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! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/7 through our website and podcasts.
  1. Peru’s President Pedro Castillo is ousted and jailed after attempting to dissolve Congress; Boris Kagarlitsky in Moscow on how Russians are weary of Putin’s war in Ukraine; The Supreme Court considers “independent state legislature theory” in a North Carolina redistricting case with far-reaching implications for voting rights.

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  2. Senator Raphael Warnock defeats Republican Herschel Walker in Georgia’s closely watched Senate runoff; The new “Death By Policy” investigative podcast examines how U.S. Border Patrol has pushed many migrants into dangerous journeys near the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  3. Jeffrey Sachs on hopes for a negotiated end to fighting in Ukraine; Journalists from the award-winning Central American outlet El Faro sue NSO Group in U.S. court, alleging the firm’s Pegasus spyware was used to track their phones; Voters in Georgia decide the runoff election between Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.

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  4. A group of current and former Yale students has sued the Ivy League school for discriminating against students with mental health challenges in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act; We look at a fight in Chinatown, New York, against the city’s plans to build the tallest jail in the world.

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  5. A new Al Jazeera documentary investigates “The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh” six months after the Palestinian American journalist was shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank; Civil rights activist Angela Davis on the controversy that erupted when she was deemed “too radical” to speak in Rockland County, New York.

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