Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman Speaks on Main Stage at DC Green Festival - Saturday Sept. 29, 1 pm

Goodman’s latest book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, written with Denis Moynihan, provides a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements shaping our society today. The Silenced Majority pulls back the veil of corporate media reporting to dig deep into the politics of “climate apartheid,” the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the movement to halt the execution of Troy Anthony Davis, and the globalization of dissent from Tahrir Square to Liberty Plaza. Throughout Goodman and Moynihan show the work of ordinary people to change their media — and change the world.

Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and host of the daily, independent global news hour, Democracy Now!, which airs on more than 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide.  A driving force in the movement to rebuild the public media landscape, Democracy Now! presents people and perspectives rarely heard in the corporate media — from the corporate influence in the 2012 election, to the United Nations COP 17 Climate Change Summit in Durban, South Africa, from U.S. wars abroad and a crackdown on dissent and whistleblowers at home, to the front lines of social change during the Chicago teachers’ strike to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

amy_goodman_gfBroadcasting from the first LEED-platinum certified studios in the country, Democracy Now! reports on a variety of environmental issues including climate change, natural gas fracking, clean air and water, sustainable agriculture, and energy policy. Recent interviews include:

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo live on the telephone as he and others were drenched by water cannons while protesting on an oil-drilling rig in the Arctic Ocean.

Award-winning journalist Chris Hedges discussing “sacrifice zones,” or areas in the United States where natural resources have been exploited, pollution dumped, and communities left to deal with what remains.

Leading environmental activist Bill McKibben of 350.org discusses latest news on climate change and grassroots efforts to push a sustainable energy policy.

In June, we talked to 17-year-old environmental activist Brittany Trilford of Wellington, New Zealand, who addressed the heads of state at the opening plenary of the Rio+20 U.N. Earth Summit, the largest United Nations gathering ever. "We are all aware that time is ticking, and we are quickly running out," Trilford said.

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Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, an independent, global weekday award-winning news program airing on more than 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.” She is the first co-recipient of the Park Center for Independent Media’s Izzy Award, named for the great muckraking journalist I.F. Stone. The Independent of London called Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! "an inspiration"; PULSE named her one of the 20 Top Global Media Figures of 2009.

Goodman’s fifth book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, is written with Denis Moynihan. This timely sequel to her fourth New York Times bestseller, Breaking the Sound Barrier, gives voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power—and refusing to be silent. She co-authored the first three bestsellers with her brother, journalist David Goodman: Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008), Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back (2006) and The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004). She writes a weekly column (also produced as an audio podcast) syndicated by King Features, for which she was recognized in 2007 with the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting.