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, December 18, 2014 - 6:45am
Obama and the Beginning of the End of the Cuban Embargo
The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has for more than half a century stifled relations between these neighboring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing. On Wednesday morning, we learned that Alan Gross, a U.S. government...
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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:30am
Fighting for the Climate in the Heart of the World
LIMA, Peru—Lima, the capital of Peru, has become a city of gustatory renown, attracting foodies from the world over to sample dishes from its famous ceviche to favorites from the Andean highlands. So it is an appropriate place, perhaps, for what has become a genuine movable feast, the world-roving...
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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:45am
Hands Up, Don't Choke
Another police killing of an unarmed man of color. Another grand jury deciding not to indict: Not for murder. Not for manslaughter. Not for assault. Not even for reckless endangerment. We live in a land of impunity. At least, for those in power. This past summer, after covering the protests in...
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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 8:30am
Ferguson: 'We're Going to Shake the Heavens'
"As long as justice is postponed we always stand on the verge of these darker nights of social disruption." So said Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech on March 14, 1968, just three weeks before he was assassinated. Michael Brown's killing in August continues to send shockwaves through Ferguson,...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:00pm
Keystone, Climate Change and the Cold
It was a dramatic scene in the Senate this week. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren, presiding, announced the defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline, a Crow Creek Sioux man from South Dakota sang out in the Senate gallery. A massive people’s climate movement against extracting some of the dirtiest oil on the...
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00am
Tomas Young, Rest in Peace
There were 8,920,000 military veterans in the United States as of last June, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sometime last Sunday or Monday, hours before Veterans Day began, that number dropped by one, when Tomas Young died at home in Seattle, with his wife by his side. He was one...
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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00am
Maximum Progress on the Minimum Wage
Elections in the United States are all about money—lots of it, increasingly from untraceable, “dark” sources. Ultimately, though, history is not made of money but of movements. The Republican sweep in this week’s midterm elections has been widely described as a wave, a bloodbath, a shellacking...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:30am
The Republicans’ Profane Attack on the Sacred Right to Vote
There is a database housed in Arkansas with your name in it ... that is, if you live in one of the 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. It’s one of the growing components of an aggressive drive across the U.S. by Republicans to stop many Americans from...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:45am
We Need Medical Boots on the Ground Now
The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and ISIS. The question is often asked, “Should we put boots on the ground?” The answer is yes—but not in the Middle East. We need tens of thousands of boots on the ground dealing with Ebola: boots of doctors, nurses, health professionals, dealing with this...
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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Texas Strips Women of Their Health and Rights
SAN ANTONIO—In Texas, how far women have come can be measured by how far they have to go. Scores of medical facilities have been shuttered in Texas, stranding almost a million women hundreds of miles from a health-care facility that they might need. The reason? These facilities provide, among other...
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