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Democracy Now! A Celebration Of The Acclaimed News Program Democracy Now And The Extraordinary Heroes Who Have Moved Our Democracy Forward.In 1996 Amy Goodman Started A Radio Show Called Democracy Nowto Focus On The Issues That Are Underreported Or Ignored By Mainstream News Coverage Shortly After September 11, 2001, They Were Broadcasting On Television Every Weekday Today It Is The Only Public Media In The US That Airs Simultaneously On Satellite And Cable Television, Radio, And The Internet Now Amy And Her Journalist Brother, David, Share Stories Of The Progressive Heroes The Whistleblowers, The Organizers, The Protestors Who Have Brought About Remarkable, Often Invisible Change Over The Last Two Decades In Seismic Ways Rebellion Looks Back Over The Past Twenty Years Of Democracy Nowand Considers That As The Courts And Government Abdicate Their Responsibilities, It Has Fallen To Ordinary People To Hold The Powerful To Account Amy Gives Voice To These Leaderful, Not Leaderless, Movements The Countless Charismatic Leaders Who Are Taking To The Streets In Ferguson, Staten Island, Wall Street, And Other Places Where People Are Rising Up To Demand Justice This Is The Guiding Principle Of Democracy Now , Which Is Front And Center In The Powerful, Important Rebellion.

10 thoughts on “Democracy Now!

  1. says:

    Amy Goodman takes us on a twenty year journey through the perils and progress of activism for peace and justice throughout the world Some of the stories were quite familiar Chelsey then Bradley Manning s release of the Collateral Murder video to Wiki leaks via Julian Assange, Assange s exile, the Arab Spring inspired Occupy movement, Bree Newsome s lowering of the Confederate flag after the AME massacre in South Carolina Others I missed while I was working through my lower middle class American life, such as the Stonewall riots of 1969 that gave rise to the gay pride movement or the complicity of the American Pyschological Association in the design of torture methods at Abu Ghraib and Guantnamo In the last chapter of the book Goodman describes her own survival of the massacre by US backed Indonesian troops in East Timor in 1991, thus adding an extra punch to her ...

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    There s a reason I stopped reading books like this They re depressing and infuriating and they remind you of all of the many things wrong with the world It s good to stay informed but books like this are the reason SJWs value self care so much.

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    First, my credentials I am a somewhat lapsed activist who started listening to Democracy Now as a college student in 1998 I was present at the WTO demonstrations of 99 and the World Bank IMF protests a year later I was once an avid reader of Z Magazine and all things Noam Chomsky Therefore, I was a little disappointed that this book was no than a best hits of Democracy Now, something that Goodman insisted that it was not I was hoping for a bit insight into the work of journalists, especially the muckraking journalists who dare go where others do not There was a good bit of discussion about this at the beginning, but the book trailed off and morphed into recaps of historical events and social issues with which Democracy Now listen...

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    ARC for review TBP April 12, 2016I started listening to Democracy Now as my morning news program just a few months ago when I made WTSQ my go to radio station and I thoroughly enjoy its gritty, fly by the seat of your pants style of journalism although I have to admit that I m an idiot.I thought they were referencing an underwriter and saying The Warren Peace Report when they are actually saying The War and Peace Report When I came to this book I expected it to be a story about the genesis and building of the program, and while there s a bit of that, it s really of a snapshot of national and world events as of this moment it includes the Sanders run and Trump s attacks on minorities I would have enjoyed hearing a bit about the history of the program and a bit less about current events.What we do learn in 1996 Amy Goodman started Democracy Now to offer public broadcasting s only daily election new hours and it continues all these years later to provide a progressive focus on the issues that are underreported or ignored by mainstream news coverage specifically it continued to focus on the WTO protests in Seattle and found its mission there and I can attest that this is true I ve learned a lot about activists from all over the world from listening to Goodman s broadcast While chapter 1 deals with the shows origins the remaining chapters focus on the issues ...

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    It s good But the introduction was too long She could have taken some of the points she made there and added them to some of the chapters, that way it wouldn t have felt too repetitive The case for an alternative media or a reform within the traditional media is well established and one I whole heartily agree on The media as it is today is broken It bend the knee to fear and corporate interests, it is afraid to lay out fact...

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    Amy Goodman is such a great person, journalist, writer, speaker reporter The things she has been able to do for news reporting despite all the barriers that have gone up in front of her is incredible Listening to her speak in person about the different things she has experienced throughout her life as a journalist is amazing She was on the front lines for hundreds of events around the world being able to speak to them in a truthful manner is such an accomplish...

  7. says:

    Fantastic Moves quickly, but is very moving As depressing as some of the reporting can be, the rest is equally inspiring Democracy Now and Amy Goodman are National Treasures Like she says, independent media is the oxygen of democracy.

  8. says:

    Excellent book If you like the show you ll love reading about the behind the scenes stories.

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    Amy Goodman is the news anchor for my favorite independent news media, Democracy Now The organization hosts an hour daily program concerning world events and social justice with a diverse array of progressive guests from around the world who share their opinions, collaborate and debate together Goodman recently released a book, Democracy Now Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America, and I bought it right away.Through the book, Amy chronicles the past twenty years of hosting the progressive news program Her mission as a journalist is the cover the people being affected by the politics, not just the politicians themselves And she also always gives a microphone to the protesters in the street who have something to share Independent media is the oxygen of a democracy It is not brought to you by the oil or gas or coal companies when we talk about climate change It s not brought to you by the weapons manufacturers when we talk about war and peace It s not brought to you by the insurance industry or big pharma when we talk about health care, Goodman writes about 20 years of Democracy Now Though this independent media collaboration is not paid for by corporate sponsors, their ability to air their content on radio and public televi...

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    I m never quite sure whether to be heartened or discouraged by books like this On the one hand, the legendary journalist Amy Goodman provides countless examples of individuals who have stood up for democracy, freedom, and social justice and rebelled against both public and private institutions On the other hand, the broad range of issues she covers makes it clear that the fight against injustice is a never ending battle and that even after all the work that has been done by courageous journalists like herself and other dedicated activists, only a tiny dent has been made in the problems that face the country and the world Moreover, all the progress that has been made so far could easily be undone.If you watch Democracy Now regularly, you ve likely already heard the stories Goodman recounts in this book However, if you re like me, you ve probably forgotten certain stories and details I was most grateful to remember the words of Tomas Young, an veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq who was paralyzed by a sniper s bullet In his open letter to George W Bush and Dick Cheney, he writes with a poignancy that is both eloquent and chilling Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character And as sad as the story ultimately is, I was also glad to be reminded of the Nigerian activist Ken Saro Wiwa who was executed after he tried to stop petroleum f...

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