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Amy Goodman Keynote on Journalism at Socialism 2018

Chicago, IL

July 06, 2018 | Friday | 4:00 pm

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

2233 S. King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616 ( see map )
Amy Goodman will discuss her New York Times bestselling book Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America, written with David Goodman and Denis Moynihan.

The unprecedented resistance to President Donald Trump’s rise to power did not materialize overnight. Grassroots movements have been challenging the establishment for years, and are what Democracy Now! reports on every day in its global news hour, and in this book.

From the standoff at Standing Rock over the Dakota Access Pipeline, to the voices of grassroots leaders; from Black Lives Matter activists to the stories of those fighting for peace, climate justice, migrant rights, and LGBTQ equality; from uncovering government surveillance to fighting attacks on freedom of the press, Democracy Now! has been reporting for two decades from the front lines of the movements that are changing America and changing the world.

In these times of war and elections, movements and uprisings, we need independent media more than ever. The commercial media serves as a mouthpiece for corporate and government interests—giving a platform to the pundits and the pollsters who know so little about so much, explaining the world to us and getting it so wrong.

Democracy Now! brings stories from the grassroots to a global audience.

Free speech is democracy’s last line of defense. We must demand it, defend it, and most of all, use it—now.

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Amy Goodman

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Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....