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Right Now: Amy Goodman Taking Online Questions at FireDogLake’s Book Salon

Visit FireDogLake to ask Amy a question. Amy will be taking questions until 7 p.m. EST on Sunday.

March 14, 2010 |  Filed under  Events

Part II: Michelle Alexander on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”

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After our broadcast interview with legal scholar and civil rights advocate, Michelle Alexander, Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez continued the conversation. Be the first to watch it here.

March 11, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Race in America

"Rachel Corrie’s (Posthumous) Day in Court." By Amy Goodman

An unusual trial begins in Israel this week, and people around the world will be watching closely. It involves the tragic death of a 23-year-old American student named Rachel Corrie. On March 16, 2003, she was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer.

March 10, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Midwestern Towns Sue Manufacturer of Atrazine Weedkiller

Sixteen Midwestern towns and cities have sued the manufacturer of a popular weedkiller over drinking water contamination. Atrazine has been banned in the European Union since 2004 but here in the United States about 80 million pounds of Atrazine is used each year. A recent study found that the weedkillers can turn male frogs into females.

See our earlier segment on Atrazine and the EPA

March 09, 2010 |  Filed under  News

Part II: Leading Education Scholar Diane Ravitch on "The Death and Life of the Great American School System"

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Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez interviewed Diane Ravitch in the Democracy Now! studios last week. You can see Part One of their conversation here. After the broadcast, they continued the conversation. [includes rush transcript]

March 08, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Education, Charter Schools, Author Interviews

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.

Watch here

March 04, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Domestic Violence: A Pre-Existing Condition?" By Amy Goodman

March is Women’s History Month, recognizing women’s central role in society. Unfortunately, violence against women is epidemic in the United States and around the world.

March 03, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Domestic Violence

"Cracking Down on Fracking." By Amy Goodman

Mike Markham of Colorado has an explosive problem: His tap water catches fire.

February 24, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Natural Gas & Oil Drilling

"Obama’s Nuclear Option." By Amy Goodman

President Barack Obama is going nuclear. He announced the initial $8 billion in loan guarantees for construction of the first new nuclear power plants in the United States in close to three decades.

February 17, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Nuclear Power

2009 Polk Winners interviewed on Democracy Now!

February 16, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives

VIDEO: Juan Gonzalez Receives 2010 Justice in Action Award

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On Thursday the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) awarded Juan Gonzalez, Co-Host of Democracy Now! and Staff Columnist at the New York Daily News, with the 2010 Justice in Action Award. Amy Goodman presented the Award at AALDEF’s Annual Lunar New Year Gala.

February 12, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive

"Haiti, Forgive Us." By Amy Goodman

Haiti has suffered a massive blow, an earthquake for which its infrastructure was not prepared, after decades—no, centuries—of military and economic manipulation by foreign governments, most notably the United States and France.

February 10, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti

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.

February 05, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

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."

February 05, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Oscar Nominees Include Docs on China Earthquake, Burma and Pentagon Papers

Nominations have been announced for the 82nd annual Academy Awards. In the documentary category, three films featured on Democracy Now! in the past year received nods:

* China’s Unnatural Disaster

* The Most Dangerous Man in America

* Burma VJ

February 03, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives, Academy Awards, Oscars

"Howard Zinn: The People’s Historian." By Amy Goodman

Howard Zinn, legendary historian, author and activist, died last week at the age of 87. His most famous book is “A People’s History of the United States.”

February 03, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (1922–2010)

Howard Zinn, one of the country’s most celebrated historians and author of the seminal work A People’s History of the United States, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Santa Monica, California. He was 87. Over the years, Zinn was a frequent guest on Democracy Now!

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January 27, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives, Howard Zinn

“Let the Haitians In.” By Amy Goodman

The devastating toll of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti continues to mount. Most efforts to rescue people from the rubble have ended. More than 150,000 people have been buried, some in makeshift graves near the ruins of the homes where they died, but many in unmarked, mass graves at Titanyen, the site of massacres during previous dictatorships and coups.

January 27, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti

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?

Watch the Discussion

January 20, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Tè Tremblé—The Haitian Earth Trembled." By Amy Goodman

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Tè tremblé is Haitian Creole for “earthquake.” Its literal translation: “The earth trembled.” After the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, the stench of death is everywhere.

January 20, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti