Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host of "Democracy Now!," a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on 1,100 stations in North America. She was awarded the 2008 Right Livelihood Award, dubbed the “Alternative Nobel” prize, and received the award in the Swedish Parliament in December.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:30am
A Climate Week to Change Everything
The climate crisis is worsening faster than predicted, by every scientific measure, and is paralleled by another crisis: the failure of the U.N. climate negotiation process. “You have been negotiating all my life,” student activist Anjali Appadurai said as she addressed the formal climate...
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:30am
The Climate Marches On
“Unjust laws exist.” So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.” The naturalist and pacifist asked, “Shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?” His answer...
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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:30am
Get Ready for the ‘Internet Slowdown’
Next Wednesday, Sept. 10, if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net’s “Internet Slowdown,” a global day of grass-roots action. Protesters won’t actually slow the Internet down, but will place on their websites animated “...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:45am
The Guns of August
In her epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning book “ The Guns of August ,” historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how World War I began in 1914, and how the belligerence, vanity and poor policies of powerful leaders led millions to gory deaths in that four-year conflagration. Before people realized world wars...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:30pm
The Ghost of Dred Scott Haunts the Streets of Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo.—The ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of Ferguson. Thousands have been protesting the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. He was due to start college just days after he was shot dead in broad daylight. Police...
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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:15am
James Risen, Surveillance and Obama’s Threat to Journalism
The Obama administration’s espionage case against alleged CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted. In addition to Sterling, also on trial will be a central pillar of our democratic society: press freedom. Federal prosecutors allege that...
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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 69 Years Later
“I hate war,” Koji Hosokawa told me as we stood next to the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. The skeletal remains of the four-story building stand at the edge of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The building was one of the few left standing when the United States dropped the atomic bomb on...
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An IDF armored brigade operates near the Gaza border on July 27 (Photo: flickr/Israel Defense Forces) Views
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:30am
A Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace
The Israeli assault on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip has entered its fourth week. This military attack, waged by land, sea and air, has been going on longer than the devastating assault in 2008/2009, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians. The death toll in this current attack is at...
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Palestinians sleep at a United Nations school, where people who fled heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood sought refuge during fighting, in Gaza City on July 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly) Views
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 1:15pm
Overcoming the Media Blockade in Gaza
According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, since the assault on Gaza began more than two weeks ago. Details of the slaughter make their way into...
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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:00am
Border Children: ‘They Don’t Speak English, But They Understand Hate’
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas put a prominent, public face on the immigration crisis this week when he was detained by the U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas. After a number of hours and a national outcry, he was released.
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