Join Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman on the Main Stage Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1pm

From corporate influence in the 2012 election to the communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy; from the voices of Sensata Technologies workers in Illinois organizing against the outsourcing of their jobs to China, to the U.N. Climate Change Summit in Durban, South Africa, Democracy Now! presents people and perspectives rarely heard in the corporate media. Like this daily news hour, Goodman’s latest book, The Silenced Majority, written with Denis Moynihan, provides a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements shaping our society today. The book is ranking #11 on The New York Timesbestseller list.

Goodman is an award -winning investigative journalist, syndicated columnist, author, and host of Democracy Now!, which airs on more than 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide. Broadcasting 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, labeling of GMO foods, clean air and water, sustainable agriculture, and energy policy.

Recent interviews include:

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

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.

Author Michael Pollan on how California’s Proposition 37, which would require the labeling of many food items containing genetically modified ingredients, could galvanize the growing local food movement and spur a national conversation about GMO food safety.

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ABOUT AMY GOODMAN:
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, written with Denis Moynihan, debuted at #12 on The New York Times bestseller list. This timely sequel to her fourth 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.