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WATCH: Amy Goodman on CNN

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Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman discusses the results of Tuesday’s primary races on CNN’s John King, USA.

WATCH: Amy Goodman on CNN

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Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman discusses the upcoming primary races on CNN’s John King, USA, on Monday, May 17th.

"Why Did Obama Fire Dan Choi?." By Amy Goodman

Dan Choi was an Iraq War veteran, a graduate of West Point and a trained Arabic linguist. I ran into Choi the day after he received his official discharge for violating the military’s so-called "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy.

Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! Producers File Lawsuit Over RNC Arrests

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Democracy Now! host and executive producer Amy Goodman along with producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar are filing a federal lawsuit today that challenges the police crackdown on journalists at the Republican National Convention in 2008.

May 05, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, RNC 2008

"WikiLeaks’ Afghan War Diary." By Amy Goodman

Wikileaks.org has done it again, publishing thousands of classified documents about the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The website provides a secure platform for whistle-blowers to deliver documents, videos and other electronic media while maintaining anonymity.

July 28, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Wikileaks, Afghanistan

WATCH: Is the Medium the Message? Corporatization of the Media

The Huffington Post’s Kimberly Butler interviewed Amy Goodman and others in this two part online video series.

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Catch Amy Goodman with Naomi Klein and Raj Patel on C-SPAN’s Book TV this Sunday and Monday

Tune in to C-SPAN’s Book TV on Sunday, February 7th at 3pm ET and Monday, February 8th at 5am ET for a discussion on the economy, the earthquake in Haiti, and other topics.

"Deficit Doves." By Amy Goodman

Getting out of the red is the new black. Deficit hawks have swooped down on the U.S. budget. This week, they attacked unemployment benefits.

Democracy Now! Makes Lily Tomlin’s Short List

Lily Tomlin gave Democracy Now! a shout out in Time Magazine’s "Short List of Things To Do."

Amy Goodman on Riz Khan: "The Role of Media in the USA"

Has the mainstream media in the US replaced serious coverage with "junk news" and tabloidism? Especially in foreign affairs, are Americans less informed than ever? Who is shaping their perceptions of the rest of the world? And who is policing US foreign policy?

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Amy Goodman on KCTS9: Is the Media Broken?

Amy Goodman shares her thoughts on the important role of a truly independent media, the power of the first amendment, and why we should all question our political leaders and the so-called status quo.

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Breaking News: Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart Resentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Southern District of New York Judge John G. Koeltl decided today to increase attorney Lynne Stewart’s sentence from 28 months to 10 years. Stewart was found guilty in 2005 of distributing press releases on behalf of her jailed client Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as the "Blind Sheikh." Tune in Friday for full coverage on Democracy Now!

July 15, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Lynne Stewart

The Globe and Mail: Amy Goodman’s border woes has Americans in a tizzy

The Globe and Mail: Canada Border Services Agency won’t comment on why the host of the widely syndicated radio and TV program Democracy Now had her speech checked at border

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Vancouver Observer: Amy Goodman Gets Brilliant Story Idea from Canadian Border Guards

Read the Vancouver Observer article about Amy Goodman’s detention at the Canadian border: "Well, it’s official. Suspicion of criticizing the 2010 Olympics gets you on a watch list at the Canadian border. Want to come to Canada and discuss the environmental shame that is the tar sands? Go ahead. Want to meddle in Canadian military policy in Afghanistan? Fill your boots. Want to criticize the Government’s position on Global Warming? Whatever, dude."

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"Haiti, Six Months After the Earthquake." By Amy Goodman

July 12 marked the six-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake here in Haiti that killed as many as 300,000 people and left much of the country in ruins. Up to 1.8 million people are living in squalid tent cities, with inadequate sanitation, if any, no electricity and little security, or any respite from the intense heat and the worsening rains.

July 14, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti

Tavis Smiley interviews Amy Goodman

Check out Tavis Smiley’s interview with Amy Goodman

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Amy Goodman Detained at the Canadian Border, questioned about speech (Updated 11/30/09)

While traveling to Vancouver, BC, Canada on Weds., Nov. 25th, to speak at the Vancouver Public Library at a benefit for community radio stations, Amy Goodman and her two colleagues were detained by Canadian authorities. Amy was questioned extensively about the speech she intended to give; their car was gone through by armed border guards, and their papers and laptop computers were scoured. They were detained for well over an hour, and were made an hour late for the event at the Vancouver Public Library.

"If Only Information Flowed as Freely as Oil." By Amy Goodman

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced new rules keeping the public, including photographers and reporters covering the BP Oil Spill, from coming within 65 feet of any response vessels or booms on the water or on beaches. Violators could face a fine of up to $40,000 and felony charges.

Mail Tribune of Southern Oregon news story on Amy Goodman’s stop in Ashland, OR

The Mail Tribune newspaper of Southern Oregon published a story on Amy Goodman’s tour stop in Ashland, Oregon.

Reporter Paris Achen wrote, "Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, told a crowd of about 300 people at Ashland’s Southern Oregon University Sunday night that print and TV media have failed to provide balanced and contextual coverage of the most critical issues facing Americans, including health care reform and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Next stops on the tour: Portland, Astoria, OR, Olympia, WA, Bellingham, WA, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Port Angeles WA, Bainbridge Island WA, Seattle, Everett, Boulder CO, Minneapolis, Wash. DC, Philadelphia, NYC See the tour site:

Greg Grandin Fact Checks Lanny Davis on Honduras

We recently hosted a debate between Latin America historian and New York University professor Greg Grandin and Lanny Davis, a former special counsel to President Clinton who’s now a paid lobbyist for Honduran business leaders backing the coup government. A few days after the debate, Grandin posted this response.

August 11, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Honduras