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  • Oacaca Mexico Teachers Strike, Privatizing Mexico

    06/23/2016 4:42:34 AM PDT · by rovenstinez · 10 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | June 23, 2016 | rovenstinez
    In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, a deadly police crackdown against teachers has left nine people dead and more than 100 wounded. On Sunday, police descended on teachers in the community of Nochixtlán, where they had set up blockades to protest against neoliberal education reform and the arrests of two teachers’ union leaders last week on what protesters say are trumped-up charges. "As soon as they arrived, they began to attack. And we were few, very few," said a Oaxacan teacher. "Then we started running. But they began to attack right away, instantly. At no time did they give...
  • Chaos on the Convention Floor as RNC Blocks Ron Paul Delegates, Alters Seating Rules

    05/05/2016 11:26:39 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Democracy Now! ^ | Aug 29, 2012 | Democracy Now! - Controversy erupted on the convention floor when a dispute broke out over whether to seat the delegates of presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Part of Maine's delegation stormed off the floor in protest of a decision to strip away half of Paul's delegates. Supportive members of other delegations rose to their feet and hollered their objections, angered by new rules that they say they will make it harder for grassroots candidates to stand a chance in future elections. Democracy Now! producer Deena Guzder was on the scene and filed this report.
  • Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 10x the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents Combined

    10/18/2014 7:03:18 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    Ben Swann ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Rachel Blevins
    James Risen, an Investigative Journalist, and veteran New York Times Reporter, is now another name on the list of Journalists being prosecuted by the Obama Administration. Risen, whose reporting on warrantless wiretapping was published in 2006, is now facing jail time for the same material that earned him a Pulitzer Prize. According to Democracy Now, Risen’s original story was supposed to be published in the New York Times prior to the Presidential election in 2004. However, the report was not published until 2006, because Risen was under “government pressure,” due to the fact that his article could have had an...
  • Amy Goodman: Shaking the heavens in Ferguson, Missouri

    11/29/2014 8:35:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 11/28/14 | Amy Goodman
    Democracy Now “As long as justice is postponed we always stand on the verge of these darker nights of social disruption.” So said Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech on March 14, 1968, just three weeks before he was assassinated. Michael Brown’s killing in August continues to send shockwaves through Ferguson, Missouri, and beyond. Last Monday night, Saint Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch unleashed a night of social disruption when he announced that no criminal charges would be filed against Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Brown. McCulloch inexplicably delayed release of the grand jury findings until...
  • Illegal Aliens, Students Seeking Extra Credit Participate in Climate March

    09/23/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 22, 2014 - 3:24 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Thousands of people took part in the People’s Climate March in NYC on Sunday. Among them illegal aliens, people who want to “stop fuel” and some students earning extra credit from their public school teacher. “I’m actually here with ‘Culture Strike’ and we’re a national network of artists, musicians that focus on migrant justice,” Sonia Guiñansaca told Democracy Now! television. “A lot of undocumented artists were actually part of this. We’re designing the birds, the puppets—so were here loud, screaming out loud visually.” …
  • A Coup or a Revolution? Ukraine Seeks Arrest of Ousted President Following Deadly Street Protests

    02/26/2014 4:06:57 PM PST · by No One Special · 2 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | February 24, 2014 | Interview Transcript
    Guests Nicolai Petro, professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island. He has been in Odessa, Ukraine, since July 2013 as a Fulbright research scholar. Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University, author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. His latest article for The New York Review of Books is "Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine." **** Ukraine is in a state of crisis two days after the country’s democratically elected president was ousted following months of street protests that left at least 82 people dead. On Saturday, Ukraine’s Parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovych, a move Yanukovych...
  • Martin Luther King's personal physician in Chicago, longtime friend of Obama: Quentin Young

    01/21/2014 9:42:25 AM PST · by ETL · 11 replies
    The Obama File and Discover The Networks
    First, a tidbit from the far left Democracy Now:"Dr. Quentin Young, Longtime Obama Confidante and Physician to MLK" (Martin Luther King) ____________________________ And now from "The Obama File"...RE: QUENTIN YOUNGThe primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp was Quentin Young, an 86-year-old retired physician who was a longtime friend and neighbor of Obama in Chicago.  Young joined the Young Communist League as a teenager in the late 1930s.  From the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, he was closely associated with the Communist Party.  In October 1968 he was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was probing...
  • Will The US Intervene In Syria? (Chris Hayes & Amy Goodman Agree On Need For Congressional Approval

    08/31/2013 9:20:39 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    Chris Hayes discusses the United States considering military action in Syria with former Congressman Tom Perriello, Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now!" and Eli Lake, senior national security correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Noam Chomsky: Sarah Palin Was Right About Obama (video)

    05/15/2012 2:40:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 15, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Probably the last person you’d expect to cite Sarah Palin favorably is Noam Chomsky. Yet in an interview with the Leftist news organization Democracy Now, Chomsky did precisely that, saying Palin was right to mock Obama for his lack of substance. “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin,” Chomsky said, “but when she was making fun of this ‘hopey changey stuff,’ she was right, there was nothing there.”
  • George Soros sued by ex-girlfriend for reneging on real estate promise

    08/11/2011 12:53:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies ^ | 8-11-11 | Emily Smith
    A beautiful Brazilian soap star has the lead role in her own daytime drama, which casts George Soros, the billionaire financier of lefty causes, as a heavy who not only broke her heart, but also reneged on a promise to give her an Upper East Side apartment worth $1.9 million. The drama will be staged in Manhattan Supreme Court, where 28-year-old Adriana Ferreyr yesterday filed a blockbuster $50 million suit charging, among other things, that the frisky octogenarian slapped her around while they were in bed discussing his real-estate betrayal. The sultry actress and the mogul, who's worth some $14.5...
  • Meet Eric Fuller: The Left finds a new icon.

    01/15/2011 8:26:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 14, 2011 | John Hayward
    You might be seeing a lot of Eric Fuller over the weekend. He’s one of the people injured in Jared Loughner’s shooting rampage, taking rounds in the knee and back. He’s also a vicious bigot, and because he’s elderly and a military veteran, the Left is going to fall in love with him. Fuller gave an interview with the Democracy NOW radio show, in which he said of the Tucson shootings: “It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle, and the rest got their first target.” Presumably he’s not talking about Judge John Roll. “Their wish for Second Amendment activism has...
  • Moonbat Alert: Words of Tucson Shooting Victim Busted for Death Threat Against Tea Party Leader

    01/15/2011 4:07:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 102 replies
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 | Kristinn
    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords supporter and Tucson massacre survivor J. Eric Fuller, who was reportedly arrested Saturday at a ABC News townhall meeting for making a death threat against a local Tea Party leader, is a barking moonbat according to an interview with him by Media Matters for America.Fuller is a 63 year old Navy veteran who says he has post traumatic stress disorder. However, his comments and reported actions today bespeak a barking moonbat who has had his brain basted in the toxic hate of the Democratic party, MSNBC, Air America, Huffington Post, Daily Kos, etc.Fuller's outburst today, where he...
  • J. Eric Fuller’s Profile: A few answers and many questions

    01/15/2011 5:26:03 PM PST · by MsLady · 79 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | Dr. Theo
    AZ Shooting Victim James Eric Fuller was quite opinionated in his interview with Democracy Now, but it seems his barking moonbat bona fides go back several decades at least. He apparently has some kind of fascination with hypnosis as revealed by his page on, “the fastest growing hypnosis community in the world.” Mr. Fuller has posted a profile of himself that is itself intriguing, providing a few answers and raising even more questions about who this man really is. In answer to the questions on his profile, Fuller responds: What are you looking for on this site? “Kindred spirits...
  • Arrested Democratic Fundraiser’s Pro-Taliban, Pro-Iran Agenda

    08/27/2009 1:07:23 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 5 replies · 418+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 27, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    Amy Goodman of the Marxist Democracy Now! network reported yesterday on the arrest of a “leading Democratic donor” named Hassan Nemazee. Here is the story, in its entirety: Back in the United States, a leading Democratic donor has been arrested and charged with seeking to defraud the financial giant Citibank. Hassan Nemazee is accused of submitting forged documents to secure a $74 million loan. Nemazee has given at least $150,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee since 2006 and supported several other leading Democratic politicians. Not much to sink your teeth into there. Could it be that Goodman is downplaying...
  • What Democracy Now! Doesn't Say May be More Important than What if Does

    10/31/2009 6:18:01 AM PDT · by Kiki1999 · 6 replies · 311+ views
    NewsRealBlog ^ | October 31, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    Amy Goodman, the Marxist host of Democracy Now!, reported that “a former so-called enemy combatant,” who has been jailed in the U.S. for over six years without charge, has now been sentenced to over eight years in prison. This opening description sets a tone, which leaves the viewer with the impression that the remainder of the piece will veer off into a discussion of the injustice of a sentence, presided over by a heavy-handed and obviously anti-Islamic judicial system, which holds presumably innocent people for six years without charge.
  • Fidel Castro’s Sister Drops a Bombshell

    10/28/2009 5:04:24 AM PDT · by Kiki1999 · 6 replies · 882+ views
    NewsRealblog ^ | October 28, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    Samuel Johnson once remarked that seeing a dog walking badly using only its hind legs would not be surprising. What would be surprising, he said, was seeing a dog walking on its hind legs in the first place. Similarly, coming upon a poorly developed story on the Marxist network Democracy Now! having anything to say which would reflect unfavorably on a fellow Marxist would not be a surprise. The surprise would come with the realization that the story was run at all.
  • Democracy Now!’s Marxists Explain the Real Reason Van Jones Resigned

    09/09/2009 5:00:45 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 13 replies · 766+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | September 9, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for our future.” --Van Jones, on his resignation as Green Jobs "Czar"With sadness probably not felt by the left since the death of Joseph Stalin, Amy Goodman and her fellow Communists at Democracy Now! offered an analysis of the events leading...
  • FREE SPEECH TV: Democracy Now! Introduces a New American Hero

    08/03/2009 12:52:30 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies · 609+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 3, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    It has now become an annual ritual, as predictable as an eclipse: Frank Lindh and Marilyn Walker come out before the media to extol the virtues of their son, Suleyman al-Faris, also known as Abdul Hamid. Don’t recognize the names? Perhaps you may remember him by his real name — John Walker Lindh (”Jihad Johnny”), the American Taliban. This year is no exception, and Frank Lindh and Marilyn Walker want to talk again to anyone who’ll listen, in an effort to get their son out of federal prison. This year, the story has been picked up by Amy Goodman and...
  • Amy Goodman Finds a New Enemy to Despise

    07/30/2009 10:45:43 AM PDT · by mekongdelta69 · 5 replies · 407+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | July 30, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    Yesterday Amy Goodman reported on Democracy Now!, cable TV’s Marxist forum, that the Columbian Government is sending elite Special Forces Operations troops to Afghanistan to assist the United States and Coalition forces in their “occupation” of that country. The report continues:
  • Senate Says, Leave Your Guns At Home

    07/24/2009 6:12:31 AM PDT · by liesel2000 · 44 replies · 965+ views
    NewsReal ^ | July 24, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    As reported last night by a smirking and evidently pleased Amy Goodman, the far-left host of Democracy Now!, the Senate, in a very close vote, failed Tuesday to pass an amendment designed to allow individuals with concealed carry permits in their home states to travel with those weapons across state lines. By defeating the measure, introduced by Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the Senate has sent a clear message to those law-abiding citizens already vetted in their home states with regard to responsible gun ownership: If you travel or move across state lines, forget about protecting yourselves and...
  • Democracy Now!Exclusive: Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn on the Weather Underground ..(11-2008)

    06/28/2009 2:40:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 767+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | 11-08 | Amy Goodman
    *snip* Bill Ayers is now a distinguished professor of education and a senior university scholar at the University of Illinois, Chicago. *snip* Bernardine Dohrn is an associate professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law and the director of Northwestern’s Children and Family Justice Center. Well, Democracy Now!’s Juan Gonzalez ((an ADMITTED fellow SDS terrorist)) and I spoke with both of them from a studio in their hometown of Chicago. In a wide-ranging conversation, we discussed the McCain campaign attacks, President-elect Obama, the Weather Underground, their plans for the future and much more. I began by asking Bill Ayers...
  • Ayers and Dohrn on Weather Underground, McCain Campaign Attacks, Obama and Today's Antiwar Movement

    11/16/2008 8:13:53 AM PST · by callisto · 53 replies · 1,539+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | November 16, 2008 | Transcript
    "Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn on the Weather Underground, the McCain Campaign Attacks, President-Elect Obama and the Antiwar Movement Today" AMY GOODMAN: Throughout the entire presidential race, Bill Ayers did not once talk to the media. Today, he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, a fellow member of the Weather Underground, are speaking out in their first joint television interview since the controversy began. Bill Ayers is now a distinguished professor of education and a senior university scholar at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He’s the author of many books, including his 2001 memoir, Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist,...
  • Antiwar rally to feature Latours Folksingers ‘join hands to end the war’

    09/05/2008 1:32:09 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies · 384+ views
    BANGOR, Maine — Folk singers Larry and Leslie Latour, along with Judd Esty-Kendall, will open a “Join Hands to End the War. Build the Peace. Rebuild the Economy” rally at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Paul Bunyan Park on Main Street. [snip] Among the featured speakers will be Mary Trotochaud who with her husband, Rick McDowell, moved to Baghdad in 2003 to work with emerging Iraqi civil society organizations and coordinate relief and development projects for the American Friends Service Committee. Other speakers include labor activist Katrina Bisheimer; Iranian-American history student Hosain Aghamoosa; social worker Doug Crate; Veterans for...
  • Sheriff's investigation: Anarchists discussed kidnapping (RNC) delegates

    09/03/2008 12:22:17 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 27 replies · 407+ views
    A year ago, the Ramsey County sheriff's office began looking closely at a group called the Republican National Convention Welcoming Committee. What it found, according to an 18-page search warrant application and affidavit, led to weekend raids on two Minneapolis homes and a temporary St. Paul office for the self-described anarchist group. According to the document, investigation learned: The self-described anarchist group — whose main goal was to "crash" the Republican National Convention," according to its Web site — traveled to or communicated with affinity groups in 67 cities to recruit members and raise money. Group members discussed the possibility...
  • Ayers’s Soulmates Planned GOP Kidnappings: Police

    09/03/2008 10:02:17 AM PDT · by vadum · 10 replies · 253+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 3, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    The Pioneer Press reports that the Ramsey County, Minnesota, Sheriff's office investigated an anarchist group that was considering kidnapping delegates to the Republican Party's convention in St. Paul. The would-be terrorists, who called themselves the "Republican National Convention Welcoming Committee," planned to shut down the convention. The group bears a striking resemblance to the Weathermen, a violent terrorist group founded by Barack Obama's unrepentant terrorist associate William Ayers. According to the news report: # The self-described anarchist group - whose main goal was to "crash" the Republican National Convention," according to its Web site - traveled to or communicated with...
  • Goodman, "Democracy Now!" crew busted at GOP convention protest (barf alert)

    09/03/2008 7:20:54 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies · 170+ views
    LibTalkRadio ^ | 09/03/08 | LTRadio
    From Democracy Now! website: ST. PAUL--Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar have all been released from police custody in St. Paul following their illegal arrest by Minneapolis Police on Monday afternoon. All three were violently manhandled by law enforcement officers. Abdel Kouddous was slammed against a wall and the ground, leaving his arms scraped and bloodied. He sustained other injuries to his chest and back. Salazar’s violent arrest by baton-wielding officers, during which she was slammed to the ground while yelling, “I’m Press! Press!,” resulted in her nose bleeding, as well as causing...
  • Lefty reporter gets herself arrested in St. Paul

    09/02/2008 10:58:59 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 11 replies · 157+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/2/08 | Thomas Lifson
    The left blogosphere is outraged! Amy Goodman, whose "Democracy now!" website/radio/TV empire inhabits the far reaches of left wing activism, got herself arrested in St. Paul, and the arrest (which you can see on YouTube is being denounced as some for of violent atrocity. Watch the brief video for yourself and see:
  • Obama's Amerikkka Corps

    06/19/2008 7:51:14 AM PDT · by vadum · 21 replies · 108+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | June 18, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama's Amerikkka Corps is coming to your town. Barack Obama's campaign is mobilizing 3,600 volunteers for six weeks of political work in 17 states, calling the campaign jobs "Obama Organizing Fellowships," the Washington Post reports. In exchange for working on the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate's campaign, fellows are promised training in community organizing techniques, which is a euphemism for leftist political agitation. (Perhaps fellows will be instructed in the fine art of fraudulent voter registration ACORN-style.) As this month's Foundation Watch report on Obama's radical roots notes: Agitation is what Chicago-born Saul Alinsky (1909-1972), the father of community organizing, called...
  • Palast, Pascarella Face Homeland Security Charges [Greg Palast facing criminal charges]

    09/08/2006 6:02:14 PM PDT · by summer · 12 replies · 925+ views
    a left site | Sept, 7, 2006 | Zach Roberts
    Yes, the rumor’s true. Greg Palast is facing a criminal complaint from the Department of Homeland Security stemming from his filming the Hurricane Katrina investigation for Link TV and Democracy Now. The film’s producer, Matt Pascarella, is also facing the legal wrath of Big Brother. It appears the complaint is about filming a sensitive national security site owned by Exxon petroleum. It seems that photographing major Bush donors is now a federal offense. Reached at an undisclosed location, Palast says, “Let’s not get over-excited. They haven’t measured us for our orange suits yet.” During questioning by Homeland Security, Palast asked,...
  • Minuteman Founder Jim Gilchrist Storms Off Debate With Columbia Student Organizer

    10/16/2006 10:15:31 PM PDT · by NewRomeTacitus · 142 replies · 4,285+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | 10-11-06 | Amy Goodman
    AMY GOODMAN: Jim Gilchrist, who was the speaker at the event, joins us now from Irvine, California. He is the founder of the Minuteman Project and the co-author of "Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders". Here in studio in New York, I’m joined by Karina Garcia. She is the political chair of the Chicano Caucus at Columbia University. Her group organized the protest outside the Minuteman event. We asked a representative from Columbia University to join us as well, but they declined our invitation. Let's start with Jim Gilchrist. Can you talk about why you came to Columbia and...
  • Air America Network in Turmoil: Mike Malloy and Lyndon LaRouche

    08/31/2006 12:37:35 PM PDT · by rface · 102 replies · 4,429+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Aug 31, 2006 | Cliff Kincaid
    Liberal Air America radio host Mike Malloy had his show abruptly “terminated” on Wednesday, allegedly for financial reasons. The network is failing but there could be another factor behind the Malloy debacle. There is still fallout from Malloy’s recent decision to turn over two-and-a-half hours of his three hour show to a former associate of ex-con Lyndon LaRouche, a perennial candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination who campaigns against what he views as British and Zionist control of the U.S. political system. The LaRouche organization is frequently labeled as a cult. The former high-level LaRouche associate, Webster Griffin Tarpley, was...
  • HBO Reality And Democracy Now! Gloating

    05/18/2006 5:57:52 AM PDT · by bocopar · 24 replies · 781+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 5/18/06 | Bob Parks
    In the performance of my daily work duties, I was watching some of Wednesday’s edition of Democracy Now! Now while this is one of my more painful duties, I often find myself stopping and watching out of sheer disgust and this was another of those instances. This Sunday night, HBO will be premiering the documentary "Baghdad ER" and DN hostess Amy Goodman’s demeanor during her interviews with the filmmakers and an Army doctor showed her contempt for our sons and daughters who were passing through the Baghdad hospital.
  • Boston College Professor Thinks Sec. Rice Will Be Tried for War Crimes

    05/12/2006 9:06:39 AM PDT · by gabriel sutherland · 22 replies · 653+ views
    "Democracy Now" Transcript ^ | 05/12/5006 | Gabriel Sutherland
    "I mean, this is a person who, not too many years from now, we may be seeing in front of a war crimes tribunal."Juliet Schor is a professor of sociology at Boston College. She has written a number of books analyzing the American labor market. What I have quoted is an obvious acknowledgement by an extensively trained, well executed professional of academe, providing her insight on the future of Saddam Hussein or Usama bin Laden. However, I would be lying. The person Ms. Schor refers to is United States Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice. Madamn Secretary is slated to receive...
  • FEMA's Dirty Little Secret

    04/25/2006 7:13:39 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 39 replies · 1,798+ views
    A Rare Look Inside the Renaissance Village Trailer Park, Home to Over 2,000 Hurricane Katrina Evacuees: During Democracy Now's recent trip to New Orleans, we managed to get inside the largest FEMA trailer park set up after Hurricane Katrina. Shortly after we interviewed hurricane evacuee Donna Azeez, we were kicked out of the park by security guards working for Corporate Security Solutions, the private company hired by FEMA to police Renaissance Village. Earlier this month, Democracy Now went down to Louisiana and had a chance to take a rare look inside Renaissance Village - a trailer park on the outskirts...
  • Democracy Now's Goodman: U.S. Uses Cartoon Riots to Gin Up War Against Iran, Syria

    02/08/2006 5:41:42 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies · 1,111+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein February 8, 2006 - 20:21. Hardball's screen graphic "Global Fury" presumably referred to the rioting over the Mohammed cartoons. But it might also have been a subliminally sardonic comment about Chris Matthews' guest, Amy Goodman, host of the far-left radio show "Democracy Now." If Hillary is an angry woman, perhaps she's taken lessons from Goodman. This is one angry lady. Goodman's explanation by way of a justification of the rioting? "This is about people feeling marginalized. This has to do with the war in Iraq, this has to do with 'the Occupation' [translation: Israel's claim to a...
  • Veteran Journalists Call for New York Times to be Stripped of Pulitzer

    08/12/2005 8:44:37 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies · 934+ views
    Seawaves ^ | 8/12/05
    New York August 11, 2005 - On this 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Amy Goodman, host of the national radio and TV show "Democracy Now!" is submitting a formal request to the board of the Pulitzer Prize, calling for The New York Times and its reporter William Laurence to be stripped of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the atomic bomb. Laurence was also on the payroll of the US War Department. Goodman recently wrote an Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun (written with journalist David Goodman, her brother) called "The Hiroshima Coverup." Goodman...
  • Putting Out Butts On Jennings' Grave

    08/09/2005 11:58:46 AM PDT · by bocopar · 10 replies · 485+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 8/9/05 | Bob Parks
    There has never been a victim these liberals didn't use when convenient. Thus my emotions ran amok when I heard the lead-in during today's episode of Democracy Now! Hostess Amy Goodman began this segment with a “leading cigarette expert” and was going to discuss how “the tobacco industry helped kill Peter Jennings.”
  • Amnesty International is a Joke!

    06/03/2005 5:42:19 AM PDT · by Charles Wickman · 7 replies · 505+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | June 2, 2005 | Amy Goodman
    Amnesty issued a statement noting that in the early weeks of the Iraq war, Rumsfeld at least three times cited Amnesty's account of human rights violations by Iraq's then-president, Saddam Hussein. The head of Amnesty USA, Bill Schulz said "Twenty years ago, Amnesty International was criticizing Saddam Hussein's human rights abuses at the same time Donald Rumsfeld was courting him."
  • Democracy Now!: Seeing Is Believing

    05/25/2005 2:33:30 PM PDT · by bocopar · 13 replies · 529+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 5/25/05 | Bob Parks
    During Tuesday’s edition of Democracy Now!, it again reemphasized the fact that there are some on the left who genuinely want the United States to lose the war against the insurgents (terrorists) in Iraq. LA Times reporter James Rainey was complaining that despite the recent bloody battles like the ones in Fallujah, American news publications weren’t showing enough pictures of our dead soldiers...
  • Democracy Now!: Seeing Is Believing

    05/25/2005 6:52:50 AM PDT · by bocopar · 9 replies · 455+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 5/25/05 | Bob Parks
    During Tuesday’s edition of Democracy Now!, it again reemphasized the fact that there are some on the left who genuinely want the United States to lose the war against the insurgents in Iraq.
  • A ‘Right-Wing Coup’ at PBS & the CPB? A Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Public Broadcasting

    05/12/2005 11:36:21 AM PDT · by Jean S · 16 replies · 809+ views
    On Wednesday, Reps. David Obey (D-WI) and John Dingell (D-MI) called for an investigation of the Corporation Public Broadcasting. This comes following accusations that the CPB has been largely taken over by conservatives who are influencing programming and hiring decisions. Obey requested that the Inspector General for the CPB, investigate whether the CPB is violating the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 that prohibits interference by federal officials over the content and distribution of public programming, and forbids "political or other tests" from being used in CPB hiring decisions. We speak with Obey as well as PBS host Tavis Smiley, PBS...
  • Bush Social Security Plan Cuts Future Benefits(Liberals fighting for the Rich??)

    04/30/2005 8:13:31 PM PDT · by marylandrepub1 · 23 replies · 295+ views
    democracy now ^ | April 29th, 2005 | AMY GOODMAN/REP. JIM MORAN
    DEMOCRAT REP. JIM MORAN (VA) ON BUSH PRESS CONFERENCE: First of all, Social Security is a national insurance system. It's not an investment account. We need a national insurance system. And I think what President Bush is going to do is to means test it, which on the face of it makes a lot of sense, except that it will lose the political support of the people who have the power and the influence in this country. The reason Social Security is such a popular topic now is that everybody participates. If he cuts the benefits for the middle class...
  • Pope Benedict XVI: Anti-War, Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice, Anti-Reform(Liberal Hysteria)

    04/20/2005 1:32:19 PM PDT · by marylandrepub1 · 45 replies · 1,930+ views
    democracy now ^ | 4/20/2005 | Amy Goodman
    In his teens, he was briefly a member of the Hitler Youth, drafted into the army and eventually deserted. He served time in a POW camp. In 1951, he was ordained and became a Cardinal in 1977. In 1981, Pope John Paul II appointed him head of the powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, where he has served for the last quarter of a century. He is widely viewed as a conservative theologian and a hard-line enforcer of Catholic Church doctrine. In the 1980s, Ratzinger was a fierce opponent of liberation theology. He strongly opposes abortion, an increased role...
  • Undocumented Border Patrol Target Undocumented Immigrants (Liberal Rant on Minutemen)

    04/09/2005 7:48:17 PM PDT · by marylandrepub1 · 42 replies · 702+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | April 8, 2005 | Amy Goodman
    (Magdalano Rose-Avila, the executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project )'Well, I think that it’s kind of incredible that American citizens can go to the border, many of them armed, and intervene in what is a legal process between the Border Patrol and undocumented immigrants that are coming here. This case with Mr. Barton and his friends doing this, this is ludicrous. They should never have been allowed to detain this man. That was against the regulations, against what they said they were going to do. But it is part of what we believe is an inflamed environment, almost...
  • Tariq Ali v. Christopher Hitchens (Debate Iraq, Bush/Kerry, Neo-Cons)

    11/30/2004 11:38:24 AM PST · by Stultis · 10 replies · 1,698+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | 12 October 2004 | Transcript
    AMY GOODMAN: We're joined in our New York studio by Tariq Ali and in Washington, D.C. studio by Christopher Hitchens. We welcome you both to Democracy Now! Why don't we start off with Christopher Hitchens. Your assessment, Christopher, right now, of what's happening in Iraq. CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS: I think that the United States and coalition forces are not militarily defeatable in Iraq. AMY GOODMAN: Can you explain what you mean? CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS: Yes. I mean, I think it's important to know first what can't happen. I mean, it helps just to begin [inaudible] elimination. Military superiority -- I've been mocked...
  • Feds raid Santa Cruz pirate radio station

    09/29/2004 9:32:52 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 34 replies · 1,134+ views
    San Jose Mercury (requries registration) ^ | Wed, Sep. 29, 2004 | DAVID BECK
    U.S. Marshal Service served a warrant on a tiny Santa Cruz pirate radio station early Wednesday, rousting and frisking the pajama-clad residents of the co-op house from which the station has been broadcasting. No one was arrested. ``This is not a criminal action against people,'' said Supervising Deputy Cheryl Koel. The object of the federal action was Free Radio Santa Cruz, an FM micro-station boasting from 35 to 40 watts of power and offering round-the-clock music, activism and other local programming, in addition to such national programming as Radio Pacifica's ``Democracy Now.'' The blue-jacketed marshals and agents of the Federal...
  • John Kerry Then: Hear Kerry's Historic 1971 Testimony Against the Vietnam War

    03/06/2004 7:47:44 AM PST · by Final Authority · 5 replies · 108+ views
    Democracy NOW! ^ | February 20, 2004 | John F. Kerry
    PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT JOHN KERRY: Several months ago, in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged, and many very highly decorated, veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia. These were not isolated incidents, but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis, with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command. It is impossible to describe to you exactly what did happen in Detroit--the emotions in the room, and the feelings of the men who were reliving their experiences in Vietnam. They relived the absolute horror of what this country, in a sense, made them...
  • Wesley Clark Admits Targeting Civilians In Yugoslavia

    01/26/2004 12:56:38 PM PST · by DTA · 42 replies · 551+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | 2004-01-26 | JEREMY SCAHILL
    Monday, January 26th, 2004 Democracy Now! Exclusive: Wesley Clark Admits Targeting Civilians In Yugoslavia In a Democracy Now! exclusive, General Wesley Clark responds for the first time to in-depth questions about his targeting of civilian infrastructure in Yugoslavia, his bombing of Radio Television Serbia, the use of cluster bombs and depleted uranium, the speeding-up of the cockpit video of a bombing of a passenger train to make it appear as though it was an accident and other decisions he made and orders he gave as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander. Since the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia, General Wesley Clark has not...
  • Democracy Now! Exclusive: Wesley Clark Admits Targeting Civilians In Yugoslavia

    01/26/2004 9:51:51 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 16 replies · 124+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | 1/26/04
    Democracy Now! Exclusive: Wesley Clark Admits Targeting Civilians In YugoslaviaIn a Democracy Now! exclusive, General Wesley Clark responds for the first time to in-depth questions about his targeting of civilian infrastructure in Yugoslavia, his bombing of Radio Television Serbia, the use of cluster bombs and depleted uranium, the speeding-up of the cockpit video of a bombing of a passenger train to make it appear as though it was an accident and other decisions he made and orders he gave as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander. Click here to read transcript of Jeremy Scahill questioning General Wesley Clark Since the 1999 bombing...