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"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.

October 29, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"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.

October 26, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"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

BREAKING: Pentagon instructing recruiters to accept openly gay applicants

In a victory for gay rights advocates, the Pentagon is instructing military recruiters to accept the applications of gay men and lesbians who wish to join the military. See all of our coverage of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell here

October 19, 2010 |  Filed under  News

Part II..."Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe"

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Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher, psychoanalyst and cultural theorist. He is author of dozens of books; his latest one from Verso Books is called Living in the End Times. [includes rush transcript]

October 18, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive

"John le Carré: Calling Out the Traitors." By Amy Goodman

John le Carré, the former British spy turned spy novelist, has some grave words for Tony Blair.

October 13, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Domestic Spying

"From Tuskegee to Guatemala Via Nuremberg." By Amy Goodman

News broke last week that the U.S. government purposefully exposed hundreds of men in Guatemala to syphilis in ghoulish medical experiments conducted during the late 1940s.

October 06, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Guatemala

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 Friday, October 1 at 7pm ET.

October 01, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

WATCH: Jon Stewart Gets Haiti News from Democracy Now!

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October 01, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive

BREAKING...Attempted Coup in Ecuador: On the Ground Report from Sofia Jarrin

Sofia Jarrin works with the Latin American Association for Radio Education.

September 30, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Ecuador

Nnimmo Bassey wins 2010 Right Livelihood Award

The Nigerian environmentalist has been a guest on Democracy Now! on several occasions. Click for more

September 30, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Nigeria, Right Livelihood Award

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 Wednesday, September 29th.

September 29, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Part II..."The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration": Isabel Wilkerson Tracks Exodus of Blacks from US South

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Award-winning journalist and professor Isabel Wilkerson has spent the last decade researching why millions of African Americans decided to leave the towns and farms of the South on such a large scale during the period known as the Great Migration, which began in the 1910s and continued until the 1970s. [includes rush transcript]

September 29, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive

"FBI Raids and the Criminalization of Dissent." By Amy Goodman

Early in the morning on Friday, Sept. 24, FBI agents in Chicago and Minnesota’s Twin Cities kicked in the doors of anti-war activists, brandishing guns, spending hours rifling through their homes. The FBI took away computers, photos, notebooks and other personal property.

September 29, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Domestic Spying, RNC 2008

Part II...Ingrid Betancourt: "Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle"

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The Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt has just published a harrowing account of her time as a hostage of FARC, the abuse she endured, and her numerous unsuccessful attempts to escape. Watch Part I of this conversation here [includes rush transcript]

September 27, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Colombia

Independent Journalist Jean Friedman-Rudovsky on "Juarez’s children: Drugs, death, and fear."

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Journalist Jean Friedman-Rudovsky traveled to Ciudad Juarez to find out how children are coping with the staggering levels of violence in the region.

September 23, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Drug War, Mexico

"Torture in Iraq Continues, Unabated." By Amy Goodman

Combat operations in Iraq are over, if you believe President Barack Obama’s rhetoric. But torture in Iraq’s prisons, first exposed during the Abu Ghraib scandal, is thriving, increasingly distant from any scrutiny or accountability.

September 22, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Iraq

"A Little Missed Sunshine." By Amy Goodman

BONN, Germany—When first lady Michelle Obama started an organic garden at the White House, she sparked a national discussion on food, obesity, health and sustainability. But the green action on the White House lawn hasn’t made it to the White House roof, unfortunately.

September 15, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Climate Change