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By Amy Goodman

"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of fascinating, informative, and probing analysis."—Noam Chomsky

"You can examine extra of the reality approximately Washington and the realm from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning speak exhibits. Make yr of Sunday speak indicates. That's because Amy, as you can find on each web page of this booklet, knows the serious query for reporters is how shut they're to the truth, now not how shut they're to power."—From the Preface by way of Bill Moyers

Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the day-by-day the world over broadcast radio and tv application Democracy Now!, breaks during the company media's lies, sound bites, and silence during this wide-ranging new number of articles. instead of the standard suspects—the "experts" who, in Goodman's phrases, "know so little approximately quite a bit, clarify the area to us, and get it so wrong"—this available, full of life assortment permits the voices the company media exclude and forget about to be heard loud and transparent. From group organizers in New Orleans, to the brave American squaddies who have acknowledged "No" to Washington's wars, to the sufferers of torture and police violence, we're given the extreme chance to listen to traditional humans status up and conversing out. Written with the entire fierce intelligence and keenness for fact that thousands have come to anticipate from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the facility that self sufficient journalism can play within the fight for a greater global, one during which traditional voters are the genuine specialists in their personal lives and communities.

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, writer and the host/executive manufacturer of Democracy Now! airing on approximately 800 stations around the world. Goodman is the 1st journalist to obtain the best Livelihood Award, widely recognized because the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an cutting edge version of actually self reliant grassroots political journalism that brings to hundreds of thousands of individuals the choice voices which are usually excluded via the mainstream media.". Goodman is the co-author together with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of 3 New York Times bestsellers: Standing as much as the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.

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Amy Goodman goes where angels fear to tread. Beaten by Indonesian troops while she and a colleague—also beaten—were covering East Timor’s fight for independence. Hiking dangerous African deltas to get to the bottom of Chevron Oil’s collusion with the Nigerian military. Or closer to home, in New Orleans or Appalachia or facing down the police when her colleagues were arrested in Minneapolis during the 2008 Republican National Convention (they threw her in the slammer, too). Through her reporting, we hear from people who scarcely exist in news covered by the corporate-owned press.

They would say no—war is not an answer to conflict in the twenty-first century. The debate now in vogue is whether Iraq is in a civil war. Sectarian violence on a mass scale is acknowledged all around: Gone are the harangues that the media are not covering the “positive stories” or the “good news”—there simply is no good news in Iraq. The Iraqi Ministry of Health estimated that 150,000 Iraqis have died since the invasion. An October medical journal article estimated the civilian death toll as somewhere near 655,000.

The Times fought the injunction, and won in the Supreme Court case New York Times Co. v. United States. Following that decision, the Washington Post also began running excerpts. Ellsberg gave the Pentagon Papers to the Post on the condition that one of its editors, Ben Bagdikian, deliver a copy to Gravel. ” Gravel pulled his car up to Bagdikian’s, the two opened their trunks, and Gravel heaved the boxes personally, worried that only he could claim senatorial immunity should they get caught with the leaked documents.

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