Saturday, November 15, 2008

Democracy Now! Select Broadcasts to be Embedded on DisorderlyMuse

The following in quotations is From the Democracy Now! website Democracy Now! dot org The War and Peace Report:

"A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program, Democracy Now! airs on over 375 stations in North America. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, community, and National Public Radio stations, public access cable television stations, satellite television (on Free Speech TV, channel 9415 of the DISH Network), shortwave radio and the internet.

The program is hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez and produced out of the Downtown Community Television Center, a community media center in New York City's Chinatown.

The War and Peace Report provides access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, the War and Peace Report hosts real debates -- debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other."

The Embedded Video Episodes From Democracy Now! will be embedding selected episodes Democracy Now! broadcasts on a regular basis. The reason for this is simple -- There is precious little of this type of "in the trenches" journalism happening these days. The production value of Democracy Now! the War and Peace Report is outstanding in its excellence. It is my honest opinion that the reporting here holds true to the highest journalistic standards.

The following headlines are from Democracy Now! 's internet archive website :

In this broadcast, which originally aired Thursday, November 13, 2008:

Congolese Citizens Caught in Crossfire of Battle for Region's Lucrative Resources

A quarter of a million people have been displaced
in fighting between government forces and rebel militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where reports of rape, looting and murders of civilians continue to rise. We speak to Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo about the varying regional and international actors fueling the conflict.[includes rush transcript]

Bush Admin Pushes Through Last-Minute Deregulation that May Be Hard to Undo

The Bush administration is quietly trying to push through a wide array of federal regulations before President Bush leaves office in January. Up to ninety proposed regulations could be finalized, many of which would weaken government rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment. We speak to Matthew Madia of the watchdog group OMB Watch.

Michelle Obama's Biographer on Nation's First African American First Lady

Since the start of the presidential campaign, Michelle Obama has been more scrutinized than the spouse of any other presidential candidate. Scant attention has been paid to her personal history as the descendant of slaves, an upbringing in the South Side of Chicago, and work in community organizing. We speak to Washington Post writer Liza Mundy, author of the new unauthorized biography Michelle. [includes rush transcript–partial]

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