Wednesday, July 18, 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! 2018-07-18 Wednesday
    We host a debate on violence in Nicaragua; Rev. Jesse Jackson remembers his friend Nelson Mandela on his 100th birthday; Eric Garner's mother continues to call for justice four years after he was killed in an NYPD chokehold.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-07-17 Tuesday
    We get response from Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation to the Trump-Putin summit and speak with reporter Sam Husseini, who was dragged out trying to ask about the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty; Boots Riley, director of the new film, "Sorry to Bother You."
  • Democracy Now! 2018-07-16 Monday
    Amid mass protests against President Trump and Russian President Putin in Helsinki, we speak with Finnish politician Heidi Hautala and host a debate on U.S.-Russia relations with journalist Glenn Greenwald and Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-07-13 Friday
    We go to London for updates on Trump's U.K. visit and meeting with Theresa May; asylum-seeking Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto's detention may violate free speech rights; reunited migrant families may have to separate to pursue asylum.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-07-12 Thursday
    As Trump calls on NATO member states to double their military spending ahead of meeting with Putin, we speak with Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation; we talk to Guardian columnist George Monbiot about Trump's visit to London amid mass protests.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-07-11 Wednesday
The Trump administration failed to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant children under 5 with families; Trump repeatedly threatened to invade Venezuela; Nevada plans to kill a death row prisoner using fentanyl for the first time.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-07-10 Tuesday
    As Trump nominates right-wing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, we look at what's at stake for abortion rights, healthcare, LGBTQ rights, net neutrality and civil rights if Kavanaugh is confirmed.

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