If ever a paean to grassroots activism were needed, this would seem to be a time. As Bill Moyers expresses:
Amy Goodman doesn’t practice trickle-down journalism. She goes where the silence is, she breaks the sound barrier
She believes the media should be a sanctuary for dissent, the Underground Railroad tunneling beneath the plantation.
Amy and her brother David crisscrossed the U.S. to give voice to ordinary Americans doing battle with government indifference (New Orleans) or censored high-schoolers (Connecticut), or war-resisting American officers, and so on.