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 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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A fireball exploding in Gaza City Views
Friday, April 19, 2019
The Horrors of Israeli Occupation Have Been Laid Bare
Christians the world over look to the Holy Land this week as they celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus, while Jews around the globe observe Passover, recalling their exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt. Current events in Israel and Palestine, though, are no cause for celebration, and are adding fuel to racial and political fires here in the United States.
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Jacinda Ardern embraces a mourner at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo: Screen shot / YouTube) Views
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Jacinda Ardern Shows Trump What Leadership Looks Like
Another mass shooting has gripped world attention. Fifty Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, were brutally gunned down in two mosques by a single gunman armed with an arsenal of legally purchased semi-automatic weapons. In a sick modern twist, the alleged killer, 28-year-old Australian...
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Doctors marched in New York in 2011 to demand health care for all. (Photo: Michael Fleshman / CC BY-SA 2.0) Views
Friday, March 08, 2019
The Time for Medicare-for-All Has Arrived
Last week, as the media focused on President Donald Trump’s North Korea summit in Vietnam and the congressional testimony of his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, a largely overlooked news conference took place, announcing legislation that could save millions of lives. Seattle Democratic...
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Trump has long supported Steve King. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0) Views
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Steve King Stands for Everything MLK Fought Against
If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive, he would have turned 90 years old on Tuesday. Instead, he was felled by an assassin’s bullet that terrible day, April 4, 1968. After a long-fought struggle, his birthday was finally celebrated as a national holiday in 1986. Many states, from New Hampshire to...
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Netflix is a powerhouse in the global media, with over 130 million paying subscribers in more than 190 countries. What it chooses to produce and release, and what it chooses to censor, can have an enormous impact. (Photo: Screenshot/Youtube) Views
Thursday, January 03, 2019
Censoring Commentary on War Crimes and Mass Starvation Is No Joke
Netflix’s decision to censor an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s series, blocking access to it within Saudi Arabia, has implications that ripple far beyond the borders of the Saudi dictatorship. “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” is a comedy series produced by Netflix, featuring the young, Muslim-...
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Claudia Maquin shows a photo of her daughter, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, who died in a Texas hospital two days after being taken into custody by border patrol agents in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. (Oliver de Ros / AP) Views
Friday, December 21, 2018
The Tragic Lives of the Children Trump's Policies Target
Maria Meza desperately sought safety for herself and her children. The 39-year-old Honduran mother had trekked northward on the migrant caravan, arriving in Tijuana in November. She and two of her daughters were among hundreds of asylum-seekers tear-gassed by U.S. border agents. A Reuters photo of...
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