Democracy Now! Blog

A Learning and Teaching Tool for Educators

"I was a student-teacher last year for U.S. History and I often used the Democracynow.org search engine for the different subjects I was going to teach."

April 16, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

High School Humanities Class Studies Colonialism Using Democracy Now!

"My 9th grade Humanities students have just begun a very brief study of European imperialism in Africa."

April 15, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is Used to Engage Student’s Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

“I have used a written interview from Democracy Now! as part of a unit on Social Change that I do in an advanced writing class."

April 14, 2007 |  Filed under  Events

Independent Media Educates

"Democracy Now! works especially well in teaching a unit on Media & Politics."

April 13, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

Education for Social Change

"Democracy Now! enhances learning and fulfills one of our student learning outcomes of helping students become responsible community members."

April 13, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! Examines Conflict

"I teach Alternative Dispute Resolution courses."

April 12, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

Students Hooked on Good Journalism

"Democracy Now! combines nicely with my Sociology course material where it is easy to incorporate some of the segments into the class discussions."

April 11, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! Has Made an Incredible Difference in the Lives of So Many Students

"I teach a large lecture course in our humanities program called Interpretation and Values."

April 11, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

April is National Poetry Month

Some poetry highlights from the Democracy Now! archives:
“Alice Walker reads her poem Be Nobody’s Darling”

Palestinian-American Poet Suheir Hammad*

Nuyorican Poet Pedro Pietri

Martin Espada on Pablo Neruda

April 10, 2007 |  Filed under  DN Archives

It is Invaluable!

“I’ve used Democracy Now! as a powerful example of confirming corporate media bias in my University classes."

April 10, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

NAB-bing The Election

Read Amy’s column to learn more about election money and where it’s all going.

April 10, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Teaching Democracy Now! in Spanish

"I often use DN! reports dealing in some way with the Spanish-speaking world."

April 09, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

Students Spread the Word

"Students start sharing the information with their own families and friends."

April 09, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is an Eye Opener

“I teach a course called "Mass Media and Popular Culture" in which I spend a good amount of class time on the news."

April 08, 2007 |  Filed under  Teach Democracy Now!

Hang Up On War: Claim Your Telephone Tax Rebate

Read Amy’s column on the telephone war tax.

April 03, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Coming up: "In Debt We Trust"

On Wednesday, Danny Schechter joins us in our Firehouse studio to talk about his new documentary about the national and personal debt crisis in the US.

April 03, 2007 |  Filed under  Upcoming Shows

American Kangaroo Court Claims Its First Victim

Read Amy’s column on Guantanamo detainee David Hicks.

March 27, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Chiquita’s Slipping Appeal

Amy’s column on Chiquita’s financing of paramilitary death squads

March 20, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Exploding Into Action

Amy’s Column detailing a father’s journey to anti-war activism after learning of his son’s death

March 13, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

DN! Broadcast on MCTV Ch. 15 in Mt. Shasta, CA

The community of Siskiyou county finds a loophole!

March 10, 2007 |  Filed under  Outreach Success Stories