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intro’d to here via this talk with Noam Chomsky and Jeremy Scahill – via democracy now:

Noam Chomsky (2013) Full Discussion with Jeremy Scahill and Amy Goodman

Published on May 24, 2013

Chomsky discusses the book “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield” with author Jeremy Scahill and Amy Goodman. Thanks to Democracy Now for this video.


a good intro to her perhaps:

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Amy co-founded Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report in 1996. Since then, Democracy Now! has been called “probably the most significant progressive news institution that has come around in some time” by professor and media critic Robert McChesney.


18 – movements are what matter

26 – on her arrest

28 – get out into the streets where uninvited guests are – we shouldn’t have to get a record when we put things on the record

32 – trading truth for access – when we are supposed to be holding those in power accountable

39:45 – just the facts – that’s all we have to do is show the facts (we built this – et al)

53:50 – all we need to do is open the microphone on the people – [what does Obama want to be remembered for – and butterflies know no borders, butterflies are free, et a]

55:50 – these are the voices that clearly need to be heard

1:00 – only security is to speak out (transparency the new currency)

1:13 – could you imagine for just one week – we saw the images of war – americans are a passionate people, they would see – war is not an answer..

[Amy – do you think there is a more hastening way to equity/peace?]

Published on Oct 3, 2012

Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now!” provides an alternative perspective on today’s media, politics, and current events. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television


the silenced majority

book links to amazon

In their new book, Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan provide a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements shaping our society today. They give voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world. Their writing and daily work at the grassroots public TV/radio news hour Democracy Now!, carried on more than a thousand stations globally and at, casts in stark relief the stories of the silenced majority. These stories are set against the backdrop of the mainstream media’s abject failure, with its small circle of pundits who know so little about so much, attempting to explain the world to us and getting it so wrong.


democracy now


independent media in a time of war and political elections.. film via thought maybe site featuring Amy (58:32)

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speech filmed 2003

amy was doing democracy now on ground zero sept 11 on sept 11 73 about 1000s of deaths in chile

7 min – the media – or suspect..? kids have to change their names..

10 min – secret airlifts to pakistan – 87 other men still deported. the procedure. oh my. the procedure immigrants must go through.

13 min – we are all in this together. 3000 people died in an instant.. terror for sure. but not the first terror. it united us with sept 11 through history.

16 min – tells of families that wrote letters that didn’t want the death of their family members were used to further war.. no.. not in our name..  families opposed to war. union square filled with thousands of pictures.. reminded amy of the pictures in argentina’s dirty war.. generals backed by u.s. the answer is a global community united against terror.

21 min – talking about hussain and kissinger.. kissinger for several million.. including timor.

[film made during bush administration]

24 min – what bush has for him is the money.. he is raising a load of money.. as the body count in iraq rises.. probably over 10000. c powell: we don’t count the enemy dead. amy: well i don’t count children my enemy. the overwhelming number of people that die in war are civilians.. the biggest power is the media. we must challenge the corp media..

26 min – going on for more than a year – but let’s just look at this year.. nytimes says they reached an all time low.. because of bush/blair affair.

just this last year: bush admin 2002 – michael franti 20000 people – andrew card (chief of staff): from a marketing pov you don’t roll out a new product in august; c rice – on board of chevron; blair/bush sept 2002 at camp david – sadam is about to get nuclear weapons.. only no report ever existed and no media ever challenged them on it; cheney on meet the press – shows nytimes about aluminum tubes.. attributed here properly..  congress needs the media.. and the media is doing it for them.. lies take lives. we have to hold mainstream media accountable. 600 reporters embedded with the troops.. and they continue be.. what about reporters embedded in peace movements around the world..?

35 min – amy on sally jessy rafael – during persian gulf war – whoa sally back off. i think these people are so insulated that it really does shock them to hear a different point of view.. why do people protest… because they are not invited in to a calm microphone.. women on military bases called amy after it aired.. and said.. we’d never heard this side before… they depend on media to tell it. if we don’t have those discussions we are doing a disservice to the service men and women of this country.

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bush and cheney have not been to 1 funeral of 1 serviceman – they are too busy doing fundraisers.. executive order that media can no longer show caskets.. aaron brown – on showing caskets… he said it’s tasteless.. not while war is on. 393 news casts on 4 major news stations.. only 3 were anti war.

illinois exonerating death row.. the mothers of men on death row.. i confess. i’m not guilty. i am tortured. mothers never gave up. so governor of illinois emptied death row. because of a movement..

i take hope from young activists.. around the world.

2002 – went back to e timor – 91 watched 250 timorese be gunned down – may 2002 i stood with 100000 timorese who celebrated their independence after 1/4 century of occupation/corruption

people know us as the sword.. providing weapons.. people also see people as uniting with them.. what we want to represent to the rest of the world..

we can make the decision..


short segment videos of Amy on main link:

on peer pressure..

follow your heart

on whistleblower..

speaking up is a very brave act – and somehow they must be protected


telling interview with Craig S Wilder


nov 2014 – on snowden, assange, et al

Amy Goodman on #Assange #Manning #Snowden #Obama and fake #US freedom of expression
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38 min – i believe it is dissent that will save us.. we have to ensure that people can safely express dissent

45 min – butterflies know no borders. butterflies are free.


nov 2015 – on interview w/Amy, Carl Hart, and 2 others – on heroin/addiction becoming presidential debate:

amy on the two white states running the political debate..

amy – on the success of injection sites.. only one in n america..


This is what makes Amy Goodman easily one of the country’s best interviewers.

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april 2016 – amy interviewed by tavis smiley – on 20 yr anniversay oof democracy now:


cure violence keri


standing rock – #nodapl

Amy facing prison for reporting on dakota pipeline should scare all of us


BREAKING: North Dakota judge REJECTS “riot” charges against Democracy Now! reporter Amy Goodman


the state’s attorney was attempting to stop journalism..

the public’s right to know is sacred.

beginning to understand where people come from.. that’s the beginning of peace


“The media can be the greatest force for peace on Earth. We can’t let it be used as a weapon of war”- Amy Goodman, @DemocracyNow. #IPDCtalks

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that understanding is the beginning of peace