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Millions Without a Voice

With all the talk of record voter participation, we should take a moment to think of the Americans, many of them African-American and Latino, who have been disenfranchised because they once committed a felony.

February 07, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Western Civilization: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Read Amy Goodman’s latest column on Attorney General Michael Mukasey, torture and the death of the U.S.-backed Indonesian dictator Suharto.

January 30, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

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!’s past coverage of East Timor

January 28, 2008 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Congo: The Invisible War

It’s the deadliest conflict since World War II. More than 5 million people have died in the past decade, yet it goes virtually unnoticed and unreported in the United States. The conflict is in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Central Africa.

January 24, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

This Just in From the ‘Lovefest’

The Las Vegas democratic debate was a lovefest because the corporate sponsor, General Electric-owned NBC News and its cable news channel MSNBC, rescinded its invitation to candidate Dennis Kucinich.

January 17, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

The Broadcasters’ Big Payday

Hillary Clinton’s surprise victory in New Hampshire guarantees a longer, more competitive Democratic primary season.

January 10, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

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

Musharraf Still Stands

Benazir Bhutto and her supporters who died with her during the suicide attack Dec. 27 are the latest victims of decades of dangerous U.S. support for Pakistan’s military regime.

January 02, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Pakistan

The FCC’s Christmas Gift to Big Media

On Dec. 18, the five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission met in Washington, D.C., and, by a 3 to 2 vote, passed new regulations that would allow more media consolidation.

December 29, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Murdoch Media Scandal

Recent Coverage Of Pakistan On Democracy Now!

December 27, 2007 |  Filed under  DN Archives, Pakistan

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

Surviving a CIA Black Site

The kidnap and torture program of the Bush administration, with its secret CIA “black site” prisons and “torture taxi” flights on private jets, saw a little light of day this week.

December 19, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

FCC Approves Rewriting of Media Ownership Rules

By a 3-to-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission voted on Tuesday to relax the rules for companies seeking to own both a newspaper and television or radio station in the same city. FCC Chair Martin pushed the vote despite widespread opposition from lawmakers and the general public.

Related Democracy Now! coverage: Interview with Craig Aaron of Free Press || Interview with FCC Commissioners Adelstein and Copps

December 18, 2007 |  Filed under  News

From Oil Wars to Water Wars

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this week, in Oslo, Norway.

December 12, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

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December 10, 2007 |  Filed under  Events

The Destroyed CIA Torture Tapes & Psychologists

Is the CIA covering up the role of psychologists in torture at secret CIA prisons? Two individuals involved in the interrogation of Al Qaida operative Abu Zubaydah have been identified by name – both are psychologists.

December 10, 2007 |  Filed under  DN Archives

The Dubious Mr. Dobbs

Truth matters. History and context count.

December 05, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Amy Interviewed By CNN (8/9/00)

November 30, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Headline News Profiles DN! (2/23/98)

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