Leading Progressive Journalist and Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman to Broadcast Live from Civil Society Conference on Women’s Power to Stop War

April 7, 2015

Host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman, will be broadcasting live from the oldest women’s peace organisation’s 100 year anniversary conference, named Women’s Power to Stop War.

Amy Goodman is a leading progressive journalist as well as host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news programme airing on over 1,300 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press.

Goodman has co-authored five New York Times bestsellers and has received numerous awards for her work. 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.”

To celebrate its 100 year anniversary, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is hosting a conference on Women’s Power to Stop War. Goodman will be hosting live Democracy Now! broadcasts from the conference, as well as moderating the opening plenary, which will introduce the journey of the Conference and the role we must play together in establishing permanent peace.

“In the last 100 years, women working for peace and freedom have made an important difference in the global balance of war and peace, life and death,” says Goodman. “Through activism, organising, solidarity and with immense courage, the women of WILPF made the most noble struggle – the struggle for peace – central to their work and their lives. All too often, the corporate, so-called mainstream media denigrates peace activists, if they pay attention to them at all. But social movements, like the ones that WILPF has helped nurture over the past century, are what make history. That is why Democracy Now! is covering WILPF’s 100th Anniversary and the Women’s Power to Stop War Conference.”

The Conference is supported by organisations like Madre and Action Aid, and is aimed at coming up with a new, holistic peacebuilding agenda for the 21st century.

Alongside Democracy Now!’s live broadcast, WILPF will broadcast the Conference in its entirety in partnership with Voice Republic. Listeners are not just invited to listen to talks and debates, but also to talk to each other and get involved. The live streaming will begin at 10 a.m. CET on Monday, 27 April at http://bit.ly/1GjUiQr.

A picture of Amy Goodman can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/1DZrYRF

Registration for the Conference is now open at www.womenstopwar.org. 

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