Music and Politics: DooBeeDooBeeDoo supports Democracy Now!

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Through the Occupy Wall Street movement I found interest in checking out all kinds of American media. It was very interesting to watch, listen or to read how this movement was covered by the American media.

By being a music activist and the editor of DooBeeDoo I naturally got involved with this movement. I went many times to Zucotti Park and reported about it in DooBeeDoo. In my reports I tried to document that music is an important part of this social-political movement. Me believing in “without music no revolution!”

Why am I interested and “somehow” involved in politics? Because I believe that the purpose of music is to care and speak about people’s lives and their history. Music doesn’t only want to entertain people but also make them aware of social and political issues.

All this said I (and DooBeeDoo as well) decided to support Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! from now on because this American daily progressive, nonprofit, independently syndicated program of news, analysis, and opinion loves and plays all kinds of music in their programs. Amy especially has a lot of rspect for musicians and composers, and lets their music to be an important part of her programming.

So tonight the second presidential debate is happening. Instead of watching the debate in CNN, ABC or other major TV channels I recommend you to check it out in Democracy Now!


EXPANDING THE DEBATE: Special Live Broadcast, Tuesday, October 16, 8-11 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, October 16, 8–11 p.m. EDT: Live broadcast from Hofstra University, the site of the second presidential debate. From 8–9 p.m., we’ll host a community roundtable with several guests from Long Island. From 9–10:30 p.m., Democracy Now! will air the full, uninterrupted debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. From 10:30–11 p.m. we’ll air post-debate analysis.

Livestreaming at Carried by: FSTV, Link TV, Pacifica and others TBA.

Wednesday, October 17. 8–10 a.m. EDT

Wednesday, October 17, 8–10 a.m. EDT: Democracy Now!’s “Expanding the Debate” series continues with highlights from the second presidential debate. Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson and Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode will join Democracy Now! live on the show to offer responses to the same questions asked to President Obama and Mitt Romney. [They have extended an invitation to Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson.]

Livestreaming at Carried by: Link TV and others TBA