Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Democracy Now!

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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! 2017-08-22 Tuesday
    Trump pledges to expand war in Afghanistan with no timetable for withdrawal; American Prospect editor speaks out on extraordinary interview with Steve Bannon; Billionaire Carl Icahn resigns after reaping millions from time in the White House.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-08-21 Monday
    Dick Gregory in his own words: A special broadcast remembering the pioneering African-American comedian and civil rights activist.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-08-18 Friday
    Advocates call for Twitter to suspend Trump's account over white supremacy; a former neo-Nazi & relative of a white supremacist look at how to disengage from violent extremism; Trump's DOJ seeks web data on inauguration protesters.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-08-17 Thursday
    Headlines for August 17, 2017; Exclusive: Stonewall Jackson's Great-Great-Grandsons Call for Removal of Confederate Monuments; Life After Hate: Trump Admin Stops Funding Former Neo-Nazis Who Now Fight White Supremacy; "Vile, Hateful & Racist": A Fargo Family Disowns White Supremacist Relative After Charlottesville
  • Democracy Now! 2017-08-16 Wednesday
    Meet the North Carolina student who was arrested for pulling down a Confederate statue in Durham; Bree Newsome on the fight against white supremacy; and Mark Bray, author of "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook."
  • Democracy Now! 2017-08-15 Tuesday
    Ta-Nehisi Coates in his first major interview since the inauguration of President Trump on Charlottesville, the president's racist history, studying the Civil War, reparations, his new book "We Were Eight Years in Power" and more.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-08-14 Monday
    A white nationalist rally claims lives in Charlottesville, Va.: Dr. Cornel West & Rev. Traci Blackmon recount Saturday's events, a protester and a nurse describe the car attack, and organizer Jalane Schmidt explains UVA's ties to white supremacy.

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