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, June 25, 2015 - 7:30am
‘The Perpetrator Has Been Arrested, but the Killer Is Still at Large’
The massacre of nine African-American worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has sent shock waves through the nation and could well blow the roof off the Confederacy. Dylann Storm Roof is accused of methodically killing the congregants, reloading his...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:15pm
The New Battle of Seattle
It has been more than 15 years since tear gas filled the streets of Seattle and tens of thousands of people protested the meeting of the World Trade Organization, or WTO. That week of protests in late 1999 became known as “The Battle of Seattle,” as the grass-roots organizers successfully blocked...
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 7:45am
Kalief Browder, Albert Woodfox and the Torture of Solitary Confinement
Twelve days after his 22nd birthday, Kalief Browder wrapped an air-conditioner power cord around his neck and hanged himself. In 2010, at the age of 16, he was arrested after being accused of stealing a backpack. He would spend three years in New York City’s Rikers Island prison, more than two of...
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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 7:30am
The High School Valedictory Address You Weren’t Supposed to Hear
Evan Young was the valedictorian of this year’s graduating class at Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School, in Longmont, Colo. On May 16, at his graduation ceremony, Evan planned to give his valedictory address. Earlier in the week, he submitted the text of his speech to the principal, as required...
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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 3:45pm
The Pre-Charge Punishment of Julian Assange
Tucked away on a side street in one of London’s toniest neighborhoods, just across the street from the sprawling department store Harrods, sits a brick, Victorian-era apartment building that houses the Ecuadorean Embassy. Julian Assange, the founder and editor of the whistle-blower website...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:45pm
An Act of Protest, Not Sabotage, at the Birthplace of the Bomb
There is a vast military complex deep in the hills of eastern Tennessee called “Y-12.” This is where all of the highly enriched uranium is produced and stored for the production of the U.S. nuclear-warhead arsenal. It is in Oak Ridge, the city that was created practically overnight during World War...
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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:00am
KPFT Houston, 45 Years After Domestic Terrorist Bombings, Plays On
“Pacifica Station Bombed Off Air,” read the Houston Chronicle’s banner headline on May 13, 1970. KPFT, Houston’s fledgling community radio station, had been on the air for just two months when its transmitter was blown to smithereens. “An explosion which demolished the transmitter of Houston...
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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
The American Dream: Living to 18
“What do you hope to accomplish with this protest,” I asked a 13-year-old girl marching in Staten Island, N.Y., last August, protesting the police killing of Eric Garner. “To live until I’m 18,” the young teen, named Aniya, replied. Could that possibly be the American dream today? Aniya went on: “...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:30pm
A Century of Women Working for Peace
THE HAGUE, Netherlands—One hundred years ago, more than 1,000 women gathered here in The Hague during World War I, demanding peace. Britain denied passports to more than 120 women, forbidding them from making the trip to suppress their peaceful dissent. Now, a century later, in these very violent...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:30pm
Open Veins, Healing Wounds, in Latin America
For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba have had a formal meeting. Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro at the 7th Summit of the Americas, held this year in Panama City. Cuba’s participation has been blocked by the U.S. since the...
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