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Tag: Amy Goodman

Is This the ‘Worst Moment in American-Russian Relations’ Since the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Stephen Cohen (pictured, left), professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics and contributing editor at The Nation, analyzes the relationship between the U.S. and Russia.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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Trump’s Making Good on One of His Many Campaign Promises: Promoting Unfettered Police Power


As the world focuses on state violence from Syria to Iraq to Yemen to North Korea, the groundwork is being laid for unchecked state violence here at home.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE

Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism, Maintains Russia Was Not WikiLeaks’ Source (Video)

The founder of WikiLeaks discusses his organization’s role in the 2016 election, America’s current political climate and more in a Democracy Now! interview.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Does the U.S. Attack Against Syria Violate International Law? (Video)

President Donald Trump shocked the world by ordering a missile strike in Syria. Not everyone thinks the American military action was justified.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

50 Years Later, a Speech by King Has Lessons for a President


As the Trump administration attempts to swell the Pentagon budget and gut social programs, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech remains chillingly relevant.

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky Assesses Trump’s First 75 Days: ‘One Crazy Thing After Another’ (Video)

The acclaimed author and political commentator talks about Russia, nuclear disarmament, Trump’s Cabinet and ways the administration is turning America “into a laughingstock.”

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

In Trump’s America, Your Privacy Is for Sale


Unless you are reading this column in a good old print newspaper, odds are your internet service provider knows what you are up to.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE

U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Iraq Among Deadliest in Region Since 2003

Amy Goodman and Juan González of Democracy Now! and reporter Chris Woods examine recent attacks across the Middle East and the lack of mainstream media coverage.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Noam Chomsky: Democracy Is Staged With the Help of Media Working as Propaganda Machines (Video)

In an illustrated clip for Al-Jazeera English, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman explains the linguist’s theory on the five filters of the mass-media machine that manufacture Americans’ consent.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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.

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 READ MORE

‘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.

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 READ MORE

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?

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE

Standing Rock Sioux to Trump: ‘Creating a Second Flint Does Not Make America Great Again’


It will take more than the stroke of the president’s pen to quash the vigorous resistance to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump Is Creating ‘a Framework in Which Authoritarian Leaders Assert More Power’

Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, analyzes the president-elect’s troubling attitude toward the media.

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

30 Years Later, the Senate Should Reject Jeff Sessions Again


The arc of U.S. history is on full display as the peaceful transition of power takes place between the administrations of President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump.

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 READ MORE

Obama, Deporter in Chief, Should Pardon the Undocumented


President Obama can use his immense power of the presidential pardon to de-escalate the war on immigrants, which otherwise threatens to get immeasurably worse under Donald Trump. 

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte Talk About Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, the KKK and More (Video)

The two activists shared a platform on Dec. 4 in New York, where they joined Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Democracy Now!

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Journalism Icon I.F. Stone’s Words Ring Truer Than Ever in ‘All Governments Lie’


The documentary makes a strong case, with input from a starring lineup of left-leaning investigative reporters, in support of a theme that keeps repeating.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 READ MORE

Did a Dakota Access Pipeline Guard Carry an AR-15 Into Peaceful Protests?

Demonstrators in North Dakota are still reeling from last Thursday’s peaceful protests that led to the arrests of over 140 people. New video footage from that day shows a security contractor wielding an AR-15 rifle “attempting to infiltrate a group of water protectors.”

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Filmmaker-Activist Josh Fox on Pipeline Standoff: ‘Where the Fuck Is Hillary Clinton Right Now?’

By Kasia Anderson

The director, playwright and climate activist was wondering why the presidential candidate wasn’t anywhere near the contested grounds where the clash over the Dakota Access pipeline appeared to be at a critical point.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

As Stakes Rise, 83 Dakota Pipeline Protesters Are Maced and Arrested


Saturday’s events follow reports of escalating police abuse at protest sites, including beatings and unnecessary strip searches of those detained.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE

Chris Hedges, Eddie Glaude’s Democracy Now! Debate: Which Candidate Should Win Progressives’ Votes?

Should progressive voters adopt different strategies in swing states versus, say, blue states? Princeton University’s Eddie Glaude makes room for that possibility in this Democracy Now! debate with Chris Hedges, while Hedges decisively does not.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

On Strip Searches and Press Freedom in North Dakota


Attempts to criminalize and humiliate nonviolent land and water defenders—and to arrest journalists—should not pave the way for the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 READ MORE

Comments of the Week: Are There Any Heroes Left?


It’s been a rough few months, and it’s not as though the conclusion of this presidential election cycle is going to usher in a fresh wave of optimism. Still, some Truthdig readers held in high regard a few figures and/or topics that made news in recent days.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE

Charges Against Journalist Amy Goodman Dropped in Vindication for Press Freedom (Video)


North Dakota has dismissed riot charges issued after the Democracy Now! host reported on security guards assaulting nonviolent Dakota Access pipeline protesters in September. By filing the charges in the first place, “the state’s attorney was attempting to stop journalism,” Goodman said.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE

Amy Goodman Explains Decision to Turn Herself In to North Dakota Authorities (Video)

What had the journalist been doing at the Dakota Access pipeline protest? Her job.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Striking Prisoners Are Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe Closer to Justice


Right now, under some of the most repressive circumstances that exist in the United States, a national movement is growing for prisoners’ rights.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 READ MORE

North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism Is Not a Crime


The Dakota Access pipeline story is critical to the fate of people and the planet. It’s about climate change—and about indigenous rights conflicting with corporate and government power.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE

North Dakota Charges Journalist Amy Goodman for Exercising Her First Amendment Rights


At a Dakota Access pipeline site, the “Democracy Now!” host documented use of vicious guard dogs by private security personnel in clashes with protesters. Authorities have charged her with trespassing.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE

Dakota Access Pipeline Security Agents Attack Protesters With Dogs and Mace (Video)


Democracy Now! provides video and photos of a private security team urging dogs to bite Native American protesters.

Posted on Sep 4, 2016 READ MORE

In Post-Olympics Brazil, a Political Coup Is No Game


The Brazilian Senate voted 60-21 on Wednesday to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Remarkably, most of those who voted to oust her are themselves under investigation for corruption.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 READ MORE

In Impeachment Trial, Dilma Rousseff Makes Defiant Final Plea to Salvage Brazil’s Democracy (Video)

The Brazilian president is about to be impeached by a corrupt Senate. As the country’s media attempt to make the move seem legitimate, journalist Glenn Greenwald explains why Rousseff is right that the entire proceedings are a threat to democracy.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Climate Change and the 1,000-Year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?


While any one extreme weather event can’t be directly attributed to climate change, storms, droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes all are expected to become more frequent and more severe as the planet warms.

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 READ MORE

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman: ‘We’re Standing Up and We’re Saying, “No More” ’

More than 1,000 Native American activists have traveled to Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Now the fight continues in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

For Future Summer Olympics, Climate Change Is No Game


A report just published in the British medical journal The Lancet suggests that by the year 2085, almost all of the cities that could host the Summer Games will be too hot for outdoor events.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE

The Voting Rights Act, 2.0


This new generation of Jim Crow-style laws is facing federal court challenges, and they are being thrown out or significantly weakened, one by one.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE

The Liberty Bell and the Democratic Party: A Tale of Two Fractures in Philadelphia


Cheers and applause filled the Wells Fargo Center. While thousands went wild, several hundred, well, just went.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE

Chris Hedges and Robert Reich Debate the Future of the Progressive Movement (Video)

Hedges and Reich appear on “Democracy Now!” to debate whom progressives should support now that Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Terror, Tennis Balls and Tamir Rice


At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, a large contingent of Indiana State Police, riot cops and police on horseback was deployed to contain 15 women and one man from Code Pink and their 500 tennis balls.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 READ MORE

Videotaping a Crime Is Not a Crime


Citizens who provide video evidence of police brutality are doing a public service. Police harassment of those citizens has to stop.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE

Iraq War, Based on Lies, Rages On


In the wake of the Chilcot Report, there should be a serious effort to hold leaders like George W. Bush and Britain’s Tony Blair accountable for the ongoing death and destruction in Iraq and beyond.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE

The Supreme Court Makes Herstory


With hundreds of abortion restriction bills in play around the country, this week’s landmark victory in a Texas battle over the issue is cause for celebration, but not rest.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE

A House Divided on Gun Control Cannot Vacation


“Give us a vote. Let us vote. We came here to do our jobs. We came here to work. The American people are demanding action.”

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE

Let’s Learn From Australia: Semi-Automatic Weapons Bans Work


About 10 days before he committed the single largest shooting massacre in modern U.S. history, Omar Mateen walked into the St. Lucie Shooting Center, in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and bought an AR-style semi-automatic rifle and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE

A Tale of Two Injustices: ‘Lynching’ and Sexual Assault in California


Jasmine Richards was sentenced to 90 days and three years’ probation. Brock Turner, despite his multiple felony convictions for sexual assault, will likely get credit for good behavior and serve about the same amount of time as Jasmine. As for Brock Turner’s victim, her sentence is ongoing.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

An End to Impunity for Dictators—and Their Backers—Makes the World Safer


It was a bad week for dictators, and a good one for international justice.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE

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