Articles by Amy Goodman

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Prof. Johan Galtung: “I Love the US Republic, and I Hate the US Empire.”
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2019

On the War in Afghanistan and How to Get Out
2010 Interview Still More Relevant Today

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“How Fascism Works”: Jason Stanley on Trump, Bolsonaro and the Rise of Fascism across the Globe
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

In his new book “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics, writing, “What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been.”

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Confront Digital Oligarchs and Defend Net Neutrality
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 30 Jul 2018

19 Jul 2018 – Imagine if Internet Service Providers had the authority to decide what websites you could visit, or what video chat program you must use to call friends or family. Large ISP corporations are trying to control the internet, to restrict the free flow of information, to restore their historical role of for-profit arbiter of what we can and cannot read, watch or hear. Preserving net neutrality will thwart the digital oligarchs, keeping the internet open and free.

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In Thailand, the Kids Are All Right. Elsewhere, Not So Much
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 16 Jul 2018

12 Jul 2018 – In Thailand, the saga of 12 young soccer players and their coach successful rescue was a cause for global celebration. Juxtapose this outpouring of compassion and solidarity with the catastrophe facing millions of children in Yemen, and the ongoing debacle created here in the US by Trump with the forced separation of migrant children from their parents.

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Johan Galtung on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Amy Goodman | Envision Peace Museum – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jul 2018

Johan Galtung is widely considered the “Father of Peace and Conflict Studies.” A Norwegian sociologist and mathematician, Galtung has taught around the world, helped found many institutions dedicated to building peace, and been honored with the Right Livelihood Award. He serves on the advisory board of Envision Peace Museum.

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How Four Words Changed History
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 2 Jul 2018

Q: “And babies?”
A: “And babies.”
That question, asked half a century ago, “And babies?” was posed by investigative journalist Mike Wallace to Vietnam veteran Paul Meadlo. “And babies,” Meadlo answered. He was an Army private who conducted a raid on a Vietnamese village. What followed came to be known as the My Lai Massacre. Hersh sees parallels with how the press is finally covering the immigrant family separation crisis now. “This could be a turning point,” he said.

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After Latest Gaza Slaughter: Open an Investigation, End the Occupation
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 28 May 2018

At the UN, the U.S. blocked a Security Council motion to launch an investigation. Donald Trump was represented at the U.S. Embassy ceremony by his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who in his speech blamed the violence on the Palestinians. Lies take lives. An investigation is not enough. The occupation must end, and those responsible for the slaughter must be held accountable.

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The U.S. War in Iraq: 15 Years and Counting… the Dead and Displaced
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 26 Mar 2018

22 Mar 2018 – Fifteen years have passed since President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and a coterie of neoconservatives, enabled by mainstream media cheerleaders, launched the invasion of Iraq with a murderous bombardment of Baghdad they branded “shock and awe.” Far from delivering the promised freedom and democracy and exposing stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, the illegal war killed, wounded and displaced millions of civilians.

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“Bloody Gina” Haspel’s Disqualifying Record of CIA Torture
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 19 Mar 2018

15 Mar 2018 – Haspel’s career at the CIA spans more than three decades. Her work is shrouded in secrecy, but two things are well-known: She ran a CIA “black site” where people were brutally tortured, then she helped cover up the torture through the destruction of videotapes, against presidential orders. These alone should immediately disqualify her for confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

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Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign Reborn
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 15 Jan 2018

Among the landmarks of his activism are the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, ending segregation in public transportation; leading the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech; the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act; and marching with sanitation workers in Memphis, where he declared in his last speech, delivered on the eve of his death, “I’ve been to the mountaintop.”

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The Doomsday Machine in Donald Trump’s Hands
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 11 Dec 2017

Now at 86 years old, Ellsberg is revealing for the first time that the Pentagon Papers were not the first classified documents that he removed from his secure workplace. In his new book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, he details his early years at the Pentagon, and why he took thousands of pages of U.S. nuclear war plans describing the lunacy of the U.S. nuclear war policy over 55 years ago. What he discovered is frighteningly relevant today.

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Respect Existence or Expect Resistance
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 27 Nov 2017

22 Nov 2017 – “It’s time to resist against state power, it’s time that we take responsibility for our own lives … that we create a world which gives us the power to act, instead of hoping that other people will solve problems.”

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Puerto Rico Suffers while Defending against Disaster Capitalism
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 6 Nov 2017

2 Nov 2017 – As eloquently articulated by journalist Naomi Klein in her book “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism,” disasters both natural and human-made are increasingly being exploited by for-profit corporations and so-called free-market ideologues to reshape vast swaths of impacted societies, undermining social-welfare systems, privatizing public utilities, busting unions and making obscene profits rebuilding. Post-hurricane Puerto Rico is shaping up to be a textbook case of the shock doctrine.

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Anti-Fascist Heroines Then and Now
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 25 Sep 2017

21 Sep 2017 – The history of resistance to fascism is worth recalling at this critical moment in U.S. politics. The stories of Anne Frank and Sophie Scholl — two young German women, one a Jew, another a Christian — should guide and inspire us in this darkening time.

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Ensuring Catastrophe: The Price of Climate Denial
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 18 Sep 2017

“For the moment, of course, Trump is ascendant with the fossil fuel industry,” said 350.org founder McKibben. “But like many things that Trump touches, I think that this is a last gasp. People are coming to associate the insanity of going full speed ahead into this greenhouse future with the most reckless and crazy president that we’ve ever had.” So as climate-change-fueled disasters ravaged the U.S., Trump — the man who called climate change a Chinese hoax — was doing all he could to ensure future catastrophes.

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Hell Hath No Fury like Mother Earth Scorned
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 4 Sep 2017

While the people in Texas and Louisiana suffer the final days of rain and begin recovery, over 1,200 people have been killed by massive floods in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The planet is drowning in denial. Climate change is real, and needs to be addressed.

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Interview with Actor James Cromwell before Entering Prison: “Capitalism Is a Cancer”
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 24 Jul 2017

Jul 17, 2017 – Watch our extended interview with Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell before he reports to jail at 4 p.m. Friday [21 Jul] in upstate New York for taking part in a nonviolent protest against a natural gas-fired power plant. Cromwell says he’ll also launch a hunger strike. The activists say the plant would promote natural gas fracking in neighboring states and contribute to climate change.

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Exclusive: Dilma Rousseff on Her Ouster, Brazil’s Political Crisis & Fighting Dictatorship
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 29 May 2017

26 May 2017 – As Brazil is engulfed by a political crisis, we are joined in studio for an extended exclusive interview by Brazil’s former President Dilma Rousseff, who was impeached last year in what many describe as a legislative coup. Her removal ended nearly 14 years of rule by the left-leaning Workers’ Party, which had been credited with lifting millions of Brazilians out of poverty. Rousseff is a former political prisoner who took part in the underground resistance to the U.S.-backed Brazilian dictatorship in the 1960s. She was jailed from 1970 to 1972, during which time she was repeatedly tortured.

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Let the Media Coverage of Manchester Victims Be a Model for All Young Victims of War
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 29 May 2017

When a suicide bomber exploded a bomb at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester this week, those killed were almost entirely from among her immense fan base: young girls — teens — and their parents. Jump to the first week of the Trump administration: with expected hubris, Trump and his surrogates touted a “successful” raid in Yemen. What went largely unreported were the 30 civilian casualties of that attack, many of them women and children, including an 8-year-old girl, Nawar Anwar al-Awlaki.

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50 Years Later, a Speech by Luther King Has Lessons for a President
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 10 Apr 2017

On April 4, 1967, a year to the day before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most powerful, controversial speeches of his life: “Beyond Vietnam: Time to Break the Silence.” The legendary orator and organizer, this young Nobel Peace laureate, laid out a bold condemnation of the U.S. war in Vietnam.

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Facing Famine, 20 Million People Need Food, Not Bombs
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 20 Mar 2017

16 Mar 2017 – The world is facing the most serious humanitarian catastrophe since the end of World War II. Twenty million people are at risk of starving to death in Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and South Sudan. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is responding by slamming the door on refugees and cutting aid funding while proposing a massive expansion of the U.S. military.

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The Long Ordeal of Whistleblower Chelsea Manning
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 23 Jan 2017

Juan Mendez, who was then the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, concluded, “I believe Bradley Manning was subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the excessive and prolonged isolation he was put in during the eight months he was in Quantico.” Chelsea Manning is expected to be released on May 17.

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Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 9 Jan 2017

29 Dec 2016 – 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 even taken office yet, may have started a new arms race.

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Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 28 Nov 2016

Sultana Khaya’s eyes don’t match perfectly. One of them is artificial. In 2005, 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 his hand. Sultana is Sahrawi, the indigenous population native to Western Sahara, occupied by the Kingdom of Morocco since 1975.

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As the Planet Warms, Trump Sends a Chill through Marrakech
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 21 Nov 2016

17 Nov 2016 – Nowhere is the immediate and potentially devastating impact of Trump’s capture of the presidency felt more clearly than at the UN climate change summit here in Marrakech. Four years ago, Donald Trump famously tweeted, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

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On Strip Searches and Press Freedom in North Dakota
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 24 Oct 2016

Pipeline guards unleashed pepper spray and dogs on the land and water defenders. Democracy Now! video showed one of the attack dogs with blood dripping from its nose and mouth. The video went viral, attracting more than 14 million views on Facebook alone. Five days later, North Dakota issued the arrest warrant.

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Putting Their Bodies on the (Pipe)line
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 17 Oct 2016

The movement to combat climate change is growing dynamically and unpredictably, and is facing increasing repression from the fossil-fuel industry and government authorities. There is perhaps no better example of this than the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism Is Not a Crime
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW !, 19 Sep 2016

Last Thursday [8 Sep], an arrest warrant was issued under the header “North Dakota versus Amy Goodman.” The charge was for criminal trespass. “Charging a journalist with criminal trespassing for covering an important environmental story of significant public interest is a direct threat to freedom of the press and is absolutely unacceptable in the country of the First Amendment,” said Delphine Halgand, U.S. director of Reporters Without Borders.

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In Post-Olympics Brazil, a Political Coup is No Game
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan - Democracy NOW!, 5 Sep 2016

1 Sep 2016 – The Olympic torch in Rio de Janeiro has been extinguished, and the global spotlight has left Brazil. In the shadow of the games, an extraordinary event has taken place, largely ignored in the U.S. media: a coup d’etat against Brazil’s democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff.

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“I Refuse to Support U.S. Armed Drone Policy”: Army Chaplain Reads Resignation Letter to Obama
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 20 Jun 2016

Jun 3, 2016 – “The Executive Branch continues to claim the right to kill anyone, anywhere on earth, at any time, for secret reasons, based on secret evidence, in a secret process, undertaken by unidentified officials. I refuse to support this policy of unaccountable killing.”

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Noam Chomsky: Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff “Impeached by a Gang of Thieves”
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 23 May 2016

May 17, 2016 – As protests continue in Brazil over the Legislature’s vote to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial, Noam Chomsky notes, “We have the one leading politician who hasn’t stolen to enrich herself, who’s being impeached by a gang of thieves, who have done so. That does count as a kind of soft coup.”

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Breaking Free: A Rising Tide of Climate Resistance
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 23 May 2016

People are putting their bodies on the line, with blockades, sit-ins, banner-hangs and a whole constellation of confrontational actions, driven by the urgency of the climate crisis. Here is just a sample of some of the protests from the past two weeks, as summarized by the climate action nonprofit group 350.org.

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Glenn Greenwald on Brazil: Goal of Rousseff Impeachment Is to Boost Neoliberals & Protect Corruption
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2016

10 May 2016 – We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Brazil. “People have started to realize, internationally but also here in Brazil, that although this impeachment process has been sold, has been pitched as a way of punishing corruption, its real goal, beyond empowering neoliberals and Goldman Sachs and foreign hedge funds, the real goal is to protect corruption,” Greenwald says.

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Amid Media Megamergers, a Mosaic of Community Media Thrives
Amy Goodman and Denis Moyhihan – Democracy NOW!, 2 May 2016

Even in this high-tech digital age, all we get is static: that veil of distortion, lies, misrepresentations and half-truths that obscure reality. We need the media to give us the dictionary definition of static: Criticism. Opposition. Unwanted interference. We need a media that covers power, not covers for power. We need a media that is the Fourth Estate, not for the state. And we need a media that covers the movements that create static and make history. That is the power of independent media.

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Obama’s Trillion-Dollar Nuclear-Arms Train Wreck
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 18 Apr 2016

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” These were the words from the Hindu religious text, the Bhagavad-gita, which flashed through the mind of the creator of the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, as the first nuclear explosion lit up the dark desert sky in New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

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Fascism: Can It Happen Here [in the USA]?
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 21 Mar 2016

“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross,” goes a saying that is widely attributed to the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Sinclair Lewis.

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A Tale of Two Grandmothers – Jailed for Photographing Protest Outside Drone Base
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 25 Jan 2016

The group, the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, gathered there on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, protesting the weaponized drones used in the Obama administration’s targeted killing program. It was only one of many of the group’s peaceful vigils.

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A Most Unhappy New Year at Guantanamo
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 4 Jan 2016

Currently there are 107 men imprisoned there, 48 of whom have been cleared for release for almost six years. Reuters recently reported that the Pentagon itself, which is supposed to be under the civilian control of Commander-in-Chief Obama, may be resisting the order to close Guantanamo.

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Climate Change and the Road Through Paris
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 21 Dec 2015

Author and activist Naomi Klein said the deal will “steamroll over crucial scientific red lines … it is also going to steamroll over equity red lines.” She added, “We know, from doing the math and adding up the targets that the major economies have brought to Paris, that those targets lead us to a very dangerous future. They lead us to a future between 3 and 4 degrees Celsius warming.”

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‘We Are Human Beings; We Are Not Dogs’
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 14 Dec 2015

On the outskirts of the northern French town of Calais, a massive, makeshift refugee camp called “The Jungle” grows daily, swelling with asylum-seekers fleeing war in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Sudan and beyond. Their countries of origin are a map of the targets of U.S. bombing campaigns. More than 6,000 people here.

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Even War Has Rules
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan - Truthdig, 16 Nov 2015

Three weeks after the attack in Kunduz, another MSF hospital was struck, this time in Yemen. The hospital was hit multiple times over a two-hour period last week, even though the roof was marked with the MSF logo and its GPS coordinates had been shared multiple times with the Saudi-led coalition. Every indication is that the Saudi Arabian military, using U.S.-provided bombers and arms, launched the strike.

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Storming the Bastille at the Paris Climate Summit
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Truthdig, 2 Nov 2015

Since the dawn of the industrial age, humans have been dumping pollutants into the sky as if the atmosphere is a bottomless pit, able to absorb an infinite amount of our smoke and exhaust. Protest organizers have called for global actions on Nov. 28 and 29, demanding a fair, ambitious and binding agreement to confront, and ultimately reverse, the potential for catastrophic, human-induced climate change. If the leaders fail, many will be there to storm the Bastille.

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No Papal Bull: Francis Hails Peace and the Activists Who Fight for It
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Truthdig, 5 Oct 2015

Lincoln and King need little introduction. Dorothy Day was a crusading 20th-century activist who is formally being considered for Catholic sainthood. “She was a radical in her youth, underwent a conversion, and then started a movement, the Catholic Worker, to combine her faith with her commitment to social justice, the poor and the pursuit of peace.”

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The Migrant Crisis: Arms That Welcome, Arms That Kill
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Truthdig, 14 Sep 2015

“It’s 160,000. That’s the number that Europeans have to take in their arms.” — Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission. “It is our arms which are also killing and destroying these countries.” — Annette Groth, member of the German Parliament and spokeswoman for human rights for Germany’s Left Party.

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Art, Politics and Social Change at the Venice Biennale
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 17 Aug 2015

Venice served for centuries as the crossroads of the world, a city where East met West and art flourished. This year’s Venice Biennale, called “All the World’s Futures,” showcases a growing community of politically engaged artists, who not only reflect the beauty and brutality of the world, but might actually change it.

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Hiroshima Cover-up: How the War Department’s Timesman Won a Pulitzer
Amy Goodman and David Goodman – Common Dreams, 3 Aug 2015

What about the “deliberate deception” of William L. Laurence in denying the lethal effects of radioactivity? And what of the fact that the Pulitzer Board knowingly awarded the top journalism prize to the Pentagon’s paid publicist, who denied the suffering of millions of Japanese? It is long overdue that the prize for Hiroshima’s apologist be stripped.

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A Cuban Flag Flies Again in Washington
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 27 Jul 2015

The United States was the only country in the Western Hemisphere that didn’t have an embassy in Havana. And Cuba was the only country in the Western Hemisphere without an embassy here. This story began when the U.S. succeeded in isolating Cuba from the rest of the hemisphere, and now the first chapter has ended with the U.S. ending its isolation from the rest of the continent.

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Torture, Impunity and the American Psychological Association
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Truthdig, 20 Jul 2015

The legal facade behind these heinous acts relied heavily on the cooperation of professional psychologists, who trained and advised the interrogators and supervised the progress of the “breaking” of prisoners. This cooperation was dependent on an official seal of approval from the American Psychological Association.

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Cybersecurity, Encryption and the Golden Age of Surveillance
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 13 Jul 2015

The ability of regular people to access encryption tools has prompted the governments of both the United States and the United Kingdom to propose special access to all communications. They want a master key to everyone’s digital life.

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‘The Perpetrator Has Been Arrested, but the Killer Is Still at Large’
Amy Goodman – Truthdig, 29 Jun 2015

Dylann Storm Roof is accused of methodically killing the congregants, reloading his Glock pistol at least twice. He let one victim live, according to a person who spoke with the survivor, so she could tell the world what happened. This brutal mass killing was blatantly racist, an overt act of terrorism.

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Kalief Browder, Albert Woodfox and the Torture of Solitary Confinement
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 15 Jun 2015

There are an estimated 80,000-100,000 prisoners held in some form of solitary confinement in the United States. The United Nations says the practice often amounts to torture. It is cruel and unusual punishment, and must be abolished, once and for all.

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Assange on the Untold Story of the Grounding of Evo Morales’ Plane during Edward Snowden Manhunt
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 8 Jun 2015

During the U.S. hunt for Snowden, Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane was forced to land in Austria for 14 hours after Spain, France, Portugal and Italy closed their airspace under pressure from the United States over false rumors Snowden was on board. Assange gives the inside story on why that plane was targeted.

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The High School Valedictory Address You Weren’t Supposed to Hear
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 8 Jun 2015

4 Jun 2015 – Evan Young was the valedictorian of this year’s graduating class at Twin Peaks High School, but Principal B.J. Buchmann told him he was not allowed to give his speech. “On a more serious note, there is something I would like to reveal to you. You may have already suspected this, but I hope this does not change your opinion of me: I am gay,” Evan said in his speech.

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WikiLeaks Launches Campaign to Offer $100,000 “Bounty” for Leaked Drafts of Secret TPP Chapters
Amy Goodman & Julian Assange – Democracy NOW!, 8 Jun 2015

2 Jun 2015 – TPP will fuel inequality, kill jobs, and undermine health, environmental and financial regulations. The negotiations have been secret, and the public has never seen most of the deal’s text. Well, this morning the whistleblowing group WikiLeaks launched a campaign to change that.

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The Pre-charge Punishment of Julian Assange
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 1 Jun 2015

No charges, no trial, no ability to defend yourself … don’t even have the right to documents, because you’re not even a defendant.” His skin is pale from years without sunlight, matching his prematurely white hair. But his resolve is unbroken, and the leaks he originally sought to publish when he founded WikiLeaks almost 10 years ago are still reaching the light of day.

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Ex-U.N. Official John Dugard: Israel’s Crimes Are “Infinitely Worse” Than in Apartheid South Africa
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 11 May 2015

6 May 2015 – As Palestine joins the International Criminal Court, former U.N. Special Rapporteur John Dugard talks about how an apartheid case could be brought against Israel in the ICC. “I’m a South African who lived through apartheid,” Dugard said. “I have no hesitation in saying that Israel’s crimes are infinitely worse than those committed by the apartheid regime of South Africa.”

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The American Dream: Living to 18
Amy Goodman – Truthdig, 11 May 2015

“What do you hope to accomplish with this protest,” I asked a 13-year-old girl marching in Staten Island, N.Y. “To live until I’m 18,” the young teen, named Aniya, replied. “You want to get older. You want to experience life. You don’t want to die in a matter of seconds because of cops.” It’s that sentiment that has fueled the Black Lives Matter movement across the country.

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A Century of Women Working for Peace
Amy Goodman – Truthdig, 4 May 2015

One hundred years ago, more than 1,000 women gathered here in The Hague during World War I, demanding peace. Britain denied passports to more than 120 women, forbidding them from making the trip to suppress their peaceful dissent. Now, a century later, nearly 1,000 women have gathered here again, this time from Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as Europe and North America.

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Open Veins, Healing Wounds, in Latin America [R.I.P. Eduardo Galeano]
Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 20 Apr 2015

As British writer John Berger has said of Eduardo Galeano, “To publish Eduardo Galeano is to publish the enemy: the enemy of lies, indifference, above all of forgetfulness. Thanks to him, our crimes will be remembered. His tenderness is devastating, his truthfulness furious.”

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The Costs of War, the Price of Peace
Amy Goodman – Truthdig, 30 Mar 2015

What price would you pay not to kill another human being? At what point would you commit the offenses allegedly perpetrated by Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was charged Wednesday [25 Mar 2015] with desertion and “misbehavior before an enemy?”

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Flush the TPP
Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 23 Mar 2015

The TPP, if passed, would implement trade rules that make it illegal for governments to create and enforce regulations on everything from environmental standards, to wage and labor laws, to the duration of copyrights. A law prohibiting the sale of goods made in sweatshops in Vietnam could be ruled illegal, for example, as a barrier to trade.

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From ‘Demos’ to ‘Podemos’: Popular Uprisings in Greece and Spain
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 23 Feb 2015

“Austerity in Greece means 50 percent increase in male suicides. It means real wages fell by 25 percent in five years … 300,000 families who can’t afford electricity.” Interviewed in Der Spiegel, Varoufakis called austerity “fiscal waterboarding.”

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Net Neutrality, Back by Popular Demand
Amy Goodman – Truthdig, 9 Feb 2015

More than 4 million people commented on the rules, making this the largest response to any federal request for public comment in history. The large Internet providers will be prevented from discriminating against people on the Internet regardless of race, color, beliefs and, perhaps most importantly, how rich they are.

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Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 26 Jan 2015

Jan 19, 2015 – The Entire Lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech from 1964 – 11 Min.

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Close Guantanamo—Then Give It Back to Cuba
Amy Goodman – Truthdig, 12 Jan 2015

7 Jan 2015 – This week marks the 13th anniversary of the arrival of the first post-9/11 prisoners to Guantanamo Bay, the most notorious prison on the planet. This grim anniversary, and the beginning of normalization of diplomatic relations between the U.S and Cuba, serves as a reminder that we need to permanently close the prison and return the land to its rightful owners, the Cuban people.

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Climate Deniers, like Big Tobacco, Thrive behind a Smoke Screen of Doubt
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 5 Jan 2015

“Doubt is our product,” states a 1969 memo from the tobacco giant Brown and Williamson, “since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of fact’ that exists in the mind of the general public.” It was a member of “Big Tobacco,” with Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard Tobacco Company, U.S. Tobacco, Liggett Group, and American Tobacco.

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After Duo Created CIA Torture Methods, Did World’s Largest Group of Psychologists Enable Abuses?
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Dec 2014

Dec 16, 2014 – As a psychologist identified as the “architect” of the CIA’s torture program admits he personally waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, we look at allegations that the American Psychological Association — the largest association of psychologists in the world — secretly colluded with U.S. abuses.

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Obama and the Beginning of the End of the Cuban Embargo
Amy Goodman – Truthdig, 22 Dec 2014

It was President Dwight Eisenhower who severed relations with Cuba, on Jan. 3, 1961, two years after Fidel Castro took power. President John F. Kennedy then expanded the embargo, and his CIA invasion of the Bay of Pigs, intending to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro, went awry.

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Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s Orwellian War in Iraq
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 24 Nov 2014

We Created the Very Threat We Claim to be Fighting

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We Need Medical Boots on the Ground Now
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 20 Oct 2014

We need tens of thousands of boots on the ground dealing with Ebola: boots of doctors, nurses, health professionals, dealing with this wholly preventable global health disaster.

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Global Warming and Global Warring
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 29 Sep 2014

“In today’s wars, many more civilians are killed than soldiers; the seeds of future conflict are sown, economies are wrecked, civil societies torn asunder, refugees amassed, children scarred.” These words were spoken on Dec. 10, 2009, by that year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Barack Obama. Five years later, his pronouncement reads like a daily headline. The peace group Code Pink is calling on President Obama to return his Nobel medal.

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Get Ready for the ‘Internet Slowdown’
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 8 Sep 2014

Next Wednesday, Sept. 10 [2014], if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net’s “Internet Slowdown,” a global day of grass-roots action.

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James Risen, Surveillance and Obama’s Threat to Journalism
Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 18 Aug 2014

The Obama administration’s espionage case against alleged CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted. In addition to Sterling, also on trial will be a central pillar of our democratic society: press freedom.

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A Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 4 Aug 2014

As the United States resupplies Israel with ammunition, more than 250 children in Gaza have been killed. Instead of providing weapons, the U.S. and the rest of the world should pressure Israel to stop the slaughter.

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Overcoming the Media Blockade in Gaza
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 28 Jul 2014

“We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue. Look at how [much] airtime [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and his folks have on air on a daily basis, Andrea Mitchell and others. I never see one Palestinian being interviewed on these same issues.”

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Border Children: ‘They Don’t Speak English, but They Understand Hate’
Amy Goodman – Truthdig, 21 Jul 2014

The United States has a long and sadly bloody history of destabilizing democratic governments in the very countries that are now the sources of this latest wave of migration: most notably in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. In the 1980s and 1990s, U.S.-supported military regimes and paramilitaries killed hundreds of thousands of citizens in those countries.

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Nomads of the Digital Age
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 14 Jul 2014

At the heart of his case, and of so many others, is the question of whether the Internet will remain a free and open platform for communication, or a commodity controlled by a few corporations, censored and surveilled by the U.S. national-security apparatus.

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Bergdahl, Afghanistan and the ‘Darkening of the American Soul’
Amy Goodman – The Union, 9 Jun 2014

Bob Bergdahl’s remark about the U.S. war in Afghanistan: “I think this is the darkening of the American soul. It is where the guilt comes from, because you are being told you are helping, but you know on the inside that you are not.”

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Maya Angelou, Still She Rises
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 2 Jun 2014

In remembering Maya Angelou, it is important to recall her commitment to the struggle for equality, not just for herself, or for women, or for African-Americans. She was committed to peace and justice for all.

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William Worthy and Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye
Amy Goodman - Aspen Daily News, 26 May 2014

The world lost two remarkable men in May, two African-Americans who helped shape modern history, yet whose names and achievements remain too little known. William Worthy, a journalist, died at the age of 92. Civil-rights activist Vincent Harding was 82.

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The Grand American Tradition of Violent White Supremacy
Amy Goodman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Apr 2014

16 Apr 2014 – Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. A former leader of the Ku Klux Klan is accused of killing three people outside two Jewish community centers in Kansas City. As he was hauled away in a police car, he shouted “Heil Hitler!”

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Climate Science’s Dire Warning: Humans Are Baking the Planet
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 7 Apr 2014

The IPCC, over 1,800 scientists from around the world, collects, analyzes and synthesizes the best, solid science on climate and related fields. The prognosis is not good. Evidence is mounting that we will experience more extreme weather events, including hurricanes and droughts, mass extinctions and severe food shortages globally.

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U.S. Sailors and Marines Allege Fukushima Radiation Sickness
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 24 Mar 2014

In an unusual development, more than 100 U.S. Marines and Navy sailors have joined a class action suit, charging TEPCO with lying about the severity of the disaster as they were rushing to the scene to provide humanitarian assistance.

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CIA Spies and Tortured Lies
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 17 Mar 2014

“With Sen. Dianne Feinstein we’re seeing another ‘Merkel Effect,’ where an elected official does not care at all that the rights of millions of ordinary citizens are violated by our spies, but suddenly it’s a scandal when a politician finds out the same thing happens to them.”

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Kids for Cash: Inside a US Shocking Juvenile Justice Scandal (Part 1 of 3)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 24 Feb 2014

Today a special on “kids for cash,” the shocking story of how thousands of children in Pennsylvania were jailed by two corrupt judges who received $2.6 million in kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities.

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Kids for Cash: Inside a US Shocking Juvenile Justice Scandal (Part 2 of 3)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 24 Feb 2014

Second part of a special on “kids for cash,” the shocking story of how thousands of children in Pennsylvania were jailed by two corrupt judges who received $2.6 million in kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities.

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Kids for Cash: Inside a US Shocking Juvenile Justice Scandal (Part 3 of 3)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 24 Feb 2014

Final segment of a special on ‘kids for cash,’ the shocking story of how thousands of children in Pennsylvania were jailed by two corrupt judges who received $2.6 million in kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities.

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The Comcast-Time Warner Merger Threatens Democracy
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 24 Feb 2014

The public has confronted monstrous mergers before, and blocked them. So, too, have they faced corporate attempts to stifle the fundamental freedom of the Internet. Freedom of speech, freedom to connect and communicate, is the lifeblood of a democracy. The fight to preserve and expand the diversity and vibrancy of our media system is one that cannot be left to bought-out regulators and corporate lobbyists.

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Pete Seeger: Troubadour of Truth and Justice
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 3 Feb 2014

Pete sang truth to power through the epic struggles of most of the last century, for social justice, for civil rights, for workers, for the environment and for peace. His songs, his wise words, his legacy will resonate for generations.

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Aaron Swartz: The Life We Lost and the Day We Fight Back
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 27 Jan 2014

A year after Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz’s suicide at the age of 26, a film about this remarkable young man has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, titled “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz,” directed by Brian Knappenberger, follows the sadly short arc of Aaron’s life.

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Fukushima: An Ongoing Warning to the World
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 20 Jan 2014

The triple-edged disaster of the earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear disaster will last for generations. The dangerous trajectory from nuclear weapons to nuclear power is now being challenged by a popular demand for peace and sustainability. It is a lesson for rest of the world as well.

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Obama’s New Normal: The Drone Strikes Continue
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 30 Dec 2013

There has been yet another violent attack with mass casualties. This was not the act of a lone gunman, or of an armed student rampaging through a school. It was a group of families en route to a wedding that was killed. The town was called Radda—not in Colorado, not in Connecticut, but in Yemen.

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Vandana Shiva & Jane Goodall on Serving the Earth & How Women Can Address Climate Crisis (1 of 2)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 16 Dec 2013

Dec 4, 2013 – At the recent International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Summit, Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva discuss their decades of work devoted to protecting nature and saving future generations from the dangers of climate change.

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Vandana Shiva & Jane Goodall on Serving the Earth & How Women Can Address Climate Crisis (2 of 2)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 16 Dec 2013

Dec 4, 2013 – At the recent International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Summit, Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva discuss their decades of work devoted to protecting nature and saving future generations from the dangers of climate change.

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Mandela: The Man and the Movement
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 16 Dec 2013

Mandela was a devoted friend of Fidel Castro, who always supported the ANC. The U.S., on the other hand, did not remove Mandela from its “terrorist watch list” until 2008, 14 years after he was elected president of South Africa.

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Corporate Lobbyists Flood Warsaw Climate Talks
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 25 Nov 2013

“This is perhaps the most corporate climate talks we have ever experienced. But what’s different this time is the level of institutionalization, the degree to which the Polish government and the U.N., the UNFCCC, have welcomed this with open arms and have actively encouraged it.”

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The Rising Resistance to Obama’s Drone Wars
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 4 Nov 2013

Attacking rescuers is a war crime. Mustafa Qadri from Amnesty International explained: “For example, some laborers in a very impoverished village near the Afghanistan border, they get targeted, eight die instantly in a tent; those who come to rescue or to look for survivors are themselves targeted.

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Oil, Azerbaijan and the Strange Case of Rick Bourke
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 21 Oct 2013

As a senior investigator on the Senate Watergate Committee, Armstrong uncovered the existence of President Richard Nixon’s secret taping system. He considers Bourke a genuine whistle-blower and summed up the case: “This elaborate set of frauds that Kozeny was involved in were in essence covered up by the United States government, who chose instead to bring the full weight of their investigative enthusiasm against the whistle-blower. And that just shocks the conscience.”

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Climate-Change Protests Heat Up
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 30 Sep 2013

25 Sep 2013 – Last week in the Arctic Ocean the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise approached a Gazprom oil-drilling platform and launched a nonviolent protest. The Russian government responded swiftly and with force, arresting 30 and towing the Greenpeace ship. This protest is remarkable for its sheer audacity but by no means the sole protest lately against runaway fossil-fuel extraction and consumption.

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Kerry, Kissinger, Allende, and the Other Sept. 11
Amy Goodman - Truthdig, 16 Sep 2013

The Kerry-Kissinger meeting, and the public outcry against the proposed attack on Syria to which both men are publicly committed, should be viewed through the lens of another Sept. 11 … 1973. On that day, 40 years ago, the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, was violently overthrown [and killed] in a U.S.-backed coup.

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