Denis Moynihan

Denis Moynihan

Denis Moynihan is a writer and radio producer who writes a weekly column with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman.

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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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"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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