Thursday, April 26, 2018

Democracy Now!

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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! 2018-04-25 Wednesday
    Trump threatens Iran nuclear deal; Catholic hospitals and right-wing lawmakers push coercive fetal burial practices in Texas and Indiana; reproductive rights activist Alejandra Pablos freed from ICE detention at for-profit Eloy Detention Center.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-04-24 Tuesday
    Scores of civilians have died in recent U.S.-backed Saudi airstrikes in Yemen, including on a wedding party; Raúl Castro transfers power in Cuba to new President Miguel Díaz-Canel; calls grow for the release of a Memphis Latino journalist arrested by ICE.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-04-23 Monday
    Today marks 50 years since the start of the 1968 Columbia University student strike against militarism & racism. We speak with student leaders of the time—Nancy Biberman, Raymond Brown, Mike Rudd and our own Juan González—as well as author Paul Cronin.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-04-20 Friday
    An exclusive interview with Dilma Rousseff on the political crisis in Brazil, the jailing of ex-president Lula and the rise of the far right; as billions celebrate Earth Day, we look at the fight to end plastic pollution by 2020.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-04-19 Thursday
    Rashid Khalidi says Israel is "terrified" of the nonviolent Palestinian movement against occupation; former Gitmo detainee Moazzam Begg denounces "genocide" underway in Syria; Linda Villarosa on her new NYT investigation into black maternal mortality.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-04-18 Wednesday
    Congress considers rewriting AUMF; President Trump pushes arms sales worldwide; black activist jailed in Detroit for standing her ground may have to give birth in prison.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-04-17 Tuesday
    Judge rejects Trump's bid to have first access to documents seized in FBI raid of Michael Cohen properties; 7 dead in prison riot in South Carolina; Kendrick Lamar makes history with Pulitzer Prize win.

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