Thursday, June 30, 2005

Where in the world is Amy Goodman? (Rosendale, NY tomorrow night)

Where in the world is Amy Goodman?


Amy Goodman in
Rosendale, NY:
Fri, July 1
The Meaning of Patriotism: A Benefit for Kids' Beat and Listen With Your Eyes
Rosendale Theater
Main St.
RosendaleTickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
For more information or to purchase advanced tickets,
Information also available via phone (845) 694-4287 or email*

Thursday July 7th
Amy Goodman in Monterey, CA:
TIME: 7:30 PM
Alliance for Community Media Conference
Monterey Conference Center
Stienbeck Forum
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
To purchase, call 831-333-1267
For more information, visit

Who is Amy Goodman? (Members stop rolling your eyes, we do get visitors.) Goodman is a journalist and the author of (with her brother David Goodman) Exception to the Rulers.

She hosts Democracy Now! Mondays through Fridays with Juan Gonzalez.

What is Democracy Now!? It's an hour long news program.

Democracy Now! airs on over 330 radio and TV stations, including Pacifica,
NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satelliteTV stations (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410;
DIRECTV: Link TV ch. 375); on the World Radio Network's European Service
and on the Community Broacasting Association of Australia service;
and the show also streams live M-F at 8am EST at

Democracy Now! is watch, listen or read meaning that by visiting the website you can read transcripts, or you can listen or you can watch. This includes not just the current episode. You can also access the acrchives.

Newest feature at Democracy Now! is the ability to listen or read each day's Headlines in Spanish.

Fri, July 1:
*Wal-Mart whistleblower sues over doctored factory inspection reports. We speak with
James Lynn's lawyer, author Liza Featherstone, and a Wal-Mart spokesperson.
*The Department of Labor suppressed documents revealing the true costs of CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement just approved by the House Ways and Means Committee. We speak with the International Labor Rights Fund and Congressmember Bernie Sanders.*
The first American-born mad cow is found in Waco, Texas. We'll speak with John Stauber of PR Watch and author of "Mad Cow USA."

Lastly, Amy Goodman was a guest on Aaron Brown's News Night (CNN) Tuesday, a wave of sanity in an ocean of Happy Talk. To read the transcript click here. Excerpt:

BROWN: We're joined now by Andrew Breitbart, formerly of the DrudgeReport, currently a contributor to the Huffington Post, and Amy Goodman,of Pacifica Radio, where she hosts "Democracy Now." It's good to see you both. Amy, you say that we need to pull the American troops out now, yesterday, not tomorrow, right now. What do you imagine would happen inIraq if we did that?
AMY GOODMAN, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: I think it's more important to look at what is happening in Iraq right now, today.
BROWN: What do you imagine would happen if we pulled out?
GOODMAN: Well, I think it can't be worse than what we're looking at right now. We are talking about now, I mean, your own reporters can't go outside of their hotels, the roads are all cut off outside Baghdad. In this month alone, you compare it to June, 2004, a year ago -- then, 42 U.S. soldiers were killed; now, it's about double that.
BROWN: So you think if actually -- if the Americans pulled out tomorrow, Iraq would be a safer place, a better place, a more stable place than it is now?
GOODMAN: I think the U.S. troops, the occupation is the magnet for the violence. It has become the target. And I think that has to be...
BROWN: And the jihadis would go home?
GOODMAN: ... removed.
BROWN: The jihadis would go home?
GOODMAN: I think that Iraqis need to be able to deal with their own country, and clearly, the occupation is the most serious irritant. It's even what people, the Iraqis voted for, when they made their decision in their election, they were voting for parties that were saying the occupation must end. I think Iraqis should be respected.

All the above is discussed in the daily Democracy Now! digest that you can sign up for at Democracy Now!

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