PAC 8 News:
During this 2012 election season, Democracy Now!‘s Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan are on a national speaking tour to mark the 16th anniversary of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour and to launch their new book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope.
PAC 8 will host Goodman and Moynihan in a fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge.
Cost of the event is $15, which includes lunch (sandwich supplied by the Los Alamos Co-Op.) Otowi Station Bookstore will host a book signing of The Silenced Majority at the event; the price of the book is not included in luncheon cost.
Goodman and Moynihan began writing a weekly column, “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” for King Features Syndicate in 2006.
In their new book, The Silenced Majority, they provide a vivid record of the events, conflicts and social movements shaping our society today.
They give voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world.
Their writing and daily work at the grassroots public TV/radio news hour Democracy Now!, carried on more than 1,000 stations globally and at democracynow.org, casts in stark relief the stories of the silenced majority.
These stories are set against the backdrop of the mainstream media’s abject failure, with its small circle of pundits who know so little about so much, attempting to explain the world to us and getting it so wrong.
Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now! airing on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations in 35 countries.
She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the Alternative Nobel Prize for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.”
The Independent of London named Goodman and Democracy Now! “an inspiration” and pulsemedia.org placed her at the top of its 20 Top Global Media Figures.
Goodman is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including her latest, Breaking the Sound Barrier. She co-authored her first three bestsellers, Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers, with her brother, journalist David Goodman.
Moynihan, since helping co-found Democracy Now! as an independent production company in 2002, has participated in the organization’s growth, focusing primarily on distribution, infrastructure development, and coordinating complex live broadcasts from all continents (except Antarctica.)
He lives in Denver and is the founder of a new noncommercial, community radio station in Colorado’s high country.