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2019's Right Livelihood laureates shine a bright light In dark days

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

STOCKHOLM -- Over 1,000 people packed into the historic Cirkus Arena in downtown Stockholm Wednesday night. It wasn't for the building's original purpose, an actual circus, or for a rock concert, which is one of the contemporary uses of the building. What drew this remarkable cross section of Swedish society, as well as people from around the ...Read more

Say her name: Ending the epidemic of transphobic violence

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

Transgender Day of Remembrance falls annually on Nov. 20. Gwendolyn Ann Smith launched the commemoration in 1999, to remember Rita Hester, murdered a year earlier, and Chanelle Pickett, murdered three years before that. "No one I spoke with then knew who Chanelle Pickett was," Smith reflected a dozen years later. "It seemed clear to me then that...Read more

Iowa and New Hampshire: not diverse enough to be first

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, and the Democratic Party even more so, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation, Iowa and New Hampshire. When we asked about this racial disparity at a presidential candidate forum that the "Democracy Now!" news hour co-...Read more


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