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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! 2019-01-18 Friday

Friday 18th January 2019

19 die in an ISIS attack in Syria, including four Americans. We talk with Rep. Ro Khanna about U.S. wars; plus, the U.S. and Brazil increase pressure on Venezuela's president, stoking fears of a coup. We speak to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

Democracy Now! 2019-01-17 Thursday

Thursday 17th January 2019

Federal workers protest across the country as the government shutdown enters its 27th day. Is it time for TSA workers to strike? Plus: The shutdown hits Indian country hard, and hearings begin for former coal lobbyist&acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler.

Democracy Now! 2019-01-16 Wednesday

Wednesday 16th January 2019

U.K. Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit plan in the worst defeat in British history; As confirmation hearings for AG nominee William Barr continue, we look at his record on criminal justice&more; Judge strikes down U.S. census citizenship question.

Democracy Now! 2019-01-15 Tuesday

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Teachers in Los Angeles strike for the first time in 30 years; Confirmation hearings begin for William Barr, Trump's attorney general pick; AZ activists face jail time for providing humanitarian aid to migrants crossing the U.S. border.

Democracy Now! 2019-01-14 Monday

Monday 14th January 2019

Florida posthumously pardons the "Groveland Four," African-American men falsely accused of raping a white girl 70 years ago; As the government shutdown drags on, the IRS bows to lenders and reopens a division to help the mortgage industry.

Democracy Now! 2019-01-11 Friday

Friday 11th January 2019

In a Democracy Now! exclusive, legendary scholar&activist Angela Davis speaks out after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinds a human rights award for her, apparently due to her activism for Palestinian rights and support of the BDS movement.

Democracy Now! 2019-01-10 Thursday

Thursday 10th January 2019

Consumer safety takes a hit and national parks fill with waste under the government shutdown; a rape and trafficking survivor is granted clemency 15 years into a life sentence; Haitian groups sue the Trump admin over revoked immigration protections.

Democracy Now! 2019-01-09 Wednesday

Wednesday 9th January 2019

President Trump issues a xenophobic televised address attacking immigrants and demanding border wall funding; longtime NBC reporter William Arkin speaks out after resigning his job over corporate media's role in encouraging perpetual U.S. war.

Democracy Now! 2019-01-08 Tuesday

Tuesday 8th January 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib reiterates her call for Trump's impeachment as the government shutdown enters day 18; the documentary "Crime + Punishment" exposes racial quotas in the NYPD and retaliation against the officers who dare to defy the system.

Democracy Now! 2019-01-07 Monday

Monday 7th January 2019

House Dems introduce a major bill to expand voting rights; Green New Deal advocates criticize Nancy Pelosi's new committee on climate change; Shocking documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" uncovers singer's decades of abuse, predatory behavior and pedophilia.