Amy Goodman

Award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and host/executive producer of Democracy Now! www.democracynow.org

Vaccine Apartheid: If One Person Is Unprotected, We Are All Unprotected

“I’ve personally received more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine than 130 countries,” Dr. Craig Spencer writes, about the two vaccine shots he recently got as an emergency room doctor. In 2014, he contracted ebola while combating that epidemic in Guinea,…

The Biden/Harris Inauguration: When the Wall Becomes a Door

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris leapt into action after taking the oath of office on Wednesday. Biden signed 17 executive orders, dismantling many of Donald Trump’s signature policies. Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement and the World…

Color, COVID and the Coup

President Donald Trump’s second impeachment was swift and decisive, just one week after he incited a violent white supremacist mob attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer. Accounts of the insurrection from several…

Trump’s Insurrection Requires His Immediate Removal

Congress convened Wednesday to perform the largely ceremonial counting of Electoral College votes and to declare Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Donald Trump countered with a rally that he had been planning for weeks. “Big protest…

Trump Rightly Vetoes Pentagon Budget, for the Wrong Reasons

President Trump raised hackles in Congress last week with his veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Pentagon’s bloated budget is a $740 billion, 4500-page monstrosity that siphons vast amounts of the public’s scarce resources into what former…

Health Equity Should Drive Vaccine Distribution

The Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year, has passed, but the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic are likely still to come. COVID-19 has killed more than 320,000 people in the U.S., with almost 18 million cases. Deaths…

Climate Chaos Amidst the Pandemic: 5 Years After Paris

It’s been five years since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, defining the entirely voluntary, unenforceable plan to avert global climate chaos. “We are still not going in the right direction,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said this week, addressing…

The Case for a People’s Vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic, like a scab torn off a wound, has exposed systemic inequality and racism throughout our healthcare system. Now, the distribution of desperately needed vaccines is revealing even further the depths of inequity and immorality at the core…

Give Thanks to the Workers and Food to the Hungry

Lines. Lines at food pantries stretch block after block through urban neighborhoods. In suburban and rural America, lines of cars are miles long, as people suffering from hunger and food insecurity, many for the first time, wait hours for a…

Lost Causes, from the Confederacy to Trump

President Donald Trump has embarked on a lost cause akin to that embraced by Southerners after the Confederacy was crushed. That historical “Lost Cause” falsely posited that the U.S. Civil War was fought not to defend slavery, but, rather, to…

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