Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Democracy Now!

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Mon-Fri 10 PM

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! 2017-09-19 Tuesday
    Congressmember Luis Gutiérrez & DREAMer Dulce Garcia on resistance to Trump's plan to end DACA; refugees sleep over in Trump's childhood home—now an Airbnb—to protest tightening of U.S. borders.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-09-18 Monday
    Best-selling author and journalist Naomi Klein on political shocks after hurricanes Harvey and Irma; the Trump administration's mixed signals on 2015 Paris climate accord; Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-all plan; and more.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-09-15 Friday
    Headlines for September 15, 2017; Deregulated & Unaccountable: For-Profit Nursing Homes in Florida Face Scrutiny After Irma Deaths; The Forgotten Americans: Why Did U.S. Media Ignore U.S. Virgin Islands Devastated by Irma?; South Asia: 1,300 Dead, 40 Million Impacted in Climate Change-Linked Flooding
  • Democracy Now! 2017-09-14 Thursday
    Headlines for September 14, 2017; Pink Floyd Founder Roger Waters: BDS is One of "Most Admirable" Displays of Resistance in the World; "The Occupation of the American Mind": Documentary Looks at Israel's PR War in the United States; Roger Waters Criticizes Senate Bill Criminalizing BDS & Radiohead's Recent Concert in Tel Aviv
  • Democracy Now! 2017-09-13 Wednesday
    Senator Sanders unveils Medicare-for-all legislation; Ari Berman and Kristen Clarke expose the lies behind Trump's election integrity commission; and journalist Andrew Cockburn on new evidence in the upcoming 9/11 trial.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-09-12 Tuesday
    Elizabeth Newhouse on why Cuba is a leader in hurricane preparedness; Juan González on Irma's effect on Puerto Rico; Public Citizen on the "storm of silence" around climate change; and a report on the grassroots recovery in Texas after Harvey.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-09-11 Monday
    Headlines for September 11, 2017; Elizabeth Kolbert: An Honest Conversation About Climate Change Is Needed in Wake of Irma & Harvey; Scientists: Climate Change May Wipe Out a Third of World's Parasites, with Disastrous Ripple Effects; Hurricane Irma: Writer Edwidge Danticat on Evacuating from Miami to Orlando; Irma Destroys Haitian Farmland as Recovery Goes On from Recent Natural Disasters & Cholera Outbreak; Oaxacan Residents Plead for Water & Food After Mexican Earthquake Kills Over 90 People

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