Amy Goodman

Award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and host/executive producer of Democracy Now! www.democracynow.org

07.01.2017

Obama, Deporter in Chief, Should Pardon the Undocumented

Obama, Deporter in Chief, Should Pardon the Undocumented

Donald Trump will soon sweep into the office of the U.S. presidency, buttressed by both houses of Congress firmly in Republican control. A wave of regressive executive orders and legislation are already being prepared to ensure that Trump’s first 100 days effectively erase the Obama presidency. Where Trump… »

31.12.2016

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

President-elect Donald Trump exploded a half-century of U.S. nuclear-arms policy in a single tweet last week: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” With that one vague message, Donald Trump, who hasn’t… »

29.11.2016

Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony

Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan OCCUPIED WESTERN SAHARA—Sultana Khaya’s eyes don’t match perfectly. One of them is artificial. In 2007, a Moroccan police officer rammed his baton into her eye socket while she was peacefully protesting with fellow college students. He then gouged her eye out with… »

27.08.2016

Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?

Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?

The floodwaters are receding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the scale of the damage is revealing itself. It has been described as a 1,000-year flood, leaving at least 13 people dead and close to 60,000 homes ruined. According to Weather Underground meteorologists Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, August… »

13.08.2016

Donald Trump’s Implied Assassination Threat, Fox News and the NRA

Donald Trump’s Implied Assassination Threat, Fox News and the NRA

Donald Trump is giving new meaning to “bully pulpit,” ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new and dangerous lows. In North Carolina Tuesday, he said: “Hillary wants to abolish—essentially, abolish—the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick—if she gets to pick her judges, nothing… »

05.08.2016

The Voting Rights Acts in the Era of Jim Crow 2.0

The Voting Rights Acts in the Era of Jim Crow 2.0

The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, helped enfranchise millions of African-Americans over the decades. Speaking before a bipartisan gathering of members of Congress, his Cabinet, civil-rights leaders and the press, Johnson said of African-Americans: “They came in darkness and… »

14.05.2016

Obama Should Heed Hiroshima’s Survivors

Obama Should Heed Hiroshima’s Survivors

The White House announced this week that President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, the site of the world’s first atomic-bomb attack. He will be the first sitting president to go there, and only the second president ever, after former President Jimmy Carter visited in 1984. Obama’s pilgrimage to… »

06.05.2016

Remembering Father Dan Berrigan, a Prophet of Peace

Remembering Father Dan Berrigan, a Prophet of Peace

A prophet of peace has passed. Daniel Berrigan, a Catholic Jesuit priest, a protester, a poet, a dedicated uncle and brother, died last weekend at the age of 94. His near-century on Earth was marked by compassion and love for humanity, and an unflinching commitment to justice and… »

22.04.2016

Harriet Tubman and the Currency of Resistance

Harriet Tubman and the Currency of Resistance

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that the revised $20 bill will feature the portrait of the legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Tubman was born a slave, escaped to freedom and became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, as well as a campaigner for women’s right to vote. »

16.04.2016

Obama’s Trillion-Dollar Nuclear-Arms Train Wreck

Obama’s Trillion-Dollar Nuclear-Arms Train Wreck

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” These were the words from the Hindu religious text, the Bhagavad-Gita, that flashed through the mind of the man credited with creating the first atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, as the first nuclear explosion in history lit up the… »

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