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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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December 03, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

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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December 03, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"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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December 03, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

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.

November 26, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"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:

November 23, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

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

Guardian Newspaper Credits Democracy Now! in Breaking Military Domestic Spying Story, New York Times Does Not

The Guardian newspaper of London published a story about the U.S. military spying on peace activists in Washington State. While the Guardian credits Democracy Now! for breaking the story in an exclusive national broadcast, The New York Times, which ran a piece a few days afterwards, does not.

August 05, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Juan Gonzalez’s column: "Day of pride for Latinos as Obama nominates Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court"

"All across the nation, Latinos were ecstatic after learning that President Obama had named federal Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Senate approval would make her the first Hispanic to serve on the high court."

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May 27, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Amy Goodman taking viewer calls on CSPAN-2’s Book TV Saturday April 25 at 1:30pm ET. Call in!

Amy Goodman to appear on Book TV from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. She will take viewer calls about her just released New York Times Bestselling Paperback, Standing Up to the Madness.

April 24, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"We Can’t Afford War." By Amy Goodman

The U.S. will eventually negotiate its withdrawal from Afghanistan. The only difference between now and then will be the number of dead, on all sides, and the amount of (borrowed) money that will be spent.

June 30, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, War on Terror, Vietnam, Wikileaks, Afghanistan, Iraq

Follow Democracy Now! On Twitter

Visit http://twitter.com/democracy_now to get updates about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman’s 70-city tour.

April 16, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Amy and David Goodman on KQED Forum w/ Michael Krasny, 10am PDT, Tues Apr 14: listen live, call in, send an email

KQED’s live call-in program presents wide-ranging discussions of local, state, national and international issues, as well as in-depth interviews.

Tune in on-air in the SF Bay Area, or online at kqed.org

April 14, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Watch Amy Goodman On Bill Moyers Journal

Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald, the first recipients of the Park Center for Independent Media Izzy Award (named for I.F. Stone), appeared on this week’s Bill Moyers Journal on PBS. Watch online

April 03, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

VIDEO: David Shuster interviews Amy Goodman on MSNBC’s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Amy Goodman provides commentary on President Obama’s plans to delay troop withdrawal in Iraq and escalate the war in Afghanistan.

March 13, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Bill Moyers asks: "Why will Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! never show up on 'Meet The Press?'" (watch video)

In this week’s Bill Moyers Journal, Moyers talks with prominent bloggers Jay Rosen and Glenn Greenwald on the role of the establishment media in the dysfunctional political system.

February 09, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Another World Is Possible, Another Detroit Is Happening." By Amy Goodman

“I have a dream.” Ask anyone where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. first proclaimed those words, and the response will most likely be at the March on Washington in August 1963. In fact, he delivered them two months earlier, on June 23, in Detroit, leading a march down Woodward Avenue.

June 23, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Amy Goodman and other Right Livelihood Award Laureates arrive in Stockholm

The Right Livelihood Awards (RLA) festivities are beginning in Stockholm, Sweden. Joining Amy are her sister RLA Laureates Krishnammal Jagannathan, Asha Hagi, and Monika Hauser.

December 06, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Amy Goodman on CNN Newsroom, November 10, 2008

November 11, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News