Friday, April 19, 2019

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! 2019-04-18 Thursday
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez collaborates with The Intercept and illustrator Molly Crabapple to produce a video imagining a future shaped by the Green New Deal; As William Barr prepares to release the Mueller report, we hear from Noam Chomsky on Russiagate.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-04-17 Wednesday
    300 climate activists arrested in Extinction Rebellion protests in London; Over 170 killed in Libya in warlord assault on Tripoli; Bowing to pressure, ICC drops probe into possible U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-04-16 Tuesday
    Paris mourns after a fire rips through the Notre-Dame cathedral; Palestinian activist & BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti speaks out after being denied entry to the U.S.; Ilhan Omar faces a spike in death threats amid new attacks from Trump & the NY Post.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-04-15 Monday
    Bill McKibben sounded the alarm on climate change in 1989. Three decades later, he says we haven't done enough to avert disaster; A former general running for president of Indonesia reportedly has plans to purge his political enemies, if elected.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-04-12 Friday
    We spend the hour with Noam Chomsky, who spoke with Amy Goodman at Boston's historic Old South Church. The world-renowned dissident discussed threats to democracy from far-right governments around the world, as well as the need for popular resistance.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-04-11 Thursday
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police today after Ecuador rescinded asylum it offered him in 2012, opening him up to extradition to the United States; Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir is ousted by the country's military.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-04-10 Wednesday
    Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have secured a fifth term as prime minister following a close Israeli election in which Palestinians saw few differences between the parties; How underfunding and corporatization of higher education impacts academic freedom.

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