Columns & Articles

"WikiLeaks and the End of U.S. 'Diplomacy.'" By Amy Goodman

WikiLeaks is again publishing a trove of documents, in this case classified U.S. State Department diplomatic cables. The whistle-blower website will gradually be releasing more than 250,000 of these documents in the coming months so that they can be analyzed and gain the attention they deserve.

December 01, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Wikileaks, Spain

"The Health Insurance Industry’s Vendetta Against Michael Moore." By Amy Goodman

Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, makes great movies but they are not generally considered “cliff-hangers.” All that might change since a whistle-blower on the “Democracy Now!” news hour revealed that health insurance executives thought they may have to implement a plan “to push Moore off a cliff.”

November 24, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Michael Moore, Healthcare

"A Cry From Argentina: 'Close Guantanamo.'" By Amy Goodman

"Gitmo is going to remain open for the foreseeable future," said an unnamed White House official to The Washington Post this week. For guidance on the notorious U.S. Navy base in Cuba, President Barack Obama should look to an old naval facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

November 17, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Argentina, Guantanamo

"Obama in the Company of Killers." By Amy Goodman

If a volcano kills civilians in Indonesia, it’s news. When the government does the killing, sadly, it’s just business as usual, especially if an American president tacitly endorses the killing, as President Barack Obama just did with his visit to Indonesia.

November 10, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Indonesia

"Rich Media, Poor Democracy." By Amy Goodman

As the 2010 elections come to a close, the biggest winner of all remains undeclared: the broadcasters. The biggest loser: democracy.

November 04, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Election 2010, Media Policy, Media Analysis

"War Should Be an Election Issue." By Amy Goodman

Just days away from crucial midterm elections, WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website, unveiled the largest classified military leak in history.

October 27, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Wikileaks

"When Banks Are the Robbers." By Amy Goodman

The big banks that caused the collapse of the global finance market, and received tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded bailouts, have likely been engaging in wholesale fraud against homeowners and the courts.

October 20, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Economy

"John le Carré: Calling Out the Traitors." By Amy Goodman

John le Carré, the former British spy turned spy novelist, has some grave words for Tony Blair.

October 13, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Domestic Spying

"From Tuskegee to Guatemala Via Nuremberg." By Amy Goodman

News broke last week that the U.S. government purposefully exposed hundreds of men in Guatemala to syphilis in ghoulish medical experiments conducted during the late 1940s.

October 06, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Guatemala

"FBI Raids and the Criminalization of Dissent." By Amy Goodman

Early in the morning on Friday, Sept. 24, FBI agents in Chicago and Minnesota’s Twin Cities kicked in the doors of anti-war activists, brandishing guns, spending hours rifling through their homes. The FBI took away computers, photos, notebooks and other personal property.

September 29, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Domestic Spying, RNC 2008

"Torture in Iraq Continues, Unabated." By Amy Goodman

Combat operations in Iraq are over, if you believe President Barack Obama’s rhetoric. But torture in Iraq’s prisons, first exposed during the Abu Ghraib scandal, is thriving, increasingly distant from any scrutiny or accountability.

September 22, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Iraq

"A Little Missed Sunshine." By Amy Goodman

BONN, Germany—When first lady Michelle Obama started an organic garden at the White House, she sparked a national discussion on food, obesity, health and sustainability. But the green action on the White House lawn hasn’t made it to the White House roof, unfortunately.

September 15, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Climate Change

"Sept. 11: A Day Without War." By Amy Goodman

The ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States should serve as a moment to reflect on tolerance.

September 08, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Arabs and Muslims in America, 9/11, 9/11 anniversary

"Eve Ensler: Bald, Brave and Beautiful." By Amy Goodman

Bald, brave and beautiful: Those words can’t begin to capture the remarkable Eve Ensler. She sat down with me last week, in the midst of her battle with uterine cancer, to talk about New Orleans and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

September 01, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Congo

"Rotten Eggs and Our Broken Democracy." By Amy Goodman

The salmonella outbreak is the most recent episode of many that point to a food industry run amok. Giant corporations, some with budgets larger than most nations, are controlling our health, our environment, our economy and increasingly, our elections.

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August 25, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Economy, Agriculture, BP Oil Spill, Environment, Food

"Mosque-Issippi Burning." By Amy Goodman

While the hole at Ground Zero has yet to be filled, as billionaire developers bicker over the plans, the "news hole" that August brings has been readily filled with the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy.

"News at 11: How Climate Change Affects You." By Amy Goodman

Our daily weather reports, cheerfully presented with flashy graphics and state-of-the-art animation, appear to relay more and more information.

August 11, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Climate Change, Global Warming

"Why Did Obama Fire Dan Choi?." By Amy Goodman

Dan Choi was an Iraq War veteran, a graduate of West Point and a trained Arabic linguist. I ran into Choi the day after he received his official discharge for violating the military’s so-called "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy.

"WikiLeaks’ Afghan War Diary." By Amy Goodman

Wikileaks.org has done it again, publishing thousands of classified documents about the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The website provides a secure platform for whistle-blowers to deliver documents, videos and other electronic media while maintaining anonymity.

July 28, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Wikileaks, Afghanistan

"Deficit Doves." By Amy Goodman

Getting out of the red is the new black. Deficit hawks have swooped down on the U.S. budget. This week, they attacked unemployment benefits.

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