Stories by Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of “The Silenced Majority,” a New York Times best-seller. subscribe to Amy Goodman's feed

Posted on: Jul 18, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Last week in Detroit, the NAACP held a mock funeral for the N-word. But a chilling case in Louisiana shows us how far we have to go to bury racism.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Presidential Scholars, a group of gifted high school students, told Bush what they thought of his policies on torture.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2007, Source: Democracy Now!

The proposed oil law facing the Iraqi cabinet would allow Western oil companies to take about 50% of all production as their share, an "obvious robbery of the Iraqi oil," says oil workers union heavy.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

The story of the leak of the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times is famous, but how they got published as a book, with Gravel’s face on the jacket, reads like a John Grisham novel.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2007, Source: Democracy Now!

Moore explains how the the obscene profits made by the CEOs of "non-profit" hospitals started with Richard Nixon in this powerful interview about his new documentary, SiCKO.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Moore knows that people who organize can fight back and win. "SiCKO" is more than a movie; it's a movement.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

High school students in Connecticut weren't allowed to discuss the war, so they wrote a play about it. "Voices in Conflict," was quickly banned by the school, but made it to New York where it brought the audience to tears.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

The tenet of medicine to do no harm applies to psychologists, yet they are increasingly implicated in abusive interrogations at U.S. military detention facilities like Guantanamo.

Posted on: May 30, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Listening to retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Batiste, you sense his intense loyalty to the military where he served 31 years. So why did CBS News fire him as a paid news consultant?

Posted on: May 30, 2007, Source: Democracy Now!

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has announced she is stepping back from her role as a leading campaigner against the Iraq war. Amy Goodman talks with her about her decision.

Posted on: May 23, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

The Democratic Party leadership is stabbing its base in the back with secret "free trade" deals made behind closed doors with the White House.

Posted on: May 16, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Studs Terkel, the great journalist, raconteur and listener, turns 95 this week.

Posted on: May 9, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

The work of journalist Anthony Mitchell, who was just killed in Kenya, revealed the need for our exchange with Africa to involve more than oil, guns and secret prisons.

Posted on: May 4, 2007, Source: Democracy Now!

An interview with two journalists who give accounts of police beatings and rubber-bullet barrages in Tuesday's immigration protests in Los Angeles.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Following the mass slaughter on the Virginia Tech campus, the U.S. government quietly released a convicted terrorist and mass murderer.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2007, Source: Democracy Now!

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold a ban on late abortions without an exception for the health of the mother sends a signal that, in many respects, the court thinks legislators, not doctors, are the ones best positioned to make health decisions.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

What is patriotism, and what is not? Howard Zinn asked recently. Fighting to stop the war in Iraq, fighting to stop gun violence at home: that is true patriotism.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2007, Source: Democracy Now!

An interview with two of America's leading dissidents on how the highest act of patriotism would be opposing the war in Iraq and calling for a withdrawal of our troops.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Our airwaves, the single most important method by which Americans get information about choosing the future president, are being held hostage by corporate broadcasters.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

If you are upset that Congress won't defund the war in Iraq, there's something you can do: Take the IRS up on its offer for a war tax refund.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

David Hicks pleaded guilty Monday to providing material support for terrorism. His trial gives us another opportunity to demand the closure of Guantanamo.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Want to help finance terrorism? Buy a Chiquita banana.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

As the U.S. enters its fifth year in Iraq, an increasingly powerful voice comes from soldiers and their families, who are turning grief into anti-war action.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2007, Source: Democracy Now!

In this interview, the author of a devastating biography of Donald Rumsfeld covers how the former defense secretary was loathed by the first Bush president and how Rummy layed the groundwork for torture in Gitmo and Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Harry Belafonte, the first African-American to win an Emmy, is a living library of the civil-rights movement and liberation struggles worldwide. He enters his ninth decade as fearless as ever.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Private prisons make money from locking up immigrant families -- including young children -- indefinitely.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Clinton invites voters to turn elsewhere for an anti-war presidential candidate, and they will oblige.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2007, Source: Democracy Now!

Imprisoned reporter Josh Wolf and his attorney explain why his jailing for refusal to release video footage is an attack on journalism itself.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Jailed journalist Josh Wolf has remained in prison so long because he lacks the backing of a large media organization that could agitate to protect his rights -- so Congress should step in.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

Molly has died, but the fight goes on.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

The military court stifled Watada's challenge to the war's legality, but his stand reveals the path those in power should follow.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2007, Source: King Features Syndicate

It is up to the new Democratic majority to investigate the use of torture and demand prosecution for those who engaged in it.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2006, Source: Democracy Now!

A scandalous new report shows how widespread and pernicious fake news has become.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2006, Source: Democracy Now!

<b>News</b>: Thousands of high school students walked out of their schools this week to protest the anti-immigrant House bill.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2006, Source: Democracy Now!

In her first broadcast interview, a VA nurse explains how she was investigated for 'sedition' after writing a letter that was critical of the Bush Administration.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2005, Source: Democracy Now!

On Nov.2, 20 college students in Virginia staged a walkout on the World Can't Wait day of action. The school administration shut down the protest and threatened to expel them.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2005, Source: Democracy Now!

The closed session invoked by Harry Reid yesterday was much more than a partisan tactic. It is the first step in telling the public what really happened to lead us into war.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005, Source: Democracy Now!

Col. Janis Karpinski, the highest-ranking officer demoted in connection with the torture scandal, speaks out about what happened at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005, Source: Democracy Now!

Col. Janis Karpinski, the highest-ranking officer demoted in connection with the torture scandal, speaks out about what happened at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2005, Source: Democracy Now!

Thousands of prisoners were abandoned for days when Katrina hit New Orleans; more than 500 are still missing.

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