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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U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask on October 5, 2020, upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19. Views
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Donald Trump, Superspreader-in-Chief, Endangers White House Staff
As President Trump exited the golden doors of Walter Reed hospital Monday, a reporter shouted, “How many of your staff are sick? Do you think you might be a superspreader, Mr. President?” Trump ignored him and boarded Marine One to the White House where he marched up to the balcony. He waved,...
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A cashier stands behind a partial protective plastic screen and wears a mask and gloves at the Presidente Supermarket on April 13, 2020 in Miami. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Sunday, September 06, 2020
This Labor Day, Honor Essential Workers and Remember Those Who Died
From windows and rooftops through the early months of the COVID -19 pandemic, millions around the world cheered essential workers on the frontlines who daily risked contracting this highly contagious disease. Janitors, grocery store workers, drivers, warehouse workers, letter carriers, food...
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"If Joe Biden ignores, demoralizes or actively alienates his progressive base, he could pave the way for another Donald Trump victory," writes the authors.  (Photo:  Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, August 20, 2020
If Joe Biden Rejects His Progressive Base, Trump Will Win
During the official roll call at the virtual Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, representatives from 57 states and territories declared their delegate totals for Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, each from an iconic setting highlighting their region. Native American delegates from the Dakotas...
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Federal officers prepare to disperse the crowd of protestors outside the Multnomah County Justice Center on July 17, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Mason Trinca/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, July 25, 2020
US Cities Need Masks and Tests, Mr. President, Not Shock Troops
Camouflage-clad paramilitary vigilantes have been terrorizing Portland, Oregon, grabbing people protesting racism and police brutality, pulling them into unmarked minivans and driving off. These roving shock troops, with no insignia or badges, proved to be federal agents from a slew of agencies,...
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The coronavirus doesn’t care how wealthy you are or what political party you are in. (Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Image) Views
Friday, March 06, 2020
It's Medicare or Coronavirus-for-All
“My co-workers make impossible choices daily because a lot of us don’t have access to affordable health insurance,” Vladimir Clairjeune, a passenger service representative at JFK airport, said at a training session Wednesday, learning to deal with the coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic. “[We] choose not...
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Larry Kudlow, the director of Trump's National Economic Council. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) Views
Friday, February 28, 2020
A Message for Trump: Coronavirus Threat Is About Public Health—Not the Stock Market or Your Reelection
President Donald Trump and Larry Kudlow, the director of Trump’s National Economic Council, aren’t doctors, but they play them on TV. As the coronavirus epidemic spirals into a pandemic, causing a plunge in the U.S. stock market, Trump and Kudlow, a former CNBC TV host, are cynically spreading...
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Despite the aggressive efforts by the right wing to suppress the vote, voting rights advocates are making progress. (Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED/Flickr) Views
Thursday, January 02, 2020
The Struggle to Vote in the U.S.
One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote in the United States. The women's suffrage movement took decades of organizing to achieve success, from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, to mass civil disobedience and protest leading up to the adoption and ratification of the 19th Amendment in...
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Let 2020 Be the Year of a Truly Free Press
The grisly murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi Arabian operatives inside their consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018, reportedly on direct orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was compounded Monday when the Saudi Arabian public prosecutor announced...
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From Oct 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019, they documented 331 murders of trans and gender-diverse people around the world. (Photo: kthtrnr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Views
Thursday, November 21, 2019
A Violent Epidemic Is Taking American Lives
Transgender Day of Remembrance falls annually on Nov. 20. Gwendolyn Ann Smith launched the commemoration in 1999, to remember Rita Hester, murdered a year earlier, and Chanelle Pickett, murdered three years before that. “No one I spoke with then knew who Chanelle Pickett was,” Smith reflected a...
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"We’re in deep, deep trouble."(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Trump's Climate Crimes Are His Most Impeachable Offenses
You can run from the climate crisis, but you can’t hide. On the front lines of this global environmental calamity, entire communities are being consumed by fire, submerged by typhoons and hurricanes, or baked under the sun amid historic droughts. President Donald Trump, the climate change denier in...
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