Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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! 2020-10-27 Tuesday
    Conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court after Republicans rushed her confirmation; We speak to Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza about the election, the power of movements and what comes next.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-10-26 Monday
    A survivor of medical abuse speaks out about conditions at an ICE jail in Georgia, where at least 19 women say they got unnecessary gynecological treatment and surgeries; A new film tells the story of a Palestinian American family living in Trump country.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-10-23 Friday
    President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden spar in the second and final debate of the 2020 campaign; We air excerpts of the candidates' takes on the pandemic, healthcare, climate change, racism and U.S. immigration policy.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-10-22 Thursday
    Mass protests against police brutality continue in Nigeria after security forces shot and killed 12 peaceful protesters in Lagos; We look at the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which has already killed over 700 people.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-10-21 Wednesday
    Zephyr Teachout on the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google and how Senate Democrats can block Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation; Mexico's ex-defense secretary is arrested for working with a major drug cartel while heading the military.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-10-20 Tuesday
    We go to La Paz, where Bolivia's socialist MAS party has won the presidency a year after former President Evo Morales was ousted in a right-wing coup; Jelani Cobb on "Whose Vote Counts," his new Frontline documentary about voter suppression.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-10-19 Monday
    As the presidential campaign enters its final two weeks, we speak with The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill about "American Mythology," his new seven-part audio documentary on the Trump years.

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