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Month of Gratitude: Democracy Now!

You might call Democracy Now! a peoples’ history of the United States and the world, as it provides its “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.”

I’ve listened to this program for many years now, and I’m always impressed by its coverage and its fairness and accuracy, not to mention its progressive slant. So, thanks, Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, and everyone at Democracy Now!

  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

6 thoughts on “Month of Gratitude: Democracy Now!

  1. Dear God, I live Democracy Now! It’s one of the best things in the US, hands down period, and Amy Goodman deserves two of every journalistic award in existence.

    A trivial fact: Of the 637 hours and 45 minutes I spent writing my first novel, I listened to Democracy Now! during 27 of them (usually while typing in hand-written edits). No doubt some of the program slipped in, somehow…

  2. Agreed. They’re my heroes. Haven’t listened as much in recent years, not in their market, so it means sitting at the computer. But just discovered the iPhone app, so I’m back on board.

    Challenge your friends to listen for a week to see how much news isn’t being reported.

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