Monday, July 13, 2020

Democracy Now!


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Mon-Fri 12 PM
Mon-Fri 10 PM


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! 2020-07-13 Monday
    Trump and Education Sec. Betsy DeVos push for public schools to reopen amid record infections; Vauhxx Booker survived an attempted lynching over the Fourth of July weekend; how the twin pandemics of COVID and racism are impacting people with disabilities.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-07-10 Friday
    Brazil faces the world's second-worst COVID outbreak as far-right President Bolsonaro tests positive; The Supreme Court shields Trump's tax returns; A victory for Indigenous sovereignty as half of Oklahoma is ruled to be Native American land.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-07-09 Thursday
    The Supreme Court sides with the Trump administration to let employers deny free birth control access; Preventing zoonotic diseases and the next pandemic; Black Lives Matter protests in Belgium focus on the country's violent colonial legacy.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-07-08 Wednesday
    As Trump pushes schools to reopen, international students respond to plans to deport those in online-only courses; Houston's hospitals struggle to cope with record cases; Black and Latinx people suffer more due to racism and health service disparities.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-07-07 Tuesday
    As judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down, a Standing Rock Sioux Tribe elder responds; the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is canceled after years of protests; a person jailed at ICE's Otay Mesa Detention Center describes the COVID outbreak there.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-07-06 Monday
    Indigenous scholar and activist Nick Estes on Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore, renaming sports teams, and COVID in Indian Country; Exclusive interview with Egyptian prisoner rights advocate Laila Soueif, fighting for the release of her son and daughter.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-07-03 Friday
    James Earl Jones reads Frederick Douglass's historic speech, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"; Angela Davis, Cornel West, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Tamika Mallory on the historic uprising against racism and police violence.

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