The silenced majority : stories of uprisings, occupations, resistance, and hope / Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

Author(s): Goodman, Amy, 1957-
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Subjects: Social movements--History--21st century
Political activists--History--21st century
Mass media--Political aspects--History--21st century
Journalism--Political aspects--History--21st century
United States--Foreign relations--2009-
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2012
LC Classification: H, HN
Physical Description: xxi, 345 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Authors: Moynihan, Denis
Notes: LCCN: 2012038496
ISBN: 9781608462315 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1608462315 (pbk.)
Summary: ""Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis."-Noam Chomsky Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan began writing a weekly column, "Breaking the Sound Barrier," for King Features Syndicate in 2006. This timely new sequel to Goodman's New York Times bestseller of the same name gives voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power-and refusing to be silent. 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 power of ordinary people to change their media-and change the world. Amy Goodman is a multiple New York Times best-selling author and the host and executive producer of Democracy Now! a daily independent news program airing on more than one thousand television and radio stations. Time 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." Denis Moynihan, since helping co-found Democracy Now! as an independent production company in 2002, 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, Colorado. "-- Provided by publisher
Summary: "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 power of ordinary people to change their media--and change the world"-- Provided by publisher
Contents: Obama's wars: a tragedy in three acts. Act 1: the wars abroad ; Act 2: the war on veterans and soldiers ; Act 3: the war on the public treasury. -- Money in politics -- Climate change -- Dirty energy -- Race, racism, and the myth of post-racial America -- Capital punishment: the machinery of death -- Wikileaks and the crackdown on dissent -- Uprisings: from the Arab spring to occupy wall street -- When corporations rule -- More news from the unreported world -- Luminaries -- Stop the violence
OCLC Number: 783151670
ISBN/ISSN: 9781608462315
1608462315