Friday, March 05, 2021

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.

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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! 2021-03-05 Friday
    As the Senate begins debate on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, we look at the fight to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 with Reverend William Barber; The House votes to pass H.R. 1; Abolitionist Mariame Kaba on the House's passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-03-04 Thursday
    We speak with Harvard professor Marcia Castro about rising cases of COVID-19 in Brazil; Co-authors Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick discuss their new book, "Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics."
  • Democracy Now! 2021-03-03 Wednesday
    We look at how Asian American communities in New York and the Bay Area are responding to the spike in racist hate crimes; Calls are mounting for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign or be impeached over sexual harassment allegations and his cover-up of thousands of COVID deaths in nursing homes; Farmworkers face an uphill battle to get vaccinated, even though they are essential workers.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-03-02 Tuesday
    Republicans in the Georgia House pass a sweeping bill to make it harder to vote; We look at the racial vaccination gap and calls to lower the age cutoff for vaccine eligibility for Black Americans; How people have struggled to access abortions during the pandemic.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-03-01 Monday
    A newly declassified U.S. intelligence report confirms Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman directly ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi; The Biden administration faces criticism for bombing Syria in an attack targeting Iranian militias; The House passes a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, and progressive Democrats call for the Senate to keep a provision for a $15/hour federal minimum wage; In a bloody crackdown in Burma, the military junta kills 18 protesters during pro-democracy protests in the deadliest day since the military coup.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-02-26 Friday
    The FBI and New York Police Department are facing new calls to open their records into the assassination of Malcolm X after the release of a deathbed confession of a former undercover NYPD officer who admitted to being part of a conspiracy targeting Malcolm. We speak to a cousin of the former officer, as well as Malcolm's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz.
  • Democracy Now! 2021-02-25 Thursday
    Pressure grows on the Biden administration to support a push by India and South Africa at the World Trade Organization to loosen intellectual property rules to make COVID-19 vaccines easier to make and distribute; As the House prepares to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, Rep. Jan Schakowsky urges her Senate colleagues not to oppose the inclusion of a $15-an-hour minimum wage hike in the stimulus package; Author Brendan O'Connor on the roots of the January 6 Capitol attack and how "the right-wing donor class" is implicated in the violence.

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