Amy Goodman

Award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and host/executive producer of Democracy Now! www.democracynow.org

24.10.2020

Trump Lies; The Numbers Don’t

Trump Lies; The Numbers Don’t

“All governments lie,” legendary, independent journalist I.F. Stone wrote in 1965, critiquing official U.S. statements on the “progress” of the Vietnam War. He added, speaking of President Lyndon Johnson, “It is dangerous to trust anything he says.” Half a century later, President Donald Trump is taking lying to a whole… »

17.10.2020

The Infection Election: From Pallbearers to Poll Watchers

The Infection Election: From Pallbearers to Poll Watchers

On July 8th, Mark Anthony Urquiza, with his family as pallbearers, was carried to his final resting place in Phoenix’s Holy Cross Cemetery. He died of COVID-19 complications, on a ventilator, alone but for a healthcare worker holding his hand. Urquiza’s passing might have gone with scant notice, like far… »

03.10.2020

There’s No Debating It: Trump Encourages Violent White Supremacists

There’s No Debating It: Trump Encourages Violent White Supremacists

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” President Donald Trump declared at his first presidential debate with Joe Biden. Trump was asked by Fox News moderator Chris Wallace to denounce white supremacists. Instead, Trump issued a clarion call to the Proud Boys, a growing rightwing extremist group of Trump loyalists… »

19.09.2020

Julian Assange, and Press Freedom, on Trial in London

Julian Assange, and Press Freedom, on Trial in London

The role of the free press is to hold power accountable, especially those who would wage war. Press freedom itself is currently on trial in London, as Julian Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, fights extradition to the United States over an ever-evolving array of espionage and… »

05.09.2020

This Labor Day, Honor Essential Workers and Remember Those Who Died

This Labor Day, Honor Essential Workers and Remember Those Who Died

From windows and rooftops through the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions around the world cheered essential workers on the frontlines who daily risked contracting this highly contagious disease. Janitors, grocery store workers, drivers, warehouse workers, letter carriers, food delivery people, teachers and transit workers, along with the doctors,… »

30.08.2020

The Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

The Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

Last Sunday, Rusten Sheskey, a white police officer in Kenosha Wisconsin, fired seven shots, at point-blank into the back of 29-year-old African American Jacob Blake as Blake leaned into his car. Inside the car were Blake’s three sons, aged 3, 5 and 8. While Blake miraculously survived, a viral video… »

22.08.2020

If Joe Biden Rejects His Progressive Base, Trump Will Win

If Joe Biden Rejects His Progressive Base, Trump Will Win

During the official roll call at the virtual Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, representatives from 57 states and territories declared their delegate totals for Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, each from an iconic setting highlighting their region. Native American delegates from the Dakotas and New Mexico greeted viewers in their… »

15.08.2020

Kamala Harris Stands on the Shoulders of Great Women

Kamala Harris Stands on the Shoulders of Great Women

August 26th marks 100 years since Congress ratified the 19th amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. The amendment states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”… »

08.08.2020

Medicare for All: A Prescription Against Deadly COVID Capitalism

Medicare for All: A Prescription Against Deadly COVID Capitalism

The United States, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in world history, is also number one in COVID-19 infections and deaths. As White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Deborah Birx warned last weekend, “It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s into the rural as equal urban areas. To everybody who lives in a… »

25.07.2020

U.S. Cities Need Masks and Tests, Mr. President, Not Shock Troops

U.S. Cities Need Masks and Tests, Mr. President, Not Shock Troops

Camouflage-clad paramilitary vigilantes have been terrorizing Portland, Oregon, grabbing people protesting racism and police brutality, pulling them into unmarked minivans and driving off. These roving shock troops, with no insignia or badges, proved to be federal agents from a slew of agencies, ordered to Portland after President Donald Trump issued… »

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