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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Friday, December 04, 2015
Paris—and the World—Is Burning
PARIS—The candles still burn across this city at the massacre memorials to the more than 130 people killed by armed militants identified with the Islamic State (which, many Muslims point out, is neither Islamic nor a state), from the Bataclan theater to the restaurants attacked nearby and the...
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Thursday, November 26, 2015
30 Seconds, 16 Shots, 400 Days: The Murder of Laquan McDonald
On the night of Oct. 20, 2014, Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old African-American teenager in Chicago, was walking down the street when two police cruisers sped up to him. Officers jumped out, and at least one of them, Jason Van Dyke, began firing. Laquan fell to the ground, his final, painful moments...
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Thursday, November 05, 2015
It’s Always the Same War
"To understand the nature of the present war — for in spite of the regrouping which occurs every few years, it is always the same war — one must realize in the first place that it is impossible for it to be decisive." — "1984" by George Orwell Barack Obama originally ran for president as the anti-...
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Thursday, October 29, 2015
Storming the Bastille at the Paris Climate Summit
World leaders will gather in Paris in just one month to hammer out a treaty to confront the global threat of climate change. It’s real, growing and, based on increasing scientific consensus, clearly caused by human activity. Since the dawn of the industrial age, humans have been dumping pollutants...
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Thursday, October 08, 2015
Grace Lee Boggs: A Century of Grass-Roots Organizing
Grace Lee Boggs died this week at the age of 100. “She left this life as she lived it: surrounded by books, politics, people and ideas,” said her friends and caretakers, Shea Howell and Alice Jennings. Grace Lee Boggs was not only a grass-roots organizer, but a philosopher, a teacher and a...
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Thursday, October 01, 2015
No Papal Bull: Francis Hails Peace and the Activists Who Fight for It
Pope Francis has left the building. His first trip to the United States created news at every turn. On Thursday, Sept. 24, Pope Francis made his historic address to the joint session of Congress, the first time for a pope. When dealing with refugees, he said, “Let us remember the Golden Rule: ‘Do...
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
The People’s Pope in the Land of the Dollar
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 78-year-old Argentinian known to the world as Pope Francis, made his first trip to the United States this week, bringing his uniquely progressive papal perspective. Almost a quarter of the U.S. population identifies as Catholic, but as a global religious leader, the pope’...
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
Don’t Just Fire Officer James Frascatore—Arrest Him
New York City Police Officer James Frascatore has given new meaning to the Grand Slam of tennis. Last week, he violently assaulted retired tennis champion James Blake in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, tackling Blake as he was waiting for a ride to watch the U.S. Open. Blake, a 35-year-old African-...
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Friday, September 11, 2015
The Migrant Crisis: Arms That Welcome, Arms That Kill
The flood of people fleeing war and misery is swelling daily, reaching the shores and borders of Europe in a desperate bid for safety. They come from Syria, where a brutal civil war during the past half-decade has killed well over 200,000, and caused the displacement of 12 million people, both...
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Thursday, September 03, 2015
California Prisoners’ Strike a Win Against Solitary Confinement
Thousands of prisoners will be moved out of solitary confinement in California, thanks to a landmark legal settlement announced this week. Grass-roots organizing can be tough, but when done by prisoners locked up in solitary confinement, some of them for decades, it is astounding. The settlement...
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