The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope

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In their new book, Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan provide a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements shaping our society today. They give voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world. Their writing and daily work at the grassroots public TV/radio news hour Democracy Now!, carried on more than a thousand stations globally and at, casts in stark relief the stories of the silenced majority. These stories are set ...
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In their new book, Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan provide a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements shaping our society today. They give voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world. Their writing and daily work at the grassroots public TV/radio news hour Democracy Now!, carried on more than a thousand stations globally and at, casts in stark relief the stories of the silenced majority. These stories are set against the backdrop of the mainstream media’s abject failure, with its small circle of pundits who know so little about so much, attempting to explain the world to us and getting it so wrong.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights.”
—Noam Chomsky

“Amy Goodman is not afraid to speak truth to power. She does it every day.”
—Susan Sarandon

“Crusading journalism at its best.”
—Arianna Huffington

“A towering progressive freedom fighter in the media and the world.”
—Cornel West

“What journalism should be: beholden to the interests of people, not power and profit.”
—Arundhati Roy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608462315
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 348,450
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, and the host/executive producer of Democracy Now!, a daily, independent news program airing on more than 800 television and radio stations. 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."

Denis Moynihan, since helping co-found Democracy Now! as an independent production company in 2002, he has participated in the organization’s growth, focusing primarily on distribution, infrastructure development, and coordinating complex live broadcasts from all continents (save Antarctica). He lives in Denver, and is the founder of a new noncommercial, community radio station in Colorado’s high country.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments XII

Foreword Michael Moore XIII

Introduction: Occupy the Media XV

Obama's Wars: A Tragedy in Three Acts Act I: The Wars Abroad 1

Let Us Not Become the Evil'We Deplore 2

The Tortured Logic Continues 4

The Obscenity of War 6

Broken Promises, Broken Laws, Broken Lives 8

September 11: A Day Without War 10

Torture in Iraq Continues, Unabated 12

War Should Be an Election Issue 14

Guantánamo at Ten: The Prisoner and the Prosecutor 16

The Afghan War's Nine Lives 18

Terror, Trauma, and the Endless Afghan War 20

Act II: The War on Veterans and Soldiers 23

Memorial Day: Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Stop the Wars 24

Veterans Say No to NATO 25

The War Condolences Obama Hasn't Sent 28

"The Comeback Kid" and the Kids Who Won't 30

Accomplish the Mission: Bring the Troops Home 32

Soldier Suicides and the Politics of Presidential Condolences 34

Lt. Choi Won't Lie for His Country 36

Why Did Obama Fire Dan Choi? 38

Act III: The War on the Public Treasury 41

We Can't Afford War 42

Deficit Doves 44

The Battle of the Budgets: New Fronts in the Afghan and Iraq Wars 46

War Is a Racket 48

War, Debt, and the President 50

Money in Politics 53

Big Money Clouds the Big Skies of Montana 54

It's One Person, One Vote, Not One Percent, One Vote 56

The Real Mad Men: Following the Money Behind TV Political Ads 58

Republicans Divided, Citizens United 60

Climate Change 63

New Light on Copenhagen Climate Talks 64

Trick or Treat for Climate Change 65

Take Me to Your Climate Leader 68

Copenhagen Climate Summit: The Empire's New Clothes 70

Climate Discord: From Hopenhagen to Nopenhagen 72

Cochabamba, the Water Wars and Climate Change 74

News at 11: How Climate Change Affects You 76

A Little Missed Sunshine 78

Cancún, Climate Change and WikiLeaks 80

Renewed Energy for Renewable Energy 82

Weiner's No Longfellow 84

Cry, the Beloved Climate 86

Listen to the People, Not the Polluters 88

Climate Apartheid 90

The Long, Hot March of Climate Change 93

Climate Change: "This Is Just the Beginning" 95

Dirty Energy 97

Obama's Nuclear Option 98

Cracking Down on Fracking 100

Massey Disaster Not Just Tragic, but Criminal 102

BP: Billionaire Polluter 104

In Memory of All That Is Lost 106

If Only Information Flowed as Freely as Oil 108

A Warning to the World 110

Japan's Meltdowns Demand New No-Nukes Thinking 112

From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Japan's Atomic Tragedies 114

D.C. Protests That Make Big Oil Quake 116

Keystone XL: Ring Around the Rose Garden 118

The Bipartisan Nuclear Bailout 120

Race, Racism, and the Myth of Post-Racial America 123

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Troy Anthony Davis, and the Twenty-First-Century Color Line 124

Van Jones and the Boycott of Glenn Beck 125

Holding Corporations Accountable for Apartheid Crimes 127

Boycotting Arizona's Racism 129

Alleged Chicago Torturer's Overdue Day in Court 131

Mosque-lssippi Burning 133

NYC's Jihad Against Debbie Almontaser 135

From Tuskegee to Guatemala via Nuremberg 137

A Tale of Two Sheriffs 139

Tucson, Juarez, and an Assault Weapons Ban 142

If You Can't Beat Them, Enjoin Them (From Voting) 144

Walking While Black: The Killing of Trayvon Martin 146

Black in White Plains: The Police Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain 148

Capital Punishment: The Machinery of Death 151

Troy Davis and the Meaning of "Actual Innocence" 152

Georgia and the U.S. Supreme Court: Tinkering with the Machinery of Death 153

Capital Punishment: One of America's Worst Crimes 156

Troy Davis and the Politics of Death 158

Troy Davis and the Machinery of Death 160

Wikileaks and the Crackdown on Dissent 163

WikiLeaks, War Crimes, and the Pinochet Principle 164

Bradley Manning and the Fog of War 166

Watch What You Tweet 168

Books, Not Bombs 170

Canada's Olympic Crackdown 172

Collateral Murder in Iraq 174

WikiLeaks' Afghan War Diary 176

FBI Raids and the Criminalization of Dissent 178

WikiLeaks and the End of U.S. "Diplomacy" 180

"Assangination": From Character Assassination to the Real Thing 182

President Obama's Christmas Gift to AT&T (and Comcast and Verizon) 184

Tony Kushner and the Angels of Dissent 186

Andrew Breitbart's "Electronic Brownshirts" 188

WikiLeaks, Wimbledon, and War 190

San Francisco Bay Area's BART Pulls a Mubarak 192

WikiLeaks vs. Stratfor: Pursue the Truth, Not Its Messenger 194

Obama's Military Is Spying on U.S. Peace Groups 197

The NSA Is Watching You 199

Uprisings: From the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street 201

The Pain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Plain (Folk) 202

Another World Is Possible, Another Detroit Is Happening 204

Egypt's Youth Will Not Be Silenced 206

Uprisings: From the Middle East to the Midwest 208

Barack Obama Must Speak Out on Bahrain Bloodshed 210

The Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Framing the Narrative 212

99 Percenters Occupy Wall Street 214

A New Bush Era or a Push Era? 215

The Arc of the Moral Universe, from Memphis to Wall Street 217

Globalizing Dissent, from Tahrir Square to Liberty Plaza 219

Call of Duty: Veterans Join the 99 Percent 222

The Brave New World of Occupy Wall Street 224

Pulling Accounts from the Unaccountable 226

The SOPA Blackout Protest Makes History 228

America's Pro-Choice Majority Speaks Out 230

A Movement Built by Dreamers 232

When Corporations Rule 235

Who Is Obama Playing Ball With? 236

When Banks Are the Robbers 237

When Corporations Choose Despots over Democracy 239

Policing the Prophets of Wall Street 241

Obama's Late Payment to Mortgage-Fraud Victims 244

Romney's 1% Nation Under God 246

New Obama Campaign Co-Chair: "The President Is Wrong" 248

Coal, Foreclosures, and Bank of America's "Extraordinary Event" 250

Rupert Murdoch Doesn't Eat Humble Pie 252

Undoing the Coups, from Haiti to Honduras 255

President Zelaya and the Audacity of Action 256

Tè Tremblé-The Haitian Earth Trembled 258

Let the Haitians In 260

Haiti, Forgive Us 262

Haiti, Six Months After the Earthquake 264

Aristide's Return to Haiti: A Long Night's Journey into Day 266

Hope and Resistance in Honduras 268

More News from the Unreported World 271

Obama in the Company of Killers 272

Failed War on Drugs: Fast, Furious, and Fueled by the U.S. 274

Forget Fear of Flying, Fear Airport Screening 276

Obama's Policies: The Real Scandal in Cartagena 278

Sick with Terror 280

Single-Payer Health Care: Vermont's Gentle Revolution 282

Domestic Violence: A Pre-Existing Condition? 283

Rich Media, Poor Democracy 285

Don't Ice Out Public Media 287

Luminaries 291

John Lewis: Across That Bridge, Again 292

The Man Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz 294

The Poetic Justice of Dennis Brutus 296

Howard Zinn: The People's Historian 298

Rachel Corrie's (Posthumous) Day in Court 300

Singing Lena Home's Praises 302

Eve Ensler: Bald, Brave, and Beautiful 304

The Health Insurance Industry's Vendetta Against Michael Moore 306

John le Carré: Calling Out the Traitors 308

Sundance and the Art of Democracy 310

9/11 Victim 0001: Father Mychal's Message 312

Stop the Violence 315

Sikh Killings: On Gun Laws, It's Bipartisan Consensus, Not Gridlock, That's the Problem 316

The Obama Administration Torpedoes the Arms Trade Treaty 318

Aurora Massacre: U.S. Gun Laws': Guilty by Reason of Insanity 320

75 Years Later, the Lessons of Guernica 322

Index 324

About the Authors 329

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