Amy Goodman

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

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…

After Whistleblower Revelations, It’s Time to Unfriend Facebook

Facebook has grown into a planet-wide, $1 trillion company that allows people to connect online with family and friends, sharing photos and “liking” the posts of others. Beneath this benign façade lies a vast network where Facebook profits by promoting…

Haitians Fleeing “Unacceptable Misery” Greeted by Whips and Shackles at U.S. Border

Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback whipping Haitian asylum seekers as they waded across the Rio Grande River into Texas shocked the world this week. After as many as 15,000 refugees arrived, sheltering under a bridge in Del…

The Spy Who Came in Through Your Phone

Is the phone in your pocket spying on you? As cell phones have become ubiquitous, government intelligence agencies have poured vast resources into hacking them, remotely stripping people of their privacy in the name of national security. Now, a burgeoning…

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