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"Two Standards of Detention." By Amy Goodman

Nonviolent activists and Muslims are held in draconian conditions, while the man charged with killing Dr. George Tiller trumpets from jail the extreme anti-abortion movement’s campaign of intimidation, vandalism, arson and murder.

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"Undo the Coup." By Amy Goodman

The first coup d’etat in Central America in more than a quarter-century occurred last Sunday in Honduras. It was led by a graduate of the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas, a military facility that has trained some of Latin America’s worst torturers, murderers and human rights abusers.

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July 01, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Honduras, School of the Americas

"Free Speech vs. Surveillance in the Digital Age." By Amy Goodman

Tools of mass communication that were once the province of governments and corporations now fit in your pocket. As these technologies have developed, so too has the ability to monitor, filter, censor and block them.

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June 24, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Domestic Spying

EPA Declares Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana

The Environmental Protection Agency has declared a public health emergency in the town of Libby, Montana, where hundreds of people have died from asbestos contamination. It is the first time such a declaration has been made by the EPA. For decades, W.R. Grace and Co. mined asbestos-contaminated vermiculite in Libby.
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"Congre$$, Heal Thyself." By Amy Goodman

As the Obama administration pushes for a vote on health-care reform before Congress recesses in August, has health-industry money too thoroughly polluted the process for anything good to come of it?

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"The Free Market’s Marked Men: From the Niger Delta to the Amazon." By Amy Goodman

Ken Saro-Wiwa and Alberto Pizango never met, but they are united by a passion for the preservation of their people and their land, and by the fervor with which they were targeted by their respective governments.

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"Dr. George Tiller Didn’t Have to Die"

Dr. Tiller was assassinated while in church in Wichita, Kan., on Sunday, targeted for legally performing abortions. His death might have been prevented simply through enforcement of existing laws.

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"Chevron, Shell and the True Cost of Oil"

Profits are higher than ever at oil companies Chevron and Shell. Yet across the globe, from the Ecuadorian jungle, to the Niger Delta in Nigeria, to the courtrooms and streets of New York and San Ramon, Calif., people are fighting back against the world’s oil giants.

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"Yoo’s Views Make Philly News"

The Philadelphia Inquirer, one of that city’s two major daily newspapers, is in the news itself these days after hiring controversial former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo as a monthly columnist.

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"Baucus’ Raucous Caucus"

At a committee hearing with 15 industry speakers, not one represented the single-payer perspective. A group of single-payer advocates, including doctors and lawyers, filled the hearing room and, one by one, interrupted the proceedings.

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Olberman/MSNBC coverage of study of Colbert Report, that used Amy Goodman’s appearance on Colbert

Keith Olberman reported on May 1, 2009 on an academic study published by researchers from The Ohio State University, entitled "The Irony of Satire: Political Ideology and the Motivation to See What You Want to See in The Colbert Report." The study looked at The Colbert Report, the popular "fake news" program, by asking people to view the Colbert segment from Oct. 5, 2006, when Colbert interviewed Amy about her book, Static.

"Pete Seeger Carries Us On"

It was some garden party. Eighteen-thousand people packed into Madison Square Garden Sunday night to celebrate the first 90 years of Pete Seeger’s life.

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"Disclosure of ‘Secrets’ in the ’70s Didn’t Destroy the Nation"

Back in the Watergate era, the Church Committee documented and exposed extraordinary abuses by the government. Of course some people tried to block its work—Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Sound familiar? We confront a similar challenge today.

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April 29, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, COINTELPRO

CV/CM Tour–packed house in Tucson

KXCI and Access Tucson organize a packed benefit on Sunday night in Tucson

Community Voices, Community Media Tour in Arizona

Amy Goodman speaking in Phoenix, Tucson today, broadcasting from Tucson on Monday

Amy Goodman and Robert Scheer at Truthdig Event in LA

Amy speaks with Robert Scheer at an event hosted by Truthdig.com, which posts Amy’s column every week.

New Column by Juan Gonzalez: Head of Riverside Church defends Rev. Brad Braxton’s $600K annual compensation

The head of the Riverside Church Council is defending a more than $600,000-a-year package for the church’s new senior minister–a setup that has sparked a court fight among members of the congregation.

"Torturers Should Be Punished"

The door to justice is open just a crack. After the release of four Bush-era Office of Legal Counsel memos that authorized "harsh interrogation techniques," President Obama said there should be no prosecutions. Though he may occupy the most powerful office on Earth, there is a force more powerful: committed people demanding change. Torturers should be punished.

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VIDEO: Amy Goodman & Glenn Greenwald Izzy Award Speeches

Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald received the first annual Izzy Award for Special Achievement in Independent Media.