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Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/7 through our website and podcasts.
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Angela Davis on UC Strike, Abolition, Palestine & Lessons on a Life Fighting Racial Capitalism

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 13:00
A web-only discussion with Angela Davis, the world-renowned abolitionist, author and activist. Davis reflects on her remarkable life and struggles ahead. Davis recently released a new edition of her 1974 autobiography, first published and edited by Toni Morrison nearly 50 years ago. The book details Davis’s early life, from growing up in a section of Birmingham, Alabama, known as Dynamite Hill due to the frequency of bombings by the Ku Klux Klan, to her work with the Black Panther Party and the U.S. Communist Party. It also follows her 16-month incarceration, during which she faced the death penalty and was eventually acquitted on all charges, which influenced Davis’s focus thereafter on transforming the criminal justice system and building a movement for abolition.

Democracy Now! 2022-12-02 Friday

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! Friday, December 2, 2022

Democracy Now! 2022-12-01 Thursday

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-12-01 Thursday

  • Headlines for December 01, 2022
  • Oath Keepers Founder Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy for Plotting to Violently Overthrow U.S. Gov't
  • David Dayen on Rail Contract Bill, Respect for Marriage Act, Debt Ceiling & What a GOP Congress Means
  • Rights Advocates to NYC Mayor Adams: You Can't Arrest Your Way Out of Housing & Mental Health Crisis

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-30 Wednesday

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-30 Wednesday

  • Headlines for November 30, 2022
  • "Enough Is Enough": Rail Workers Decry Biden's Push to Impose Strike-Breaking Labor Deal
  • Striking Univ. of California Grad Students Speak Out on Nation's Largest-Ever Higher Education Strike
  • Meet Puerto Rican Journalist Bianca Graulau, Featured in Viral Bad Bunny Video on Injustices in PR

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-29 Tuesday

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-29 Tuesday

  • Headlines for November 29, 2022
  • Abdullah Al-Arian on First Middle East World Cup & Western Media's "Orientalist Outlook"
  • "Sportswashing & Greenwashing": Ex-Soccer Player Jules Boykoff on Qatar Hosting World Cup
  • NYC DA Asks Judge to Drop Murder Charges Against Domestic Abuse Survivor Tracy McCarter

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Biden Sides with Big Business & Urges Congress to Block Major Freight Rail Strike

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 13:00
In labor news, President Biden has sided with big business and has urged Congress to intervene to block freight rail workers from going on strike, saying it could devastate the economy. On Monday, Biden asked lawmakers to quickly pass legislation to impose a labor deal that has been opposed by the majority of freight rail workers. Ron Kaminkow, a locomotive engineer and organizer for Railroad Workers United, spoke to Democracy Now! last night. “We could have seen Biden actually opt for telling Congress he would like to see Congress pass legislation that mediates an end to the conflict under which more favorable terms to the workers, which is to say a handful of sick days,” Kaminkow said. “And that’s what this has come down to.”

Democracy Now! 2022-11-28 Monday

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-28 Monday

  • Headlines for November 28, 2022
  • From Xinjiang to Shanghai, Protests Grow in China over COVID Restrictions After Fatal Apartment Fire
  • Will Missouri Stay Execution of Kevin Johnson, Case Tainted by Racism, or Let Daughter Witness Death?
  • "A Forgotten Conflict": Sahrawi Activists Slam Moroccan Greenwashing Amid Western Sahara Occupation

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-25 Friday

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-25 Friday

  • Black Friday Special: Howard Zinn & Voices of a People's History of the United States
  • "You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train": Remembering the People's Historian Howard Zinn at 100

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-24 Thursday

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-24 Thursday

  • Lakota Historian Nick Estes on Thanksgiving, Settler Colonialism & Continuing Indigenous Resistance
  • Dr. Gabor Maté on "The Myth of Normal," Healing in a Toxic Culture & How Capitalism Fuels Addiction

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-23 Wednesday

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-23 Wednesday

  • Headlines for November 23, 2022
  • Defiance in Iran: Despite Crackdown, Anti-Government Protests May Grow into "Nationwide Revolution"
  • Noam Chomsky on Legacy of Radical Historian Staughton Lynd, Who Protested Korea, Vietnam & Iraq Wars
  • Filipino Climate Activist Yeb Saño on COP27, Climate Reparations & Philippines' New President Marcos

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-22 Tuesday

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-22 Tuesday

  • Headlines for November 22, 2022
  • Family of British-Egyptian Political Prisoner Alaa Abd El-Fattah on Their Struggle for His Freedom

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-21 Monday

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-21 Monday

  • Headlines for November 21, 2022
  • U.N. Climate Summit Agrees to Historic Loss and Damage Fund But Rejects Calls to Phase Out Fossil Fuels
  • "An Act of Hate": 5 Dead in Shooting at Colorado LGBTQ Club on Eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • World Cup in Qatar Is "Deadliest Major Sporting Event" in History, Built on a Decade of Forced Labor

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-18 Friday

Fri, 11/18/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-18 Friday

  • Headlines for November 18, 2022
  • "A Near-Death Experience": U.K.-Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah Almost Dies on Prison Hunger Strike
  • "Fossil Fuels Fund Dictatorships": Ukrainian Climate Activist Suspended from COP27 over Russia Protest
  • Ukrainian Climate Scientist Says Fossil Fuels Enabled Russian War in Ukraine
  • Exiled Russian Environmentalist: Russia's Uranium Sales to U.S. & Europe Help Putin Fund Ukraine War

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Yeb Saño: COP27 Agreement Must Keep "Loss & Damage" Fund for Countries Vulnerable to Climate Change

Fri, 11/18/2022 - 13:00
On the final official day of the U.N. climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, we get an assessment of negotiations on a “loss and damage” fund, and more, from Yeb Saño, Greenpeace Southeast Asia executive director and former Philippines chief climate negotiator. “Establishing this fund is an expression of human solidarity,” from countries in the Global North to those “who did not cause this problem but bear the brunt of its impact,” Saño says.

Democracy Now! 2022-11-17 Thursday

Thu, 11/17/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-17 Thursday

  • Headlines for November 17, 2022
  • Indigenous Activists Tom Goldtooth & Eriel Deranger on the Link Between Colonialism & Climate Crisis
  • Amazon Leader Welcomes Climate Vow from Brazil's Lula to End Deforestation with Indigenous Help
  • At COP27 Indigenous Land Defenders from Mexico, Guatemala Warn "Green Capitalism" Creates Violence

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-16 Wednesday

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-16 Wednesday

  • Headlines for November 16, 2022
  • Who Should Pay for Climate Crisis? Global South Demands "Loss and Damage" from Wealthy Nations
  • "Climate Collateral": How Military Spending Fuels Environmental Damage
  • "A Carbon Bomb": Movement Grows Against EACOP East African Pipeline Funded by France's Total & China

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-15 Tuesday

Tue, 11/15/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-15 Tuesday

  • Headlines for November 15, 2022
  • Hossam Bahgat on the "Full-Scale Human Rights Crisis" in Egypt as Country Hosts COP27
  • Vanessa Nakate Condemns Fossil Fuel Lobbying at U.N. Climate Talks as Global Warming Devastates Africa

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-14 Monday

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-14 Monday

  • Headlines for November 14, 2022
  • "No Climate Justice Without Human Rights": Groups Protest Inaction, Repression at U.N. Summit in Egypt
  • Biden & Xi Meet in Bali; Could This Help Cool U.S.-China Tensions & Reduce Risk of a Military Clash?
  • Greenpeace: As Egypt Hosts COP27, Country's Agricultural Sector Ravaged by Impact of Climate Crisis

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-11 Friday

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-11 Friday

  • Headlines for November 11, 2022
  • Delia Ramirez: Illinois Elects First Latina Congressmember; Ran on Medicare for All, Immigration Reform
  • Ranked-Choice Voting Backed in Midterm Ballot Measures, May Help "Crash-Proofing Our Democracy"
  • "Carbon Billionaires": Oxfam Calls for Taxing Rich Who Profit from Emissions Fueling Climate Crisis

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Democracy Now! 2022-11-10 Thursday

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 13:00

Democracy Now! 2022-11-10 Thursday

  • Headlines for November 10, 2022
  • Democrats May Lose U.S. House Because New York Dem. Leaders Were Too Focused on Defeating the Left
  • Progressive Prosecutors Win Key Races Despite GOP Attacks on Criminal Justice Reform
  • The Story of Baby O: Rebecca Nagle on the Supreme Court Case That Could Gut Native Sovereignty

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