Amy Goodman

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

08.08.2020

Medicare for All: A Prescription Against Deadly COVID Capitalism

Medicare for All: A Prescription Against Deadly COVID Capitalism

The United States, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in world history, is also number one in COVID-19 infections and deaths. As White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Deborah Birx warned last weekend, “It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s into the rural as equal urban areas. To everybody who lives in a… »

25.07.2020

U.S. Cities Need Masks and Tests, Mr. President, Not Shock Troops

U.S. Cities Need Masks and Tests, Mr. President, Not Shock Troops

Camouflage-clad paramilitary vigilantes have been terrorizing Portland, Oregon, grabbing people protesting racism and police brutality, pulling them into unmarked minivans and driving off. These roving shock troops, with no insignia or badges, proved to be federal agents from a slew of agencies, ordered to Portland after President Donald Trump issued… »

18.07.2020

Don a Mask, Mr. Trump. It Won’t Kill You to Do It; It’ll Kill Thousands More If You Don’t

Don a Mask, Mr. Trump. It Won’t Kill You to Do It; It’ll Kill Thousands More If You Don’t

President Donald Trump broke the law Wednesday, landing at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and greeting people without wearing a mask. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told MSNBC, “Donald Trump is actually violating the law, as he stands on our tarmac without a mask.” The Mayor, her husband and one… »

04.07.2020

Trump, Mt. Rushmore, COVID and the KKK

Trump, Mt. Rushmore, COVID and the KKK

Paha Sapa is the traditional name the Lakota people give the sacred center of their universe. The region is also known as The Black Hills, in South Dakota, home of Mount Rushmore, itself named after a gold rush lawyer and speculator. The Mount Rushmore Monument features the sculpted heads of… »

27.06.2020

For Many Athletes, Challenging Racism Is No Game

For Many Athletes, Challenging Racism Is No Game

Rebellion is growing, from Minneapolis, where demands to defund the police radiate globally from the site of George Floyd’s murder, to cities nationwide where monuments to Confederate generals, colonizers and others are being torn down. Some decry this onrushing change: corrupt police unions dismiss the violence their members wreak with… »

20.06.2020

Trump Rally in Tulsa Inflames Racism Amidst Coronavirus Surge

Trump Rally in Tulsa Inflames Racism Amidst Coronavirus Surge

The weight of history is bearing down on the United States, as mass protests confront the enduring impact of systemic racism. Millions have been moved to action by the police murders of African Americans George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, Tony McDade in Tallahassee, Rayshard Brooks in… »

13.06.2020

Activists Demand: Defend Black Lives, Defund the Police

Activists Demand: Defend Black Lives, Defund the Police

Protest against police terror across the United States over the last two weeks is beginning to produce change. George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police drove hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people into the streets, demanding both justice for Floyd and other victims of the police, and fundamental change to… »

06.06.2020

George Floyd, Presente!

George Floyd, Presente!

“We’re here today because George Floyd is not here,” Keith Ellison, Minnesota’s first African American Attorney General, said on Wednesday afternoon. “He should be here. He should be alive, but he’s not.” Ellison then announced he was elevating the charge against fired Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder. »

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… »

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