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Shows featuring Juan Gonzalez

  • 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
  • House Vote on Puerto Rico’s Status Divides Hispanic Lawmakers Puerto-rico-flag
    The House is set to vote on a measure Thursday which could lead to Puerto Ricans casting a ballot in a referendum about whether they want to change the territory’s status with the US. [includes rush transcript]
    April 28, 2010 | Story
  • Jailed Whistleblower: US Lawmakers Held Offshore UBS Accounts Birkenfeld_web_ok
    Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez discusses his interview with UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld one day after Birkenfield’s Tax Day clemency request to President Obama. Birkenfeld is serving a forty-month sentence despite playing a key role in exposing the biggest tax evasion scheme in US history. [includes rush...
    April 16, 2010 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez: NY Pays 230 "Consultants" $722M Per Year for Computer Project 7 Years Behind Schedule Juan-amy
    In a cover story for the New York Daily News, Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez reports New York City is "paying some 230 'consultants' an average salary of $400,000 a year for a computer project that is seven years behind schedule and vastly over budget. The payments continue despite Mayor Bloomberg’s...
    March 26, 2010 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez: Eva Moskowitz Has Special Access to Schools Chancellor Klein Juan-amy-talk
    "Schools Chancellor Joel Klein often lauds a small group of Harlem charter schools founded by former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz," writes Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez in the New York Daily News. "But few New Yorkers are aware of the access Moskowitz has to the chancellor or the special support he...
    February 25, 2010 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez Receives 2010 Justice in Action Award Juan-aajlef
    Democracy Now! co-host and Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez received the 2010 Justice in Action Award from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund last week. We play an excerpt of his acceptance speech. [includes rush transcript]
    February 24, 2010 | Story
  • Controversy Around Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Plan at NY Elementary Schools Swine-flu-web
    Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez discusses the massive swine flu vaccination plan at New York City elementary schools. "The city is depending on public school nurses to spearhead its massive swine flu vaccination plan at elementary schools this fall," writes Gonzalez. "But the nurses are balking at some aspects of Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal, including whether they...
    September 03, 2009 | Story
  • Immigrants’ Champion: Juan Gonzalez on Ted Kennedy’s Support for Cesar Chavez and Migrant Workers Kennedy-chavez-web
    Juan Gonzalez discusses the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s longtime advocacy of union leader Cesar Chavez and migrant workers across the country. "From the Imperial Valley of California to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, from the apple orchards of Washington to the cane fields of Florida — in all those places where invisible immigrant hands still pick America’s food...
    August 28, 2009 | Story
  • Influential Puerto Rican Activist Group the Young Lords Marks 40th Anniversary Young-lords-webdouble
    This weekend marks the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the revolutionary community organizing group the Young Lords. The group called for self-determination for all Puerto Ricans, community control of institutions and land, freedom for all political prisoners and the withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam, Puerto Rico and other areas. The Young Lords would also play a pivotal role in...
    August 21, 2009 | Story
  • Review of Sotomayor’s Record Belies GOP Charges of Biased Judicial Practice Sotomayor_record-web
    An exhaustive review of all 1,994 constitutional cases decided by the Second Circuit during the decade of Judge Sotomayor’s service found that Sotomayor is solidly in the mainstream of her colleagues. The Brennan Center for Justice report found Sotomayor voted with the majority of the court in 98.2 percent of constitutional cases. We speak with the report’s author, attorney Monica...
    July 15, 2009 | Story
  • Former Sotomayor Law Clerk Jenny Rivera and Democracy Now!'s Juan Gonzalez on Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearings Sotomayor2-web
    As Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s historic confirmation hearings continue into their second day, we speak to CUNY Law School Professor Jenny Rivera, founding director of the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality and a former law clerk under Sotomayor. We’re also joined by Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez, who is in Washington for the hearings. [includes rush transcript]
    July 14, 2009 | Story
  • "Change to Win is Dead"–Juan Gonzalez on Labor Movement Struggle Stern-web
    In a dramatic blow to SEIU’s efforts to raid UNITE HERE members and jurisdictions, fifteen of the nation’s leading unions pledged Monday to provide UNITE HERE with "material and moral" support, according to an article in the Huffington Post. Democracy Now! co-host and Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez says this is "a seminal moment in the American labor...
    July 01, 2009 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez: Battle Over $12 Million Splits Labor Movement UNITE HERE Unite-here-web
    In the weeks before a bitter power struggle at one of the country’s biggest unions, UNITE HERE, erupted into an open split, the union’s general president ordered more than $12 million be transferred to local affiliates loyal to him and to outside groups. Bruce Raynor disbursed the money without the knowledge or required approval of the union’s co-president, John Wilhelm, UNITE...
    June 17, 2009 | Story
  • New York State Senate Remains in State of Turmoil Albany-web
    Sen. Hiram Monserrate has switched sides — again. Monserrate stunned the New York’s political establishment and paralyzed the legislature a week ago when he rebelled against his own party and voted with fellow Democrat, Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr., of the Bronx, to hand control of the Senate to the Republican minority. On Monday, the mercurial Monserrate returned to the Democratic caucus...
    June 17, 2009 | Story