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Democracy NowThe War And Peace Report.Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning talk radio news program. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, pioneer the largest public media collaboration in the U.S.

We provide 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.

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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.


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! Show Archive:

Democracy Now! 2018-07-20 Friday

Friday 20th July 2018

Ethiopia and Eritrea begin peace efforts; journalists expose more abuses of detained migrant children; a Salvadoran mother reunites with her traumatized son; psychologists try to prepare families for long-term trauma after separations at the border.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-19 Thursday

Thursday 19th July 2018

Pakistan suffers a deadly attack ahead of general elections overshadowed by arrests and accusations of interference by the military; a PBS reporter smuggled herself into northern Yemen to report on starvation and U.S. support for the Saudi-led war.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-18 Wednesday

Wednesday 18th July 2018

We host a debate on violence in Nicaragua; Rev. Jesse Jackson remembers his friend Nelson Mandela on his 100th birthday; Eric Garner's mother continues to call for justice four years after he was killed in an NYPD chokehold.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-17 Tuesday

Tuesday 17th July 2018

We get response from Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation to the Trump-Putin summit and speak with reporter Sam Husseini, who was dragged out trying to ask about the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty; Boots Riley, director of the new film, "Sorry to Bother You."

Democracy Now! 2018-07-16 Monday

Monday 16th July 2018

Amid mass protests against President Trump and Russian President Putin in Helsinki, we speak with Finnish politician Heidi Hautala and host a debate on U.S.-Russia relations with journalist Glenn Greenwald and Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-13 Friday

Friday 13th July 2018

We go to London for updates on Trump's U.K. visit and meeting with Theresa May; asylum-seeking Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto's detention may violate free speech rights; reunited migrant families may have to separate to pursue asylum.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-12 Thursday

Thursday 12th July 2018

As Trump calls on NATO member states to double their military spending ahead of meeting with Putin, we speak with Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation; we talk to Guardian columnist George Monbiot about Trump's visit to London amid mass protests.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-11 Wednesday

Wednesday 11th July 2018

The Trump administration failed to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant children under 5 with families; Trump repeatedly threatened to invade Venezuela; Nevada plans to kill a death row prisoner using fentanyl for the first time.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-10 Tuesday

Tuesday 10th July 2018

As Trump nominates right-wing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, we look at what's at stake for abortion rights, healthcare, LGBTQ rights, net neutrality and civil rights if Kavanaugh is confirmed.

Democracy Now! 2018-07-09 Monday

Monday 9th July 2018

A major U.S. military contractor has been secretly detaining dozens of migrant children in Phoenix; the Trump administration fights a court-ordered deadline to reunite children with their families; how CIA-backed wars laid the roots for cartel violence.

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