Amy Goodman

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

04.01.2020

The Struggle To Vote, From the Suffragettes To Today

The Struggle To Vote, From the Suffragettes To Today

One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote in the United States. The women’s suffrage movement took decades of organizing to achieve success, from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, to mass civil disobedience and protest leading up to the adoption and ratification of the 19th Amendment in… »

14.12.2019

Climate Youth Declare: “We Are Unstoppable! Another World Is Possible!”

Climate Youth Declare: “We Are Unstoppable! Another World Is Possible!”

This year’s United Nations climate summit, dubbed “COP 25” for the 25th annual “conference of the parties” to the climate negotiations, heated up Wednesday as grassroots activists, youth and indigenous leaders protested en masse outside the main plenary hall. As the “Democracy Now!” news hour broadcast live from the convention… »

02.11.2019

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces unleashed to suppress them. Many of these mass movements share a fierce critique of capitalism. In Santiago, Chile, more than 1 million people flooded the… »

12.10.2019

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet becomes more recognized. Indigenous defenders of Mother Earth are often at the… »

05.10.2019

Snowden Knows Exactly Why No One Wants to Be a Whistleblower

Snowden Knows Exactly Why No One Wants to Be a Whistleblower

“I have a lot of respect for whistleblowers,” President Donald Trump said at a news conference Wednesday, before qualifying, “but only when they are real.” It remains unclear what the first U.S. president who comes from reality television means by “real.” What is clear is that the impeachment inquiry announced… »

21.09.2019

Greta Thunberg: “Change is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not”

Greta Thunberg: “Change is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not”

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has sparked a global movement with her “school strike for the climate.” Last year, she started skipping school on Fridays to stand outside the Swedish parliament demanding climate action. Since then, she has inspired millions around the world to join her. The final two… »

28.07.2019

Pa’lante Puerto Rico, Pa’lante

Pa’lante Puerto Rico, Pa’lante

Just before midnight on Wednesday, Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced in a pre-recorded video message that he would resign, effective Friday, August 2nd. This capped close to two weeks of non-stop protests. In Old San Juan, cries of “¡Ricky Renuncia!” had been ringing out alongside the traditional refrain, “¡Pa’lante!”… »

20.07.2019

President Trump Redefines ‘White House’

President Trump Redefines ‘White House’

President Donald Trump has given new meaning to the “White House.” From his perch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he hurls racist epithets via tweet while commanding armed agents to terrorize immigrants at the border and in communities from coast to coast. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi summed it up well, commenting… »

06.07.2019

Trump Is Forcing Iran to Follow North Korea’s Dangerous Example

Trump Is Forcing Iran to Follow North Korea’s Dangerous Example

“Axis of Evil” first appeared in former President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in January 2002, describing Iraq, Iran and North Korea months after the Sept. 11 attacks. Fourteen months after the speech, the United States invaded Iraq. The U.S. remains at war there 16 years later. »

04.05.2019

Ilhan Omar to Trump: “Your Demented Views Are Not Welcome Here”

Ilhan Omar to Trump: “Your Demented Views Are Not Welcome Here”

Last Saturday, the final day of the Jewish holiday of Passover, 19-year-old white supremacist John T. Earnest allegedly walked into the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California, raised his AR-style assault rifle and began shooting. He reportedly killed congregant Lori Gilbert Kaye as she stood in front of her rabbi,… »

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