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"‘The Comeback Kid’ and the Kids Who Won’t" By Amy Goodman

President Barack Obama signed a slew of bills into law during the lame-duck session of Congress and was dubbed the “Comeback Kid” amid a flurry of fawning press reports. In the hail of this surprise bipartisanship, though, the one issue over which Democrats and Republicans always agree, war, was completely ignored. The war in Afghanistan is now the longest war in U.S. history, and 2010 has seen the highest number of U.S. and NATO soldiers killed.

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December 29, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Afghanistan

WATCH: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King USA

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Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman discusses the East Coast snowstorm, the war in Afghanistan, and more on CNN’s John King USA on Tuesday, December 28.

TONIGHT: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King USA

Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman will appear on CNN’s John King USA on Tuesday, December 28 at 7pm EST.

"President Obama’s Christmas Gift to AT&T (and Comcast and Verizon)." By Amy Goodman

One of President Barack Obama’s signature campaign promises was to protect the freedom of the Internet. He said, in November 2007, “I will take a back seat to no one in my commitment to network neutrality, because once providers start to privilege some applications or websites over others, then the smaller voices get squeezed out and we all lose.”

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December 22, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Media Policy, Net Neutrality

"'Assangination': From Character Assassination to the Real Thing." By Amy Goodman

Despite being granted bail, WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange remains imprisoned in London, awaiting extradition proceedings to answer a prosecutor’s questions in Sweden.

December 15, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Wikileaks

Amy Goodman Appears on al-Jazeera English Live from the Cancún Climate Talks

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As the Global Climate Talks in Mexico enter their final day, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman is interviewed on al-Jazeera English to give a report on the progress of negotiations.

December 10, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Cancún Climate Summit, Climate Change

"Cancun, Climate Change and WikiLeaks." By Amy Goodman

CANCUN, Mexico—Critical negotiations are under way here in Cancun, under the auspices of the United Nations, to reverse human-induced global warming.

"WikiLeaks and the End of U.S. 'Diplomacy.'" By Amy Goodman

WikiLeaks is again publishing a trove of documents, in this case classified U.S. State Department diplomatic cables. The whistle-blower website will gradually be releasing more than 250,000 of these documents in the coming months so that they can be analyzed and gain the attention they deserve.

December 01, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Wikileaks, Spain

"The Health Insurance Industry’s Vendetta Against Michael Moore." By Amy Goodman

Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, makes great movies but they are not generally considered “cliff-hangers.” All that might change since a whistle-blower on the “Democracy Now!” news hour revealed that health insurance executives thought they may have to implement a plan “to push Moore off a cliff.”

November 24, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Michael Moore, Healthcare

Amy Goodman Interviewed on National Public Television in Argentina

Amy Goodman was interviewed by Visión Siete Internacional in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which aired Nov. 20.

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MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann Plays Excerpt of Democracy Now! Interview With Health Insurance Whistleblower Wendell Potter on Industry’s Attack on Michael Moore’s "Sicko"

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Following our interview with Wendell Potter, the former chief spokesman for CIGNA, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann invited Potter on his show to discuss the health insurance industry’s attack on Michael Moore and his film SiCKO.

November 18, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Healthcare, Michael Moore

"A Cry From Argentina: 'Close Guantanamo.'" By Amy Goodman

"Gitmo is going to remain open for the foreseeable future," said an unnamed White House official to The Washington Post this week. For guidance on the notorious U.S. Navy base in Cuba, President Barack Obama should look to an old naval facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

November 17, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Argentina, Guantanamo

88.7 "La Tribu"–Buenos Aires, Argentina

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More than 200 stations in Latin America air Democracy Now! headlines in Spanish. We recently received a wonderful video from 88.7 Radio La Tribu in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Check it out.

"Obama in the Company of Killers." By Amy Goodman

If a volcano kills civilians in Indonesia, it’s news. When the government does the killing, sadly, it’s just business as usual, especially if an American president tacitly endorses the killing, as President Barack Obama just did with his visit to Indonesia.

November 10, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Indonesia

Juan Gonzalez: NYC Schools chancellor Joel Klein won’t be missed

You could tell the Joel Klein era was ending long before Mayor Bloomberg made it official on Tuesday.

November 10, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Education, Charter Schools

"Rich Media, Poor Democracy." By Amy Goodman

As the 2010 elections come to a close, the biggest winner of all remains undeclared: the broadcasters. The biggest loser: democracy.

November 04, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Election 2010, Media Policy, Media Analysis

TONIGHT: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King USA at 7pm EST

Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman will appear on CNN’s John King USA on Friday, October 29 at 7pm EST.

"War Should Be an Election Issue." By Amy Goodman

Just days away from crucial midterm elections, WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website, unveiled the largest classified military leak in history.

October 27, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Wikileaks

WATCH: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King USA

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Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman discusses upcoming midterm elections on CNN’s John King USA on Tuesday, October 26.

"When Banks Are the Robbers." By Amy Goodman

The big banks that caused the collapse of the global finance market, and received tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded bailouts, have likely been engaging in wholesale fraud against homeowners and the courts.

October 20, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Economy