Thursday, November 21, 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! 2019-11-20 Wednesday
    Top officials describe Trump's pressure on Ukraine as "inappropriate"; Iranian security forces have killed over 100 protesters; Trans Remembrance Day honors the thousands of transgender and gender nonconforming people who have been killed worldwide.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-11-19 Tuesday
    Anti-indigenous violence continues in Bolivia after President Evo Morales's ouster; the Trump administration announces it no longer views Israeli settlements as an international law violation; why the presidential primary system is racist.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-11-18 Monday
    An unprecedented leak of Iranian intelligence sheds light on Iran's control of the Iraqi government; At least 23 have died in Bolivia amid escalating violence since the military forced out President Evo Morales; Texas halts the execution of Rodney Reed.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-11-15 Friday
    The Supreme Court begins hearing arguments on DACA this week; Sen. Cory Booker participates in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice; Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed next week despite growing evidence that he is innocent.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-11-14 Thursday
    The first public hearing on impeachment reveals new details about Trump's dealings with Ukraine; In Chile, protesters condemn gov't plans to rewrite the Constitution; Activist Medea Benjamin faces threats of arrest after protesting sanctions in Venezuela.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-11-13 Wednesday
    We speak with legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered the Nixon and Clinton impeachment hearings, as the House begins televised impeachment hearings into President Trump; A debate on the political crisis in Bolivia and whether it constitutes a coup.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-11-12 Tuesday
    Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is free after 580 days behind bars; Chesa Boudin is San Francisco's newly elected district attorney; Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant declares victory in her re-election race.

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