Monday, May 21, 2018

Democracy Now!

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Air Times CH16
Mon-Fri 12 PM
Mon-Fri 10 PM

Website: www.DemocracyNow.org

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web.

Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.

New stations are adding Democracy Now! to their programming schedules all the time, and there are several movements going on around the country right now to bring Democracy Now! to new communities. To find out more about these efforts, and how to get involved, click here.

WHY INDEPENDENT MEDIA ?

For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.

But the last two decades have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. The U.S. media was already fairly homogeneous in the early 1980s: some fifty media conglomerates dominated all media outlets, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, music, publishing and film. In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media.

In addition, corporate media outlets in the U.S. are legally responsible to their shareholders to maximize profits.

Democracy Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. We do not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows us to maintain our independence.

Democracy Now Archive

  • Democracy Now! 2018-05-21 Monday
    After a student at Santa Fe High School shoots dead 10 people, we host a roundtable with The Texas Observer's Kolten Parker, Texas Gun Sense's Ed Scruggs, The Intercept's Murtaza Hussain and Soraya Chemaly of the Women's Media Center Speech Project.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-05-18 Friday
    As the EPA buries a study on the dangers of water contamination from chemicals found in Teflon, environmental lawyer Robert Bilott holds DuPont accountable; Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on civil disobedience and the Iran nuclear deal.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-05-17 Thursday
    Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani on being shot by Israeli forces while helping injured Palestinians; 50 years ago today, Catholic priests and activists burned hundreds of draft records to protest the Vietnam War; North Korea may cancel its summit with Trump.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-05-16 Wednesday
    The U.S. won't criticize Israel for military's massacre of Palestinian protesters; CIA director nominee Gina Haspel appears poised for confirmation; right-wing group launches nationwide effort to convince public sector union members to stop paying dues.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-05-15 Tuesday
    Funerals are being held across Gaza after Israeli forces killed at least 61 Palestinians and injured over 2,700 others, as Palestinians mark the 70th anniversary today of the Nakba, or the Day of the Catastrophe.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-05-14 Monday
    Israeli soldiers kill dozens of Palestinians amid massive nonviolent protests against the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem; new Poor People's Campaign kicks off nationwide; Yanis Varoufakis on U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-05-11 Friday
    Scholar Laleh Khalili on rising tensions between Iran and Israel in Syria; nonviolent protests enter their seventh week in Gaza; Black Mama's Bail Out is freeing black women from jail for Mother's Day; ICE detains teenage asylum seekers with adults.

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