Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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! 2021-01-27 Wednesday
    Biden issues four executive orders around racial equity, including phasing out private federal prisons; Sunrise Movement's Varshini Prakash on Biden's plans to combat the climate crisis; Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses are missing in the U.S.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-01-26 Tuesday
    President Biden reverses Trump's transgender ban in the military, but trans rights remain under attack; What should Biden do about Obama-era deportations?; Oxfam warns COVID-19 could lead to the biggest increase in global inequality on record.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-01-25 Monday
    Former Senate aide Adam Jentleson on how the upper chamber undermines democracy; Rev. Dr. William Barber says Biden must focus on the poor; Workers at Hunts Point Market in New York agree to a new contract after a strike that garnered national attention.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-01-22 Friday
    Biden unveils a sweeping COVID strategy after Trump left him with no plan for a national vaccine rollout; Three tribal leaders on the devastating impact of the pandemic on Indigenous communities; Calls grow for Biden to cancel the Dakota Access pipeline.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-01-21 Thursday
    We get reaction to Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th president of the United States from scholar Cornel West and pioneering journalist Maria Hinojosa; We hear the inaugural poem by 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-01-20 Wednesday
    As Biden and Harris take office, author and academic Michael Eric Dyson and Waleed Shahid of Justice Democrats talk about the role of social movements in the next administration; CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou on seeking a pardon from Trump.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-01-19 Tuesday
    Rashida Tlaib on Trump's impeachment and what needs to be on Biden's to-do list; The presence of police officers among the Capitol rioters raises alarm over right-wing radicalization in law enforcement; The ACLU warns against new domestic terrorism laws.

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