Peace Activists Confront Amy Goodman on Biased Syria Coverage

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About the Author
 Daniel Borgström is a former U.S. Marine, a Dissident Voice and CounterPunch writer, and a member of Veterans for Peace-East Bay, Chapter 162. He can be reached at  Ann Garrison is an independent journalist based in Oakland California. In 2014, she received the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for her reporting on conflict in the African Great Lakes region. She can be reached at @AnnGarrison.  

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And why did you enlist back in 1959? The short answer is: there was no KPFA or Pacifica affiliate station where I grew up in the Puget Sound area of Washington. “We have to defend the country against Communism!” That’s what I grew up hearing, constantly. Nobody questioned that. They described Communism as really awful — SURVEILLANCE STATES. What they described was pretty much like the surveillance state we live in today here in the US, and that was what I joined the USMC to defend our country against.


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2 thoughts on “Peace Activists Confront Amy Goodman on Biased Syria Coverage

  1. Amy Goodman lost my attention a number of years ago… when I realized that not once has she ever aired a story about the plight of animals, especially those labeled as food animals. The only time she mentions factory farms is when the pollute the air or water of humans close to the center of hideous, unbridled cruelty. She eats meat, wears leather, but probably not fur because it doesn’t fit with her goody goody image…. too elitist. The only time I can recall a story on animals was when a warrant was issued for the arrest of the head of Sea Shepherd because he came too close to a sharks fin operation. It is always about humans for her…. her lack of empathy for the terrible suffering of animals leads me to believe that her compassion is only skin deep… rather than profound and all encompassing.

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