Monday, April 19, 2021

Democracy Now!

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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! 2021-04-16 Friday
    Newly released police bodycam footage shows 13-year-old Adam Toledo had his hands in the air when a Chicago police officer shot him dead last month; Why the family of Anton Black, a Maryland teenager killed by police, is suing the state's former medical examiner, who just testified for the defense in Derek Chauvin's trial; We look at President Biden's decision to issue sweeping sanctions against Russia and to expel 10 diplomats. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
  • Democracy Now! 2021-04-15 Thursday
    President Joe Biden announces that he plans to withdraw U.S troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending the longest war in U.S. history; Rep. Ro Khanna on U.S. policy in Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen and more; The CDC temporarily pauses use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over concerns about rare blood clots. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
  • Democracy Now! 2021-04-14 Wednesday
    President Biden vows to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; A new Frontline documentary looks at the rise of right-wing extremism across the U.S. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
  • Democracy Now! 2021-04-13 Tuesday
    Protests continue in the Minneapolis area after a police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop; The trial of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin is taking place approximately 10 miles from where Daunte Wright was killed; We look at the right-wing smear campaign against Kristen Clarke, Biden's pick to become the first Black woman to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
  • Democracy Now! 2021-04-12 Monday
    Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, says the union is filing a complaint against Amazon for unfair labor practices after workers at an Alabama warehouse voted against forming a union; Labor scholar Jane McAlevey on what went wrong in Alabama and the future of organized labor in the U.S.; We remember former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and Standing Rock Sioux historian LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, who both died this weekend. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
  • Democracy Now! 2021-04-09 Friday
    As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 tops 560,000 and Brazil records over 4,200 deaths in a single day, we look at how Cuba has successfully fought the pandemic despite the U.S. embargo and is on track to release two new COVID-19 vaccines; How the pandemic has exacerbated inequality across the hemisphere; President Biden announces new executive actions to curb gun violence. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
  • Democracy Now! 2021-04-08 Thursday
    The U.S. and Iran prepare for more indirect talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal after President Trump withdrew from the agreement three years ago; We speak to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams about the Biden administration leaving in place a Trump-era policy to allow military commanders to use landmines across the globe; ACLU policy analyst Jay Stanley on the growing controversy over "vaccine passports." Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

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