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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Thursday, December 31, 2015
A Most Unhappy New Year at Guantanamo
As the clock counts down to the New Year and the world welcomes 2016, another clock will continue ticking, counting the days, hours, minutes and seconds since May 23, 2013, the day President Barack Obama promised to free all those prisoners at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay who have been cleared...
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Sunday, December 27, 2015
Living a Nightmare of Wrongful Conviction: The Case of Clarence Moses-EL
As dusk settled over Denver on Dec. 22, the first day of winter, Clarence Moses-EL walked out of the county jail, free for the first time in 28 years. The shortest day of the year would be the end of the longest nightmare of his life. It was all because of a dream. Moses-EL was charged with rape in...
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Climate Change and the Road Through Paris
On Dec. 12, nearly 200 nations approved the “Paris Agreement.” The 32-page document spells out humanity’s new, official plan to confront the crisis of climate change. The accord was negotiated in a secure facility miles away in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget. Public demonstrations across France...
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
‘We Are Human Beings; We Are Not Dogs’
On the outskirts of the northern French town of Calais, a massive, makeshift refugee camp called “The Jungle” grows daily, swelling with asylum-seekers fleeing war in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Sudan and beyond. Their countries of origin are a map of the targets of U.S. bombing campaigns. More than...
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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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