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Amy Goodman

Updated on November 27, 2012

Amy Goodman: The People's Journalist

Amy Goodman is a journalist, syndicated columnist and author.  She is known as the voice of progressive investigative reporting, and is perhaps most famously known as host of the radio program "Democracy Now", which airs on public and community radio stations and television stations across the country. 

Amy Goodman At Green Festival Chicago

Amy's Book: Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back

Torture. Kidnapping. Bogus wars. Illegal wiretapping. Propaganda. Spies in the newsrooms. Oil profiteers. Soldiers who won't fight. Mothers of fallen soldiers Who will.In Static, the bestselling brother-sister team of Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, and investigative journalist David Goodman takes on government liars, corporate profiteers, and the media that have acted as their cheerleaders. The authors cut through the official static to show the truth about war, torture, and government control of the media. Static breaks the sound barrier to present the voices of dissidents, activists, and others who are often frozen out of official debate.Read Static. Become informed. Fight back. Defend democracy.

Amy's Book: The Exception To The Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them

Now in paperback, the national bestseller that challenges the corporate and political hypocrisy that has silenced America n Exception to the Rulers, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman exposes the lies, corruption, and crimes of the power elite-an elite that is bolstered by large media conglomerates who obscure the truth. Her goal is 'to go where the silence is, to give voice to the silenced majority,' and she is fond of quoting Margaret Mead: 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.' This book informs and empowers people to act on that principle.

Amy's Book: Standing Up To The Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times

Standing Up to the Madness not only is a timely, inspiring, and even revolutionary look at who wields the greatest power in America--everyday people who take a chance and stand up for what they believe in--but also offers advice on what you can do to help.

Where are the millions marching in the streets to defend human rights, civil liberties, and racial justice? Where is the mass revulsion against the killing and torture being carried out in our name? Where are the environmentalists? Where is the peace movement?

The answer: They are everywhere.

The award-winning sister-brother team of Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, and investigative journalist David Goodman traveled the country to detail the ways in which grassroots activists have taken politics out of the hands of politicians. Standing Up to the Madness tells the stories of everyday citizens who have challenged the government and prevailed.

As the Bush administration has waged war abroad and at home, it has catalyzed a vast groundswell of political action. From African-American residents of deluged New Orleans who are fighting racism and City Hall to regain their homes; to four Connecticut librarians who refused to spy on their patrons, challenged the USA PATRIOT Act, and won; to a group of high school students who were barred from performing a play they wrote on the Iraq War based on letters from soldiers; to the first U.S. Army officer to publicly refuse orders to deploy to Iraq, charging that his duty as an officer is to refuse to fight in an illegal and immoral war, Standing Up to the Madness profiles citizens rising to extraordinary challenges. And, in the process, they are changing the way that politics is done, both now and in the future.

In communities around the United States, courageous individuals have taken leaps of faith to stop the madness. They could only hope that if they led, others would follow. That is how movements are born. What begins as one, eventually becomes many. In that tradition, the authors have included the ways in which any individual can take action and effect change.

NEW RELEASE: Breaking The Sound Barrier by Amy Goodman - Amy Goodman's new book is now available!

Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now!, breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects—the "experts" who, in Goodman's words, "know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong"—this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who've said "No" to Washington's wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out. Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the power that independent journalism can play in the struggle for a better world, one in which ordinary citizens are the true experts of their own lives and communities.

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I've read many of Amy Goodman's columns and sometimes catch her on the radio. It was great learning about the books she's written.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      Wow....this really makes you think! I really want to read the book now! Squid Angels are out and about in other neighbourhoods! Blessed By a passing Angel

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      dreaminglucid1 7 years ago

      I found this page after searching for the musical artist Beck on Squidoo, finding instead tons of Glenn Beck pages...I shuddered and hoped for an Amy Goodman page...luckily at least one person has made one...nice job!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Her artical, "Afghanistan, the war we can't afford" was absolutly right on the mark. I wish her philosophy on this was implanted in President Obama's brain and he would pull all our troops out of the Middle East.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Her artical, "Afghanistan, the war we can't afford" was absolutly right on the mark. I wish her philosophy on this was implanted in President Obama's brain and he would pull all our troops out of the Middle East.

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      poutine 8 years ago

      Thanks for the info on Amy Goodman.

      I'm a fan of her style.