Amy Goodman

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

02.09.2017

Hell Hath No Fury Like Mother Earth Scorned

Hell Hath No Fury Like Mother Earth Scorned

Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed the fury of a warming planet on the Gulf Coast of Texas this week, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced and homeless, thousands languishing in crowded shelters, and killing at least 28 people. It is projected to be the costliest disaster in the nation’s history, with the… »

26.08.2017

The Endless War in Afghanistan Just Got Longer

The Endless War in Afghanistan Just Got Longer

We have two presidents in the United States: The “real Donald Trump” and “teleprompter Trump.” Real Trump speaks, and tweets, his mind. Teleprompter Trump reads speeches prepared for him, delivered in a strained manner that has been likened to a hostage video. Both have been on full display lately, from… »

12.08.2017

Don’t Let Our “Hair-Trigger President” Start a Nuclear War

Don’t Let Our “Hair-Trigger President” Start a Nuclear War

President Donald Trump threatened nuclear war this week, just six months into his presidency. Speaking from his luxury golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump warned: “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has… »

05.08.2017

Trump’s Call for Police Brutality Is No Joke

Trump’s Call for Police Brutality Is No Joke

On Friday, President Donald Trump addressed a crowd of police officers in Long Island, New York, and sent a shocking message to the nation. Trump’s words are worth repeating in full, as they are an explicit endorsement of police brutality: “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back… »

30.07.2017

The Resistance to Health Care Repeal Rolls On

The Resistance to Health Care Repeal Rolls On

The rolling resistance to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, is, literally, rolling. At the forefront of the protests against the various draconian repeal bills before the U.S. Senate are people in wheelchairs. Organized by the national nonprofit disability rights group ADAPT… »

22.07.2017

For James Cromwell, the Fight Against Fossil Fuels Is No Act

For James Cromwell, the Fight Against Fossil Fuels Is No Act

Actor James Cromwell was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the hit movie “Babe,” and throughout his career for numerous Emmys. But on a cold December day in 2015, the drama he participated in was no act. Cromwell and five others were arrested in upstate Wawayanda, New… »

15.07.2017

Trump’s Climate Change Denial Ignites Grass-Roots Resistance

Trump’s Climate Change Denial Ignites Grass-Roots Resistance

As “Russiagate” becomes a full-blown conflagration threatening to consume Donald Trump’s presidency, his denial of human-induced global warming continues to threaten a planet already on fire. The world reeled on June 1 when Trump made good on his campaign promise to pull the United States out of the Paris climate… »

01.07.2017

Medicare for All: It’s A Matter Of Life And Death

Medicare for All: It’s A Matter Of Life And Death

“Kill the bill! Don’t kill me!” chanted protesters in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, opposing passage of the controversial Senate health care reform bill. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress are intent on repealing the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), even if their repeal bill is massively… »

10.06.2017

It Would Be a Shame Not to Ask Comey These Questions About the FBI While He’s Under Oath

It Would Be a Shame Not to Ask Comey These Questions About the FBI While He’s Under Oath

The punditocracy breathlessly focuses on the appearance of fired FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, declaring that not since Watergate has there been such must-watch testimony. The expectation, never explicitly declared but always hinted at, is that Comey will start a long, hot summer… »

27.05.2017

Let the media coverage of Manchester victims be a model for all young victims of war

Let the media coverage of Manchester victims be a model for all young victims of war

Donald Trump, the so-called leader of the free world, made his first foreign visit as president to an absolute monarchy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a petrostate legendary for its complete absence of democratic institutions and rampant violations of human rights. The signature foreign-policy development that Trump announced in Riyadh… »

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