Amy Goodman

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

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… »

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… »

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