The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope
DescriptionIn 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 democracynow.org, 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.
October 09, 2012
5.5 X 1.1 X 8.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
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 thePodcasts," 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 oftenexcluded 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.
"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."