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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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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"Don’t we need, as a public, to understand what the government is doing … behind closed doors?" (Photo: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Views
Friday, October 04, 2019
Snowden Knows Exactly Why No One Wants to Be a Whistleblower
“I have a lot of respect for whistleblowers,” President Donald Trump said at a news conference Wednesday, before qualifying, “but only when they are real.” It remains unclear what the first U.S. president who comes from reality television means by “real.” What is clear is that the impeachment...
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Trump has been accused of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by at least 24 women. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Friday, September 27, 2019
Trump Is Deserving of an Impeachment Inquiry, Many Times Over
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. “The president must be held accountable,” she announced Tuesday. Pelosi has been pressured for months on impeachment, from congressional and grassroots progressives. An intelligence community...
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The Death Penalty Information Center presents clear and compelling statistics on the 2,500 people currently on death row in the U.S., and how unjustly the death penalty is implemented. (Photo: Eric Risberg / AP) Views
Thursday, August 15, 2019
The Ghastly Return of the Federal Death Penalty
On July 25, in a surprise announcement, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said that the federal government would be resuming executions, with five scheduled in the coming months. This overturns an effective moratorium on the federal death penalty that has lasted over 16 years. "Punishment must be...
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The U.S. women’s soccer players now have a global platform to highlight the struggle for women’s pay equality and justice. (Photo: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, July 11, 2019
U.S. Women's Soccer Players Gain a Global Platform for Their Battles
Champagne corks were popping in lower Manhattan on Wednesday — not only for the victorious United States Women’s National Soccer Team as they were feted with a ticker tape parade up New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Broadway, passing Wall Street, where the S&P 500 stock index crested 3000...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (Photo: Paris Malone / Flickr) Views
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Ilhan Omar Won't Be Cowed by Trump
Last Saturday, the final day of the Jewish holiday of Passover, 19-year-old white supremacist John T. Earnest allegedly walked into the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California, raised his AR-style assault rifle and began shooting. He reportedly killed congregant Lori Gilbert Kaye as she stood in...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Trump's Crusade Against Women Goes Global
Before he became president, Donald Trump described himself as pro-choice. Now, he can’t do enough to deny women control of their own bodies. Marching in lockstep with Vice President Mike Pence and some of the most anti-choice members of his right-wing coalition, Trump has gone global in his crusade...
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