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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The challenges that face us are immense. Now, more than ever, we need hellraisers like Mother Jones and Noam Chomsky to fight like hell for the living. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Thursday, December 06, 2018
How Would Mother Jones Eulogize George H.W. Bush?
In a windswept miners union cemetery north of Mount Olive, Illinois, stands a large monument, marking the burial site of Mary Harris Jones. Mother Jones, as she was popularly known, was a legendary labor activist from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She devoted herself to the cause of...
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Jamal Khashoggi speaks during POMED's "Mohammed bin Salman's Saudi Arabia: A Deeper Look." Views
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia's Dismemberment of Yemen
“Saudi Arabia must face the damage from the past three-plus years of war in Yemen.” These words opened the last column by Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi published while he was still alive. Three weeks later, on Oct. 2, Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul,...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest person ever to be elected to Congress. (Photo: Mark Lennihan / AP) Views
Friday, November 09, 2018
After an Election of Historic Firsts, the Real Work Begins
“Words cannot express my gratitude to every organizer, every small-dollar donor, every working parent and dreamer who helped make this movement happen,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said to the ecstatic crowd that packed the election night party celebrating her victorious run for Congress. “That’s...
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Crystal Mason is appealing her voter-fraud conviction, for which she has been sentenced to five years in prison. (Democracy Now!) Views
Thursday, September 06, 2018
This Woman Is Going to Prison for Voting
On Nov. 8, 2016, Crystal Mason, an African-American mother of three, went to the polls and voted. Hers was a provisional ballot, however, as she hadn’t been to her polling place near Fort Worth, Texas, for several years. She had been in prison for tax-related offenses, and was under federal...
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"There is no mechanism in place to reunite parents, some of whom have already been deported, with their children, who are still in cages, jails and hastily erected tent cities scattered around the country in 17 states." (Photo: Screen shot / Democracy Now!) Views
Thursday, June 21, 2018
How Four Words Changed the Course of the Immigration Debate
Q: “And babies?” A: “And babies.” These four words, broadcast by CBS News in 1969, had a profound impact on the American public, the Nixon presidency and the course of the Vietnam War. Questions about babies have arisen again at the White House, this time about thousands of immigrant children, some...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Trump's North Korea Summit Reveals Democratic Party Fault Lines
President Donald Trump wrapped up his historic Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, weathering a barrage of criticism for giving away too much to his adversary and gaining nothing. “So much for the art of the deal,” Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy told one news outlet,...
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"NFL team owners, overwhelmingly white men, half of whom are billionaires, held a secret meeting with several players in October, following Trump’s attacks." (Photo: Kevin Burkett / CC BY-SA 2.0) Views
Thursday, June 07, 2018
NFL's Eagles Give Trump A Civics Lesson
President Donald Trump abruptly disinvited this year’s Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the White House this week, irked that most of the players were declining to attend. He hastily converted the event into a military celebration, betraying his authoritarian impulses, his racism and...
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“Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children.” (Photo: Screenshot/Catonsville9.org) Views
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Catonsville Nine, 50 Years Later
On May 17, 1968, along the main road that runs through the Baltimore suburb of Catonsville, Maryland, a group of Catholic activists stood around a small fire, praying and singing. They had gone into the local draft board office and taken 378 draft records, for the young men in the 1-A category who...
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Six buttons Mandy Manning wore at the White House. (Screen shot / Democracy Now!) Views
Friday, May 11, 2018
How the White House Curbed the U.S. Teacher of the Year
In the midst of thousands of teachers walking out of schools around the country, demanding fair salaries and proper funding for their classrooms, one teacher, Mandy Manning, was invited into the White House last week, where President Donald Trump presented her with the 2018 Teacher of the Year...
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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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