Saturday, December 07, 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! 2019-12-06 Friday
    In Madrid, organizers of the alternative climate summit shine a light on issues ignored at COP25; Two young organizers of Fridays for Future, from Uganda and Chile, talk about their work; A look at corporate influence at the U.N. climate conference.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-12-05 Thursday
    We speak with Edward Snowden about unlawful U.S. mass surveillance; Sahrawi activist Aminatou Haidar speaks about resisting the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara for more than three decades; A look at Sweden's social welfare system.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-12-04 Wednesday
    The Right Livelihood Awards celebrate their 40th anniversary; Indigenous Yanomami leader Davi Kopenawa has dedicated his life to protecting the Amazon; A U.N. report says 7 million children worldwide are deprived of their liberty.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-12-03 Tuesday
    We broadcast live from Stockholm, Sweden, where Greta Thunberg will be honored with the Right Livelihood Award this week; Today is International Day of Persons With Disabilities; Violence against Indigenous forest protectors is mounting in the Amazon.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-12-02 Monday
    Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi tenders his resignation after security forces killed at least 44 people taking part in anti-government protests; Historian Tariq Ali gives his analysis of the U.K. election.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-11-29 Friday
    An hour with David Byrne, the celebrated musician, artist, writer, cycling enthusiast, filmmaker and now Broadway star. He has a new hit Broadway show called "American Utopia."
  • Democracy Now! 2019-11-28 Thursday
    Lakota historian Nick Estes talks about Thanksgiving and his book “Our History Is the Future." Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy discusses the crisis in Kashmir and rising authoritarianism in India.

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