Friday, August 19, 2022

Democracy Now!

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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! 2022-08-18 Thursday

    We spend the hour focusing on Brazil, where former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva kicked off his campaign this week challenging Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, with reporter Michael Fox, host of the “Brazil on Fire” podcast; Indigenous lawyer Eliésio Marubo, who led the search in the Amazon for murdered British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous researcher Bruno Pereira; and the director and activists featured in the new documentary, “The Territory.”

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  • Democracy Now! 2022-08-17 Wednesday

    As 95% of Afghans lack enough to eat, the U.S. refuses to release $7 billion of frozen Afghan assets; Medea Benjamin on Cuba’s need for humanitarian aid after a massive fire, and the draconian sentencing of Saudi activist Salma al-Shehab; climate measures in the Inflation Reduction Act; The Nation’s John Nichols on Trump’s Republican foe Liz Cheney losing her primary race.

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  • Democracy Now! 2022-08-16 Tuesday

    Alex Vitale on the reasons to defund the FBI that have nothing to do with Trump; U.S. lawyers and journalists sue the CIA for spying on their London visits to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy; Calls grow for the compassionate release of 72-year-old political prisoner and Black liberation activist Mutulu Shakur, who is close to death.

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  • Democracy Now! 2022-08-15 Monday

    A search warrant reveals the FBI is investigating President Donald Trump for potential violation of the Espionage Act and other laws; Afghan journalist Zahra Nader on the first anniversary of the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan; We feature a rare speech by renowned Indian British novelist Salman Rushdie, who survived an assassination attempt Friday.

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  • Democracy Now! 2022-08-12 Friday

    Matthieu Aikins writes about “The Taliban’s Dangerous Collision Course With the West” for The New York Times; An imprisoned Saudi man was tortured and jailed for running a satirical Twitter account; Longtime Filipino activist Walden Bello gives an interview after being jailed for “cyber libel.”

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  • Democracy Now! 2022-08-11 Thursday

    Trita Parsi on efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal; Hundreds of migrants arrive by bus in New York, sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott with no warning as mutual aid and legal services scramble to respond; Activists call on President Biden to address soaring rent inflation; Los Angeles faces protests over expanding its ban on encampments of unhoused people.

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  • Democracy Now! 2022-08-10 Wednesday

    Police arrest a suspect in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico; The founder of the African People’s Socialist Party, a racial justice group, says the FBI is targeting the group for its political work; Immigrant justice activists cheer the end of the “Remain in Mexico” policy.

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