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CV/CM Tour–packed house in Tucson

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

April 26, 2009 |  Filed under  Events

Community Voices, Community Media Tour in Arizona

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

April 26, 2009 |  Filed under  Events

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.

April 25, 2009 |  Filed under  Events

Amy Goodman taking viewer calls on CSPAN-2’s Book TV Saturday April 25 at 1:30pm ET. Call in!

Amy Goodman to appear on Book TV from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. She will take viewer calls about her just released New York Times Bestselling Paperback, Standing Up to the Madness.

April 24, 2009 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

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.

April 24, 2009 |  Filed under  Events

"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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April 22, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

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.

April 20, 2009 |  Filed under  Events

Follow Democracy Now! On Twitter

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