Monday, February 18, 2019

Democracy Now!

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Air Times CH16
Mon-Fri 12 PM
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! 2019-02-18 Monday
    Angela Davis returns to her hometown of Birmingham after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinded an award for her due to her support for Palestinian rights. The institute has since reversed its decision, but Davis has yet to accept the award.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-02-15 Friday
    Public Citizen will sue to stop Trump's emergency declaration to fund the border wall; immigrant activist Erika Andiola on the spending bill; 201 years after the birth of Frederick Douglass, we speak with his great-great-great-grandson.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-02-14 Thursday
    Ilhan Omar grills special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams over his record in Latin America in the 1980s, as the U.S. continues efforts to topple the Venezuelan government; We look at gun control in America, one year after the Parkland school massacre.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-02-13 Wednesday
    Venezuela accuses the U.S. of shipping arms to the opposition on planes with possible CIA ties; A new book sheds light on the struggle for public education and the stunning prosecution of Atlanta public school teachers in a cheating scandal.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-02-12 Tuesday
    Denver teachers launch their first strike in 25 years; Faculty at Wright State University in Ohio conclude one of the longest public university strikes in U.S. history; Journalist Dahr Jamail on finding meaning in the climate catastrophe.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-02-11 Monday
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald on Jeff Bezos’s fight with the National Enquirer; Amazon’s role in building a global surveillance state; rising state violence and homophobia in Brazil under Jair Bolsonaro and more.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-02-08 Friday
    Dr. Leana Wen responds to the Supreme Court temporarily halting a Louisiana abortion restriction; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveil their Green New Deal resolution; the ACLU continues to fight to reunite separated migrant children.

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