Amy Goodman

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, January 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
30 Years Later, the Senate Should Reject Jeff Sessions Again
The arc of U.S. history is on full display as the peaceful transition of power takes place from the administration of President Barack Obama to that of incoming President-elect Donald Trump. The first African-American president is about to hand the reins of power to the very man who led the racist...
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Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 11:30am
Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability
President-elect Donald Trump exploded a half-century of U.S. nuclear-arms policy in a single tweet last week: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” With that one vague message, Donald Trump,...
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Friday, December 23, 2016 - 8:00am
Will Political Chaos in North Carolina Lead to a ‘Third Reconstruction’?
Editor’s note: After this column was written, North Carolina lawmakers voted against repealing the transgender “bathroom bill,” which requires people to use public restrooms that match the sex on their birth certificates. North Carolina Republicans have provoked a political firestorm. First, Gov...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:15am
Hamilton Electors Have a Message for Donald Trump: ‘You’re Fired’
Donald Trump continues to shock the world as he endlessly fires off derogatory, lie-laden tweets and nominates generals and fossil-fuel zealots to his Cabinet posts. Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote has climbed to 2.8 million votes, yet Trump retains his lead in electoral votes with 306...
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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:45am
A Victory at Standing Rock—for Now
The Dakota Access pipeline has been stopped, at least for now. The Standing Rock Sioux Nation and thousands of native and non-native allies won a remarkable and unexpected victory Sunday. Word came down that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had denied a permit for the pipeline owner, Energy...
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Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 9:30am
How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders & Helped Donald Trump Win
We hadn’t seen Bernie Sanders in Philadelphia since last July, when he watched his primary opponent, Hillary Clinton, win the Democratic Party’s nomination. Sanders joined the “Democracy Now!” news hour this week at the historic Philadelphia Free Library for a wide-ranging discussion. “I am deeply...
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Friday, November 11, 2016 - 8:45am
Resistance Movements Can Be More Powerful Than President Trump
From Barack Obama, the first African-American president, the pendulum has ominously swung to the Ku Klux Klan’s choice, Donald Trump. Just elected the 45th president of the United States, Trump opened his campaign calling Mexicans “rapists,” and promised to build a wall along the border with Mexico...
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Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:30am
Dakota Access Pipeline CEO Kelcy Warren Should Face the Music
President Barack Obama foreshadowed more complications for the Dakota Access pipeline this week, as he told an interviewer that “right now the Army Corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline.” With hundreds arrested in recent weeks at the Standoff at Standing Rock, North...
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Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:15am
AT&T, Time Warner and the Death of Privacy
It has been 140 years since Alexander Graham Bell uttered the first words through his experimental telephone, to his lab assistant: “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you.” His invention transformed human communication, and the world. The company he started grew into a massive monopoly, AT&T...
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Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 9:30am
On Strip Searches and Press Freedom in North Dakota
Monday was a cold, windy, autumnal day in North Dakota. We arrived outside the Morton County Courthouse in Mandan to produce a live broadcast of the “Democracy Now!” news hour. Originally, the location was dictated by the schedule imposed upon us by the local authorities; one of us (Amy) had been...
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