Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!

Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America

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Baker & Taylor
Discusses some of the most important topics covered by "Democracy Now!", including undocumented immigrants, climate change, and police brutality.

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Celebrates two decades of the acclaimed news program by looking back on the stories of the ordinary people who became progressive heroes and acted as whistleblowers, organizers and protesters to incite change over the past 20 years.

Simon and Schuster
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 Now! to 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 Now! and 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 ofDemocracy Now!, which is front and center in the powerful, important Rebellion.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2016
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781501123580
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Goodman, David 1959-


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Apr 12, 2016

Interesting book, worth reading but I admit to some strong suspicions concerning Ms. Goodman's reportage - - yes, she does have on the occasional David Talbot or Nomi Prins [although giving Ms. Prins far too short of time on air], and infrequently others, but frequently her show comes off as CNN Lite, reporting on the same banal stuff on a most superficial level.
An example of why I wonder how much those foundations' influence her: when WikiLeaks' Julian Assange was in the news with Sweden's [and that's the Swedish government - - there have been ZERO individual plaintiffs against him] extradition attempts, Goodman's show hosted the excellent Naomi Wolf, feminist author, arguing on Assange's behalf, and Jaclyn Friedman, an unkown supposed author and poet - - a self-described hardcore Lesbian who claimed to have been sexually assaulted as in college she went out on a drinking spree with the all-male college wrestling team and awokened to view a sleeping guy run his hand down her jean-clad leg?!?!
Friedman is published through Perseus Books, then owned by Perseus LLC, which was the listed business contact address for American Friends of Bilderberg, Inc. - - directors: David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, et al.
Goodman never mentions this stuff?

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