Thursday, December 14, 2017

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! 2017-12-14 Thursday
    Jessica Leeds, one of 16 women who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct, is calling for a congressional investigation; Republicans reach a tax deal with massive cuts for the rich; Yemen faces famine amid U.S.-backed bombing by Saudi Arabia.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-12-13 Wednesday
    A stunning upset in Alabama as Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore; Trump's FCC plans a vote Thursday to repeal net neutrality; and in Philadelphia, parents, teachers and activists have reclaimed control of the public school system.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-12-12 Tuesday
    We speak with one of 16 women who accuse President Trump of sexual harassment and want Congress to investigate; Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on reproductive rights; Rep. Luis Gutiérrez on his retirement, the DREAM Act and Puerto Rico.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-12-11 Monday
    Accused pedophile Roy Moore and Doug Jones locked in tight race for U.S. Senate seat in Alabama; black leaders boycott civil rights museum inauguration to protest Trump’s attendance; and health and rights of farmworkers amid historic winter wildfires.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-12-08 Friday
    Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a 2009 U.S.-backed coup, in an exclusive interview on the political crisis in Honduras amid the disputed presidential election; Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee on "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump."
  • Democracy Now! 2017-12-07 Thursday
    As Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital we speak with Palestinian politician Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Budour Hassan and Jewish Voice for Peace's Rebecca Vilkomerson; and women in low-wage jobs are more vulnerable if they call out their abusers.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-12-06 Wednesday
    As tensions between President Trump and North Korea ramp up, we speak with a former nuclear war planner who is one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers. His new book is titled "The Doomsday Machine."

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