Wednesday, June 19, 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! 2019-06-18 Tuesday
    Remembering the rise and fall of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first and only democratically elected president, who died Monday after collapsing in court; James Goodale, former general counsel for The New York Times, reacts to Julian Assange's espionage charges.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-06-17 Monday
    As many as 2 million people take to the streets of Hong Kong to demand the resignation of Carrie Lam, the city's chief executive; A conversation with director Rick Rowley about his new documentary, "16 Shots," about the murder of Laquan McDonald.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-06-14 Friday
    The U.S. blames Iran for damage to oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz; Swedish programmer and Julian Assange supporter Ola Bini jailed in Ecuador for months without charge; Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel on why she's spent decades defending Palestinians.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-06-13 Thursday
    Up to a million in Hong Kong protest a bill that could see extradition of residents to mainland China; The trial of humanitarian activist Scott Warren ends in mistrial; Transgender Afro-Latinx woman Layleen Polanco's death at Rikers Island stirs outrage.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-06-12 Wednesday
    The Intercept reveals the judge who helped jail former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors who targeted him; We look at horrific conditions for immigrants held in for-profit detention jails around the country.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-06-11 Tuesday
    We speak with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who has made addressing the climate crisis the centerpiece of his presidential campaign; Press freedoms are at risk in Australia after two police raids on journalists.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-06-10 Monday
    Mexico and the U.S. reach a deal to avert a trade war, but The New York Times reports that Mexico had promised to take many of the steps they agreed to months ago; Rev. William Barber on how gerrymandering fuels attacks on healthcare, human rights.

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