Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host of "Democracy Now!," a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on 1,100 stations in North America. She was awarded the 2008 Right Livelihood Award, dubbed the “Alternative Nobel” prize, and received the award in the Swedish Parliament in December.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
Xenophobia and Hate Exacerbate the Plight of Refugees Around the World
The MS St. Louis was a German passenger ship whose most famous voyage, in the spring of 1939, became known as “The Voyage of the Damned.” On that trip, 908 German Jewish refugees were headed to Cuba, fleeing the Nazis, but only 22 of the Jewish passengers were allowed to disembark. Aid...
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Dilma Rousseff Views
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 12:45pm
In Post-Olympics Brazil, a Political Coup Is No Game
The Olympic torch in Rio de Janeiro has been extinguished, and the global spotlight has left Brazil. In the shadow of the Games, an extraordinary event has taken place, largely ignored in the U.S. media: a coup d’etat against Brazil’s democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff. Brazil is the...
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Two people look at a submerged car during the Louisiana floods last week. Views
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:15am
Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?
The floodwaters are receding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the scale of the damage is revealing itself. It has been described as a 1,000-year flood, leaving at least 13 people dead and close to 60,000 homes ruined. According to Weather Underground meteorologists Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, August...
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Friday, August 19, 2016 - 11:15am
For Future Summer Olympics, Climate Change Is No Game
The first marathon, legend has it, occurred in ancient Greece in 490 B.C. The Athenians had repelled an invasion by the Persians, and a messenger was dispatched to run from the scene of the battle, the city of Marathon, to the capital at Athens, with news of the victory. He ran the distance, about...
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Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
Donald Trump’s Implied Assassination Threat, Fox News and the NRA
Donald Trump is giving new meaning to “bully pulpit,” ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new and dangerous lows. In North Carolina Tuesday, he said: “Hillary wants to abolish—essentially, abolish—the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick—if she gets to pick her judges,...
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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 6:45am
The Voting Rights Act, 2.0
The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, helped enfranchise millions of African-Americans over the decades. Speaking before a bipartisan gathering of members of Congress, his Cabinet, civil-rights leaders and the press, Johnson said of African-Americans: “...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
The Liberty Bell and the Democratic Party: A Tale of Two Fractures in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA—The Liberty Bell, on permanent display here at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, is known for its famous fracture. The bell was cast in London in 1751, and cracked on its first test ring. The bell was molten down and recast in Philadelphia, and rang from the Pennsylvania State House,...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 3:45pm
Terror, Tennis Balls, and Tamir Rice
CLEVELAND—Welcome to Cleveland, where the Republican National Convention (RNC) is underway. The RNC is a highly scripted, elaborately staged and lavishly publicly funded private party. Here, credentialed Republican delegates, most of them party activists from around the country, circulate within a...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 11:45am
Videotaping a Crime Is Not a Crime
Protests against police brutality have rocked the country in the aftermath of the police killings of two African-American men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. Videos of their deaths were shared on the internet, horrifying millions around the globe. Yet increasingly,...
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Friday, July 8, 2016 - 11:15am
Iraq War, Based on Lies, Rages On
A devastating report on the U.K.’s eager participation in the invasion and occupation of Iraq was released this week, as corpses are still being pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of Baghdad’s largest suicide truck bombing since that ill-fated 2003 invasion began. The document is known as “The...
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