Saturday, March 17, 2018

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! 2018-03-16 Friday
    50 years ago today U.S. soldiers slaughtered more than 500 Vietnamese women, children and old men. We speak to an American peace activist and two Vietnam War veterans who returned to Vietnam to mark the anniversary, and discuss the GI resistance movement.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-03-15 Thursday
    Over a million students walk out of schools protesting gun violence; we remember 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington, shot dead in a Birmingham high school last week; farmworkers lead a boycott of Wendy's over abuses in the fields; Rebecca Solnit talks #MeToo.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-03-14 Wednesday
    Roundtable discussion on the shake-up in the Trump administration after Trump ousted Rex Tillerson and tapped Mike Pompeo for secretary of state and Gina Haspel to head the CIA.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-03-13 Tuesday
    Secretaries of state condemn plan to station Secret Service agents at polling stations; Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under fire after 60 Minutes interview; Louisiana residents face surveillance and investigation for resisting Bayou Bridge pipeline.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-03-12 Monday
    Widney Brown of the Drug Policy Alliance on President Trump's call to execute drug dealers; journalist Stephen Kinzer on 100 Years of U.S. interference & regime change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-03-09 Friday
    President Trump accepts North Korea's offer to meet Kim Jong-un; as a report finds arsenic, lead, mercury in water around coal plants, Alabama and Puerto Rico residents fight coal ash; The New York Times highlights women omitted from its obituaries.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-03-08 Thursday
    Women across the world mobilize for International Women's Day, including Spanish women who launched the first nationwide feminist strike in Spain's history; and we speak with Eve Ensler about her new one-woman play "In the Body of the World."

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