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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.

WHY INDEPENDENT MEDIA ?

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! 2018-11-13 Tuesday

Tuesday 13th November 2018

The death toll rises to 44 as California battles its deadliest fire ever; six people die in Gaza following the heaviest Israeli airstrikes since 2014; Maryland challenges the legality of Trump's choice for acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.


Democracy Now! 2018-11-12 Monday

Monday 12th November 2018

100 years after armistice, journalist and author Adam Hochschild reflects on lessons from World War I and the danger of new wars today; Suzanne Gordon talks about the Thousand Oaks, CA, shooting and GOP-led attacks on the Veterans Health Administration.


Democracy Now! 2018-11-09 Friday

Friday 9th November 2018

Thousand Oaks, CA, mourns victims of Wednesday's mass shooting; Florida prepares for possible recounts in Senate and governor's races; Rashida Tlaib is elected one of the first Muslim congresswomen in Detroit; peace activists protest the war in Yemen.


Democracy Now! 2018-11-08 Thursday

Thursday 8th November 2018

Trump fires AG Jeff Sessions, replacing him with Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker. We speak with the ACLU's David Cole&former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, who voted to impeach Nixon; Deb Haaland makes history as one the nation's first Native congresswomen.


Democracy Now! 2018-11-07 Wednesday

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Democrats seize the House with historic firsts for women of color; Stacey Abrams refuses to concede GA governor's race until every vote is counted; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is elected to Congress; Florida re-enfranchises 1.4 million people.


Democracy Now! 2018-11-06 Tuesday

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Early voting numbers break records; a lawsuit proceeds against a citizenship question on the census; a record number of women of color run for U.S. office; Big Oil fights an anti-fracking measure in Colorado; Florida could re-enfranchise 1.4M people.


Democracy Now! 2018-11-05 Monday

Monday 5th November 2018

After a self-proclaimed misogynist murders two women at a Florida yoga studio, feminist author Soraya Chemaly discusses the toxic male supremacy movement; Before the midterms, we speak with Noam Chomsky on elections, nuclear warfare and climate change.


Democracy Now! 2018-11-02 Friday

Friday 2nd November 2018

As John Bolton calls Venezuela, Cuba&Nicaragua a "troika of tyranny," we speak with Noam Chomsky about U.S. foreign policy in Central America&the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre; Ilana Glazer cancels event at NYC synagogue due to anti-Semitic graffiti.


Democracy Now! 2018-11-01 Thursday

Thursday 1st November 2018

Parkland dad Fred Guttenberg calls on voters to elect politicians who stand for gun control in the wake of hate-fueled gun attacks in the United States; Investigative journalist Allan Nairn says fascism is at stake in the midterm elections.


Democracy Now! 2018-10-31 Wednesday

Wednesday 31st October 2018

As President Trump claims that he can end birthright citizenship in the United States, we speak with professor Martha Jones about the history of the 14th Amendment; In Brazil, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro threatens fragile democracy&the Amazon.