Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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! 2018-10-22 Monday
    The U.S. announces plans to pull out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia; The NYT exposes a Trump administration memo attempting to eliminate the rights of transgender people; Israel injured 130 Palestinians protesting occupation in Gaza Friday.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-10-19 Friday
    As evidence mounts that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is directly implicated in the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, we speak with Saudi dissident Madawi Al-Rasheed; B'Tselem leader Hagai El-Ad calls for global action against Israeli occupation.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-10-18 Thursday
    A roundtable of Native American activists and journalists respond to Sen. Elizabeth Warren releasing DNA test results of her Native ancestry; Native women run for office in record numbers as Indigenous people in North Dakota face voter suppression.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-10-17 Wednesday
    As gruesome details emerge about Jamal Khashoggi's reported killing, we speak with Jamal Elshayyal and Sarah Aziza about Saudi Arabia's history of punishing dissidents; A new investigation reveals UAE hired U.S. mercenaries to kill Yemeni leaders.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-10-16 Tuesday
    As midterms approach, voter suppression measures target people of color in Georgia, North Dakota and across the U.S.; Florida could restore voting rights to 1.4 million ex-felons; Prof. Carol Anderson credits Trump's 2016 win to voter suppression.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-10-15 Monday
    International outcry continues around Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul; The Trump administration considers forcibly separating immigrant families once again; Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero is named a saint.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-10-12 Friday
    Trump refuses to halt arms sales to Saudis despite Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance; Rep. Ro Khanna pens Internet Bill of Rights amid Facebook & Google privacy breaches; Johns Hopkins names building for Henrietta Lacks, whose cells changed modern medicine.

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