Sunday, June 07, 2020

Democracy Now!


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Mon-Fri 12 PM
Mon-Fri 10 PM


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! 2020-06-05 Friday
    Thousands gather for memorial services for George Floyd; New evidence emerges in the Ahmaud Arbery case; Black filmmaker Chris Frierson films himself being pepper-sprayed by NYPD at a BLM protest; Author Stuart Schrader on U.S. police militarization.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-06-04 Thursday
    All four police officers are charged with murder or aiding and abetting murder in George Floyd's death; activist Tamika Mallory on protests and police militarization; Louisville calls for justice in the police killings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-06-03 Wednesday
    As 60,000 call for justice for George Floyd in Houston, his hometown, we speak to two of his friends and hear him in his own words; Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. was killed by police in 2011, now a judge says his family can sue for excessive use of force.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-06-02 Tuesday
    President Trump threatens to send armed troops into the streets to quell a nationwide protest against police brutality; Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors calls to defund the police; two autopsies affirm George Floyd's death was a homicide.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-06-01 Monday
    As hundreds of thousands of protesters shut down cities across the U.S. to demand justice for the police killing of George Floyd, we hear voices from the streets and speak with professors Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Cornel West and attorney Bakari Sellers.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-05-29 Friday
    Protests in Minneapolis and nationwide continue over the police killing of George Floyd; Police violence is on the rise in Latin America, the new pandemic epicenter; Trump signs an executive order to punish social media companies for monitoring content.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-05-28 Thursday
    Protests continue in Minneapolis amid calls to file murder charges against the police officer who killed unarmed Black man, George Floyd; We celebrate the life and legacy of Larry Kramer, the trailblazing writer and AIDS activist who helped start ACT UP.

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