Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

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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.

Recent Episodes

Extended discussion with three leading indigenous writers and activists. Tara Houska is in Fargo, North Dakota. She is national campaign director for Honor the Earth and an Ojibwe lawyer. In Anchorage, Alaska, we speak with Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today. He’s a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. In Seattle, Washington, we speak with Gyasi Ross, a member of the Blackfeet Nation and host of the podcast Breakdances with Wolves.

Israeli human rights activist Hagai El-Ad called for the international community to take action against Israeli “apartheid” Thursday in his first official testimony in front of the United Nations Security Council about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the West Bank.

As evidence mounts that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is directly implicated in the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, we speak with Saudi dissident Madawi Al-Rasheed; B'Tselem leader Hagai El-Ad calls for global action against Israeli occupation.

A roundtable of Native American activists and journalists respond to Sen. Elizabeth Warren releasing DNA test results of her Native ancestry; Native women run for office in record numbers as Indigenous people in North Dakota face voter suppression.

A new BuzzFeed News investigation has revealed that the United Arab Emirates hired U.S. mercenaries to carry out assassinations of Yemeni leaders it deemed “terrorists.”

As gruesome details emerge about Jamal Khashoggi's reported killing, we speak with Jamal Elshayyal and Sarah Aziza about Saudi Arabia's history of punishing dissidents; A new investigation reveals UAE hired U.S. mercenaries to kill Yemeni leaders.

As midterms approach, voter suppression measures target people of color in Georgia, North Dakota and across the U.S.; Florida could restore voting rights to 1.4 million ex-felons; Prof. Carol Anderson credits Trump's 2016 win to voter suppression.

As Pope Francis names Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero a saint, we continue our interview with Matt Eisenbrandt, a human rights lawyer and the author of “Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice.”

International outcry continues around Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul; The Trump administration considers forcibly separating immigrant families once again; Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero is named a saint.

In his new book “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” Yale professor Jason Stanley outlines the 10 pillars of fascism and warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics.