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Julian Assange Is Free, but Journalism Remains under Threat
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2024

27 Jun 2024 – Julian Assange is free. After a 14-year ordeal including over five years in Britain’s harsh, maximum security Belmarsh Prison, the founder of WikiLeaks agreed to a deal with the US, pleading guilty to one felony count. His sentence: Time served.

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Daylight Comes to Chiquita’s Use of Colombian Death Squads
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jun 2024

13 Jun 2024 – A federal court in Miami rendered a $38 million verdict against the multinational Chiquita Brands International for funding paramilitary death squads in Colombia, which killed thousands of banana workers there over the last century.

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A Gaza Twins’ Desperate Fight for Survival
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2024

6 Jun 2024 – Gaza, the most densely-populated place on Earth, “the world’s largest open-air prison,” has become a hellish cauldron of human suffering. The Gaza Strip is entering the ninth month of military onslaught that has killed over 36,500 people, 15,000 children – believed to be a gross underestimate.

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The Global Demand for a Gaza Ceasefire Grows, Leaving Biden Behind
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2024

30 May 2024 – Israel’s ongoing bombardment and ground invasion of Gaza has provoked unprecedented global outcry. On 24 May, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to halt its attack on Rafah.

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Breaking Ranks with Biden, on Gaza
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2024

23 May 2024 – Another protest movement has emerged: dissenters within the U.S. government who offer a behind-the-scenes critique of U.S. policies devastating Gaza. Despite this wave of informed dissent, Biden continues to provide arms and diplomatic cover to Israel.

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The Palestinian Nakba, from 1948 to Today
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2024

Palestinians and allies marked the 76th anniversary of the Nakba, May 15th – the day after the state of Israel was formally declared. “Nakba” is Arabic for “catastrophe.” Israel’s genocidal mass slaughter in Gaza must end immediately. It’s not good for Israel or its national security. It’s devastating for Palestinians. It’s illegal and immoral.

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“We Feel Unheard”: Hunger-Striking Princeton Students Vow to Fast until Divestment Demands Are Met
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2024

10 May 2024 – Over a dozen students at Princeton University have been on hunger strike for the past week as part of a Gaza solidarity encampment on campus protesting Israel’s war on Gaza and calling on the university to disclose and divest from companies with ties to Israel, among other demands.

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What Happens When Universities Engage, rather than Arrest, Gaza Protesters?
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2024

9 May 2024 – What if universities negotiated with students engaged in Gaza solidarity protests, instead of calling the police to violently arrest them? A mass movement opposing Israel’s ongoing assault on Gaza has spread like wildfire this Spring.

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Campus Crackdown: 300+ Arrested in Police Raids on Columbia & CCNY to Clear Gaza Encampments – VIDEO
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2024

1 May 2024 – New York police in full riot gear stormed Columbia University and the City College of New York Tue [30 Apr] night, arresting over 300 students to break up Gaza solidarity encampments on the two campuses.

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Campus Protests, Press Freedom and Palestine
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2024

2 May 2024 – World Press Freedom Day comes this week amidst Gaza solidarity protests on campuses across the world. In this election year, with the likelihood of mass protests at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, let us remember: a free press is essential to the functioning of a democratic society.

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Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Activists Blocked from Sailing to Gaza but Vow to Keep Trying to Break Siege – Video
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2024

Hundreds of activists aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla were blocked in Turkey on Sat 27 Apr as they attempted to set sail for the besieged Palestinian territory with 5,500 tons of aid. Organizers say Guinea-Bissau withdrew its flagged ships under pressure from Israel and the United States.

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US Campus Crackdowns Ignite Gaza Solidarity Movement
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2024

25 Apr 2024 – “What starts here changes the world. It starts with you and what you do each day.” So reads a sign that greets students at the University of Texas–Austin. But a photo shows the sign in front of a row of state troopers in riot gear to disperse students protesting genocide in Gaza. Armed with semi-automatic rifles and mounted on horseback, they proceeded to violently arrest at least 50 students, including a journalist.

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Israel Is Wielding Starvation as a Weapon of War
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2024

4 Apr 2024 – Israel is imposing a famine on the more than two million Palestinians trapped in Gaza, one million of whom are children. Twenty-seven children have already starved to death since Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant declared: “There will be no electricity, no food, no fuel, everything is closed… We are fighting human animals.”

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Johan Galtung on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Amy Goodman | EnvisionPeaceMuseum - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2024

Johan Galtung (24 Oct 1930 – 17 Feb 2024), the “Father of Peace and Conflict Studies,” was a Norwegian sociologist and mathematician who taught around the world, helped found many institutions to build peace, and been honored with the Right Livelihood Award among many others. He served on the advisory board of Envision Peace Museum.

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Haiti, Honduras, and US Hegemony
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2024

14 Mar 2024 – Honduras’ former president, Juan Orlando Hernández, was just convicted in a US court of drug trafficking and faces life in prison. Haiti is a nation without a government, as armed groups have united against the US-backed, unelected Prime Minister installed after the assassination of their president in 2021. In both cases, what is missing from mainstream news coverage is the role of US intervention that brought them to this point.

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(Italiano) Aaron Bushnell e Johan Galtung: in lutto per due oppositori di principio della guerra
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Mar 2024

Di recente il mondo ha perso due grandi oppositori della guerra, ma in circostanze drasticamente diverse. Johan Galtung è morto il 17 febbraio all’età di 93 anni. Il sociologo norvegese era conosciuto come il padre degli studi sulla pace e ha trascorso la sua vita a ricercare i conflitti e a promuovere il dialogo per la pace. Aaron Bushnell aveva solo 25 anni. Era un membro in servizio attivo dell’aeronautica militare degli Stati Uniti.

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Johan Galtung, “Father of Peace and Conflict Studies,” Dies at 93
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Mar 2024

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Hypocrisy: Dropping Bombs and Bread on Gaza
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Mar 2024

7 Mar 2024 – “It is absurd and hypocritical to publicly profess horror at Netanyahu’s inhumane war,” US Sen. Bernie Sanders said on the Senate yesterday, “while…we ship tens of thousands of bombs to his army. It is absurd to criticize Netanyahu’s war and provide him another $10 billion to continue that war.”

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Aaron Bushnell & Johan Galtung, Rest in Peace
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2024

The world lost two principled opponents of war. Johan Galtung died on 17 Feb at the age of 93; known as the father of peace studies, he spent his life researching for peace. Aaron Bushnell was just 25 years old, a member of the US Air Force. On 25 Feb he doused himself with a liquid and set himself on fire in front of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC.

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Witnesses to Genocide: Doctors Describe Horrors in Gaza’s Hospitals
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Feb 2024

22 Feb 2024 – As Israel’s assault on the besieged Palestinian territory continues into its fifth month, statistics fail to describe the horror inflicted on the 2.3 million Palestinians trapped there. Gaza’s hospitals have become battlegrounds.

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Big Oil Wins Big at COP28 in Dubai
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Dec 2023

14 Dec 2023 – COP29 next year will be in Azerbaijan, another repressive petrostate where on 5 Dec six journalists were arrested. Petrostates like the UAE and Azerbaijan play predictable roles in protecting the status quo, but it’s the world’s biggest petrostate that brandishes the most power inside the COPs: the United States.

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Carbon Colonialism, COP28 and the Climate Crisis
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Dec 2023

7 Dec 2023 – Exhibit One: COP28 is being hosted by the UAE, the seventh largest oil producing nation on the planet, and the COP Presidency is currently held by Minister of Industry Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the CEO of the UAE’s state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Conflict of interest…?

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Israel’s Collective Punishment of Gaza Must End
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

“It is important to also recognize the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum. The Palestinian people have been subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation. They have seen their lands steadily devoured by settlements and plagued by violence, their economy stifled, their people displaced and their homes demolished. Their hopes for a political solution to their plight have been vanishing.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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As Israel Levels Gaza, the U.S. Media Fuels the Fire
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

12 Oct 2023 – As Israel intensifies its brutal response to Hamas’ 7 Oct attacks, it is important to hear from those at the target end of the weapons – from both sides of the conflict. The mainstream media in the US consistently brings us only the voices of Israelis who have suffered violence.

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From Iran to the US: Our History of Coups Has Come Home to Roost
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2023

24 Aug 2023 – 19 Aug marked the 70th anniversary of the overthrow of Mohammad Mosaddegh, the first democratically-elected prime minister of Iran, in a coup d’état orchestrated by the US and UK, launching decades of coups, assassinations and “regime change” worldwide. Meanwhile, Donald Trump and his 18 co-conspirators are arrested for attempted coup against the US electoral system.

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“The Doomsday Machine”: Confessions of Daniel Ellsberg, Former Nuclear War Planner
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jul 2023

1 Jul 2023 – As we remember Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who died in June, we look at how he was also a lifelong anti-nuclear activist, stemming from his time working as a nuclear planner for the U.S. government.

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A Titanic Disparity in How the World Responds to Maritime Disasters: Center vs. Periphery
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jun 2023

22 Jun 2023 – Titan and Adriana are two vessels recently lost at sea. The five men who lost their lives on the Titan have been getting wall-to-wall coverage in the media worldwide. Meanwhile, the estimated 700 who died when the Adriana sank off the coast of Greece, mostly women and children, have been essentially forgotten.

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Hiroshima’s Nuclear Lesson: The G7 Must Push for Peace in Ukraine
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 May 2023

18 May 2023 – President Joe Biden is attending this year’s G7 summit, with Russia’s war in Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin’s threats to use nuclear weapons there at the top of the agenda. The G7 comprises Japan, Italy, Canada, France, the US, the UK, and Germany.

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Jeffrey Sachs on China’s “Historic” Push for Multipolar World to End U.S. Domination
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 May 2023

25 Apr 2023 – China is taking an assertive role in world affairs, helping restoration of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, offering a 12-point peace plan for Ukraine, and strengthening its relationships with European and Latin American powers. Last week, China continued its diplomatic outreach by offering to hold talks between Israel and Palestine.

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Gen. Wesley Clark’s 2007 Pivotal Revelations about US ‘Future’ Wars
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Apr 2023

Objective: Take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran.

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Malcolm X: His Struggle Continues
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Feb 2023

Malcolm X was assassinated 58 years ago, on 21 Feb 1965, standing at the podium before a crowd in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom. His wife Betty Shabazz, pregnant with twins, and his four daughters were in the ballroom looking on.

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Seymour Hersh on “How the US Took Out the Nord Stream Pipeline”: Exclusive TV Interview
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Feb 2023

15 Feb 2023 – When the Nord Stream pipelines carrying natural gas from Russia to Germany were damaged last September, U.S. officials were quick to suggest Russia had bombed its own pipelines. But according to a new report by the legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, it was the U.S. Navy that carried out the sabotage, with help from Norway. “The fear was Europe would walk away from the war,” he says.

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The Belmarsh Tribunals Demand Justice for Julian Assange
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jan 2023

26 Jan 2023 – The US government’s impulse to control information and manipulate public opinion to support war is deeply ingrained. The past twenty years ‘War on Terror’ is no exception. Sophisticated PR campaigns, a compliant mass media and the Pentagon’s pervasive propaganda machine all work together.

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Climate Change
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

19 Jan 2023 – The World Economic Forum has been discussing world problems for just about as long as ExxonMobil has been lying about climate change. Greenland just had its hottest decade in 1,000 years and that its massive ice sheet is rapidly melting, causing more sea level rise. Catastrophic climate disruption is here, and disruptors like Greta Thunberg are clearly not the ones who should be arrested.

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Brazil Has a New President, and a Renewed Chance to Save the Amazon
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

5 Jan 2023 – The victory in Brazil’s presidential race by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva may be one of the most momentous events in modern world history. Lula returned for a third term and has pledged to protect the Amazon and the indigenous communities that have long stewarded the forest.

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Qatar’s World Cup Is a Lavish Exercise in Sportswashing
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2022

1 Dec 2022 – Qatar’s treatment of foreign workers is a consequence of colonialism: The “kafala” system was the migrant labor governance structure put in place initially by British colonizers to preserve their own interests.

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World Cup in Qatar Is “Deadliest Major Sporting Event” in History, Built on a Decade of Forced Labor
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2022

21 Nov 2022 – A look into Qatar’s labor and human rights record. Minky Worden, of Human Rights Watch, describes how millions of poor migrant workers have faced deadly, forced labor conditions on the $2 billion infrastructure. By one count, 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar since 2010, when it was awarded the hosting of the games.

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Lost and Damaged: The UN’s COP27 Climate Summit
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Nov 2022

17 Nov 2022 – An estimated 30,000 people from around the world have descended on this Red Sea resort on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. The summit is hosted by Egypt, a dictatorship propped up by billions of dollars annually in military aid from the United States.

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The Myth of Normal”: Dr. Gabor Maté on Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Oct 2022

16 Sep 2022 – “The very values of a society are traumatizing for a lot of people,” says Maté. “Psychological trauma, woundedness, underlies much of what we call disease.” He also discusses how the healthcare system has harmfully promoted the “mechanization of birth” and how capitalism has fueled addiction and the rise of youth suicide rates.

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Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Policy & “West’s False Narrative” Stoking Tensions with Russia, China
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

30 Aug 2022 – We discuss Western hegemony and U.S. policy in Russia, Ukraine and China with Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs, whose new article is headlined “The West’s False Narrative About Russia and China.” Sachs says the bipartisan U.S. approach to foreign policy is “unaccountably dangerous and wrongheaded,” and warns the U.S. is creating “a recipe for yet another war” in East Asia.

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Howard Zinn at 100: the Enduring Legacy of the U.S. People’s Historian
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

24 Aug 2022 marked six months since Russia launched its war on Ukraine, with millions displaced and tens of thousands of civilians and soldiers killed. That same day marked the centennial of the late historian Howard Zinn’s birth. He was an author, professor, and anti-war activist.

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Assange Attorneys and Journalists Sue the CIA over Spying
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

18 Aug 2022 – “Journalists are allowed to request documents that have been stolen and to publish them.” So wrote U.S. federal Judge John Koeltl in a 2019 opinion dismissing a lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee against Julian Assange, Wikileaks and others.

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Mass Shootings: American Exceptionalism of the Worst Kind
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2022

26 May 2022 – A shocking number of U.S. mass shootings take place in schools. According to the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, there have been 2,054 school shootings in the United States since 1970, with 681 deaths. Canada has had a total of eight school shootings in about the same time frame, from 1975, with a total of 31 victims killed.

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Acclaimed Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Killed in Israeli Raid in West Bank
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

12 May 2022 – Shireen was a beloved journalist known for her tireless reporting on Palestine. As news of her death spread, crowds turned out in a spontaneous outpouring of anger and grief gathered outside her home in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers then raided the home in an act both pointless and cruel.

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Peace Now in Ukraine
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jan 2022

27 Jan 2022 – Is a Russian invasion of Ukraine imminent? At the heart of this avoidable catastrophe is Moscow’s concern over the ever-increasing U.S. military threat on its doorstep. Since the Soviet Union fell, the U.S, through its NATO allies, has pushed troops and arms closer to Russia. Grassroots movements must demand peace and diplomacy, now, before the outbreak of war.

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Stop Prosecuting the Press: Biden’s Persecution of Julian Assange
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jan 2022

6 Jan 2022 – Sadly, with its ongoing prosecution of the WikiLeaks founder, the Biden administration is leading the attack on journalism and strengthening the hand of would-be autocrats everywhere. Democracy is under assault. Biden must live up to his promise to support a free press and drop the prosecution of Julian Assange.

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[Nobel Peace Laureate] Desmond Tutu, Rest in Power
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jan 2022

29 Dec 2021 – Archbishop Desmond Tutu died the day after Christmas at the age of 90. The Nobel Peace laureate was a leader in the movement to overthrow apartheid, South Africa’s brutal system of racial segregation. He gave the Boston speech not long after St. Thomas University in Minneapolis/St. Paul rescinded an invitation to speak because of his unwavering solidarity with Palestinians.

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From AIDS to Omicron, Pharmaceutical Apartheid Hurts Us All
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Dec 2021

2 Dec 2021 – People over profit must be the guiding mantra as we soon enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without immediate action, we could well be dealing with COVID, just as we still battle AIDS, for the next forty years.

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As the World Burns, Glasgow’s COP26 Called a Failure
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Nov 2021

18 Nov 2021 – “We should call it the ‘Glasgow suicide pact’ for the poorest in the world,” Asad Rehman of the COP26 Coalition said. “It does not keep us below the 1.5 degree Celsius guard rail. In fact, it heads us closer to 3 degrees [C, or 5.4 degrees F]…They’re ramming through so many loopholes that it makes a mockery of these climate negotiations.”

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Like Locusts, Lobbyists Swarm COP26 in Glasgow
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

11 Nov 2021 – The UK’s strict visa requirements and its failure on promised pre-COP vaccination for attendees from nations with low vaccine availability have made this summit the whitest, most privileged COP in its 30-year history. Meanwhile, over 500 oil, gas and coal lobbyists have been given the red carpet treatment. If they were a nation, they would be the largest delegation at COP26.

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At UN Climate Summit, It’s People Power vs. Fossil Fuel Dinosaurs
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Nov 2021

4 Nov 2021 – The UK, hosting COP26 this year, has thrown up insurmountable entry barriers for many activists and observers. This will be the whitest and most privileged COP since the first in 1992, due to vaccine apartheid and obstructive visa requirements. An estimated 30,000 people have converged on Glasgow to attend the summit, and thousands of climate justice activists, mostly from Europe, are arriving to organize outside the summit compound, demanding action.

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Mansoor Adayfi: Detainee #441, Lost and Found at Guantánamo
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021

30 Sep 2021 – Yemeni-born Mansoor Adayfi, or “Detainee #441,” was held for 14 years, until 2016. He is now living in exile in Serbia, where the U.S. forced him to relocate despite having no connection to the country. Adayfi’s memoir has just been published. “I was sold to the CIA and was taken to the black site, where I was tortured for over two months.”

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Haitians Fleeing “Unacceptable Misery” Greeted by Whips and Shackles at U.S. Border
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

23 Sep 2021 – Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback whipping Haitian asylum seekers as they waded across the Rio Grande River into Texas shocked the world this week. After as many as 15,000 refugees arrived, sheltering under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, President Biden responded with an aggressive deportation campaign.

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The Spy Who Came in through Your Phone
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

16 Sep 2021 – A cybersecurity organization at the University of Toronto revealed the existence of a “zero-click” exploit that exposed 1.65 billion Apple iPhone and other devices to a complete and undetectable takeover by the spyware Pegasus, produced by NSO Group. Pegasus grants unlimited access to all of an infected device’s content: chat messages, emails, phone calls, control of microphone and camera, phone’s location in real time.

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From Kabul to the Rio Grande, the U.S. Creates Refugee Crises
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

26 Aug 2021 – The United States has long branded itself as a safe haven for refugees fleeing war and persecution abroad. It has a responsibility to provide a safe haven for refugees, from Afghanistan, Latin America, or elsewhere, and to cease interventions that fuel these crises and displace so many.

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The Pentagon Papers at 50: Press Freedom and Whistleblowers Still at Risk
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jun 2021

17 Jun 2021 -Legendary whistleblower Dan Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers fifty years ago, a courageous act of truth-telling for which he later faced life in prison. He hasn’t stopped since. Last May, just weeks after turning 90 years old, Ellsberg made yet another disclosure of classified national security information.

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The Lethal Nexus: Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

3 Jun 2021 – You know the United States is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic when the pace of mass shootings gets back to “normal.” As of June 2nd, there were 244 mass shootings in the U.S. this year. That’s one to two per day.

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A Coup in Burma: Did Military Seize Power to Avoid ICC Prosecution for Rohingya Genocide?
Amy Goodman and Maung Zarni | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

3 Feb 2021 – We speak with Maung Zarni, a Burmese dissident, about the military coup underway in Burma as de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been arrested. The coup unfolded hours before lawmakers were to take their seats in the opening of parliament. “The military decided that they could no longer play this democracy game with Aung San Suu Kyi,” says Zarni.

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Color, COVID and the Coup
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

14 Jan 2021 – People of color in the USA are more likely to die of gun violence and to contract COVID-19, and when they do, disproportionately suffer more serious consequences, including death. The violent white supremacist insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th put the ugly realities of racism and inequality in this country in stark relief. Trump’s departure from the Oval Office is only the first step.

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Climate Chaos amidst the Pandemic: 5 Years after Paris
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

17 Dec 2020 – It’s been five years since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed to avert global climate chaos. World leaders, though, are primarily focused on COVID-19 with over 1.6 million people worldwide dead and over 74 million reported. These twin crises demand a global, collective coordinated response, with equitable, free distribution of coronavirus vaccines and therapeutics, and a vigorous, just green recovery.

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After the Fall… What?
EnvisionPeaceMuseum | Johan Galtung & Amy Goodman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Oct 2020

Fascism or Blossoming after the Fall of the US Empire?
10 Jul 2012 – Prognosis/Prediction

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Johan Galtung on the Future of the USA: Fascism or Blossoming?
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Oct 2020

Prediction/Prognosis: 7 Jun 2010 – Prof. Galtung on his book, “Fall of the US-Empire: And Then What?”

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Julian Assange, and Press Freedom, on Trial in London
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Sep 2020

17 Sep 2020 – Press freedom itself is currently on trial in London, as Julian Assange fights extradition to the U.S. He faces 175 years in prison and his unjust imprisonment would serve as an example to anyone daring to publish leaked information critical of the U.S. government.

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Trump’s Rushed, Racist Vaccine Strategy Seeks Votes, Not a Cure
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

10 Sep 2020 – Under the World Health Organization, vaccine development is proceeding through a vast, global collaboration. Noticeably absent, however, is the United States. Here, President Donald Trump is intent on releasing a vaccine before the November election, placing his lust for power above the urgent demands of public health. Millions of Americans could be harmed if Trump forces the release of a vaccine before it’s proven to be safe and effective.

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Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource
Amy Goodman - Democracy NOW!, 23 Mar 2020

17 Mar 2020 –  A teenager’s website tracking coronavirus has become one of the most vital resources for people seeking accurate and updated numbers on the pandemic. The URL is nCoV2019.live. We speak with 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, a high school junior from Mercer Island outside Seattle, who started the site in late December, when coronavirus had not yet been detected outside of China. Now the site has been visited by tens of millions, from every country on Earth. It tracks deaths, numbers of cases locally and globally, and provides an interactive map, information on the disease, and a Twitter feed. The resource updates every minute or so, and pulls information from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and elsewhere.

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Let’s Give Thanks for Indigenous Resistance
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 2 Dec 2019

27 Nov 2019 – Thanksgiving is one of the great foundational myths of the United States, turning a single gathering of indigenous people in Massachusetts with English settler colonists in 1621 into one of the greatest whitewashes of genocide in world history. Even by that time, native people throughout the Western hemisphere had already suffered horrific violence for over a century, at the hands of Christopher Columbus and other European explorers intent on enslaving native people and exploiting the region’s vast resources.

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Trump’s Worst Impeachable Offense Hurts the Whole World–Climate
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 11 Nov 2019

7 Nov 2019 – You can run from the climate crisis, but you can’t hide. The climate crisis imperils the planet. It is impeachable denying it, the highest of high crimes and misdemeanors.

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A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 4 Nov 2019

31 Oct 2019 – Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces. Many share a fierce critique of capitalism. People are flooding the streets, globally, linking the movements against inequality with the fight for a just, sustainable world powered by renewable energy.

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Snowden Knows Exactly Why No One Wants to Be a Whistleblower
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 7 Oct 2019

3 Oct 2019 – Snowden became increasingly alarmed by the vast surveillance state that he was helping to build, but knew that, if he were to follow the formal channels for raising concerns, it wouldn’t end well. “NSA whistleblowers who did go through this process had their lives destroyed,” he said on “Democracy Now!” “They lost their careers, they lost their homes, in some cases they lost their families, because of the stress and retaliation and consequences they face.”

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Greta Thunberg, Frances Crowe and a Passing of the Torch
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 2 Sep 2019

29 Aug 2019 – Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, sailed into New York Harbor yesterday. The day before Greta’s arrival another activist ended a remarkable voyage. Frances Crowe, a lifelong peace activist, died at home at the age of 100. Frances Crowe, rest in power. Greta Thunberg, long may you carry the torch.

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Dead Man Walking: The Return of the Federal Death Penalty in the USA
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 19 Aug 2019

15 Aug 2019 – U.S. Attorney General William Barr said that the federal government would be resuming executions, with five scheduled in the coming months. This overturns an effective moratorium on the federal death penalty that has lasted over 16 years. Since 1973, over 160 wrongfully convicted people have been freed from death row.

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Child Separation & Prison Camps: China’s Campaign against Uyghur Muslims Is “Cultural Genocide”
Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

26 Jul 2019 – Chinese authorities have been accused of systematically separating Muslim children from their families in the far western region of Xinjiang. According to a new report commissioned by the BBC, China is rushing to build boarding schools where children, mostly from the Uyghur community, are deliberately removed from their families, as well as their language and culture.

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Trump Is Forcing Iran to Follow North Korea’s Dangerous Example
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 15 Jul 2019

4 Jul 2019 – With the United States openly gearing up for war with Iran, while actively seeking to empower Saudi Arabia with the technology it needs to develop its own nuclear weapons, is it any wonder that Iran has just announced it will begin amassing and enriching uranium again? Iran had been adhering to the terms of its multilateral nuclear deal, even after Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement.

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Abolish Migrant Child Jails Now
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 1 Jul 2019

27 Jun 2019 – Over 350 migrant children are jailed in filthy, unsafe conditions in Clint, Texas. In Florida, more than 2,000 unaccompanied minors are incarcerated in a for-profit detention center run by Caliburn. Trump’s former chief of staff Gen. John Kelly sits on its board. Debating the fate of jailed migrant children is important, but the life-and-death crisis that they have been thrown into demands immediate action.

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Animal Rights Activists: Cops Punish Protesters While Letting Corporations Off for Animal Torture
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 24 Jun 2019

6 Jun 2019 – Meet the Animal Rights Activists Facing Prison Time for Rescuing Ducks, Piglets from Factory Farms

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The U.S. Government’s Crusade against Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 17 Jun 2019

13 Jun 2019 – For the first time ever, a publisher is being prosecuted under the World War I-era Espionage Act. Julian Assange, co-founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, is facing 170 years in prison if he is extradited to the U.S. from the United Kingdom. The case could deal a monumental blow to the free press in the United States.

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Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 6 May 2019

Sachs writes, “American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuela’s economy and thereby lead to regime change. It’s a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people.”

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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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