Tag Archives: Amy Goodman

Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala interviewed by Democracy Now

Prior to the Green Party national convention, Green Party candidate Jill Stein and her choice for VP Cheri Honkala were interviewed by Amy Goodman on the War and Peace Report on Democracy Now.

“We need big solutions, you know, not solutions around the margins. We really need to end unemployment. We need to put 25 million people back to work with good-paying jobs,” says presumptive presidential nominee Dr.

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Steven Higgs comments on Al Jazeera third party panel, on CounterPunch.org

Steven Higgs, the editor of the Bloomington Alternative, takes a critical look at the media’s lack of coverage of third party candidates, in light of a panel on Al Jazeera.  Here is the video on Al Jazeera and here is the full article.  One of the more interesting aspects of the panel, which Higgs focuses on, is who it consists of and how they interact:  Justice Party presidential candidate Rocky Anderson, Democracy Now!’s… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan on Democracy Now! tomorrow, Friday, March 19

Cindy Sheehan will be on the independent radio and television program Democracy Now! on Friday talking about her new project Camp OUT NOW, an encampment on the national mall, and the peace march on Saturday in Washington DC.  An email sent to supporters:

On the 7th tragic commemoration of the uneccessary invasion of Iraq, Cindy will be on Democracy, Now!… Read more ...

Canadian Green leader protests detention of Amy Goodman, an American journalist

Amy Goodman is the co-host and producer of Democracy Now!, which originated out of WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City, and is now a part of the wider, Pacifica Radio community. Amy Goodman is notable as a journalist who has been willing to interview independent and third party candidates such as Ralph Nader.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader on Democracy Now on Tuesday, June 2nd

This Tuesday, Ralph Nader appeared on the nationally broadcasted television and radio show Democracy Now!, hosted by Amy Goodman.  He appeared alongside Professor Harley Shaiken to discuss the bankruptcy of General Motors, and he briefly discussed his accusations of bribery against Terry McAuliffe, the leading candidate in the upcoming Democratic primary for governor of Virginia. … Read more ...

Two Presidential candidates confirmed for debate in DC on Thursday, October 23

Free and Equal, the group that originally planned to have an alternative Presidential debate in New York City on October 19, has now confirmed Ralph Nader and Chuck Baldwin for a debate on October 23 in DC.

Contact: Christina Tobin, 312-320-4101

This morning, Christina Tobin, Director of Free and Equal, announced an Independent/Third Party Presidential Debate, which will take place on Thursday evening at 9:00pm EST on October 23 in Washington DC at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.

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Another update on third party Presidential debate proposals

The following press release was sent to IPR from Free and Equal

Free & Equal Elections Coalition
230 E. Ohio St., Ste. 212
Chicago, IL 60611

Attn: Politics Editors, Campaign 2008 Editors, National Editor

Third Party Presidential Debate to Take Place on Thursday, October 23rd

Contact: Christina Tobin, 312-320-4101

The Independent/Third Party Presidential Debate to have been held in New York at Columbia University on Sunday Oct.

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Update on third party Presidential debate proposals

UPDATE @ 1706 Central Time

We received another call from Christopher Thrasher, quoted in the story below. There will not be a debate at Columbia University, and he is no longer with Free and Equal. He will be releasing a statement and providing details later.

An NY Times article quoted at

Free and Equal indicates that

Ralph Nader, who is on the ballot in 45 states as an independent candidate, has indicated he will show up (at the Free and Equal debate).

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Third Party Presidential debate: when and where, if at all?

Ballot Access News reports

The proposed Baldwin-McKinney-Nader debate that had been planned for Sunday evening, October 19, is very unlikely to happen. It seems that none of the candidates who were originally invited (including Bob Barr, and on a theoretical basis, the major party nominees) had really committed and really wanted to participate.

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Open Debates founder, and ‘No Debate’ author, George Farah on Democracy Now!

The founder and executive director of Open Debates – a sponsor of Thirdpartyticket.com‘s debate – and author of “No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates” was interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! today. You can watch the interview, or read the transcript, at Democracy Now!’s… Read more ...

Ralph Nader on Democracy Now: ‘Why is there need for a bailout?’

This morning, independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. The interview was about the Wall Street bailout, and it can be viewed or read at democracynow.org. A portion of the interview can also be read below:

AMY GOODMAN: Today, the President is holding an emergency summit at the White House with both John McCain and Barack Obama, as well as top leaders for Congress.

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Bob Barr on Democracy Now! from St. Paul

Amy Goodman, recently released from jail after being questionably arrested, interviewed Bob Barr on her show today. You can view it or read the transcript here. The interview is the last segment on the show. The rest of it features, among other reports, stories about Amy Goodman’s arrest and other protestors being abused.… Read more ...