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Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,000 stations in North America. The program is hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez and produced out of the Downtown Community Television Center, a community media center in New York City’s Chinatown.
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Michael Moore’s New Movie is Out of the Bag September 21, 2018 | 8:00 am
Notorious and with a following, Michael Moore asks the question many ask each other these days: how did we elect such far right officials in this era? Provocatively and humorously, Moore explores mixed-feelings to outrage over the present political climate and how the situation evolved. Critical reception is positive but make up your mind if your own ticket to the theatre would be well spent in an interview with Amy Goodman over his new release Fahrenheit 11/9--ironically citing the date of Trump's election.
Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony August 31, 2018 | 8:00 am
In this exclusive broadcast, Democracy Now! breaks the media blockade and goes to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco’s violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1,700-mile wall divides Sahrawis who remain under occupation from those who fled into exile. The international media has largely ignored the occupation—in part because Morocco has routinely blocked journalists from entering Western Sahara. But in late 2016 Democracy Now! managed to get into the Western Saharan city of Laayoune, becoming the first international news team to report from the occupied territory in years.
Frederick Douglass Independence Day Address July 4, 2018 | 8:00 am
In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” He was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society. This is actor James Earl Jones reading the speech during a performance of historian Howard Zinn’s acclaimed book, “Voices of a People’s History of the United States.” He was introduced by Zinn.