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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! 2019-05-17 Friday

Friday 17th May 2019

An Alabama abortion provider says the state's anti-choice law will jeopardize patients' health; Why today's anti-abortion laws have their roots in the 2010 election; Immigrant rights activists respond to Trump's "merit-based" immigration plan.

Democracy Now! 2019-05-16 Thursday

Thursday 16th May 2019

A new report details the systematic torture, abuse and killings inside Syria's sprawling prison system; Monsanto is ordered to pay $2 billion in damages for cancer linked to its weed killer Roundup; The U.S. sits out a global pact to reduce plastic waste.

Democracy Now! 2019-05-15 Wednesday

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Alabama passes a near-total ban on abortion, one of many state bills meant to challenge Roe v. Wade; Updates on the Venezuelan embassy occupation in D.C. by activists opposed to U.S. intervention; Protesters in Sudan continue to call for civilian rule.

Democracy Now! 2019-05-14 Tuesday

Tuesday 14th May 2019

As the U.S. escalates tensions with Iran, we speak with former Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyed Hossein Mousavian; Author and playwright Eve Ensler talks about "The Apology" she wishes she had gotten from her abusive father before his death.

Democracy Now! 2019-05-13 Monday

Monday 13th May 2019

We spend the hour with acclaimed Indian author and essayist Arundhati Roy, discussing India's election and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, Julian Assange, climate change and her latest book of essays.

Democracy Now! 2019-05-10 Friday

Friday 10th May 2019

Air Force veteran Daniel Hale is arrested for allegedly leaking information on the U.S. drone program; Organizers raise money to bail black mothers out of jail for Mother's Day; The National Rifle Association descends into infighting.

Democracy Now! 2019-05-09 Thursday

Thursday 9th May 2019

The House Judiciary Committee votes to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress; As Uber prepares IPO, drivers for ride-sharing companies go on strike; A new U.N. report shows an alarming loss in biodiversity due to human activity.

Democracy Now! 2019-05-08 Wednesday

Wednesday 8th May 2019

A new report on Donald Trump's taxes shows he lost $1.17 billion from 1985 to 1994; The new political action group Supermajority aims to mobilize women ahead of 2020; The Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution could be closer to ratification.

Democracy Now! 2019-05-07 Tuesday

Tuesday 7th May 2019

The Trump administration ratchets up tensions with Iran; Human rights groups continue to sound the alarm over China's internment and surveillance policies against ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims; Republicans move to claw back voting rights in Florida.

Democracy Now! 2019-05-06 Monday

Monday 6th May 2019

A ceasefire agreement has been reached in Gaza after an intense three days of fighting left 25 Palestinians and four Israelis dead; We look at the improbable comeback of Blackwater founder Erik Prince with Intercept reporter Matthew Cole.