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, October 16, 2014 - 7:45am
We Need Medical Boots on the Ground Now
The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and ISIS. The question is often asked, “Should we put boots on the ground?” The answer is yes—but not in the Middle East. We need tens of thousands of boots on the ground dealing with Ebola: boots of doctors, nurses, health professionals, dealing with this...
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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Texas Strips Women of Their Health and Rights
SAN ANTONIO—In Texas, how far women have come can be measured by how far they have to go. Scores of medical facilities have been shuttered in Texas, stranding almost a million women hundreds of miles from a health-care facility that they might need. The reason? These facilities provide, among other...
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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 1:30pm
A Force More Powerful in Jefferson County, Colo.
“Don’t make history a mystery” read one of the signs at a rally in Jefferson County, Colo. High-school students in this suburban district, referred to locally as “JeffCo,” have been walking out of class en masse this past week, protesting the planned censorship of the district’s Advanced Placement...
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:30am
A Climate Week to Change Everything
The climate crisis is worsening faster than predicted, by every scientific measure, and is paralleled by another crisis: the failure of the U.N. climate negotiation process. “You have been negotiating all my life,” student activist Anjali Appadurai said as she addressed the formal climate...
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:30am
The Climate Marches On
“Unjust laws exist.” So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.” The naturalist and pacifist asked, “Shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?” His answer...
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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:30am
Get Ready for the ‘Internet Slowdown’
Next Wednesday, Sept. 10, if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net’s “Internet Slowdown,” a global day of grass-roots action. Protesters won’t actually slow the Internet down, but will place on their websites animated “...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:45am
The Guns of August
In her epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning book “ The Guns of August ,” historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how World War I began in 1914, and how the belligerence, vanity and poor policies of powerful leaders led millions to gory deaths in that four-year conflagration. Before people realized world wars...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:30pm
The Ghost of Dred Scott Haunts the Streets of Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo.—The ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of Ferguson. Thousands have been protesting the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. He was due to start college just days after he was shot dead in broad daylight. Police...
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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:15am
James Risen, Surveillance and Obama’s Threat to Journalism
The Obama administration’s espionage case against alleged CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted. In addition to Sterling, also on trial will be a central pillar of our democratic society: press freedom. Federal prosecutors allege that...
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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 69 Years Later
“I hate war,” Koji Hosokawa told me as we stood next to the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. The skeletal remains of the four-story building stand at the edge of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The building was one of the few left standing when the United States dropped the atomic bomb on...
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