Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $

Shows featuring Juanessa Bennett

  • 10 Years in Prison for Consensual Sex: Genarlow Wilson’s Mother Speaks Out on Why Her Son Remains Locked Up Wilsongen
    Genarlow Wilson, a 21-year-old African American, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for having consensual oral sex when he was a teenager. He was 17 years old, and the girl was 15 years old, when the sexual encounter took place. Wilson was convicted of felony aggravated child molestation. He has already spent more than two years behind bars. [includes rush transcript]
    July 17, 2007 | Story
  • Burma Update
    The government of Burma this week launched a crackdown on pro-democracy activists, arresting at least 50 members of Nobel Peace Prize winner Mrs Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party — the National League for Democracy.

    The arrests came as US sanctions against the military regime of Burma —-
    known as SLORC -— came into effect this week. The Clinton administration
    has banned...

    May 26, 1997 | Story