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Visit http://twitter.com/democracy_now to get updates about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman’s 70-city tour.

April 16, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Pacifica Radio at 60: A Sanctuary of Dissent"

The oldest independent media network in the United States turns 60 years old this week as a deepening crisis engulfs mainstream media.

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April 15, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Amy and David Goodman on KQED Forum w/ Michael Krasny, 10am PDT, Tues Apr 14: listen live, call in, send an email

KQED’s live call-in program presents wide-ranging discussions of local, state, national and international issues, as well as in-depth interviews.

Tune in on-air in the SF Bay Area, or online at kqed.org

April 14, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

KUSP supporters sing Happy Birthday to Amy Goodman in Santa Cruz, CA

Amy Goodman and her brother David spoke at a benefit for KUSP, community radio in Santa Cruz, CA. Here the crowd sings Happy Birthday to Amy as she makes her way to the podium.

April 13, 2009 |  Filed under  Events

"U.S. Muslims Still Under Siege"

While Obama was in Turkey this week, he pledged a commitment to "bridge the divide between the Muslim world and the West." Meanwhile, in Tampa, Fl., Youssef Megahed was arrested on charges he had been acquitted of days before. In the murky world of immigrant detention, "double jeapordy," being charged with the same offense twice, is perfectly legal.

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April 08, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Arabs and Muslims in America

Watch Amy Goodman On Bill Moyers Journal

Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald, the first recipients of the Park Center for Independent Media Izzy Award (named for I.F. Stone), appeared on this week’s Bill Moyers Journal on PBS. Watch online

April 03, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Juan Gonzalez on “The Future of the Media in the Age of Obama”

Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez spoke at the University of Texas at Austin about the future of the media.

April 02, 2009 |  Filed under  Events

"Seattle’s Lessons for London"

The police chief who directed Seattle’s response to the 1999 WTO protests, now sounds more like one of the protesters his forces tear-gassed. On the G-20 Protest in London, he says, "We’re now reaping what we have sown."

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April 01, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Lessons of the Exxon Valdez"

Twenty years ago, the Exxon Valdez supertanker spilled at least 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska’s pristine Prince William Sound. The consequences of the spill were epic and continue to this day.

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March 25, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Those Hit Hardest Get No Bailout"

Obama has surrounded himself with financial advisers who are too cozy with Wall Street, like Summers and Geithner. It’s time to direct the stimulus to the people who need it, to those whose tax dollars are funding it.

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March 18, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

VIDEO: David Shuster interviews Amy Goodman on MSNBC’s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Amy Goodman provides commentary on President Obama’s plans to delay troop withdrawal in Iraq and escalate the war in Afghanistan.

March 13, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Put Single-Payer on the Table"

President Barack Obama promises health-care reform, but he has taken single-payer health care off the table. In his proposed system, the government pays all the bills, but health-care delivery remains private.

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March 11, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Obama’s Coalition of the Unwilling"

President Barack Obama met recently with the prime ministers of Canada and Britain. The meeting was downsized from a full news conference to a small question and answer session. Are they hiding the growing divide between Afghanistan policies?

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March 04, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Afghanistan

"Toxins 'R' Us"

U.S. consumers are exposed to a vast array of harmful chemicals and additives embedded countless products. Industries in the US have fought regulation, while Europe moves ahead with prohibitions against the most harmful toxins.

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February 25, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Jailing Kids for Cash"

As many as 5,000 children in Pennsylvania have been found guilty, and up to 2,000 of them jailed, by two corrupt judges who received kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities that benefited. The two judges pleaded guilty in a stunning case of greed and corruption that is still unfolding. Judges Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan received $2.6 million in kickbacks while imprisoning children who often had no access to a lawyer. The case offers an extraordinary glimpse into the shameful private prison industry that is flourishing in the United States.

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February 18, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Obama’s Afghan Trap"

President Obama held his first prime-time news conference Monday night. When questioned on Afghanistan, he replied, "This is going to be a big challenge."

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February 11, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Afghanistan

Bill Moyers asks: "Why will Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! never show up on 'Meet The Press?'" (watch video)

In this week’s Bill Moyers Journal, Moyers talks with prominent bloggers Jay Rosen and Glenn Greenwald on the role of the establishment media in the dysfunctional political system.

February 09, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Democracy Now! is available on Miro 2.0!

Democracy Now! featured on the front page of Miro 2.0’s channel guide! Miro 2.0 is a high-resolution way to watch Democracy Now! on your computer.

February 08, 2009 |  Filed under  Outreach Success Stories

"Facing Foreclosure? Don’t Leave. Squat"

Marcy Kaptur of Ohio is the longest-serving Democratic congresswoman in U.S. history. Her district, stretching along the shore of Lake Erie from west of Cleveland to Toledo, faces an epidemic of home foreclosures and 11.5 percent unemployment. That heartland region, the Rust Belt, had its heart torn out by the North American Free Trade Agreement, with shuttered factories and struggling family farms. Kaptur led the fight in Congress against NAFTA. Now, she is recommending a radical foreclosure solution from the floor of the U.S. Congress: "So I say to the American people, you be squatters in your own homes. Don’t you leave."

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February 04, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Democracy Now! is on KCCU, NPR Stations in OK

Democracy Now! takes the place of Day to Day on KCCU in Oklahoma.

February 04, 2009 |  Filed under  Outreach Success Stories