Breaking the Sound Barrier by Amy Goodman

Political Freedom

By Amy Goodman

"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of intriguing, informative, and probing analysis."—Noam Chomsky

"You can examine extra of the reality approximately Washington and the realm from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning speak exhibits. Make 12 months of Sunday speak exhibits. That's because Amy, as you'll find on each web page of this ebook, knows the severe query for reporters is how shut they're to the truth, now not how shut they're to power."—From the Preface by means of Bill Moyers

Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the day-by-day across the world broadcast radio and tv software Democracy Now!, breaks throughout the company media's lies, sound bites, and silence during this wide-ranging new choice of articles. in preference to the standard suspects—the "experts" who, in Goodman's phrases, "know so little approximately rather a lot, clarify the realm to us, and get it so wrong"—this available, energetic assortment permits the voices the company media exclude and forget about to be heard loud and transparent. From group organizers in New Orleans, to the brave American squaddies who have acknowledged "No" to Washington's wars, to the sufferers of torture and police violence, we're given the extreme chance to listen to usual humans status up and conversing out. Written with all the fierce intelligence and fervour for fact that thousands have come to anticipate from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the facility that autonomous journalism can play within the fight for a greater international, one within which usual electorate are the genuine specialists in their personal lives and communities.

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, writer and the host/executive manufacturer of Democracy Now! airing on approximately 800 stations around the world. Goodman is the 1st journalist to obtain the perfect Livelihood Award, well known because the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an leading edge version of actually self sustaining grassroots political journalism that brings to thousands of individuals the choice voices which are usually excluded by way of the mainstream media.". Goodman is the co-author together with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of 3 New York Times bestsellers: Standing as much as the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.

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Robert West, the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association at the time, approved the publication. ” As Beacon weathered subpoenas, FBI investigations of its bank accounts, and other chilling probes, Gravel attempted to extend his senatorial immunity to the publisher. S. Senate appeared before the court), but not without a strongly worded dissent from Justice William O. ” Which brings us to today. Sitting next to West and Gravel, Ellsberg repeated the plea that he is making in speeches all over the United States: The equivalent of the Pentagon Papers exist in safes all over Washington, not only in the Pentagon, but in the CIA, the State Department and elsewhere.

The painting, almost 30 feet wide, is a globally recognized depiction and artistic condemnation of war. Picasso shows the terror on the faces of people, the frightened animals. He shows the dead, the dying, the dismembered. A tapestry reproduction of it adorns the lobby outside of the United Nations Security Council. S. Secretary of State Colin Powell gave his major push for war at the United Nations—a speech he would later call a “blot” on his record—a blue curtain was drawn across the tapestry so that the image would not be the backdrop for press statements on the coming war.

She saw her husband burning. Carlos’ younger son, Brian, 16 years old, in Bangor, Maine, later saw the incident on television. This was the day he learned that the brother he loved and emulated was dead. Carlos suffered burns on more than one-quarter of his body. The physical healing was the easy part. It is the emotional healing that he pursues in his tireless and remarkable odyssey to end the war. To honor Alex’s memory, he has been crisscrossing the country, from Capitol Hill to Crawford, Texas, pulling a flag-draped coffin.

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