The Silenced Majority

The Silenced Majority

Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Provides a record of the current events, conflicts, and social movements shaping society today, sharing stories of global civil disobedience that have been ignored by mainstream media outlets.

Perseus Publishing
Goodman and Moynihan take an anti-establishment stance and get to the heart of today's critical news stories and political events.

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 than a thousand stations globally and at, 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.

Book News
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan of Democracy Now, a left-wing news organ with both television- and radio-presence, present dozens of cases of "journalism for (and by) the 99 percent." They cover mostly recent history, organizing their short (2-4 page) essays into 15 thematic sections. They consider "Obama's Wars" in three acts, focusing on the wars abroad, the war on service-members, and the war on the public treasury. They take on money in politics, climate change, dirty energy, and the myth of post-racial America. They oppose capital punishment and the crackdown on dissent in the last several years. They offer news from the unreported world, including the popular struggles in Haiti and Honduras. Naturally, they devote a whole section to the uprisings for 2011, from Occupy to the Arab Spring. They include a special section on who they call "luminaries," including figures like John Lewis, Howard Zinn, Eve Ensler, and Lena Horne. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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""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 mediareporting 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. "--

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781608462315
Branch Call Number: 323.04 G621s 2012
Characteristics: xxi, 345 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Moynihan, Denis


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