Amy Goodman

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

Surprise Election Results in Colombia Usher in a New Political Era

Colombia made history this week. Progressive former M-19 guerrilla Gustavo Petro, a current senator and former mayor of the nation’s capital Bogotá, won the presidential election. His running mate Francia Márquez Mina will be the nation’s first Black vice president.…

Biden Should Grant Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier Now

Leonard Peltier is a 77-year-old Anishinabe-Lakota Native American activist imprisoned for 46 years for a crime he says he did not commit. Amnesty International calls him a political prisoner. Peltier recently contracted COVID-19 inside the Coleman maximum security federal penitentiary in…

Peace Now in Ukraine

Is a Russian invasion of Ukraine imminent? At the heart of this avoidable catastrophe is Moscow’s concern over the ever-increasing U.S. military threat on its doorstep. Since the Soviet Union fell, the United States, through its NATO allies, has pushed…

Global Wealth Inequality is Fueling the Pandemic and Killing Millions

Oxfam reported this week that the world’s ten richest men saw their wealth double during the pandemic – from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion–while the incomes of 99% of the world’s population dropped. “Widening economic, gender, and racial inequalities—as well…

Martin Luther King’s birthday, racist obstructionism and the fight for voting rights in the US

American democracy is in crisis as Republican supporters of Trump and the January 6, 2021 insurrection on the US Capitol try to restrict or even eliminate the democratic system’s basic principle of “one person, one vote”. Former President Donald Trump…

From AIDS to Omicron, Pharmaceutical Apartheid Hurts Us All

December 1st was World AIDS Day, marking forty years since symptoms were first reported. Over 36 million people have died worldwide from AIDS-related illnesses. The death rate is slowing as effective drug treatments gain wider distribution. But the inequity that…

As the World Burns, Glasgow’s COP26 Called a Failure

“Wildly here without control, Nature reigns and rules the whole…” Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, wrote those lines in 1787. If only the delegates to COP26, the United Nations climate summit that wrapped up last Saturday in Glasgow, had…

Like Locusts, Lobbyists Swarm COP26 in Glasgow

Global warming causes global swarming. In 2018, Indian Ocean cyclones hit Oman and Yemen, creating conditions for an outbreak of desert locusts. Swarms grew throughout 2019 and 2020, two of the hottest years on record. Swarms with 80 million insects…

At UN Climate Summit, It’s People Power vs. Fossil Fuel Dinosaurs

The United Nations climate summit known as COP26 has convened in Glasgow, Scotland after being delayed a year by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COP is a proceeding of the UNFCCC–the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. But the United…

An Epidemic Within the Pandemic: Police Killings of African American Men

While the pandemic slows through the U.S. (at least among the vaccinated), another deadly epidemic persists unchecked: police killings of men of color. A Washington Post online database reports 7216 people killed by police since 2015, with 914 killed so…

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