Amy Goodman

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

23.05.2020

“Stay at Home, Stay Alive, Organize, Organize”

“Stay at Home, Stay Alive, Organize, Organize”

We’re between two historical epochs now: BC and AC — Before COVID-19 and After COVID-19. Established institutions, entrenched regimes and powerful corporations are well-positioned to navigate the uncharted waters of this in-between, “DC,” or “During COVID-19” time. Less equipped are the poor and working class, unable to gather safely, to… »

09.05.2020

Trump Can’t Mask His Message to Indian Country: ‘Live and Let Die’

Trump Can’t Mask His Message to Indian Country: ‘Live and Let Die’

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Diné/Navajo people hard, inflicting the highest per capita infection rate in the country after New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Navajo Nation is the largest reservation in the country, larger than West Virginia, straddling Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Half of… »

02.05.2020

The Fury of the Virus, the Folly of War

The Fury of the Virus, the Folly of War

“Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19,” United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said on March 23rd. “The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith. It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world…The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. »

25.04.2020

As Earth Day Turns 50, Imagine a Just, Green, Pandemic-Free Future

As Earth Day Turns 50, Imagine a Just, Green, Pandemic-Free Future

Humanity marks Earth Day’s 50th anniversary on a worldwide lockdown, as nature’s fury asserts itself through one of the smallest known particles of life, the novel coronavirus. Many argue viruses aren’t alive, relying on host organisms to replicate. Whether living or dead, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is driving us inexorably to… »

11.04.2020

Elections and Movements in the Time of the Pandemic

Elections and Movements in the Time of the Pandemic

Mass movements make history. They don’t follow a prescribed trajectory. They aren’t predictable. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic presidential nomination is a case in point. On Wednesday, Sanders suspended his campaign, making former Vice President Joe Biden the presumptive nominee. “While this campaign is coming to an end, our… »

04.04.2020

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The U.S. Prison Pandemic

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The U.S. Prison Pandemic

Stay at home. Shelter in place. Maintain social distance. We now know how to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Containment of the novel coronavirus requires that we act together, as a global community. But not everyone has the freedom to take these steps. The United States is the greatest jailer in… »

28.03.2020

Testing, Triage and Tragedy: The Trump Pandemic

Testing, Triage and Tragedy: The Trump Pandemic

An eerie silence pervades the city, punctuated by the wail of ambulance sirens. Streets and sidewalks, which normally would be crowded with New Yorkers heading to restaurants, theaters and work, are now vacant. This is the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States. There are over 65,000 confirmed… »

14.03.2020

Bernie Sanders is not ‘Biden’ time

Bernie Sanders is not ‘Biden’ time

Former Vice President Joe Biden did well on Super Tuesday II, winning four of the six states in the March 10th Democratic presidential nomination contests: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri. Bernie Sanders won North Dakota, and currently has a narrow lead in Washington, with 67% of votes counted. The cable… »

07.03.2020

Make Your Choice: Medicare, or Coronavirus, For All

Make Your Choice: Medicare, or Coronavirus, For All

“My co-workers make impossible choices daily because a lot of us don’t have access to affordable health insurance,” Vladimir Clairjeune, a passenger service representative at JFK airport, said at a training session Wednesday, learning to deal with the coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic. “[We] choose not to see a doctor for a health… »

29.02.2020

Paging Doctor Trump: First, Do No Harm

Paging Doctor Trump: First, Do No Harm

President Donald Trump and Larry Kudlow, the Director of Trump’s National Economic Council, aren’t doctors, but they play them on TV. As the coronavirus epidemic spirals into a pandemic, causing a plunge in the U.S. stock market, Trump and Kudlow, a former CNBC TV host, are cynically spreading disinformation about… »

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