Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. Our show is special because we make it our priority to go where the silence is. We put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and 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. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2015. Pretty exciting, right? Please do your part today. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2015.

Your Donation: $

Monday, February 3, 1997

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • Public Education Network Conference: Broad Support for Public Education

    A little while ago, Democracy Now! went to a conference on race and education sponsored by the Public Education Network, a group that supports community based organizations in uniting and engaging their communities in building systems of public schools that result in high achievement for every child. The whole idea is that these community based groups are the best mechanism for creating broad support for public education and that public education is fundamental to a democratic society.

  • The Sentencing Project Releases Report About Barring Voting

    More than one and half million African American men, or 14 percent of the total black voting population, are today legally barred from casting a ballot in local and national elections. That’s the startling conclusion of a new report out this past week by The Sentencing Project, a Washington DC based group that promotes sentencing reform and conducts research on criminal justice issues. The report, entitled Intended and Unintended Consequences: Racial Disparities in Imprisonment, also found that an African American man is seven times more likely to go to jail than a white man.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour