Columns & Articles

"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.

July 21, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Haiti, Six Months After the Earthquake." By Amy Goodman

July 12 marked the six-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake here in Haiti that killed as many as 300,000 people and left much of the country in ruins. Up to 1.8 million people are living in squalid tent cities, with inadequate sanitation, if any, no electricity and little security, or any respite from the intense heat and the worsening rains.

July 14, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti

"If Only Information Flowed as Freely as Oil." By Amy Goodman

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced new rules keeping the public, including photographers and reporters covering the BP Oil Spill, from coming within 65 feet of any response vessels or booms on the water or on beaches. Violators could face a fine of up to $40,000 and felony charges.

"We Can’t Afford War." By Amy Goodman

The U.S. will eventually negotiate its withdrawal from Afghanistan. The only difference between now and then will be the number of dead, on all sides, and the amount of (borrowed) money that will be spent.

June 30, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, War on Terror, Vietnam, Wikileaks, Afghanistan, Iraq

"Another World Is Possible, Another Detroit Is Happening." By Amy Goodman

“I have a dream.” Ask anyone where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. first proclaimed those words, and the response will most likely be at the March on Washington in August 1963. In fact, he delivered them two months earlier, on June 23, in Detroit, leading a march down Woodward Avenue.

June 23, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Broken Promises, Broken Laws, Broken Lives." By Amy Goodman

Federal authorities are investigating whether officials of the government south of the border participated in a citizen’s kidnapping and torture—Canadian authorities, that is, investigating the possible role of U.S. officials in the “extraordinary rendition” of Canadian citizen Maher Arar.

June 16, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"The Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Framing the Narrative." By Amy Goodman

They called it "Operation Sea Breeze." Despite the pleasant-sounding name, Israel’s violent commando raid on a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships, which left nine civilians dead, has sparked international outrage.

June 09, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Gaza, Israel & Palestine, Gaza Flotilla

"In Memory of All That Is Lost." By Amy Goodman

NEW ORLEANS—The anger is palpable across the Mississippi Delta. As the Deepwater Horizon oil geyser, almost a mile underwater, continues unabated, the brunt of this, the largest environmental catastrophe in United States history, is rolling onto the coast, impacting the ecology, the economy and entire ways of life.

June 02, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, BP Oil Spill

"Alleged Chicago Torturer’s Overdue Day in Court." By Amy Goodman

​Abu Ghraib has nothing over Chicago. Forty years ago, Jon Burge returned from Vietnam, joined the Chicago Police Department and allegedly began torturing people.

May 26, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Police Brutality, Torture

"Law & Order: Corporate Crime Unit." By Amy Goodman

In the disasters at the Massey coal mine in West Virginia and on the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, people were killed. So why aren’t the executives of these companies behind bars?

May 19, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Singing Lena Horne’s Praises." By Amy Goodman

Lena Horne died this week at the age of 92. More than just a brilliant singer and actress, she was a pioneering civil rights activist, breaking racial barriers for generations of African-Americans who have followed her.

May 12, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"BP: Billionaire Polluter." By Amy Goodman

The power and wealth that BP and other oil giants wield are almost without parallel in the world, and pose a threat to the lives of workers, to the environment and to our prospects for democracy.

May 05, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, BP Oil Spill, Offshore Drilling

"Boycotting Arizona’s Racism." By Amy Goodman

Arizona Senate Bill 1070 empowers state and local law enforcement to stop, question and arrest whoever they suspect may not be in the state legally. The law is an open invitation to sweeping racial profiling and arbitrary detention.

April 29, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Immigration

"Cochabamba, the Water Wars and Climate Change." By Amy Goodman

Thousands of climate justice activists have arrived here in Bolivia for the World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth. Bolivian President Evo Morales called for the gathering to give the poor and the Global South an opportunity to respond to the failed climate talks in Copenhagen. Ten years ago this month, the host city for the summit, Cochabamba, was at the center of an epic fight over the most vital of natural resources: its own water.

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