interview with The Intercept’s investigative reporter Matthew Cole, he examines in detail Erik Prince’s ties to the Trump administration.
Mar 10, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-10 Tuesday
59:00
We spend the hour looking at the coronavirus pandemic, from the Trump administration's mismanagement of the crisis to the lockdown in Italy to how prisons are handling the outbreak from Iran to New York to immigration jails in Washington state.
Mar 10, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-09 Monday
59:00
Two main Afghan presidential candidates hold inauguration ceremonies, amid U.S.-Taliban peace deal negotiations; A New York Times report reveals Erik Prince, founder of the mercenary firm Blackwater, recruits ex-spies to help infiltrate liberal groups.
Mar 09, 2020
Justice Denied: 50 Years of Supreme Court Rulings That Gutted Civil Rights, Voting Rights & Expanded Inequality
In an extended interview, lawyer and journalist Adam Cohen discusses his new book, “Supreme Inequality,” which argues the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked social progress and expanded inequality over the last five decades.
Mar 06, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-06 Friday
59:00
Elizabeth Warren suspends her presidential campaign; Author Adam Cohen discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's long record of blocking progress and creating "a more unjust America."
Mar 06, 2020
Joe Biden's History of Selling the Iraq Invasion, Expanding Prisons & Pulling Democrats to the Right
Following former Vice President Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday wins, we continue our extended interview with Branko Marcetic, author of “Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden.”
Mar 05, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-05 Thursday
59:00
As cases of COVID-19 spread worldwide, we hold a roundtable discussion on whether coronavirus presents a clear argument for healthcare for all; Long wait times plagued Democratic primary polling places in Texas throughout Super Tuesday.
Mar 05, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-04 Wednesday
59:00
Bernie Sanders adviser Chuck Rocha reacts to Super Tuesday results; Black voters in the South overwhelmingly vote for Joe Biden; Jacobin magazine staff writer Branko Marcetic on "The Case Against Joe Biden."
Mar 04, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-03 Tuesday
59:00
Democracy Now! Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Mar 03, 2020
Iranian Infectious Disease Specialist on How the U.S. Should Address the Coronavirus Pandemic
We continue our interview with Dr. Kamiar Alaei, Iranian global health policy expert, co-founder and co-president of the Institute for International Health and Education, and a visiting professor at the University of Oxford.
Mar 02, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-03-02 Monday
59:00
Donald Trump's deal with the Taliban aims to end the war in Afghanistan; An update on Julian Assange's U.K. extradition case; In Texas, Jessica Cisneros runs for Congress against a conservative Democratic incumbent; Coronavirus deaths rise in Iran.
Mar 02, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-28 Friday
59:00
Russia-backed forces in Syria kill 33 Turkish soldiers; Thousands in the Dominican Republic protest the suspension of elections and celebrate Independence Day; New Jersey families protest plans to demolish a public school to make way for a cancer center.
Feb 28, 2020
Stop-and-Frisk Cost NYC $1 Billion in Civil Suits over Police Misconduct While Bloomberg Was Mayor
Bob Hennelly, reporter who covered billionaire Michael Bloomberg during his time as mayor, says civil suits related to stop-and-frisk cost city taxpayers $1 billion.
Feb 27, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-27 Thursday
59:00
President Trump puts Mike Pence in charge of the U.S. response to coronavirus, despite his disastrous public health record as Indiana governor; How the climate crisis is exacerbating disease outbreaks; Anti-Muslim violence kills dozens in India.
Feb 27, 2020
Amy Goodman Interviews Tom Steyer & Elizabeth Warren at South Carolina Environmental Justice Forum
Amy Goodman interviews Elizabeth Warren and Tom Steyer in South Carolina at the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice.
Feb 26, 2020
Meet Omar Radi, the Moroccan Journalist Who Was Jailed for a Single Tweet & Faces Trial on March 5
In Morocco, journalists, human rights defenders and activists increasingly face harassment, censorship, torture and imprisonment simply for expressing their opinion.
Feb 26, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-26 Wednesday
59:00
Author Anand Giridharadas discusses the "billionaire election" and wealth inequality; South Carolina's primary tests 2020 candidates' support among African Americans; Reporter Bob Hennelly says Michael Bloomberg has lied about releasing his taxes.
Feb 26, 2020
WATCH: Super Tuesday 2020 Coverage with Democracy Now! & The Intercept
WATCH: Super Tuesday 2020 Coverage with Democracy Now! & The Intercept
Feb 26, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-25 Tuesday
59:00
Harvey Weinstein is found guilty of rape and sexual assault by a jury in New York; We speak with Chuck Rocha, senior adviser to Bernie Sanders, about the campaign's success in early primary states and what's changed since 2016.
Feb 25, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-24 Monday
59:00
Senator Bernie Sanders wins the Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses with support from Latinx voters; We host a debate on democratic socialism with economists Paul Krugman and Richard Wolff.
Feb 24, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-21 Friday
59:00
Democracy Now! Friday, February 21, 2020
Feb 21, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-20 Thursday
59:00
We host a roundtable discussion on Wednesday night's contentious Democratic debate in Las Vegas, ahead of the Nevada caucuses this Saturday.
Feb 20, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-19 Wednesday
59:00
Ahead of the Nevada caucus, no Democratic candidate receives a Culinary Workers Union endorsement; A new study shows Medicare for All will save U.S. residents more than $450 billion every year; Latinx organization Mijente endorses Bernie Sanders.
Feb 19, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-18 Tuesday
59:00
The jury in Harvey Weinstein's trial begins its deliberations on whether to find the disgraced movie mogul guilty on rape and sexual assault charges; A new film takes a close look at Joe Biden's extensive role in the Iraq War.
Feb 18, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-17 Monday
59:00
Democratic presidential candidates are accusing billionaire Michael Bloomberg of buying his way to the nomination and spreading his wealth to keep critics silent; In Yemen, 31 people were killed in U.S.-backed Saudi airstrikes.
Feb 17, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-14 Friday
59:00
A lawsuit against the city of Detroit alleges that its housing policies have widened the racial wealth gap; The One Billion Rising campaign seeks to end sexual violence against women and girls; We speak with playwright Eve Ensler and singer Taína Asili.
Feb 14, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-13 Thursday
59:00
Closing arguments begin in the trial of accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein; Anti-pipeline protests break out across Canada in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders; Amy Klobuchar faces mounting scrutiny over her record as a district attorney.
Feb 13, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-12 Wednesday
59:00
Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire primary; Unearthed audio exposes Mike Bloomberg defending "stop-and-frisk" in racial terms; A South Bend City Council member decries Pete Buttigieg's treatment of the black community during his time as mayor.
Feb 12, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-11 Tuesday
59:00
President Trump unveils his 2021 budget request, proposing massive cuts to Medicaid and food stamps while increasing spending on the border wall, the military and nuclear weapons; Polls open in New Hampshire in the nation's first presidential primary.
Feb 11, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-10 Monday
59:00
In a joint interview, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley sit down with Nermeen Shaikh to talk about resistance, protesting President Trump, reshaping U.S. foreign policy, and their personal histories.
Feb 10, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-07 Friday
59:00
The U.S. Navy deploys a new nuclear weapon for the first time since the Cold War; The coronavirus death toll tops 630 people in China; At least 200 Salvadoran asylum seekers were killed, raped or tortured after being deported from the U.S.
Feb 07, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-06 Thursday
59:00
The Senate acquits President Trump in the third impeachment trial in U.S. history; Results from Monday's Iowa caucuses continue to be released; The National Archives is allowing millions of documents to be destroyed or deleted by ICE.
Feb 06, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-05 Wednesday
59:00
Iowa Democrats release only partial results from Monday's caucuses; President Trump delivers his State of the Union address; Latinx authors criticize the publishing industry over "American Dirt" and other failures.
Feb 05, 2020
Laurie Garrett on Coronavirus: Racist Attitudes Could Aid & Abet the Spread of the Pandemic
Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett talks about the spread of coronavirus and why it is more dangerous than anything the world has seen since the arrival of HIV.
Feb 04, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-04 Tuesday
59:00
Chaos and confusion continues in Iowa as the state Democratic Party delays releasing results from Monday's caucus; As Sanders surges in national polls, we host a debate on whether the Vermont senator is the Democrats' best bet to beat Donald Trump.
Feb 04, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-02-03 Monday
59:00
Trump is expected to be acquitted on Wednesday, as the Senate trial resumes today; The first caucus of the 2020 race takes place in Iowa; Trump expands his travel ban to six more countries; Over 17,000 cases of the coronavirus are confirmed worldwide.
Feb 03, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-31 Friday
59:00
The Republican-led Senate appears poised to acquit President Trump as early as Friday in the historic impeachment trial; We look at the groundbreaking film "Disclosure" and depictions of transgender people in television and film over more than a century.
Jan 31, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-30 Thursday
59:00
At the Senate impeachment trial, Trump's lawyer says a sitting president can take action to boost re-election chances if he feels re-election is in the public interest; A new film exposes the racial and gender biases baked into artificial intelligence.
Jan 30, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-29 Wednesday
59:00
Israel moves to annex 30% of the occupied West Bank under Trump's so-called Middle East peace plan; Trump's impeachment trial continues; South Dakota lawmakers debate a bill that would criminalize gender-affirming surgery for transgender youth.
Jan 29, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-28 Tuesday
59:00
President Trump's legal team defends his actions as calls mount for the Senate to allow witnesses to testify; Beloved feminist activist Isabel Cabanillas is assassinated in Juárez, Mexico; We speak to world-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
Jan 28, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-27 Monday
59:00
Democracy Now! Monday, January 27, 2020
Jan 27, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-24 Friday
59:00
Updates on President Trump's impeachment trial; The International Court of Justice orders Burma to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide; An unexpected victory for unhoused Oakland moms who had occupied a vacant home to protest housing unaffordability.
Jan 24, 2020
Poisoned Water & Corporate Greed: Attorney Robert Bilott on His 20-Year Battle Against DuPont
On Wednesday, the Environmental Working Group released a shocking report about how toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS have been found in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities.
Jan 23, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-23 Thursday
59:00
Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his power in the Senate impeachment trial; A conversation with Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins.
Jan 23, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-22 Wednesday
59:00
Democrats accuse Republicans of orchestrating a cover-up at Trump's impeachment trial; The “architect” of the CIA’s torture program testifies at Guantánamo Bay; Reporter Glenn Greenwald is charged in Brazil over an investigation of political corruption.
Jan 22, 2020
"Our House Is Still on Fire": Full Speech by Greta Thunberg at World Economic Forum in Davos
The 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a speech Tuesday to the world leaders and global elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, one year after she first condemned the forum for its inaction on climate change.
Jan 21, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-21 Tuesday
59:00
The Senate opens the third impeachment trial of a U.S. president in history; The National Archives apologizes for doctoring a photo of the 2017 Women's March to remove criticisms of President Trump; Greta Thunberg speaks at the World Economic Forum.
Jan 21, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-20 Monday
59:00
Democracy Now! Monday, January 20, 2020
Jan 20, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-17 Friday
59:00
U.S. senators are sworn in to serve as jurors in the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history; A conversation with the daughter of Honduran indigenous environmental activist Berta Cáceres; The translation crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jan 17, 2020
#Moms4Housing: Meet the Mother & Daughter Armed Police Just Evicted from a Vacant House in Oakland
We continue our conversation with Oakland mom Misty Cross, who was evicted alongside other mothers fighting homelessness Tuesday from a vacant home they had been occupying for two months. Cross and three others were arrested by a heavily militarized police force in the early hours of Tuesday morning, sparking outrage. All four were released on bail Tuesday afternoon. We also speak with Cross’s daughter Destiny Johnson and Oakland activist Carroll Fife, the director of the Oakland office for Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.
Jan 16, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-16 Thursday
59:00
The House delivers articles of impeachment to the Senate; The Poor People's Campaign calls for a presidential debate on poverty; Russia's prime minister resigns amid Putin's constitutional changes; Moms 4 Housing is evicted from a vacant Oakland house.
Jan 16, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-15 Wednesday
59:00
In the final debate before the Iowa caucuses, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders openly spar for the first time, but both agreed on many policy issues, including the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from the Middle East.
Jan 15, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-14 Tuesday
59:00
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepares to send impeachment articles to the Senate; A group of mothers fighting homelessness in Oakland occupy a vacant house with their children; Poet Martín Espada remembers Latino community activist Luis Garden Acosta.
Jan 14, 2020
Women Protest Against Accused Rapists Harvey Weinstein & President Trump
In New York City, at least 100 women protested against accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein outside the Manhattan courthouse where the disgraced Hollywood mogul is standing trial for rape.
Jan 13, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-13 Monday
59:00
Iranians protest for a third day after the military said it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner; Lawrence Wilkerson denounces war in the Middle East; Nearly 150 are arrested on Capitol Hill in a protest urging radical climate action.
Jan 13, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-10 Friday
59:00
A new film tells the story of how data firm Cambridge Analytica attempted to use Facebook to sway elections across the world. We speak to the directors of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary "The Great Hack."
Jan 10, 2020
"A Translation Crisis at the Border": U.S. Immigration Courts Are Failing Mayan-Language Speakers
As record numbers of migrants seek refuge and asylum in the United States, we look at a key problem preventing many of them from getting due process: inadequate translation for indigenous peoples who speak Mayan languages.
Jan 09, 2020
"Modern-Day Slavery": China Is Forcing Muslims into Forced Labor, Prison & Indoctrination Camps
We look at the systematic oppression of Muslim minorities in China, from labor programs pushing Uyghurs and Kazakhs into low-wage work in Chinese factories to the indoctrination camps where at least 1 million adults from the Uyghur community are being imprisoned.
Jan 09, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-09 Thursday
59:00
President Trump vows to impose new economic sanctions on Iran but appears to step back from the brink of war; A New York Times report details "China’s push to turn Muslim minorities into an army of workers."
Jan 09, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-08 Wednesday
59:00
Iran strikes two bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops as "revenge" for the assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani; A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Puerto Rico, plunging nearly the entire population into darkness in a mass power outage.
Jan 08, 2020
Facebook Is a Crime Scene: "The Great Hack" Documentary Details Big Data's Threat to Democracy
As new details emerge about how the shadowy data firm Cambridge Analytica worked to manipulate voters across the globe, we continue our look at the documentary, “The Great Hack.”
Jan 07, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-07 Tuesday
59:00
New details emerge about how Cambridge Analytica manipulated voters worldwide, from the 2016 election in the U.S. to the Brexit campaign; We look at Oscar-shortlisted documentary "The Great Hack" and speak with a Cambridge Analytica whistleblower.
Jan 07, 2020
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Qassem Soleimani Worked with U.S. in Fight Against Taliban & ISIS
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff from 2002 to 2005, discusses the U.S. assassination of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, who once worked with the United States to fight the Taliban and ISIS.
Jan 06, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-06 Monday
59:00
Democracy Now! Monday, January 6, 2020
Jan 06, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-03 Friday
59:00
Iran vows revenge after the U.S. kills Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, a major escalation of the conflict between Iran and the U.S.; In Australia, at least 18 people have died in massive wildfires.
Jan 03, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-02 Thursday
59:00
Iran-backed militia members break into Baghdad's U.S. Embassy as thousands protest recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria; Thousands in Syria flee a Russia-backed government offensive in Idlib; Protests continue in India against a new citizenship law.
Jan 02, 2020
Democracy Now! 2020-01-01 Wednesday
59:00
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, and we begin the new decade with a New Year's Day special about one of the most influential women in U.S. politics: first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Jan 01, 2020
Democracy Now! 2019-12-31 Tuesday
59:00
A man accused of stabbing five Jewish worshipers at a New York Hanukkah celebration is charged with hate crimes, as a report counts more mass killings in 2019 than any year dating back to at least the 1970s; A conversation with media legend Pat Mitchell.
Dec 31, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-30 Monday
59:00
After President Trump tweeted about Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore's appearance on Democracy Now! last week, we air Part 2 of our interview, in which Moore shares his predictions for the 2020 presidential election and beyond.
Dec 30, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-27 Friday
59:00
The film "Bedlam" looks at how the criminal justice system is often the first point of entry into mental health treatment for many people living with schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder and other conditions.
Dec 27, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-26 Thursday
59:00
We spend the hour with Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore on the 2020 election, impeachment and healthcare. Last week, Moore witnessed the historic vote to impeach the president from the front row of the House gallery.
Dec 26, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-25 Wednesday
59:00
In special broadcast, we spend the hour remembering Toni Morrison, one of the nation’s most influential writers, who died in August at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia.
Dec 25, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-24 Tuesday
59:00
Academy Award-winning actress and activist Jane Fonda was arrested for a fifth time at the Fire Drill Fridays protests she started in Washington; In a new book, Pat Mitchell shares her life story and path to becoming the first woman president of PBS.
Dec 24, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-23 Monday
59:00
Renowned oncologist Dr. Azra Raza argues in her new book "The First Cell" that early detection and prevention are the best ways to fight cancer.
Dec 23, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-20 Friday
59:00
Following the final Democratic presidential debate of the year, held in Los Angeles Thursday night, we host a roundtable discussion on what the seven candidates were and were not asked.
Dec 20, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-19 Thursday
59:00
President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives in a historic vote; The Justice Department's inspector general says the FBI used false information to get approval to wiretap a Trump campaign adviser in the Mueller investigation.
Dec 19, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-18 Wednesday
59:00
Thousands protest to call for Trump's impeachment ahead of a historic House vote charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress; People celebrate measures in New York and New Jersey allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses.
Dec 18, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-17 Tuesday
59:00
Democracy Now! Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-16 Monday
59:00
The COP25 U.N. climate summit ends without major new targets or plans to reduce emissions; We speak with Ralph Nader about the impeachment case against Trump and the latest on Boeing's faulty 737 MAX jets.
Dec 16, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-13 Friday
59:00
In the U.K., Conservatives win a landslide victory in national elections; The U.N. climate summit in Madrid ends without significant new commitments from rich countries; A new report finds global heating is already displacing tens of millions of people.
Dec 13, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-12 Thursday
59:00
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addresses world leaders at the U.N. climate summit, where hundreds of demonstrating activists were forced out of the halls by police Wednesday; The low-lying Marshall Islands are ground zero of the climate crisis.
Dec 12, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-11 Wednesday
59:00
2020 candidate Mike Bloomberg refuses to take questions at the U.N. climate summit, while staged actions continue to protest climate inaction; Climate-fueled wildfires rage across Australia; The House introduces articles of impeachment against Trump.
Dec 11, 2019
Eriel Deranger on the Negative Impact of Resource Extraction on Indigenous Communities in Canada
Indigenous leaders in Madrid, Spain, are demanding action on the climate crisis, an end to resource extraction destroying their territories, and justice for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
Dec 10, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-10 Tuesday
59:00
Rich countries like the U.S. are stalling COP25 climate talks; The Washington Post's exposé on the war in Afghanistan; Voices of indigenous organizers outside COP25; Indigenous resistance in Canada and the U.S.; Eriel Deranger on Teck's tar sands mine.
Dec 10, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-09 Monday
59:00
Outside COP25, hundreds of thousands of people march through Madrid to demand climate justice; Police shut down an activist-led "toxic tour" of Spain's dirtiest companies; Oil giants are found liable for the climate crisis in the Philippines.
Dec 09, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-06 Friday
59:00
In Madrid, organizers of the alternative climate summit shine a light on issues ignored at COP25; Two young organizers of Fridays for Future, from Uganda and Chile, talk about their work; A look at corporate influence at the U.N. climate conference.
Dec 06, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-05 Thursday
59:00
We speak with Edward Snowden about unlawful U.S. mass surveillance; Sahrawi activist Aminatou Haidar speaks about resisting the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara for more than three decades; A look at Sweden's social welfare system.
Dec 05, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-04 Wednesday
59:00
The Right Livelihood Awards celebrate their 40th anniversary; Indigenous Yanomami leader Davi Kopenawa has dedicated his life to protecting the Amazon; A U.N. report says 7 million children worldwide are deprived of their liberty.
Dec 04, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-03 Tuesday
59:00
We broadcast live from Stockholm, Sweden, where Greta Thunberg will be honored with the Right Livelihood Award this week; Today is International Day of Persons With Disabilities; Violence against Indigenous forest protectors is mounting in the Amazon.
Dec 03, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-12-02 Monday
59:00
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi tenders his resignation after security forces killed at least 44 people taking part in anti-government protests; Historian Tariq Ali gives his analysis of the U.K. election.
Dec 02, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-29 Friday
59:00
An hour with David Byrne, the celebrated musician, artist, writer, cycling enthusiast, filmmaker and now Broadway star. He has a new hit Broadway show called "American Utopia."
Nov 29, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-28 Thursday
59:00
Lakota historian Nick Estes talks about Thanksgiving and his book “Our History Is the Future." Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy discusses the crisis in Kashmir and rising authoritarianism in India.
Nov 28, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-27 Wednesday
59:00
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Seattle WTO protests, one of the largest anti-globalization mobilizations ever; The protests also gave birth to a global citizen journalist movement.
Nov 27, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-26 Tuesday
59:00
Israel deports the Human Rights Watch’s Israel & Palestine Director Omar Shakir in its latest crackdown on dissent; Over 340 have been killed in Iraq since October in nationwide anti-government protests; Oprah honors Toni Morrison in NYC memorial.
Nov 26, 2019
Daniel Ellsberg on Pardoning War Criminals, Impeachment, Whistleblowing, Julian Assange & More
We continue our conversation with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about President Trump recent pardons of soldiers accused or convicted of war crimes. He also talks about the Trump impeachment inquiry and more.
Nov 25, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-25 Monday
59:00
Security forces in Egypt raid the office of the country's last independent media outlet; Pope Francis calls for a world without nuclear weapons; U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer is ousted following President Trump's pardoning of three soldiers.
Nov 25, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-22 Friday
59:00
Hundreds of thousands in Colombia take to the streets in the largest national strike the country has seen in years; The fight to block Julian Assange's extradition to the U.S. continues, as Sweden drops an investigation into sexual assault allegations.
Nov 22, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-21 Thursday
59:00
During Wednesday's impeachment hearing, U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland tells lawmakers that he was ordered by President Trump to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens; we host a roundtable on the Democratic debate.
Nov 21, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-20 Wednesday
59:00
Top officials describe Trump's pressure on Ukraine as "inappropriate"; Iranian security forces have killed over 100 protesters; Trans Remembrance Day honors the thousands of transgender and gender nonconforming people who have been killed worldwide.
Nov 20, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-19 Tuesday
59:00
Anti-indigenous violence continues in Bolivia after President Evo Morales's ouster; the Trump administration announces it no longer views Israeli settlements as an international law violation; why the presidential primary system is racist.
Nov 19, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-18 Monday
59:00
An unprecedented leak of Iranian intelligence sheds light on Iran's control of the Iraqi government; At least 23 have died in Bolivia amid escalating violence since the military forced out President Evo Morales; Texas halts the execution of Rodney Reed.
Nov 18, 2019
How Investigative Journalism Sparked a Revolution in Puerto Rico & Brought Down Gov. Rosselló
As anti-government protests rage across the globe, from Chile to Hong Kong to Iraq, we look back at this year’s historic demonstrations in Puerto Rico that ousted Governor Ricardo Rosselló in July. We speak with members of Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism.
Nov 15, 2019
New Report: How International Sanctions on North Korea Harm Women & Prevent Humanitarian Aid
A new report shows that international sanctions imposed on North Korea are having adverse consequences on humanitarian aid and economic development in the country, with a disproportionate impact on women. We speak with the report’s authors and Christine Ahn, the international coordinator of the campaign Korea Peace Now and founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ.
Nov 15, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-15 Friday
59:00
The Supreme Court begins hearing arguments on DACA this week; Sen. Cory Booker participates in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice; Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed next week despite growing evidence that he is innocent.
Nov 15, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-14 Thursday
59:00
The first public hearing on impeachment reveals new details about Trump's dealings with Ukraine; In Chile, protesters condemn gov't plans to rewrite the Constitution; Activist Medea Benjamin faces threats of arrest after protesting sanctions in Venezuela.
Nov 14, 2019
After Evo: As Right-Wing Senator Declares Herself President, What's Next for Bolivia?
We continue our conversation with Pablo Solón and Kevin Young about the political crisis in Bolivia.
Nov 13, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-13 Wednesday
59:00
We speak with legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered the Nixon and Clinton impeachment hearings, as the House begins televised impeachment hearings into President Trump; A debate on the political crisis in Bolivia and whether it constitutes a coup.
Nov 13, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-12 Tuesday
59:00
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is free after 580 days behind bars; Chesa Boudin is San Francisco's newly elected district attorney; Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant declares victory in her re-election race.
Nov 12, 2019
The Silence Is the Loudest Sound: Arundhati Roy Condemns Indian Crackdown in Kashmir
As India’s crackdown on Kashmir continues, we speak to Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy.
Nov 11, 2019
Should First Primaries Be in Whitest States? Warren Says, "I'm Just a Player in the Game"
Amy Goodman asks Senator Elizabeth Warren if Iowa and New Hampshire should hold two of the first votes in the presidential primary season.
Nov 11, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-11 Monday
59:00
Bolivia's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, resigns following what he described as a military coup; A conversation with Senator Elizabeth Warren about the climate crisis at the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice.
Nov 11, 2019
Photographer Cecil Williams Remembers the Orangeburg Massacre & Documenting Civil Rights Era
Civil rights photographer Cecil Williams recalls photographing the aftermath of the 1968 Orangeburg massacre when three unarmed black students were shot dead at South Carolina State University.
Nov 09, 2019
South Carolina Reverend: Faith Leaders Must Be on Frontlines of Fight for Environmental Justice
The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice is being held at South Carolina State University Friday night in Orangeburg. Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman will co-moderate the event with former Environmental Protection Agency official Mustafa Ali. Leaders from frontline communities will attend tonight's forum, including Reverend Leo Woodberry, who has been fighting against environmental racism in South Carolina for years.
Nov 08, 2019
Singer iLe Discusses Music, Activism & Puerto Rico's Struggle for Independence
Some of Puerto Rico’s biggest artists were at the forefront of the demonstrations that ousted Ricardo Rosselló, and the song “Afilando los Cuchillos,” “Sharpening the Knives,” became an anthem of the protests. We recently sat down to discuss music, activism and Puerto Rico with Ileana Cabra Joglar, better known as iLe.
Nov 08, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-08 Friday
59:00
The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice takes place Friday in Orangeburg, South Carolina; in 1968, the Orangeburg massacre killed three unarmed black students when police opened fire at South Carolina State University.
Nov 08, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-07 Thursday
59:00
Algerian elections are scheduled for next month as demonstrators proceed with sustained protests; Two former Twitter employees are charged with helping Saudi Arabia spy on critics; "The Pollinators" looks at the dangers of a decline in bee colonies.
Nov 07, 2019
"DREAM 9" Activist Who Once Infiltrated ICE Detention Center Faces Possible Deportation
Longtime immigration activist Marco Saavedra faces his final asylum hearing in New York on Thursday.
Nov 06, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-06 Wednesday
59:00
In Texas, calls are mounting to halt the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed, a black man convicted of a rape and murder he says he didn't commit; Tuesday's local elections see major victories for Democrats nationwide.
Nov 06, 2019
WATCH: 2019 Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice
WATCH: 2019 Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice
Nov 06, 2019
Greensboro Massacre Survivor: We Must Remember the 1979 KKK Shooting That Killed 5 Anti-Racists
It’s been 40 years since Ku Klux Klansmen and American Nazis opened fire on an anti-Klan demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina, killing five anti-racist activists. The killing spree took 88 seconds. No one was convicted for the massacre. We speak with Dr. Marty Nathan, whose husband Dr. Mike Nathan was killed in the 1979 Greensboro massacre.
Nov 05, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-05 Tuesday
59:00
Trump begins to formally pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement; A Honduran immigrant with DACA status fights his mother's deportation as she recovers from stage IV cancer; Voters head to the polls in statewide elections across the U.S.
Nov 05, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-04 Monday
59:00
Indigenous forest protector Paulo Paulino Guajajara is shot dead in the Amazon; Special report on homelessness in San Francisco; The Greensboro massacre, 40 years later: when the KKK & American Nazis killed five anti-racist protesters in broad daylight.
Nov 04, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-11-01 Friday
59:00
Chicago teachers head back to school, marking the end of a historic 11-day strike; A former Gambian beauty queen testifies against the country's former dictator, accusing him of rape; In Colombia, five indigenous leaders have been massacred.
Nov 01, 2019
Rep. Ro Khanna: The Time Is Right to Impeach President Donald Trump
The House of Representatives voted Thursday to formalize the impeachment process against President Trump. The probe centers on whether Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Trump’s political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, who served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company. On Wednesday, House Democrats requested that Trump’s former National Security Adviser John Bolton testify. We speak with California Congressmember Ro Khanna, who says the time is right to impeach the president.
Oct 31, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-31 Thursday
59:00
As a major study warns 300 million people are at risk from rising sea levels as mass protests cause Chile to pull out as host of the U.N. climate summit; Climate-fueled fires erupt across California; The House votes to formalize the impeachment process.
Oct 31, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-30 Wednesday
59:00
Lebanon's prime minister resigns after nearly two weeks of nationwide protests; Bernie Sanders endorses public defender Chesa Boudin for San Francisco district attorney; The film "Decade of Fire" looks at how fires ravaged the Bronx in the 1970s.
Oct 30, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-29 Tuesday
59:00
California declares a state of emergency as wildfires torch land from Los Angeles to north of San Francisco; In Iraq, 18 protesters were shot dead overnight in the latest crackdown on nationwide protests; Mass demonstrations continue in Chile.
Oct 29, 2019
A Fight Against Neoliberalism: Over A Million Chileans Protest Amid Violent Crackdown
The protests in Chile began in response to a subway fare hike and have grown into a mass uprising against the government.
Oct 28, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-28 Monday
59:00
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world's most wanted man, died during a raid by U.S. special forces; At least 18 people have died in Chile since massive protests began over economic inequality.
Oct 28, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-25 Friday
59:00
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by lawmakers over the company's policy allowing politicians to lie in political advertisements; We report from the Bay Area, where housing insecurity is leaving a record number of people out on the street.
Oct 25, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-24 Thursday
59:00
President Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey after a Turkish invasion of northern Syria earlier this month displaced hundreds of thousands of people; Republican lawmakers storm a closed hearing room, disrupting the impeachment inquiry.
Oct 24, 2019
Early Facebook Investor: We Need to Hold Big Tech Accountable For Creating "Toxic Digital Spills"
Early Facebook investor Roger McNamee talks about big tech companies are amplifying hate speech and disinformation. He also talks more about his book, “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.”
Oct 23, 2019
From Mike Brown to Atatiana Jefferson, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Examines 5+ Years of #BlackLivesMatter
More than five years after African American teenager Michael Brown Jr was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, scholar and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor reflects on the movement’s progress and ongoing struggles for justice.
Oct 23, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-23 Wednesday
59:00
Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill amid mounting criticism of his company. We speak with Roger McNamee, a former mentor to Zuckerberg and early investor in Facebook, who says the tech giant has become a threat to democracy.
Oct 23, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-22 Tuesday
59:00
Mass protests in Lebanon continue as hundreds of thousands demonstrate against dire economic conditions and austerity, demanding the country's leaders step down; the homeownership rate for African Americans in the U.S. is at its lowest level since 1950.
Oct 22, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-21 Monday
59:00
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders for president; Catholic peace activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, go to trial for an anti-nuclear protest in 2018; At least eight people are dead in Chile as police crack down on protests.
Oct 21, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-18 Friday
59:00
Sex trafficking survivor Cyntoia Brown-Long talks about getting a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex, fearing for her life. She received clemency this year and has a new memoir about her experience inside the U.S. prison system.
Oct 18, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-17 Thursday
59:00
In Chicago, over 25,000 public school workers go on strike to demand better learning conditions for students; As many as 300,000 civilians flee northern Syria as Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas continues.
Oct 17, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-16 Wednesday
59:00
Democratic presidential candidates faced off on the Middle East, guns, reproductive rights, impeachment, taxing the rich, healthcare & more at the Democratic presidential debate hosted by The New York Times & CNN in Ohio. We host a roundtable discussion.
Oct 16, 2019
"The Federal Government Actually Paid Him": How Steve Mnuchin Profited from the Housing Bust
In his new book “Homewreckers,” investigative reporter Aaron Glantz looks at the devastating legacy of the housing bust and the key players who benefited as millions of people lost their homes and savings.
Oct 15, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-15 Tuesday
59:00
A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, is arrested and charged with murder after killing Atatiana Jefferson, an African-American woman who was inside her own home; Investigative reporter Aaron Glantz discusses his book "Homewreckers."
Oct 15, 2019
Would Brett Kavanaugh Be on the Supreme Court If the FBI Had Fully Probed Sexual Misconduct Claims?
A new book by two reporters at The New York Times raises questions about how the FBI conducted its background check of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.
Oct 14, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-14 Monday
59:00
Turkey is heightening its military offensive in northern Syria amid the withdrawal of U.S. troops; Cities and states across the U.S. celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day; Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct 14, 2019
"To Girls Everywhere, I Am With You": Chanel Miller Reads from Her Victim Impact Statement
Sexual assault survivor Chanel Miller reads an excerpt of the victim impact statement she read during the trial of her assailant, Brock Turner.
Oct 11, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-11 Friday
59:00
We spend the hour with Chanel Miller, the remarkable writer who was known to the world as "Emily Doe" for years after she was assaulted by Stanford student Brock Turner. In her memoir, "Know My Name," Miller reveals her identity and reclaims her story.
Oct 11, 2019
Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down Times Square as Climate Activists Superglue Themselves to a Boat
Dozens of protesters were arrested Thursday morning after shutting down an intersection in the heart of Times Square as part of a climate action organized by Extinction Rebellion. Members of the group parked an 18-foot boat in the intersection as dozens of protesters rushed in to sit around the boat, while others superglued and handcuffed themselves to the boat. The boat was intended to represent the climate refugee crisis, and protesters carried flags of some of the countries most vulnerable to rising sea levels and climate disasters. According to an Extinction Rebellion spokesperson, this action had been in the works for months, and it is part of a coordinated series of global mobilizations taking place October 7 to 11. Extinction Rebellion also rallied earlier in the morning outside of the Fox News headquarters — but it was merely a diversion in order to execute the larger demonstration in Times Square. On Monday, nearly 90 activists were arrested after staging a die-in on Wall Street, pouring fake blood on the iconic bull statue by the New York Stock Exchange.
Oct 10, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-10 Thursday
59:00
Turkey launches an assault on Kurdish-controlled northern Syria with Trump's tacit approval; What the assault means for the fledgling Rojava project; The family of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places, a Native American teenager, seeks justice for her death.
Oct 10, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-09 Wednesday
59:00
Tens of thousands in Ecuador protest austerity measures and rising fuel prices; 2020 candidate Julián Castro criticizes Trump's immigration policies; The Supreme Court hears historic cases to determine employment protections of LGBTQ people.
Oct 09, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-08 Tuesday
59:00
More than 700 activists with Extinction Rebellion are arrested amid a global campaign of direct action demanding climate solutions; The UAW strike enters its fourth week; Chicago teachers prepare to strike for better working conditions.
Oct 08, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-07 Monday
59:00
The U.S. Supreme Court hears three cases looking at whether employment nondiscrimination protections extend to LGBTQ people; The U.S. withdraws troops from Syria as Turkey prepares to invade Kurdish-controlled areas.
Oct 07, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-04 Friday
59:00
As an impeachment inquiry into President Trump moves ahead in Congress, we revisit a conversation with filmmaker Charles Ferguson about his documentary "Watergate" and how U.S. institutions responded to the crisis.
Oct 04, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-03 Thursday
59:00
We look at the housing crisis in San Francisco and Trump's attacks on the city's homeless population; California is fighting back against Trump's rollback of air pollution standards; a new California bill would ban private prisons statewide.
Oct 03, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-02 Wednesday
59:00
The family of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man, hails the murder conviction of the white policewoman who killed him; police escalate violence against Hong Kong protesters; in Haiti, anti-government demonstrations call for the president's resignation.
Oct 02, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-10-01 Tuesday
59:00
As the impeachment inquiry into President Trump heats up and House Democrats subpoena Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, we host a debate on impeachment; in Newark, the ongoing water crisis continues.
Oct 01, 2019
Filmmaker Charles Ferguson on Richard Nixon, Watergate & Impeachment
An interview with filmmaker Charles Ferguson, whose documentary “Watergate” re-examines the dramatic events surrounding the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in 1972, which precipitated the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon two years later under threat of impeachment.
Sep 30, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-30 Monday
59:00
We spend the hour with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, whose new memoir "Permanent Record" details his journey from government insider to vocal dissident.
Sep 30, 2019
Billy Bragg Performs & Talks About Brexit, Boris Johnson & "The Three Dimensions of Freedom"
The legendary singer Billy Bragg performs three songs in the Democracy Now! studio and talks about his new book, “The Three Dimensions of Freedom.”
Sep 27, 2019
Journalist Sharon Lerner: "How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World"
We speak to journalist Sharon Lerner about how corporations in the United States are refusing to turn to more sustainable materials, with most of the country’s plastic waste ending up in landfills or scattered around the world.
Sep 27, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-27 Friday
59:00
After the release of a whistleblower complaint, Democrats are ramping up efforts to impeach Trump for pressing the president of Ukraine to investigate the Bidens; In Egypt, protesters are demanding the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Sep 27, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-26 Thursday
59:00
Famed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses his memoir, "Permanent Record." He also responds to the Justice Department lawsuit against him and news of an impeachment inquiry into Trump, which was triggered by a whistleblower complaint.
Sep 26, 2019
Aminatou Haidar, the "Gandhi of Western Sahara," Wins Right Livelihood Award
The 2019 Right Livelihood awards have just been announced. One of this year’s honorees is Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar.
Sep 25, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-25 Wednesday
59:00
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launches a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump's alleged corroboration with Ukraine to investigate the Bidens; Trump praises nationalism at U.N.; Amid U.K. turmoil, a conversation with British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.
Sep 25, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-24 Tuesday
59:00
Scores of world leaders and activists convened for talks at the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday; Celebrated writer Ta-Nehisi Coates joins us for a conversation about his debut novel, "The Water Dancer."
Sep 24, 2019
Bill McKibben: To Confront the Climate Crisis, We Need Human Solidarity, Not Walls & Cages
Bill McKibben, the longtime journalist and co-founder of 350.org, talks about climate migration, the 2020 Democratic candidates, the Green New Deal and more.
Sep 23, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-23 Monday
59:00
Interviews and speeches from the historic Youth Climate Strike; Longtime journalist and climate activist Bill McKibben on the race to avoid climate disaster.
Sep 23, 2019
Breaking the Silence: Gambian Beauty Queen Publicly Accuses Former Dictator of Rape
Gambian beauty queen Fatou “Toufah” Jallow talks about why she plans to testify before Gambia’s ongoing public truth and reconciliation commission.
Sep 20, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-20 Friday
59:00
A roundtable discussion with youth activists in New York, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis who are organizing actions as part of the Global Climate Strike; We also speak with an Afghan teen climate activist whose visa was denied by the U.S. government.
Sep 20, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-19 Thursday
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Ahead of the mass climate strike, the secretary general of Amnesty International calls for global action against the climate crisis; We speak to former Gambian beauty queen Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, who has accused former President Yahya Jammeh of rape.
Sep 19, 2019
UAW General Motors Strike Is Rooted in Decades-Long Struggle for Dignity
We speak with longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of the new book “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor,” on the history of American unions, the recent wave of teacher and auto worker strikes, and where the 2020 candidates fall on labor issues.
Sep 18, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-18 Wednesday
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After Israel's second election of the year, Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz appear to be tied; Members of United Auto Workers enter their third day of nationwide strikes for better working conditions.
Sep 18, 2019
Naomi Klein: By Not Holding Climate Debate, DNC Fails to Grasp "Intersectional Nature of the Crisis"
Renowned activist and author Naomi Klein evaluates the 2020 Democratic presidential field and how the candidates are addressing the climate crisis.
Sep 17, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-17 Tuesday
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We spend the hour with renowned climate activist and journalist Naomi Klein, author of the new book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal."
Sep 17, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-16 Monday
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Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities; 250 media outlets have banded together to improve climate coverage; Trump finalizes plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
Sep 16, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-13 Friday
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We host a roundtable discussion about Thursday night's Democratic debate, the third of the primary season with the 10 leading 2020 candidates, at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
Sep 13, 2019
Water Crisis in Newark: Community Demands Action as Lead Contamination Reaches All-Time High
Newark high school teacher Yvette Jordan and Natural Resources Defense Council official Erik Olson join us for Part 2 of a discussion about the water crisis facing thousands in Newark, New Jersey. The NRDC filed a lawsuit against Newark over the summer, accusing the city of violating federal safe drinking water laws.
Sep 12, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-12 Thursday
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Trump ousts national security adviser John Bolton, hawk with long history of militarization abroad; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank; In Newark, New Jersey, the water crisis continues.
Sep 12, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-11 Wednesday
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We speak with 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who launched a school strike for the climate that went global. She will address the U.N. Climate Action Summit before a Sept. 20 global strike, and protest Friday at the White House.
Sep 11, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-10 Tuesday
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A Florida lawmaker calls for the U.S. to allow entry to survivors of Hurricane Dorian; African asylum seekers are trapped in Mexico due to new restrictive migration policies; A Palestinian student starts classes at Harvard after initially being deported.
Sep 10, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-09 Monday
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President Trump publicly canceled secret peace negotiations with the Taliban; an ICE agent opened fire on an undocumented immigrant in Nashville during a traffic stop; corporate media is ignoring the link between Hurricane Dorian and climate change.
Sep 09, 2019
"Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance": Lisa Fithian Reflects on Decades of Protest
Activist and organizer Lisa Fithian looks back on decades of activism and paves a road forward for current movements in her new book, “Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance.” We speak with Fithian in Part 2 of a conversation about protest movements throughout time, combatting the climate crisis, and nonviolent direct action.
Sep 06, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-06 Friday
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Hurricane Dorian continues north, battering the Carolinas as rescue efforts continue in the Bahamas; the legacy of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has died at 95; prolific activist Lisa Fithian on her new book and nonviolent movements.
Sep 06, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-05 Thursday
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2020 hopefuls outline their climate plans in CNN town hall after the DNC refuses to allow full debate on the climate crisis; Nearly 2 million people in Assam, India, are at risk of being rendered stateless.
Sep 05, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-04 Wednesday
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Hurricane Dorian strikes the Bahamas, where widespread floods are engulfing the islands; in the Philippines, activist Brandon Lee remains in critical condition after being shot in August; Nigerian activist Omoyele Sowore enters his second month in jail.
Sep 04, 2019
Martin Lee: We Want Genuine Democracy in Hong Kong
Martin Lee, the “Father of Democracy” in Hong Kong, speaks about the ongoing protests and China’s threat to use military force to stop the demonstrations.
Sep 03, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-03 Tuesday
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A gunman in West Texas killed 7 and injured dozens Saturday, less than a month after the massacre in El Paso; Hurricane Dorian continues to devastate the Bahamas as it approaches Florida; pro-democracy protests enter their 13th week in China.
Sep 03, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-09-02 Monday
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Democracy Now! follows humanitarian activist Scott Warren into the Sonoran Desert as he accompanies other No More Deaths volunteers on a water drop. We also speak to Alvaro Enciso, creator of the project Where Dreams Die.
Sep 02, 2019
Rami Khouri: The U.S. Is Erasing "The Palestinian National Reality from Our World"
Rami Khouri, senior public policy fellow, professor and columnist at The New Arab, says that much of the instability in the Middle East stems from the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. We spoke with Khouri, who is currently a journalist-in-residence at the American University of Beirut, about how the U.S. is exacerbating tensions in the region. The U.S. is trying to erase the “Palestinian national reality,” he says. “There’s about 12 million Palestinians in the world. And they have an identity. They have rights. … And the United States is basically telling the Palestinians, 'You don't exist. You don’t have rights. The Israelis have rights in Israel and Palestine. Their rights are superior to yours.’”
Aug 30, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-30 Friday
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The Trump administration ends the medical deferred action program for immigrants with severe medical conditions; In Nogales, Mexico, the family of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez continues to seek justice for his 2012 killing by a Border Patrol agent.
Aug 30, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-29 Thursday
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York, greeted by crowds of supporters; U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspends Parliament ahead of Brexit; Remembering legendary peace activist Frances Crowe.
Aug 29, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-28 Wednesday
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At least 900 refugees have died crossing the Mediterranean in 2019; Unprecedented fires in the Amazon reflect Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right policies; Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq create tensions across the Middle East.
Aug 28, 2019
"Kochland": Christopher Leonard on the Secret History of Koch Industries & U.S. Corporate Power
Following the death of billionaire right-wing donor David Koch, we look at how he and his brother Charles Koch transformed the American economy and political system from funding climate change deniers to fighting organized labor.
Aug 27, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-27 Tuesday
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An Oklahoma judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for fueling the state's opioid epidemic; Following the death of David Koch, we speak with Christopher Leonard, author of "Kochland," about how the Kochs changed the U.S. economy and politics.
Aug 27, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-26 Monday
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A recent mysterious nuclear accident in Russia is drawing comparisons to the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. As Kashmir enters its fourth week of lockdowns, we speak with a leading feminist activist about her recent fact-finding visit in the territory.
Aug 26, 2019
How Jair Bolsonaro Emboldened Brazilian Agribusiness to Torch the Amazon & Attack Indigenous People
World leaders are calling for the protection of the Amazon as massive fires continue to scorch the world’s largest rainforest, which produces about 20% of the oxygen on the planet. Andrew Miller, advocacy director for the conservation organization Amazon Watch, says the fires are worse now than in previous years as a direct result of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies, which encourage exploitation of the Amazon for mining, logging and agricultural activity.
Aug 23, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-23 Friday
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We speak with Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, a leading critic of the Trump administration's immigration policy; Fires in the Amazon rainforest continue to devastate indigenous communities and wildlife.
Aug 23, 2019
"One Big Jail": Fact-Finding Mission Finds Widespread Abuses in Kashmir as India Tightens Grip
Kashmir remains under tight restrictions after India revoked the special status of the Indian-controlled part of the Muslim-majority region. India imposed a curfew, cut off all communications and reportedly arrested more than 4,000 people, including many political leaders. We speak with Kavita Krishnan, a leading women’s rights activist in India who just returned from a fact-finding mission to Kashmir. She is the secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association and a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist). “We felt that the whole of Kashmir was one big jail,” Krishnan says.
Aug 22, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-22 Thursday
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Eleven presidential candidates attended the Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, this week. We convene a roundtable to discuss how indigenous issues are impacting the 2020 race.
Aug 22, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-21 Wednesday
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We return to the border with Alvaro Enciso, an artist who builds and places crosses in the sites where migrants have died in the Sonoran Desert. New York's Child Victims Act has allowed hundreds of victims to file cases since its enactment last week.
Aug 21, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-20 Tuesday
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Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who killed Eric Garner in 2014, has been fired. We speak with Garner's daughter Emerald; Right-wing protesters are outnumbered by counterprotesters in Portland; A mass suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul kills 63.
Aug 20, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-19 Monday
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A special broadcast from Arizona, speaking with activists leaving water and other aid for migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert and a local organization working to identify human remains on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Aug 19, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-16 Friday
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With Trump's urging, Israel bars entry to Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib; Atlantic staff writer Vann Newkirk talks about the racist policies that dispossessed black Americans in the "great land robbery" of the 20th century.
Aug 16, 2019
Sister Helen Prejean on Fighting the Death Penalty, Meeting with the Boston Marathon Bomber & More
Sister Helen Prejean reflects on her decades of fighting the death penalty and why she has met multiple times with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted in the Boston Marathon bombing case.
Aug 15, 2019
New York Lawmakers Behind Child Victims Act Say It Will "Transform Trauma into Real Action"
Part 2 of our conversation with two New York state legislators, Senator Alessandra Biaggi and Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, who helped pass the Child Victims Act. The state law, which went into effect Wednesday, extends the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse and includes a “lookback period,” giving survivors of any age a year to take legal action even if their cases had expired under the old statute of limitations. Hundreds of cases have already been filed. Both Biaggi and Niou are sexual abuse survivors, and they have spoken about the importance of the Child Victims Act in personal terms. “It is a remarkable thing, it is a privilege, to be able to transform trauma into real action that will help … hundreds, if not thousands, of people across the state of New York,” Biaggi says.
Aug 15, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-15 Thursday
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Horror at Metropolitan Correctional Center. How Jeffrey Epstein's death is exposing decades of abuse at the NYC jail; With Epstein gone, survivors are going after his accomplices and estate; The Child Victims Act goes into effect in New York this week.
Aug 15, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-14 Wednesday
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario explains how crime and corruption in Honduras fuel migration north; Sister Helen Prejean, famous anti-death penalty activist, reacts to the Trump administration reinstating the federal death penalty.
Aug 14, 2019
Ibram X. Kendi on Trump, Obama & Why "Internalized Racism Is the Real Black-on-Black Crime"
We continue our conversation with Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University and author of “How to Be an Antiracist.” In his new book, Kendi examines race and racism in the United States, including how he personally navigated these issues as a young man. “I didn’t realize it until later just how many racist ideas I had internalized,” Kendi says. “I didn’t realize until later that internalized racism is the real black-on-black crime.”
Aug 13, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-13 Tuesday
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We spend the hour with award-winning author and academic Ibram X. Kendi, whose new book, "How to Be an Antiracist," comes out Tuesday.
Aug 13, 2019
Nina Khrushcheva on Moscow Protests, Nuclear Tensions & How U.S. Media Creates Animosity Toward Russia
We speak with international affairs professor Nina Khrushcheva about the recent protests in Moscow and how the U.S.-Russian relationship is faring under Trump and Putin.
Aug 12, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-12 Monday
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Jeffrey Epstein is dead, but the fight for justice continues for his many victims; Mass protests force authorities to ground flights at Hong Kong International Airport; In Russia, tens of thousands march in largest anti-government protest in years.
Aug 12, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-09 Friday
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ICE agents raid poultry processing plants in Mississippi, arresting 680 people; A new IPCC report sounds the alarm on the climate change impact on land resources; New documents reveal Monsanto's attempts to discredit critics and journalists.
Aug 09, 2019
Behind the Lines: Shane Bauer Travels to Syria to Uncover America’s Role in the Syrian War
Award-winning reporter Shane Bauer of Mother Jones talks about his groundbreaking, 30,000-word investigation on the war in Syria.
Aug 08, 2019
Meet Janna Jihad, the 13-Year-Old Palestinian Journalist Exposing the Israeli Occupation
“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.
Aug 08, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-08 Thursday
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As India revokes Kashmir's special status that granted it some autonomy, we convene a roundtable to discuss the implications for the region. We discuss the dangers of linking mental health issues to mass shootings.
Aug 08, 2019
Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni & Sonia Sanchez on the Crisis in America & the Death of Toni Morrison
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.
Aug 07, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-07 Wednesday
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We remember the trailblazing novelist, teacher and editor Toni Morrison, who has died at the age of 88. We speak with legendary authors and friends of Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni and Sonia Sanchez.
Aug 07, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-06 Tuesday
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Gun control advocates call for an assault weapons ban and a stronger response to the latest massacres; How racist conspiracy theories fuel violence; Parents of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver describe their efforts to keep his memory alive.
Aug 06, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-05 Monday
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Shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, leave 29 dead; Trump's rhetoric helps legitimize white supremacist ideology; How misogyny is driving domestic terrorist and white supremacist crimes.
Aug 05, 2019
Climate Scientist Jason Box: "Our Economic System Is Crashing with Reality"
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.”
Aug 02, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-02 Friday
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Newly released video shows the dying moments of Tony Timpa, a Dallas man who died during a 2016 police encounter; We look at the history of U.S. healthcare and Big Pharma propaganda campaigns against expanding access; Greenland experiences record melts.
Aug 02, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-08-01 Thursday
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We get reaction to the second night of this week's CNN-hosted Democratic primary debates from Harvard professor Cornel West and renowned civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.
Aug 01, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-07-31 Wednesday
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We host a roundtable discussion on Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary debate with journalist Mehdi Hasan, immigrant rights activist Erika Andiola and former Michigan gubernatorial candidate and political organizer Abdul El-Sayed.
Jul 31, 2019
"Immigrant Beat" Band MAKU Soundsystem in Conversation & Performance on Democracy Now!
The NYC-based Afro-Colombian band MAKU Soundsystem performs in the Democracy Now! studio and talks about their music.
Jul 30, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-07-30 Tuesday
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Puerto Rico's future remains unclear as Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigns; Jair Bolsonaro's government intensifies deforestation of the Amazon and downplays the murder of an Indigenous leader; Advocates demand answers after another death in ICE custody.
Jul 30, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-07-29 Monday
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Trump insults Baltimore in his latest racist attack; Russian authorities conduct mass arrests of opposition protesters in Moscow; In Colombia, protesters in dozens of cities decry the killing of indigenous, Afro-Colombian and environmental leaders.
Jul 29, 2019
John Paul Stevens Left "Profound" Legacy Challenging Death Penalty, Gun Laws & Executive Power
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.
Jul 26, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-07-26 Friday
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The Trump administration is reinstating the federal death penalty; A judge temporarily blocks Trump's plan to bar nearly all migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S.; How China is systematically separating Muslim children from their families.
Jul 26, 2019
Ash Sarkar: Boris Johnson Is Not Fit to Be British Prime Minister
Ash Sarkar, senior editor at Novara Media, talks about the deep opposition to new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Jul 25, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-07-25 Thursday
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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announces his resignation; Special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before Congress about Russian interference in 2016; Boris Johnson becomes U.K. prime minister and packs his Cabinet with hard-line Brexiteers.
Jul 25, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-07-24 Wednesday
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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló is expected to step down today; Amid global weather extremes, we speak to scientist Michael Mann about how the media can responsibly cover the climate crisis; We look back at the Young Lords of NYC, 50 years later.
Jul 24, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-07-23 Tuesday
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Democracy Now! Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
The "Outdated Pesticide" Chlorpyrifos Is Linked to a Range of Health Issues. Why Isn't It Banned?
An extended conversation with Patti Goldman of Earthjustice about the Environment Protection Agency’s decision not to ban the powerful pesticide chlorpyrifos.
Jul 22, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-07-22 Monday
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Iran seizes a U.K. oil tanker and its crew amid escalating tensions; In Hawaii, indigenous resistance against the construction of a telescope on Mauna Kea grows; EPA won't ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos even though it can cause brain damage in children.
Jul 22, 2019
15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak a Damning Iraq War Memo
We speak with a British whistleblower whose attempts to expose lies about the Iraq invasion was called “the most important and courageous leak” in history by acclaimed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Her name is Katharine Gun.
Jul 19, 2019
"For Sama" Documentary Compiles Five Years of Footage from Aleppo by Syrian Citizen Journalist
We continue our look at the award-winning documentary, “For Sama,” a devastating account of war-torn Syria.
Jul 19, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-07-19 Friday
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Author and historian Ibram X. Kendi responds to Trump's attacks on Ilhan Omar and other congresswomen of color; British whistleblower Katharine Gun recalls how she came across an explosive NSA memo in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion of 2003.
Jul 19, 2019
Disney Heiress Meets with Disneyland Workers & Calls Out Disney for Getting Rich by Exploiting Them
We continue our conversation with Abigail Disney, the heiress of the Disney fortune, who is once again speaking out against the company’s unfair labor and wage practices.
Jul 18, 2019
Democracy Now! 2019-07-18 Thursday