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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"Manning is calling for the abolition of prisons, the elimination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, for universal health care and more." (AP Photo/Dannis Van Tine) Views
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Chelsea Manning: We Got This
Almost one year has passed since Chelsea Manning was released from the U.S Army prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Manning, the most famous Army whistleblower, served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified records about the American wars in Iraq and...
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"The devil is in the details, as the saying goes, and those details get hammered out in congressional appropriations and other large bills, like the upcoming farm bill." (Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0) Views
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Trump Budget's Crushing Cruelty
On Monday, President Donald Trump released his proposed budget for 2019. On the heels of his only legislative accomplishment to date, the massive tax cut that favors the wealthiest individuals and corporations, Trump’s budget would slash or completely eliminate core anti-poverty programs that form...
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The Uber phone app is shown as cars drive by in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Warner / CC 2.0) Views
Friday, February 09, 2018
Uber and Lyft, Driving Drivers Into Poverty and Despair
Early on Monday morning, Douglas Schifter, a career professional taxi and limo driver in New York City, made one final trip, to lower Manhattan. Several hours earlier, he posted on Facebook a condemnation of leading politicians for allowing ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to gut the taxi...
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"Older immigrants, the more than 10 million people here without documentation but who do not qualify for DACA, are in similar straits, living under the daily threat of arrest and deportation, living in the shadows." (Photo: Backbone Campaign/cc/flickr) Views
Friday, February 02, 2018
The Stateless of the Union: Trump’s War on Immigrants
President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. It was to be his clarion call to bipartisanship. Instead, under the guise of a compromise position on the fate of nearly 800,000 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients, Trump bashed Latino...
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"A vigorous mass movement is growing, dedicated to immigrant rights that challenges mass deportations and the racism of President Trump and his supporters." (Photo: Thien / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Views
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Trump's Roundup of Immigrant Leaders Has Begun
On Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, President Donald J. Trump visited his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, reportedly his 91st trip to a golf club since taking office. Meanwhile, in New York City, hundreds rallied in Judson Memorial Church, demanding freedom for Jean...
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Barkan later tweeted: “Last night after the Senate vote, peaceful protesters in the gallery were telling personal stories about how this bill will hurt them and their families. And Republican Senators were laughing at them. It explains everything. They do not see our humanity.” (Photo: John Brighenti / CC BY 2.0 ) Views
Thursday, December 21, 2017
The Darkest Day of the Year
President Donald Trump is being credited with achieving the much-touted and long-awaited first legislative accomplishment of his presidency, signing the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law. He described it as “an incredible Christmas gift for hardworking Americans,” but in reality it’s the largest...
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A flooded street in Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, after Hurricane Maria. Views
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Puerto Rico Suffers While Defending Against 'Disaster Capitalism'
President Donald Trump lavished praise on himself when commenting on the federal response to the disaster that has overwhelmed Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. “I would give myself a 10,” he said on Oct. 19. “I think we’ve done a really great job,” he added, as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo...
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A home burns in Lake County, Calif. Views
Friday, October 20, 2017
Corporate TV Drops the Ball on Climate Change
Legendary independent journalist I.F. “Izzy” Stone often cautioned, “All governments lie.” But even Izzy would have been dizzy with the deluge of lies pouring out of the Trump administration, including President Donald Trump’s claim that human-induced climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the...
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Several San Francisco 49ers including Colin Kaepernick, center, kneel during the National Anthem prior to an NFL football game in October, 2016 Views
Thursday, September 28, 2017
As More People 'Take the Knee,' Let's Remember Its Original Inspiration
A year ago last August, a courageous athlete named Colin Kaepernick took a stand — by refusing to stand. The San Francisco 49ers star quarterback sat through the national anthem before an NFL game. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Anti-Fascist Heroines Then and Now
The torchlit procession and violent rally of neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan members in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month, and President Donald Trump’s repeated defense of the racist gathering, mark a turning point in modern America. Trump doubled down last week when he blamed both sides again,...
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