Saturday, June 23, 2018

Democracy Now!


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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.


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! 2018-06-22 Friday
    Debbie Nathan reports an immigrant mother seeking asylum has reunited with her son after 38 days in detention; a new report exposes substandard medical care for detained immigrants; an Eritrean man takes his life after being deported from the U.S.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-06-21 Thursday
    Trump signs an executive order that paves the way for immigrant families to be jailed together indefinitely; private prison companies stand to profit from Trump's order; Yemeni prisoners are reporting horrific sexual abuse at UAE-run prisons in Yemen.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-06-20 Wednesday
    We spend the hour with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh on My Lai, Abu Ghraib, Kissinger, Nixon and his advice on how to cover the Trump administration today.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-06-19 Tuesday
    President Trump doubles down on practice of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents; crisis in Nicaragua escalates with 178 people killed since widespread demonstrations to oust Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-06-18 Monday
    Democratic lawmakers protest Trump's policy of family separation at the border; a worker at a nonprofit detention center for migrant children quits over conditions; the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition launches offensive on Yemen's port city of Hodeidah.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-06-15 Friday
    Jeff Sessions overturns a policy allowing domestic violence survivors to qualify for asylum; a scathing U.N. report looks at the policies worsening poverty in the U.S.; the Poor People's Campaign against poverty & racism enters its final week.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-06-14 Thursday
    A special report from South Texas on the trauma of the Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, the families separated and children detained and the residents who are fighting back.

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