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Facing Famine, 20 Million People Need Food, Not Bombs


President Trump’s response to the most serious humanitarian catastrophe since the end of World War II is to slash aid, bar refugees and expand the military.

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‘A Day Without a Woman’: The Global Strike and Growing Movement Against Donald Trump


International Women’s Day has been celebrated for more than a century, but this year’s worldwide day of action had an added sense of urgency.

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A Double-Transplant Cancer Survivor Takes On Trump Over Obamacare


Among the guests in the chamber during the president’s first address to Congress was Ola Ojewumi (pictured), a remarkable 26-year-old.

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The U.S. Rejected Would-Be Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make a Similar Error Now


What words of wisdom might Anne Frank offer the Trump administration as it crafts its latest iteration of its Muslim and refugee ban?

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Resistance Proves Effective as Andrew Puzder, Michael Flynn Are Forced Out


“When the people lead, the leaders will follow.” These oft-quoted words attributed to Gandhi played out in Washington, D.C., this week.

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Silenced Twice by the Senate, Coretta Scott King’s Words Live On


Sen. Elizabeth Warren made history Tuesday by quoting another history-making woman’s 1986 letter to a Senate segregationist.

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Frederick Douglass: Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand


The good news: Donald Trump opened Black History Month by mentioning the renowned abolitionist. The bad news: Trump doesn’t seem to realize that Douglass is dead.

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Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the co-founder, executive producer and host of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on more than 900 public broadcast stations in North America.

Goodman graduated from Harvard with a degree in anthropology in 1984. She began her career in community radio in 1985 at Pacifica Radio’s New York station, WBAI, where she produced WBAI’s Evening News for 10 years.

In 1991, Goodman traveled to East Timor to report on the Indonesian occupation of East Timor. There, she and colleague Allan Nairn witnessed Indonesian soldiers gun down 270 East Timorese men, women and children during a memorial procession. Indonesian soldiers savagely beat Goodman and Nairn, fracturing Nairn’s skull. Their documentary, “Massacre: The Story of East Timor” won numerous awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, the Armstrong Award, the Radio/Television News Directors Award, as well as awards from the Associated Press, United Press International and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

In 1996, Goodman helped launch Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now!. Two years later, Goodman and producer Jeremy Scahill went to Nigeria. Their award-winning radio documentary “Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship” exposed Chevron’s role in the killing of two Nigerian villagers in the Niger Delta, who were protesting yet another oil spill in their community. In 1999, Goodman traveled to Peru to interview American political prisoner Lori Berenson. It was the first time a journalist had ever gotten into the prison to speak to her.

In March 2004, Goodman obtained the international broadcast exclusive of the return of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from his imposed exile in the Central African Republic to Jamaica, accompanying the Aristides with the delegation that retrieved them. Her coverage of the Haitian story scored more than 3.5 million hits on Democracy Now!‘s Web site, ultimately forcing the story into the mainstream press in what Goodman describes as “trickle up” journalism.

In addition to writing her syndicated editorial column, Goodman is co-authored, with her brother David Goodman, five New York Times bestsellers including Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders and the People Who Fight Back (Hyperion, 2006).  The pair also co-wrote the national best-seller The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them. The book was chosen by independent bookstores as the No. 1 political title of the 2004 election season and ranked as one of the top 50 nonfiction books of 2004 by the editors of Publishers Weekly. In addition, Goodman is the co-author of Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times,.

Goodman has received numerous awards and much recognition for her work. To name a few, goodman was awarded the 2008 Right Livelihood Award, dubbed the “Alternative Nobel” prize, and received the award in the Swedish Parliament in December.In addition, PULSE named Goodman one of the 20 Top Global Media Figures of 2009.In 2012 Goodman received the Gandi Peace Award and in 2015, Goodman received the 2014 I.F. Stone Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

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