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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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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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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