Shows featuring Juan Gonzalez

  • Despite Salary Caps, Treasury Approved Lucrative Exec Payouts at Dozens of Bailed-Out Firms Banking-button
    New York Daily News columnist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez reports the Treasury Department has approved payouts exceeding $5 million for 49 executives at firms that most benefited from the Wall Street bailout. The executives’ pay came despite the $500,000 salary cap established under the Troubled Asset...
    January 27, 2012 | Story
  • Native Americans Mark Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving: "We are not Vanishing, We Are Not Conquered"

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    The United American Indians of New England marked the 42nd National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass. on Nov. 24 as others celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. Democracy Now! was there, as Native speakers described the "suppressed" history of the holiday, the massacre of the Wampanoag and other indigenous peoples,...
    November 30, 2011 | Blog Post
  • "News for All the People": Juan González & Joseph Torres on the Epic Story of Race & the U.S. Media Splash_image20111013-2731-soia68-0
    After seven years of research, the groundbreaking new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media," examines how the media has played a pivotal role in perpetuating racist views in the United States. It recalls lives of the unsung pioneering black, Latino, Native American and...
    October 13, 2011 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez: Verizon Workers’ Strike "Most Important Labor Battle Going on Today" Splash_image20110818-20553-zaite-0
    Telecom giant Verizon has threatened to suspend benefits to 45,000 striking workers if they do not return to work at the end of the month. The strike was called after negotiations after Verizon sought to cut health and pension benefits and obtain more leeway to fire workers. The strike is "the most important labor battle...
    August 18, 2011 | Story
  • NLRB Orders New Election After Ruling SEIU , Kaiser Colluded to Influence Union Vote Jaun_play
    The National Labor Relations Board has recommended the cancellation of the results of an election last year between two unions to represent 43,000 employees in California’s largest hospital chain, Kaiser Permanente. The giant Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, beat out the much smaller breakaway National Union of...
    July 22, 2011 | Story
  • As Prosecutors Unseal Indictments in CityTime Scandal, Will Bloomberg Officials Be Next? Citytime_button
    Prosecutors have unsealed indictments against the company TechnoDyne and its founders in the CityTime payroll scandal in New York City, which was first exposed by Democracy Now!’s co-host Juan Gonzalez in his column for the New York Daily News. TechnoDyne executives face charges of paying millions in kickbacks to get CityTime...
    June 23, 2011 | Story
  • Obama to Make First Presidential Visit to Puerto Rico Since 1961 Puertorico_button
    President Barack Obama has announced he will visit Puerto Rico next month, fulfilling his 2008 campaign promise and making him the first U.S. president to visit to the island since John Kennedy’s trip almost 50 years ago. A task force recently called on the United States to resolve the issue of Puerto Rico’s statehood by...
    May 25, 2011 | Story
  • “Harvest of Empire”: New Book Exposes Latino History in America as Obama Campaigns for Latino Vote Juan_button
    President Obama’s trip to Puerto Rico was announced at a time when he is making a concerted push to win the Latino vote in 2012. Earlier this month, Obama gave a major address to a mostly Latino audience in El Paso, Texas, calling for immigration reform. Juan Gonzalez joins us to discuss the history of Latinos in the...
    May 25, 2011 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez Wins Prestigious Polk Award for Exposing "Biggest Scandal of Entire Bloomberg Era" Juanpolkaward
    Today Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez receives the George Polk Award for Commentary for his columns in the New York Daily News that exposed a major scandal of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s CityTime program. The move to a computerized payroll system was set to cost $60 million in 2000, but grew to cost $700...
    April 07, 2011 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez Wins 2010 George Polk Award for Exposing $80M CityTime Scandal Juan2
    Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez has won a George Polk Award for his columns in the New York Daily News exposing the scandal behind Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to create a new computerized payroll system called CityTime. Gonzalez’s reporting helped lead to the federal indictment of four consultants and two...
    February 24, 2011 | Story
  • Defiant Student Protesters Force Withdrawal of Puerto Rican Police from Restive Campus Puerto-rico
    Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has begun withdrawing the police occupation of the main University of Puerto Rico campus in San Juan after two months. SWAT teams and riot squads took over the campus in December following a massive student strike against fee hikes and privatization. Hundreds of students have been arrested,...
    February 17, 2011 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez: NYC CityTime Fraud Scheme "Biggest Scandal of Entire Bloomberg Era" Bloomberg
    Four consultants hired to eliminate waste and fraud in New York City’s municipal payroll were arrested last week on charges of stealing $80 million from city coffers. Democracy Now! co-host and New York Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez, who covered the story for the past year, calls it "the biggest scandal of the...
    December 23, 2010 | Story
  • As Senate Passes 9/11 Health Bill, Juan Gonzalez Notes Relative Absence of Key Figures Like Bush and Giuliani Bush911
    On the final day of the 111th Congress, the Senate passed a $4.3 billion package to help the 9/11 rescue workers who were sickened by the toxins at Ground Zero. Democracy Now! co-host and New York Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez, who first exposed what was happening to the Ground Zero workers, notes the "relative...
    December 23, 2010 | Story
  • New York City Consultants Charged in $80M Waste, Fraud Scheme Juan-g
    Four consultants hired to eliminate waste and fraud in New York City’s municipal payroll have been arrested on charges of stealing $80 million from city coffers. Democracy Now! co-host and New York Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez was the first to reveal waste and bloat at New York’s "CityTime" payroll...
    December 16, 2010 | Story
  • Puerto Rico Marks 60th Anniversary of Jayuya Uprising Jayuya
    October 30 is the sixtieth anniversary of the 1950 Independence Revolt in Puerto Rico by the island’s Nationalist Party. It marked the most significant attempt at armed revolution in Puerto Rico since the late nineteenth century. Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez, who’s written extensively on the uprising,...
    October 29, 2010 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez: Controversial Evaluations System Will Unfairly Target New York Teachers _america_schools_juan
    In his latest column, Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez says New York Schools Chancellor Joel Klein’s plan to release 12,000 teacher data reports will unfairly tarnish city teachers. Klein’s ratings system, Gonzalez writes, "is one dimensional, the raw data is unverified, and even the people who designed...
    October 22, 2010 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez Remembers Puerto Rican Analyst Juan Manuel García-Passalacqua Juan-jmgp
    The well-known Puerto Rican attorney, political analyst and historian Juan Manuel García-Passalacqua has died at the age of seventy-three. After his death on Friday, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño declared three days of mourning. Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez, who has known Passalacqua for many years, talks about...
    July 08, 2010 | Story
  • Following Community Protests, Bank of America Backs Down from Foreclosing on Disabled Bronx Homeowner Eddahouse_web
    Democracy Now! co-host and New York Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez reports on the case of Edda Lopez-Lennards, who faced the loss of her Bronx home after the bailed-out Bank of America drastically raised her monthly mortgage payments. Bank of America backed down this week after coming under heavy community protest....
    June 18, 2010 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez: Big Banks Making a Bundle on New Construction as Schools Bear the Cost Charter-school
    "Wealthy investors and major banks have been making windfall profits by using a little-known federal tax break to finance new charter-school construction," Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez write in the New York Daily News. "The program, the New Markets Tax Credit, is so lucrative that a lender who uses it...
    May 07, 2010 | Story
  • Immigration Advocates Rise Up in Anger over Arizona Law Stophate
    "Public furor is mounting across the nation over Arizona’s new 'show me your papers or go to jail' immigration law," writes Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez in his New York Daily News column. "Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder said he may step in to challenge the new law, which permits...
    April 28, 2010 | Story