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The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope

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In 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 t ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published October 9th 2012 by Haymarket Books (first published September 11th 2012)
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Amy Goodman is a heroine of mine. I've been in awe of her investigative, truthful journalism for years and I'm an avid viewer of the Democracy Now! show. The Silenced Majority is a collection of her columns and short articles spanning the last five or so years split into sections such as 'Obama's Wars', 'Money in Politics', 'Climate Change', 'Wikileaks and the Crackdown on Dissent', 'Capital Punishment' and 'Stop The Violence' to name a few.

This book is a good one to dip in and out of if you wa
Omar Halabieh
Below are key excerpts from the book that I found particularly insightful:

1- "Ben Bagdikian - The media conglomerates are not the only industry whose owners have become monopolistic in the American economy. But media products are unique in one vital respect. They do not manufacture nuts and bolts: they manufacture a social and political world."

2- "Mohamed Nasheed - It's easy to beat a dictator, but it's not so easy to get rid of a dictatorship. The networks, the intricacies, the institutions and
Hadi M
I am a huge fan of democracy now! and I have been following their show consistently for about 4 years now. I thought that knew everything there was to know about recent event, but I was definitely wrong! Amy Goodman's courage is truly captivating, she explores into ALL (and I mean all) aspects of American life and politics and brings out the true story. The book was incredible and really made me think about the world we live in. I would recommend it to anyone who has the courage to find out abou ...more
The Silenced Majority. What a book. Amy Goodman being a veteran journalist sure knows how to bring news to her readers.

This book chronicles Goodman's writings from 2009 until 2012 on a variety of topics such as Occupy Wall Street, Veterans' suicide, the Afghan War, WikiLeaks, Gun control, police brutality, the Obama presidency and much more. In a way, it's a perfect recap of the major topics that have graced the news over the past couple years and really puts things in perspective. Especially wh
I would give this one 15 stars. Amy Goodman is one of my heroes. I have followed her work for years by radio and now on Democracy Now! I watch the days broadcast every evening without fail. I don't know how she does it but I am truly glad she does. This book is a gem and a must read for everyone. It is a collection of stories the author has worked on and is a sample of the fine journalism she has been engaged in for many years. If only there were many more like you Amy. Keep it up.
This book, like the radio program, is just the tip of the iceberg. It addresses many of the taboo topics swept under the rug: Afghanistan war, climate change, racism and more. My favorite chapter was "Luminaries", stories of hope and inspiration from brave people. "We need a strong, independent media, a media that serves the interest of the silenced majority." - Goodman and Moynihan
I didn't expect this to be a collection of columns--I thought it was going to be a more "traditional" book format--but it was very good. I went through it writing down many books, artists, activists, and historical events to look up.

Dang, though. I knew a bit about most of what she wrote about, but there's so much messed-up stuff going on...
Andrea Mules
as always, amy goodman does not disappoint. the essays are short and it's easy to read one right after the other, as well and read it in stolen moments throughout the day. i wish more people would read amy goodman's books and listen to democracy now.
I did not read all of every piece as I had read many of them when they were originally published but it is good overview of 2009-2012.
too disjointed, good message but didn't go in depth
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Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist and author.

A 1984 graduate of Harvard University, Goodman is best known as the principal host of Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now! program, where she has been described by the Los Angeles Times as "radio's voice of the disenfranchised left". Coverage of the peace and human rights movements — and support of the independent media —
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