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

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Democracy Now! 2021-11-29 Monday

November 29, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

As the new Omicron coronavirus variant is identified by scientists in South Africa, health leaders say now is the time to finally address vaccine inequity; Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza on the "guilty" verdict for Ahmaud Arbery’s killers; Calls grow to drop the charges against Chrystul Kizer, a Black teenager who faces murder charges in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after she killed her alleged sex trafficker, a white man with a history of sexually abusing underage Black girls. She says it...

Democracy Now! 2021-11-26 Friday

November 26, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 27 MB

Mansoor Adayfi, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was held at the military prison for 14 years without charge, describes his ordeal in the new book "Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo."

Democracy Now! 2021-11-25 Thursday

November 25, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 27 MB

We celebrate Democracy Now!'s 25th anniversary by airing highlights from our coverage over the years, from Haiti to Gaza, Standing Rock, the U.S.-Mexico border and more.

Democracy Now! 2021-11-24 Wednesday

November 24, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

White supremacist behind the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally are ordered to pay over $26 million in damages for their role in organizing the event; A survivor speaks out after a rapist receives only probation for sexually assaulting four teenagers; Jeremy Scahill on the bipartisan foreign policy consensus that promotes war and militarism and Biden’s ongoing persecution of military whistleblowers. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.o...

Democracy Now! 2021-11-23 Tuesday

November 23, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses her new anthology and children's book published as an extension of The 1619 Project that examines the legacy of slavery in the United States, how states have banned the project and the teaching of critical race theory, and her response to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse and the trail of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery; Noam Chomsky on U.S. foreign policy under Biden. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for t...

Democracy Now! 2021-11-22 Monday

November 22, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Jacob Blake’s family members respond to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse; Jacob Blake Sr. on the Missouri police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter of Cameron Lamb; The attorney for the family of Anthony Huber, one of Kyle Rittenhouse’s two victims, discusses the legal case, and says Huber’s parents consider him a “hero.” Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-19 Friday

November 19, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

As a New York judge exonerates two men convicted of assassinating Malcolm X, we speak with independent researcher Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, whose work played a key role in spurring the new investigation; Land defenders protect Wet’suwet’en territory from Canadian police raids and oil pipeline construction; Katie Worth, author of the new book "Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America"; Angela Davis on the war against critical race theory. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your i...

Democracy Now! 2021-11-18 Thursday

November 18, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

The U.S. House censures Republican Rep. Paul Gosar; Closing arguments begin in the trial of white supremacists who organized the deadly 2017 "United the Right" rally; David Wengrow on his new best-selling book, "The Dawn of Everything," co-authored with the late David Graeber. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-17 Wednesday

November 17, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Activists risk arrest outside the White House to demand Congress pass key voting rights legislation; Extreme gerrymandering in Republican-led states could swing control of Congress back to the GOP; Jennifer Gosar on her "sociopath" brother, Congressmember Paul Gosar of Arizona who faces censure in the House today; Why was Occupied Western Sahara silenced at the U.N. climate summit? Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-16 Tuesday

November 16, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Afghanistan is rapidly deteriorating into the world's worst humanitarian crisis; U.S. President Biden meets with China’s President Xi Jinping in a virtual summit to discuss the climate, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other sources of tension between the two countries. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Rev. William Barber: 123 Years After Wilmington Massacre by White Supremacists, Voting Rights Fight Continues

November 15, 2021 13:00

A long-overdue commemoration was held this month in Wilmington, North Carolina, in memory of Joshua Halsey, who was killed by white supremacists during the November 10, 1898, Wilmington massacre.

Democracy Now! 2021-11-15 Monday

November 15, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Climate activists respond to the international agreement struck at COP26; We look back on the Indigenous-led protests at the climate summit urging protection for the Amazon rainforest; Reverend William Barber on the Ahmaud Arbery case and more. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-12 Friday

November 12, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Headlines for November 12, 2021; Climate Crisis = Health Emergency: Air Pollution, Pandemics & Displacement Make the World Sick; Walkout: Outraged by New COP26 Pact, Civil Society Holds People's Plenary & Leaves Climate Summit; East Timor Massacre Remembered: U.S.-Armed Indonesian Troops Killed 270 Timorese 30 Years Ago Today

Democracy Now! 2021-11-11 Thursday

November 11, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Journalist Elie Mystal and antiracist activist Bree Newsome Bass on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial; The latest updates from the COP26 U.N. climate summit. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-10 Wednesday

November 10, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Nigerian environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey on the disappointing agreement being drafted at the U.N. climate summit; Activists on how wealthy nations spend more on militarizing their borders than combating climate change; Postcolonial scholar and writer Amitav Ghosh on how combating fossil fuels threatens Western dominance. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-09 Tuesday

November 09, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

How the U.S. military is fueling the climate crisis; Julian Assange's partner Stella Moris on WikiLeaks exposés of corporate and state meddling in climate crisis resolutions. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-08 Monday

November 08, 2021 13:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

The latest updates from Friday and Saturday's protests outside COP26, the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland; A report from Global Witness finds hundreds of fossil fuel lobbyists allowed to attend COP26. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-05 Friday

November 05, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 27 MB

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump on the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in Wisconsin and the three men being tried in Georgia for killing Ahmaud Arbery; Youth activists take to the streets of Glasgow, outside the COP26 U.N. climate summit, to demand world leaders do more to avert a climate catastrophe. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-04 Thursday

November 04, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, on how rising seas threaten low-lying islands; A lawyer who helped write the 2015 Paris Agreement says the world is running out of time; Leaders pledge more funds to help small countries adapt to the climate crisis. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-03 Wednesday

November 03, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

The Nation's John Nichols on elections in Virginia and elsewhere; Updates from the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland; Puerto Ricans continue to suffer regular power outages, four years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island's power grid; Youth climate activists plan a march and rally in Glasgow to demand more action from global leaders. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-02 Tuesday

November 02, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Latest updates from COP26, including 350.org's Bill McKibben, Indigenous environmental campaigner Tom Goldtooth and Samoan climate justice activist Brianna Fruean; The Supreme Court hears arguments against the near-total ban on abortions in Texas. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-11-01 Monday

November 01, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

As the U.N. Climate Change Conference known as COP26 kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland, we speak with climate experts and activists; A Guantánamo Bay detainee describes his torture at CIA black sites for the first time in court, prompting military jurors to call his treatment a "stain on the moral fiber of America." Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-10-29 Friday

October 29, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Democrats remain divided over two major bills promising trillions in new spending on infrastructure, climate and the social safety net; A human rights network along the U.S.-Mexico border raises alarm over Border Patrol "shadow units" that help agents evade accountability; Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel "Beloved" becomes a flashpoint in the Virginia gubernatorial race. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-10-28 Thursday

October 28, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

Historian Tariq Ali on Julian Assange's extradition hearings in London and his new book on 40 years of foreign interference in Afghanistan; A new analysis finds wealthy countries received over 16 times more COVID-19 vaccines than poorer countries. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! 2021-10-27 Wednesday

October 27, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

A federal civil trial begins in Charlottesville, seeking to hold organizers of the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally responsible for the deadly violence; New York City taxi drivers go on hunger strike demanding debt relief; Climate activists push President Joe Biden to keep climate measures in the Build Back Better package; Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger reports to jail, the latest turn in his decade-long fight against the oil giant Chevron. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. ...

Democracy Now! 2021-10-26 Tuesday

October 26, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-10-25 Monday

October 25, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 27 MB

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

Democracy Now! 2021-10-22 Friday

October 22, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-10-21 Thursday

October 21, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-10-01 Friday

October 01, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-30 Thursday

September 30, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

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

September 29, 2021 12:00

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-29 Wednesday

September 29, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-28 Tuesday

September 28, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-27 Monday

September 27, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-24 Friday

September 24, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-23 Thursday

September 23, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-22 Wednesday

September 22, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-21 Tuesday

September 21, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-20 Monday

September 20, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-17 Friday

September 17, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-16 Thursday

September 16, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-15 Wednesday

September 15, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

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

September 15, 2021 12:00

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-14 Tuesday

September 14, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-13 Monday

September 13, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-10 Friday

September 10, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-09 Thursday

September 09, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-08 Wednesday

September 08, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

Democracy Now! 2021-09-07 Tuesday

September 07, 2021 12:00 - 59 minutes - 1 Byte

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

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Arundhati Roy
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