Sunday, November 18, 2018

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

18 November 2018

  • Democracy Now! 2018-11-16 Friday
    The Justice Department inadvertently reveals it has prepared an indictment against Julian Assange; NYT exposes Facebook hired a Republican firm to discredit critics; We speak to the prison firefighters on the front lines of the CA wildfires.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-11-15 Thursday
    Rep. Ro Khanna speaks out as House Republicans block debate on ending U.S. support for war in Yemen; a family demands justice for slain Chicago 26-year-old Jemel Roberson; a new lawsuit accuses ICE of targeting undocumented organizers for their activism.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-11-14 Wednesday
    Local officials push back as Amazon announces it will split its second headquarters between NY and Arlington, Virginia. We host a discussion on corporate welfare. Defense Sec. James Mattis visits the border, where thousands of troops have been deployed.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-11-13 Tuesday
    The death toll rises to 44 as California battles its deadliest fire ever; six people die in Gaza following the heaviest Israeli airstrikes since 2014; Maryland challenges the legality of Trump's choice for acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-11-12 Monday
    100 years after armistice, journalist and author Adam Hochschild reflects on lessons from World War I and the danger of new wars today; Suzanne Gordon talks about the Thousand Oaks, CA, shooting and GOP-led attacks on the Veterans Health Administration.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-11-09 Friday
    Thousand Oaks, CA, mourns victims of Wednesday's mass shooting; Florida prepares for possible recounts in Senate and governor's races; Rashida Tlaib is elected one of the first Muslim congresswomen in Detroit; peace activists protest the war in Yemen.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-11-08 Thursday
    Trump fires AG Jeff Sessions, replacing him with Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker. We speak with the ACLU's David Cole & former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, who voted to impeach Nixon; Deb Haaland makes history as one the nation's first Native congresswomen.

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