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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.”

Click Here to read interview

January 29, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

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.

January 09, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

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.

Watch Video || Read Transcript

December 20, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

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.

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

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

"Law & Order: Corporate Crime Unit." By Amy Goodman

In the disasters at the Massey coal mine in West Virginia and on the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, people were killed. So why aren’t the executives of these companies behind bars?

May 19, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Hardball with Chris Matthews (8/22/07)

November 28, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Audio From 1998: Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) Hangs Up On Amy Goodman When Asked If He Has Ever Had An Affair

Earlier today Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) resigned his House seat after acknowledging he had an affair with a female staffer. Long an advocate for "family values," Souder called for former President Bill Clinton to resign over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. On Sept. 17, 1998, during the Clinton impeachment scandal, Democracy Now! invited Rep. Souder and Rep. Bill McCollum (R-FL) (who is now running for governor in Florida) to discuss by phone a recent House vote on combating drugs. In the spirit of the times, Amy Goodman asked both men if they have ever had extramarital affairs. McCollum said "I am not, and, uh.. in, at this present time involved in anything whatsoever, have not been." When Souder was asked, he hung up the phone.

May 18, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Amy Goodman on Paula Zahn (11/15/06)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Singing Lena Horne’s Praises." By Amy Goodman

Lena Horne died this week at the age of 92. More than just a brilliant singer and actress, she was a pioneering civil rights activist, breaking racial barriers for generations of African-Americans who have followed her.

May 12, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

The Colbert Report (10/05/06)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Hardball with Chris Matthews (8/11/06)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"BP: Billionaire Polluter." By Amy Goodman

The power and wealth that BP and other oil giants wield are almost without parallel in the world, and pose a threat to the lives of workers, to the environment and to our prospects for democracy.

May 05, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, BP Oil Spill, Offshore Drilling

MSNBC’s 10th Anniv., Hardball (7/31/06)

November 28, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Hardball with Chris Matthews (11/23/05)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Boycotting Arizona’s Racism." By Amy Goodman

Arizona Senate Bill 1070 empowers state and local law enforcement to stop, question and arrest whoever they suspect may not be in the state legally. The law is an open invitation to sweeping racial profiling and arbitrary detention.

April 29, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Immigration

Hardball with Chris Matthews (8/25/05)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Cochabamba, the Water Wars and Climate Change." By Amy Goodman

Thousands of climate justice activists have arrived here in Bolivia for the World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth. Bolivian President Evo Morales called for the gathering to give the poor and the Global South an opportunity to respond to the failed climate talks in Copenhagen. Ten years ago this month, the host city for the summit, Cochabamba, was at the center of an epic fight over the most vital of natural resources: its own water.