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Amy Goodman: Howard Zinn (1922-2010)

The following is an excerpt from the transcript of a "Democracy Now!" tribute. AMY GOODMAN: We were reporting from the Sundance Film Festival when news came of Howard Zinn’s death on Wednesday, January 29 of a heart attack at the age of 87. Howard Zinn’s classic work A Peoples History of the United States changed Read more…

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Amy Goodman: Exception to the Rulers, III

  Two weeks after the 1991 massacre, the Indonesian military held two news conferences in Jakarta and announced that Allan and I were banned from returning to Indonesia or East Timor. They called us a threat to national security. Probably because we survived the massacre and talked about it. In November 1994, President Clinton was Read more…

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Amy Goodman: New Exception to the Rulers, Part 2

by land, and bombed East Timor. The carnage was unbelievable. The killing was massive in the first few days. Thousands of Timorese were killed. They would drag people out of their houses, bring down their families to the harbors, Dili, the capital of East Timor, and shoot people into the harbor as their family members Read more…

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Amy Goodman: Freeing the Media: The Exception to the Rulers

Amy Goodman   I wanted to talk about the idea of freeing the media. What happens in covering issues that the consensus defined by Washington and inside the beltway doesn’t agree with or does not want to cover. I’m going to talk a little about Mumia Abu-Jamal and my experiences trying to get his voice Read more…

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