Thursday, October 17, 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! 2019-10-16 Wednesday
    Democratic presidential candidates faced off on the Middle East, guns, reproductive rights, impeachment, taxing the rich, healthcare & more at the Democratic presidential debate hosted by The New York Times & CNN in Ohio. We host a roundtable discussion.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-10-15 Tuesday
    A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, is arrested and charged with murder after killing Atatiana Jefferson, an African-American woman who was inside her own home; Investigative reporter Aaron Glantz discusses his book "Homewreckers."
  • Democracy Now! 2019-10-14 Monday
    Turkey is heightening its military offensive in northern Syria amid the withdrawal of U.S. troops; Cities and states across the U.S. celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day; Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-10-11 Friday
    We spend the hour with Chanel Miller, the remarkable writer who was known to the world as "Emily Doe" for years after she was assaulted by Stanford student Brock Turner. In her memoir, "Know My Name," Miller reveals her identity and reclaims her story.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-10-10 Thursday
    Turkey launches an assault on Kurdish-controlled northern Syria with Trump's tacit approval; What the assault means for the fledgling Rojava project; The family of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places, a Native American teenager, seeks justice for her death.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-10-09 Wednesday
    Tens of thousands in Ecuador protest austerity measures and rising fuel prices; 2020 candidate Julián Castro criticizes Trump's immigration policies; The Supreme Court hears historic cases to determine employment protections of LGBTQ people.
  • Democracy Now! 2019-10-08 Tuesday
    More than 700 activists with Extinction Rebellion are arrested amid a global campaign of direct action demanding climate solutions; The UAW strike enters its fourth week; Chicago teachers prepare to strike for better working conditions.

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