Watch Democracy Now! via Tor Onion

Similar to ProPublica’s Onionsite for reading the news with integrity and privacy, I’ve created a repository of recent DN! episodes. I am tired of waiting for DN! to deploy HTTPS and I have doubts they’ll ever go further with an Onion.

If I could obtain a copy of DN! archives, I would explore hosting all of them. My current Onion host is limited in space but I could expand it. I also welcome feedback on ways that I could improve this setup. You can safely access this Onionsite with Tor Browser‘s ‘High’ Privacy and Security Setting.


Below is the simple shell script that I use to grab the daily files, if they exist. It checks every 15 minutes via root’s crontab -e.


cd /var/www/html/

daystamp=$(date +%Y-%m%d)

wget -m -p -E -k -K -np -nd -e robots=off -H -r$daystamp.mp4

wget -m -p -E -k -K -np -nd -e robots=off -H -r$daystamp-1.mp3

wget -m -p -E -k -K -np -nd -e robots=off -H -r$daystamp.mp4.torrent

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/