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Amy Goodman Interviewed for NOW on PBS about RNC Arrests

Amy Goodman discusses her arrest, the arrests of her colleagues, police response to demonstrators, and freedom of the press at the Republican National Convention.

September 08, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, RNC 2008

"The Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Framing the Narrative." By Amy Goodman

They called it "Operation Sea Breeze." Despite the pleasant-sounding name, Israel’s violent commando raid on a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships, which left nine civilians dead, has sparked international outrage.

June 09, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Gaza, Israel & Palestine, Gaza Flotilla

Lawmaker Calls on Pentagon to Explain Promotion of Threat-Wielding Recruiter After Democracy Now! Broadcast

Rep. Gene Green (D–TX) is calling on the Pentagon to explain why a military recruiter was given a promotion despite being found to have illegally threatened a teenage boy with jail time if he decided to go to college instead of joining the military. The recruiter was eventually promoted to head a different recruiting station. Green sent the letter questioning Kelt’s new job after his Wednesday appearance on Democracy Now!

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Democracy Now!–live from Aspen, CO

Democracy Now! and Free Speech TV team up with Aspen Public Access Channel, Grassroots TV, for historic national broadcast.

Inspired by Gaza Blockade, Roger Waters Records New Version of "We Shall Overcome"

British musician Roger Waters of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd sings a new version of "We Shall Overcome" in a music video cut to footage from the upcoming documentary, "Roadmap to Apartheid."

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June 09, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Gaza, Art & Politics

Amy Goodman on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews

Amy Goodman on MSNBC’s Hardball, discussing the women’s vote in the 2008 election.

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and "Decadent Acts" pledges to donate portion of show proceeds to Democracy Now!

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is an environmentally friendly theatre that strives to produce 'theatre for a cause,' This year, some of the proceeds from one of the festival’s shows, “Decadent Acts”, will be donated to Democracy Now!.

Amy Goodman on the Importance of Independent Bookstores

I think the diversity of ideas, religions, and opinions in this country is our glory, is the strength of the U.S. And I think that’s why independent bookstores, which are the sanctuaries of that diversity of opinion, are just so important. They are our intellectual watering holes.

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"In Memory of All That Is Lost." By Amy Goodman

NEW ORLEANS—The anger is palpable across the Mississippi Delta. As the Deepwater Horizon oil geyser, almost a mile underwater, continues unabated, the brunt of this, the largest environmental catastrophe in United States history, is rolling onto the coast, impacting the ecology, the economy and entire ways of life.

June 02, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, BP Oil Spill

Democracy Now! Honored At Webby Awards

Democracy Now! has been selected as an Official Honoree at the 12th Annual Webby Awards in three categories: News, Political and Podcast.

Interview: At Least 15 Dead After Israel Attacks Gaza-Bound Aid Flotilla

Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza strip. Dubbed the Freedom Flotilla, the ships were aiming to break Israel’s 3-year blockade of Gaza. At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops attacked the lead ship in the convoy–the Turkish "Mavi Marmara"–early Monday morning. The attack happened in international waters, 75 miles off the coast of Israel and Gaza. We reached Adam Shapiro in New York a few hours after the attack. He’s a board member of the Free Gaza movement, one of the groups that coordinated the Freedom Flotilla. His wife Huwaida Arraf is the chairperson of the Free Gaza movement and is on the flotilla.

May 31, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Gaza Flotilla

Amy Goodman on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS

Amy Goodman appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show Thursday on PBS discussing her new book. Watch excerpts of the interview.

"Alleged Chicago Torturer’s Overdue Day in Court." By Amy Goodman

​Abu Ghraib has nothing over Chicago. Forty years ago, Jon Burge returned from Vietnam, joined the Chicago Police Department and allegedly began torturing people.

May 26, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Police Brutality, Torture

Jeremy Scahill Wins George Polk Book Award for "Blackwater"

Democracy Now! correspondent and best-selling author Jeremy Scahill has won the The George Polk Book Award for his book "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army." The judges said: "Scahill’s work exposed killings, human rights violations and misconduct by the firm’s personnel and revealed the U.S. government’s growing reliance on this 'shadow army.' His reporting and Congressional testimony helped propel legislation that would ban U.S. government security contracts with Blackwater and other private military companies."

February 19, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Jeremy Scahill

Amy Goodman, cover story in The Progressive Magazine

By Elizabeth DiNovella, February 2008 Issue

“I’ve always been surprised that people say it’s a hopeful program because we deal with such difficult subjects,” she says. “But I think it’s hopeful because of the people we interview.”

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Democracy Now! in Le Monde Diplomatique

For 12 years a radio and television news programme, Democracy Now, has survived and even flourished on a cobbled-together broadcast network that reaches all of the United States and out into the world. It has almost no paid resources, yet daily defies the corporate and government agendas, and has sometimes forced mainstream media into picking up its stories, if not its attitudes.

Regis Philbin watches Democracy Now!

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Regis talks about his dinner with Amy Goodman on his show Live with Regis and Kelly.

REGIS: And on my right was Amy Goodman — I was unfamiliar with the name. “What do you do, Amy?”… She says, “We cover global events.” … Well, now, excuse me, but what am I going to have in common with someone who covers global news? … : The beautiful baby contest? That ain’t going to do it! … Santa Claus getting pawed? No!… [The] woman was very interesting, so I tuned her in. She’s on from 8:00 to 9:00 in the morning.

KELLY: That’s really good. So I’m going to tune her in, too.

REGIS : Yeah. Yes, Amy Goodman.

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DN! Honored At Webby Awards

DN! has been selected as an Official Honoree for the Politics category and for the Podcasts category in The 11th Annual Webby Awards.

WATCH: Live Feed of the Gulf Oil Spill

A live video feed that shows the oil gushing from the damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico is now available online. Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts pushed BP to make the video public.

Full DN! coverage of the spill is here.

May 20, 2010 |  Filed under  News, BP Oil Spill

Blackwater on NYT Bestseller List

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Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill’s new book Blackwater is #9 on this week’s New York Times bestseller list.

April 11, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Jeremy Scahill