Thursday, May 25, 2017

Democracy Now!

DN

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! 2017-05-24 Wednesday
    Headlines for May 24, 2017; Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Trump's Budget Takes a Sledgehammer to What Remains of the American Dream; Rep. Al Green to Draft Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Citing Obstruction of Justice; Texas Rep. Al Green Faces Threats of Lynching & Murder After Calling for Trump's Impeachment; More Than 1.1 Million Sign Petition Supporting Impeachment of Trump; Tariq Ali: Manchester Bombing is Part of Vicious Cycle, Likely Blowback from Ongoing War on Terror
  • Democracy Now! 2017-05-23 Tuesday
    Headlines for May 23, 2017; As Last Confederate Statue Is Removed in New Orleans, Will School Names & Street Signs Follow?; Palestinian Hunger Strikers in Israeli Jails Protest Trump's Visit to Israel; What Impact Will the Manchester Bombing Have on Israel-Palestine Peace Process?; U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, But Will Mass Deportations Follow in 6 Months?; NYC Councilmember Defends Puerto Rican Day Parade Honoring Oscar López Rivera
  • Democracy Now! 2017-05-22 Monday
    Headlines for May 22, 2017; Medea Benjamin: Congress Should Halt Trump's $110B Arms Deal over Saudi Atrocities in Yemen & Region; As Iranian Voters Reject Hardliner, Trump Embraces Saudi Monarch & Vows to Isolate Iran; "I Could Have Died": Protesters Detail Violent Attack by Turkish President Erdogan's Guards in D.C.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-05-19 Friday
    Headlines for May 19, 2017; Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks' Assange is "Long Overdue Decision"; "Repair the Damage from the Drug War": Susan Burton on A New Way of Life to End Mass Incarceration; Michelle Alexander: We Must Respond Forcefully & Challenge Jeff Sessions's New War on Drugs
  • Democracy Now! 2017-05-18 Thursday
    Headlines for May 18, 2017; Could Narrow Scope of New Special Counsel Miss Wider Corruption in Trump White House?; Saying "No to Silence": Hear Murdered Mexican Journalist Javier Valdez in His Own Words; Anabel Hernández on the Death of Javier Valdez & Mexican Journalists Confronting a Surge in Violence
  • Democracy Now! 2017-05-17 Wednesday
    Headlines for May 17, 2017; CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: We Should Be Considering Impeachment If Trump Obstructed FBI Probe; John Kiriakou on Blowing the Whistle on CIA Torture & Why Trump's Presidency Worries Him; Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Probe U.S. Border Patrol over Killing of Mexican Father; Border Angels Resist Trump's Immigration Crackdown with Services and Water for Border-Crossing Migrants; Activists Sue to Block Plans to Bury 3.6 Million Pounds of Nuclear Waste Near California Beach
  • Democracy Now! 2017-05-16 Tuesday
    Headlines for May 16, 2017; Breathtakingly Irresponsible: Former Bush Iraq Adviser on Trump Sharing Secret Intel with Russians; An Impeachable Offense? Questions Swirl as Trump Accused of Sharing Top Secret Intel with Russians; Why I Am Suing Trump: Washington State AG Fights Admin on Muslim Ban, Drilling, Drug War & More

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