Saturday, February 17, 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

  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-16 Friday
    Trump blames mental illness for Florida's latest mass shooting, ignoring gun control; the shooter had a history of violence toward women and alleged ties to a white supremacist group; South African business magnate Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as president.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-15 Thursday
    Headlines for February 15, 2018; When Will This Stop? 17 Shot Dead in Florida School Massacre, the 18th School Shooting of Year; Republican Lawmakers Refuse to Adopt Gun Control Despite 200 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook; Kept Out: Banks Across U.S. Caught Systematically Rejecting People of Color for Home Loans
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-14 Wednesday
    Reuters journalists are jailed after exposing a massacre of Rohingya; Rep. Pramila Jayapal responds to Trump's budget, abuse revelations in the White House and stalled progress on DACA; it's the 20th anniversary of V-Day.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-13 Tuesday
    Journalist Anne Barnard of the NY Times' Beirut bureau and Syrian-Canadian writer Yazan al-Saadi on the worsening war in Syria; Austin's City Council will vote on paid sick leave, a policy under attack by a Koch-backed lobbying group.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-12 Monday
    Ravi Ragbir wins a stay of deportation after filing a free speech lawsuit; judges across the U.S. block deportations; leading Pakistani human rights lawyer and activist Asma Jahangir dies at 66.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-09 Friday
    Congress votes to end a brief government shutdown without any protection for DREAMers; Unified Koreans march together at Olympics while Trump threatens war with N. Korea; Col. Lawrence Wilkerson on his fear the U.S. is heading to war with Iran.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-08 Thursday
    As the U.S. intensifies its air war in Afghanistan, we speak to Steve Coll, author of “Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Plus, we remember Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d’Baha.

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