Breaking the Sound Barrier

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
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" Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis."-- Noam Chomsky". You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from "one week of Amy Goodman 's" Democracy Now! -- than from a month of Sunday- morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power." - From the Preface by Bill Moyers Amy Goodman , award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now!, breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects-- the "experts" who, in Goodman's words, "know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong"-- this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who've said "No" to Washington's wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out. Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the power that independent journalism can play in the struggle for a better world, one in which ordinary citizens are the true experts of their own lives and communities. Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host/executive producer of Democracy Now! airing on nearly 800 stations worldwide. 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.". Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman , of three New York Times bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers .

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introduction: Beyond The Nine-Second Sound Bitep. 1
The Art of War and Deceptionp. 7
Resistance To War Cannot Be Jailedp. 10
Clinton To Antiwar Voters: Bring 'EM Onp. 13
Carlos Arredondo Exploding into Actionp. 16
Hang Up on War: Claim Your Telephone Tax Rebatep. 19
War And Censorship at Wilton High Schoolp. 22
The Time Is Right for New Pentagon Papersp. 25
The Uncounted Casualties of Warp. 28
Winter Soldier Marches Againp. 31
Body Of Warp. 34
Whistle-Blower Points Target List in U.S. Attack on Hotelp. 36
Threats, Lies, And Audiotapep. 39
Invasion Of the Sea-Smurfsp. 42
Obama's Afghan Trapp. 45
Obama's Coalition Of the Unwillingp. 48
Climate Change
Global Warring, Global Warming, Global Warningp. 53
Mckibben: Hold Politicians' Feet to the Firep. 56
From Oil Wars to Water Warsp. 59
Weather Reports Are Missing the Storyp. 62
Don't Drink The Nuclear Kool-Aidp. 65
Lessons Of the Exxon Valdezp. 68
Rumsfeld's Mount Miseryp. 73
Up To Democrats To Investigate Torturep. 76
Hypocritical Oath: Psychologists And Torturep. 79
High School Students Teach the President a Lesson about Torturep. 82
Psychologists In Denial about Torturep. 85
A Vote for Mukasey Is a Vote for Torturep. 88
Surviving A Cia ˘Black Site÷p. 91
Taxi To the Dark Sidep. 94
A Torture Debate among Healersp. 97
Torturers should Be Punishedp. 100
Health Care
Sicko: Michael Moore's Prescription For Changep. 105
Children's Health Care Is A No-Brainerp. 108
For Whom the Bell's Palsy Tollsp. 111
Nothing To Fear but No Health Carep. 114
Toxins ˘R÷ Usp. 117
Put Single-Payer on the Tablep. 120
Baucus' Raucous Caucusp. 123
Congre$$ Heal Thyselfp. 126
Health Insurance Whistle-Blower Knows Where the Bodies Are Buriedp. 129
Global Economic Meltdown
Ticker Tape Ain't Spaghettip. 133
Wall Street Socialistsp. 136
Workers Laid Off, Executives Paid Off, Bernard Madoffp. 139
Too Big To Fail, Too Big To Jailp. 142
Produce The Notep. 145
Death In Oaxacap. 151
Shooting The Messenger Is A War Crimep. 154
Nab-Bing The Electionp. 157
Cbs Silences General Dissentp. 160
The Dubious Mr. Dobbsp. 163
The Fcc's Christmas Gift To Big Mediap. 166
The Broadcasters' Big Paydayp. 169
The U.S. War on Journalistsp. 172
Why We Were Falsely Arrestedp. 175
Pacifica Radio at 60: A Sanctuary For Dissentp. 178
Yoo's Views Make Philly Newsp. 181
News From the Unreported World
Timor: Bush Has a Chance to Hold Terrorists Accountablep. 187
Ask Kissinger about Pinochetp. 190
Chiquita's Slipping Appealp. 193
Global Consensus, Not Global Conquestp. 196
Chevron's Pipeline Is the Burmese Regime's Lifelinep. 199
Congo: The Invisible Warp. 202
Colombia: Celebrate the Release, Not The Regimep. 205
Chevron, Shell, And the True Cost of Oilp. 208
The Free Market's Marked Menp. 211
Undo The Coupp. 214
Grassroots Activism
From The Bayou To Baghdad: Mission Accomplished?p. 219
Time Is Running out for Brother and Sisterp. 222
The Orangeburg Massacrep. 225
Don't Cage Dissentp. 228
A Tale of Two Nobel Nationsp. 231
Bush and the Monkey Wrench Guy or: One Man's Bid to Aid the Environmentp. 234
Seattle's Lessons for Londonp. 237
Disclosure Of ˘Secrets÷ in The '70S Didn't Destroy The Nationp. 240
Two Standards of Detentionp. 243
Obama's Military Is Spying on U.S. Peace Groupsp. 246
New Vermont Senator Not Standard Farep. 251
Not All Is Debated in Love and Warp. 254
Millions Without a Voicep. 257
As Goes Vermontp. 260
Who's Paying For The Conventions?p. 262
˘It's A Global Election÷p. 265
Poverty is The Real Scandalp. 268
The Party Policep. 271
Open The Debatesp. 274
Who Gets To Vote?p. 277
Election Protectionp. 280
Obama Strikes a Chord with a Disaffected Republicanp. 285
It's Not the Man, It's The Movementp. 288
Change Big Donors Can Believe Inp. 291
Organizer In Chiefp. 294
President Obama Can Redeem the White Housep. 297
Chevron In the White Housep. 300
A Long Train Ridep. 303
U.S. Muslims Still Under Siegep. 306
Free Speech vs. Surveillance in the Digital Agep. 309
King's Message: Stop the War, Help the Poorp. 315
Bang Pots and Pans for Molly Ivinsp. 318
Harry Belafonte; The Lion At 80p. 321
Howard Z1Nn: Dissent Can Sometimes be The Best Form of Patriotismp. 324
Clarence Kail1N: Voices From the Spanish Civil Warp. 327
Jimmy Carter: Tear Down That Wallp. 330
John Lennon: Imagine Peace-A Ray of Light in Dark Timesp. 333
Studs Terkel: Curiosity Didn't Kill This Catp. 336
Yuri Kochiyama: Lessons Of Internmentp. 339
Martin Luther King Jr.: where Do We Go From Here?p. 342
Utah Phillips Has Left the Stagep. 345
Evo Morales: A View from the Southp. 348
Tutu, Obama, And the Middle Eastp. 351
Pete Seeger Carries Us Onp. 354
Dr. George Tiller Didn't Have To Diep. 357
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: the 21St-Century Color Linep. 360
Kiefer Sutherland's Grandfather, Tommy Douglas: health Care Reform Needs an Action Herop. 362
Acknowledgmentsp. 365
Indexp. 367
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