Sunday, November 19, 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! 2017-11-17 Friday
    On the final day of COP23, we discuss the final negotiations; we speak with a key architect of the Paris Agreement; and as the Keystone pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil, we get response from Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-16 Thursday
    We get an update on Zimbabwe, where the military has carried out an apparent coup; a look at the banks and fossil fuel companies pushing their agenda at COP23; and we speak with Dina Ionesco about migration, environment and climate change.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-15 Wednesday
    Anti-fossil fuel protests at COP23 in Bonn call for German Chancellor Merkel to "keep it in the ground"; we visit a blockade of the Hambach coal mine, the largest open-pit coal mine in Europe; a conversation with climate scientist Kevin Anderson.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-14 Tuesday
    Democracy Now! documents a revolt as the Trump administration at COP23 tries to push coal, gas and nuclear power; Kumi Naidoo, former head of Greenpeace, on Africans Rising; the first female president of the Marshall Islands and her poet daughter.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-13 Monday
    Broadcasting from the U.N. climate conference in Bonn, Germany, we speak with climate activists from the Philippines and Fiji; Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) about the U.S. role at the summit, Puerto Rico and Roy Moore; and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-10 Friday
    Professor Bruce Cumings, just back from Seoul, on President Trump's five-nation Asia tour, where he was met with protests; photojournalist Raffy Lerma on documenting Philippines President Duterte's war on drugs; founder Bill McKibben.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-09 Thursday
    On a five-nation trip to Asia, President Trump is in China to discuss the trade deficit and North Korea; as Saudi Arabia seals off aid to Yemen amid famine and cholera, we speak with Yemeni journalist Afrah Nasser about human rights violations.

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