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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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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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