Sunday, October 22, 2017

Democracy Now!


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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.


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! 2017-10-20 Friday
    From San Rafael, California, how wildfires are affecting undocumented migrants; Dr. Max Moritz, fire research scientist; and heads of, Rainforest Action Network and Indigenous Environmental Network discuss what's next for climate activism.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-10-19 Thursday
    President Trump's travel ban suffers a second defeat; we look at "The Secretive Family Making Billions from the Opioid Crisis" by manufacturing OxyContin; and Guantánamo detainees on hunger strike say doctors refuse to force-feed them.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-10-18 Wednesday
    One month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, we look at who owns the island's $74 billion debt, and hear from former political prisoner Oscar López Rivera and Rosa Clemente; we also look at women inmates battling California's wildfires.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-10-17 Tuesday
    We discuss the Mogadishu massacre in Somalia and the rise of the al-Shabab militant group despite a U.S. counter-campaign; and we speak with Tarana Burke, who started the #MeToo campaign, and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-10-16 Monday
    Headlines for October 16, 2017; "Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen": Rep. Ro Khanna on Growing Opposition to U.S.-Backed War; CA Rep. Khanna: "We Can't Control Environmental Catastrophes Caused by Extreme Climate Conditions"; Scientist Daniel Swain on "Unprecedented Climate Conditions" Contributing to Deadly CA Wildfires; "Everything was on Fire": CA Resident Describes Fleeing 30-Foot-High Flames Surrounding Her Ranch; COINTELPRO 2? FBI Targets "Black Identity Extremists" Despite Surge in White Supremacist Violence
  • Democracy Now! 2017-10-13 Friday
    Headlines for October 13, 2017; Rep. Luis Gutiérrez: Trump Wants to Own Puerto Rico But Not Help Those Dying After the Hurricane; Is Trump Slashing Healthcare Subsidies for the Poor to Decimate Obamacare & Cut Taxes for the Rich?; Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton on Duty to Warn: Trump's "Relation to Reality" is Dangerous to Us All; Robert Jay Lifton on the Apocalyptic Twins of Nuclear and Climate Threats & Reflections on Survival
  • Democracy Now! 2017-10-12 Thursday
    As more women accuse Harvey Weinstein of harassment, sexual assault and rape, we speak with two of his victims about their encounters with him; we also speak with journalist Irin Carmon, who says, "Women shouldn't trust the men who call themselves allies.

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