Amy Goodman

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

02.04.2017

In Trump’s America, Your Privacy Is for Sale

In Trump’s America, Your Privacy Is for Sale

Unless you’re reading this column in a good old newspaper, odds are your internet service provider (ISP) knows what you’re up to. ISPs are the on-ramp to the internet; it is through these gatekeepers that we all access the internet. They set the price and the speed of your… »

18.03.2017

Facing Famine, 20 Million People Need Food, Not Bombs

Facing Famine, 20 Million People Need Food, Not Bombs

The world is facing the most serious humanitarian catastrophe since the end of World War II. Twenty million people are at risk of starving to death in Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and South Sudan. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is responding by slamming the door on refugees and cutting aid funding while… »

10.03.2017

A Day Without a Woman: The Women’s Global Strike and the Growing Movement Against Donald Trump

A Day Without a Woman: The Women’s Global Strike and the Growing Movement Against Donald Trump

The Statue of Liberty went dark Tuesday, the day after President Donald Trump signed his revised executive order, dubbed the “Muslim ban 2.0,” excluding all refugees and people from six majority-Muslim countries. The darkening also foreshadowed the next day, Wednesday, International Women’s Day, which was organized as a strike this… »

25.02.2017

The U.S. Rejected Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make the Same Mistake Again

The U.S. Rejected Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make the Same Mistake Again

Anne Frank would be 87 years old had she not perished in Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. What words of wisdom might she offer the Trump administration as it crafts its latest iteration of its Muslim and refugee ban? Anne Frank is known for her famous diary, written… »

04.02.2017

Frederick Douglass: Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand

Frederick Douglass: Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand

The good news is that President Donald Trump opened Black History Month by mentioning the renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The bad news is, he doesn’t seem to realize he’s dead. “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I… »

07.01.2017

Obama, Deporter in Chief, Should Pardon the Undocumented

Obama, Deporter in Chief, Should Pardon the Undocumented

Donald Trump will soon sweep into the office of the U.S. presidency, buttressed by both houses of Congress firmly in Republican control. A wave of regressive executive orders and legislation are already being prepared to ensure that Trump’s first 100 days effectively erase the Obama presidency. Where Trump… »

31.12.2016

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

President-elect Donald Trump exploded a half-century of U.S. nuclear-arms policy in a single tweet last week: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” With that one vague message, Donald Trump, who hasn’t… »

29.11.2016

Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony

Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan OCCUPIED WESTERN SAHARA—Sultana Khaya’s eyes don’t match perfectly. One of them is artificial. In 2007, a Moroccan police officer rammed his baton into her eye socket while she was peacefully protesting with fellow college students. He then gouged her eye out with… »

27.08.2016

Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?

Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?

The floodwaters are receding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the scale of the damage is revealing itself. It has been described as a 1,000-year flood, leaving at least 13 people dead and close to 60,000 homes ruined. According to Weather Underground meteorologists Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, August… »

13.08.2016

Donald Trump’s Implied Assassination Threat, Fox News and the NRA

Donald Trump’s Implied Assassination Threat, Fox News and the NRA

Donald Trump is giving new meaning to “bully pulpit,” ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new and dangerous lows. In North Carolina Tuesday, he said: “Hillary wants to abolish—essentially, abolish—the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick—if she gets to pick her judges, nothing… »

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