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  • Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Red for Ed: The teachers’ red state revolt rolls on

    If you drive the southern route between Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, your halfway point will be Memphis, Tennessee. The route forms an arc, a shape …


  • Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Striking West Virginia teachers revive a proud labor heritage

    In West Virginia, striking public school teachers and staff celebrated a victory this week, inspiring educators outside their state to take action for better pay and working conditions. Their nine-day …


  • Amy Goodman: Student massacre survivors teach the country a lesson

    The National Rifle Association could have predicted yet another school shooting. But what it couldn’t predict was the immediate and unrelenting response of the student survivors.


  • Amy Goodman: Gun control after the Valentine’s Day massacre: Student survivors lead the way

    The Pentagon is in our public schools, recruiting students to the military. At its side is the NRA, putting guns into the hands of children.


  • Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: The Trump budget’s crushing cruelty

    Donald Trump’s proposed 2019 budget is a document of towering immorality, a wish list of extreme right-wing cuts to federal spending that would destroy a century of progressive legislative achievements.


  • Amy Goodman: Uber and Lyft, driving drivers into poverty and despair

    Uber and Lyft have avoided taxi insurance and safety regulations, and are undercutting established cab drivers to the point that one committed suicide recently, hoping to bring attention to his …


  • Amy Goodman: The Stateless of the Union: Trump’s war on immigrants

    President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. It was to be his clarion call to bipartisanship. Instead, under the guise of a compromise position …


  • Amy Goodman: Transgender Oscar nominee’s achievement steeped in sadness

    PARK CITY, Utah – Yance Ford has just made history. He has become the first transgender director to be nominated for an Academy Award. His documentary, “Strong Island” (hip-hop slang …


  • Amy Goodman: The fight to protect journalists

    President Donald Trump is being credited with achieving the first legislative accomplishment of his presidency, pushing the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” through Congress. He described it as “an incredible …


  • Amy Goodman: Michael Powell’s ‘war’ on net neutrality

    Michael Powell is the son of Gen. Colin Powell. The elder Powell knows a thing or two about war. He famously presented the case for invading Iraq to the United …


  • Amy Goodman: Sochi exposing Putin, IOC

    The Sochi Olympic Games are rightly highlighting the constellation of abuses that have become standard in Russia under Vladimir Putin. Most notably is intense, often violent homophobia, tacitly endorsed by …


  • ‘Don’t ask’ stakes are high

    “As we mark the end of America’s combat mission in Iraq,” President Barack Obama said this week, “a grateful America must pay tribute to all who served there.” He should …


  • Amy Goodman: Budget needs deficit doves

    Getting out of the red is the new black. Deficit hawks have swooped down on the U.S. budget. This week, they attacked unemployment benefits. Ultimately, they are going after Social …


  • Amy Goodman: Time for an information spill

    “Deep Spill 2” sounds like a sequel to a Hollywood thriller. Unfortunately, it is more of a reality show. “Deep Spill 2” is the name of an ambitious series of …


  • Amy Goodman: War needs cutoff, not PR

    “General Petraeus is a military man constantly at war with the facts,” began the MoveOn.org attack ad against Gen. David Petraeus back in 2007, after he had delivered a report …


  • Amy Goodman: Forum reflects new Detroit

    DETROIT – “I have a dream.” Ask anyone where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. first proclaimed those words, and the response will most likely be at the March on …


  • Amy Goodman: Torture tests neighborliness

    Federal authorities are investigating whether officials of the government south of the border participated in a citizen’s kidnapping and torture – Canadian authorities, that is, investigating the possible role of …


  • Amy Goodman: Anger in the Gulf growing

    NEW ORLEANS – The anger is palpable across the Mississippi Delta. As the Deepwater Horizon oil geyser, almost a mile underwater, continues unabated, the brunt of this, the largest environmental …


  • Amy Goodman: War teaches cruel lessons

    Abu Ghraib has nothing over Chicago. Forty years ago, Jon Burge returned from Vietnam, joined the Chicago Police Department and allegedly began torturing people. He rose in the ranks to …


  • Amy Goodman: Horne had pioneering voice

    Lena Horne died this week at the age of 92. More than just a brilliant singer and actress, she was a pioneering civil-rights activist, breaking racial barriers for generations of …


  • Amy Goodman: Big profits, bigger problems

    Less than a week after British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and unleashing what could be the worst industrial environmental disaster …


  • Amy Goodman: Arizona law provokes backlash

    Arizona was the only territory west of Texas to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy during the Civil War. A century later, it fought recognition of the Martin …


  • Amy Goodman: Attack issue from grass roots

    COCHABAMBA, Bolivia – Here in this small Andean nation of 10 million people, the glaciers are melting, threatening the water supply of the largest urban area in the country, El …


  • Amy Goodman: Obama’s war defies wisdom

    President Barack Obama has just returned from his first trip as commander in chief to Afghanistan. The U.S.-led invasion and occupation of that country is now in its ninth year, …


  • Amy Goodman: Water without transparency

    Mike Markham of Colorado has an explosive problem: His tap water catches fire. Markham demonstrates this in a new documentary, “Gasland,” which just won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury …


  • Debt relief a start for Haiti

    The tragedy of the Haitian earthquake continues to unfold, with slow delivery of aid, the horrific number of amputations performed out of desperate medical necessity, more than a million homeless, …


  • Zinn was a voice for civil rights

    Howard Zinn, legendary historian, author and activist, died last week at age 87. His most famous book is “A People’s History of the United States.” Zinn told me last May, …


  • Amy Goodman: It shouldn’t take a disaster

    Jean Montrevil was shackled, imprisoned, about to be sent to Haiti. It was Jan. 6, days before the earthquake that would devastate Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. …


  • Amy Goodman: Health care urgency lacking

    The media have been swamped with reports about the attempt to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day. When Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, now dubbed the “underwear bomber,” failed …


  • Amy Goodman: Climate justice isn’t charity

    COPENHAGEN – Denmark is the home of renowned children’s author Hans Christian Andersen. Copenhagen is dotted with historical spots where Andersen lived and wrote. “The Little Mermaid” was one of …