Remembering Danny Schechter, “The News Dissector”: Pioneering Journalist, Filmmaker & Activist | Democracy Now!. The author, filmmaker and media reform activist Danny Schechter has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72. Danny Schechter rose to prominence as the “The News Dissector” on Boston’s WBCN radio in the 1970s. He went on to work as a […]
Remembering Danny Schechter, “The News Dissector”: Pioneering Journalist, Filmmaker & Activist | Democracy Now!
Schell was known as both a writer for the The New Yorker and The Nation, as well as an activist in the anti-nuclear, anti-war, and pro-Occupy movements.
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Tony Benn, the former British Cabinet minister, longtime Parliament member and antiwar activist, has died at the age of 88.
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There were so many fascinating wonderful first Amendment moments happening outside of the debate.
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And now a Green party graphic from Democracy Now! for the election season.
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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein was arrested in Philadelphia last week at an anti-foreclosure rally
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Democracy Now does enough good-sounding reporting to keep some credibility, but when you come down to it they don’t support democracy.
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Democracy Now! should be called Democracy Not!. They featured an academic talking about urban uprisings while ignoring history in the making.
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Democracy Now! does provide an excellent resource for many issues the corporate media ignores, but there are certain blind spots that they refuse correct year-after-year. One of those blind spots is that their coverage of elections is often indistinguishable from the corporate media. The 2012 coverage of the presidential election is all about the corporate […]
The occupy movement is becoming so big, it is difficult to keep up with. Thanks to Democracy Now! for a round-up of Occupy Wall Street and other occupation news from around the country and the world. Story at the Democracy Now! Monday headlines: here.
Update Wednesday night at 11:21pm: Troy Davis died at 11:08pm. The reporters allowed in are now telling what happened. For his last words, Troy Davis asserted his innocence, told the family of the man killed, that he was not the one who killed their son, and then forgave and blessed the prison guards. Update Wednesday […]
from Democracy Now! Ralph Nader joins us on Tuesday’s show to discuss the 2010 midterm elections. If you wake up in the middle of the night with a great question for Mr. Nader about specific candidates, campaign issues, or ballot initiatives, post it here. We hope to have time to take a couple of questions […]
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DN! Debate: Is DREAM Act a Solution for Millions of Undocumented Youth or a Funnel for Military Recruitment?
Democracy Now! Debate: Is DREAM Act a Solution for Millions of Undocumented Youth or a Funnel for Military Recruitment? The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act—DREAM—would allow undocumented young people a chance at citizenship provided they attend college for at least two years or enlist in the military. It’s been described as a […]
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