Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. In this US election year, Democracy Now! is more important than ever. For 20 years, we’ve put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. We lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. A generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar if you donate right now. That means when you give $10, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you every day.

Your Donation: $

The Alliance, A New Progressive Populist Movement in the United States

July 08, 1996
Story
WATCH FULL SHOW

A NEW PROGRESSIVE POPULIST MOVEMENT IS BUILDING in the United States. It all started about a year ago when Ronnie Dugger, longtime editor of the Texas Observer and author of many books, including biographies of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, wrote a piece published in the Nation magazine entitled, "Real Populists Please Stand Up." It was a call to action for citizens to organize to fight corporate domination of our government and to reclaim and reinvent our democracy. Dugger’s piece has since sparked a national movement called The Alliance, made up of dozens of chapters around the U.S.

GUEST:

RONNIE DUGGER, THE ALLIANCE:

Karen Friedman, Liz Pringle, Camille Ali, and Elizabeth Rothgeb — the Oh So Politically Correct Players of Washington D.C.


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.