Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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! 2018-09-18 Tuesday
    The Intercept’s Ryan Grim reports on assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh; immigrants seeking aid after Florence fear deportation; 7 years after Occupy Wall Street, author and activist Nathan Schneider talks about the cooperative movement.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-09-17 Monday
    Slate's Dahlia Lithwick says "Our System Is Too Broken to Assess the Sexual Assault Claim Against Kavanaugh”; Facebook declares a Think Progress report “fake news”; Botham Shem Jean’s family lawyer says police are smearing him to protect his killer.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-09-14 Friday
    Indigenous and climate justice activists protest outside and inside the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco; plus, we host debates on two systems proposed as climate change solutions: cap-and-trade and geoengineering.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-09-13 Thursday
    As Hurricane Florence heads towards the Carolinas, activists are concerned that animal waste from industrial hog farms and coal ash ponds could pollute waterways; author Bill McKibben discusses why climate change action needs more urgency.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-09-12 Wednesday
    20 percent of firefighters battling California wildfires are prisoners paid just $1/hour. We visit a fire camp to talk to some of them; then, journalist Antonia Juhasz explains her new investigation into the deadly work of building oil pipelines.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-09-11 Tuesday
    A Category 4 hurricane is barreling toward the Carolinas, supercharged by climate change; John Bolton threatens the International Criminal Court; the U.S. punishes the Palestine Liberation Organization; Serena Williams faces a double standard.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-09-10 Monday
    We bring you voices from the mass march in San Francisco calling for climate justice ahead of California Gov. Jerry Brown's Global Climate Action Summit; key Democrats say Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied in past confirmation hearings.

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