The Silenced Majority

Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope
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Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2012
Product Number: EB00648774
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781608462322
Publisher: Haymarket Books
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Description

The New York Times–bestselling collection of essays on the power of ordinary people to effect lasting change—from the host and cofounder of Democracy Now! 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 media reporting 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 work of ordinary people to change their media—and change the world. Praise for Amy Goodman "Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights." —Noam Chomsky, leading public intellectual and author of Hopes and Prospects "Amy Goodman is not afraid to speak truth to power. She does it every day." —Susan Sarandon, activist and actress "Crusading journalism at its best." —Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post "A towering progressive freedom fighter in the media and the world." —Cornel West, author of Race Matters "What journalism should be: beholden to the interests of people, not power and profit." —Arundhati Roy, author of The End of Imagination

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