Thursday, January 24, 2019

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! 2019-01-23 Wednesday
    Los Angeles teachers declare victory after a historic 6-day strike for smaller class sizes, more student supports and higher pay; the Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to ban trans people from serving in the military.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-01-22 Tuesday
    Video has gone viral showing a group of Catholic high school students apparently mocking an indigenous tribal elder. We speak with Omaha elder Nathan Phillips; Then Native American writer David Treuer on "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee."
  • Democracy Now! 2019-01-21 Monday
    In a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, we air a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1964 addressing segregation, civil rights and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-01-18 Friday
    19 die in an ISIS attack in Syria, including four Americans. We talk with Rep. Ro Khanna about U.S. wars; plus, the U.S. and Brazil increase pressure on Venezuela's president, stoking fears of a coup. We speak to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-01-17 Thursday
    Federal workers protest across the country as the government shutdown enters its 27th day. Is it time for TSA workers to strike? Plus: The shutdown hits Indian country hard, and hearings begin for former coal lobbyist & acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-01-16 Wednesday
    U.K. Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit plan in the worst defeat in British history; As confirmation hearings for AG nominee William Barr continue, we look at his record on criminal justice & more; Judge strikes down U.S. census citizenship question.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-01-15 Tuesday
    Teachers in Los Angeles strike for the first time in 30 years; Confirmation hearings begin for William Barr, Trump's attorney general pick; AZ activists face jail time for providing humanitarian aid to migrants crossing the U.S. border.

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