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Shows featuring Juan González

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SEIU Takes Millions in Loans from Union-Owned Bank While Trying to Recruit its Members Boa_seiu_web_ok
    In the New York Daily News, Juan Gonzalez reveals new details on the internal finances of the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU has borrowed millions from Bank of America as well as Amalgamated Bank, a union-owned bank with a breakaway group that SEIU has tried to recruit into its ranks. [includes rush transcript]
    May 01, 2009 | Story
  • Union Leaders Accuse Stern of Scheming for Control of America’s Only Union-Owned Commercial Bank Bankweb
    In his latest column for the New York Daily News, Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez writes, "Last year alone, Amalgamated Bank’s profits provided more than $23 million to UNITE HERE for its everyday operations. Some leaders of the union accuse one of the country’s most powerful labor leaders, Andy Stern, of the Service Employees International Union, of scheming to seize...
    February 20, 2009 | Story
  • Workers Win Offer from BofA in Chicago Factory Sit-In Factoryweb
    For the past six days, hundreds of laid-off union workers have refused to leave the Republic Windows & Doors plant, staging a factory sit-in seldom seen in this country since the 1930s. The factory was closed last week after the factory owners said Bank of America cut off the company’s line of credit. On Tuesday, the workers won a victory: Bank of America offered loans to the firm to...
    December 10, 2008 | Story
  • Penn Voters and the 2008 Election: Juan Gonzalez Reports from the Key Battleground State Voterexitingweb
    It’s Election Day, and voters are heading to the polls across the country in what election officials are expecting to be record turnout numbers. Pennsylvania is one of the key battleground states in the presidential race. We go to the town of Scranton to get a report from Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez, where he is on assignment for the New York Daily News. [includes rush...
    November 04, 2008 | Story
  • Did NYC Officials Deliberately Inflate Land Value of New Yankee Stadium to Turn Public Money into Private Profit? Yankeestadiumnightweb
    In his latest column in the New York Daily News, Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez writes, "In January 2007, the city assessed land under the new Yankee Stadium at 10 times the market value of virtually all other land in the South Bronx neighborhood. The assessment — not including the new ballpark — worked out to a fair market value of $275 per square foot. But a Daily News...
    September 12, 2008 | Story
  • Juan Gonzalez on Puerto Rico’s Overlooked Primary and a Bitter Divide Within the SEIU Puertoricoweb
    Back from Puerto Rico, Juan Gonzalez reports on two stories coming out of the island over the past week: the Democratic primary, won by Sen. Hillary Clinton and overlooked by Sen. Barack Obama, and a bitter divide within the SEIU. Puerto Rican residents could vote in the primary contest, yet are not allowed to vote in the November elections for president. As the Democratic primary took place,...
    June 03, 2008 | Story
  • Forty Years After Historic Columbia Strike, Four Leaders of 1968 Student Uprising Reflect Studentcol68web2
    Forty years ago this week, hundreds of students at Columbia University started a revolt on campus. Students went on strike. They occupied five buildings, including the president’s office in Low Library, and barricaded themselves inside for days. The students were protesting Columbia’s ties to military research and plans to build a university gymnasium in a public park in Harlem. The 1968...
    April 25, 2008 | Story
  • FBI Issues Subpoenas in Investigation of Machetero Puerto Rican Independence Group Temp-image_1_9
    At least three Puerto Ricans in New York City have been subpoenaed to appear before a Brooklyn federal grand jury investigating local links to the Macheteros, the three-decade-old violent Puerto Rican independence group. Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez, who writes about the case in his latest column in the Daily News, discusses the story. [includes rush transcript]
    January 10, 2008 | Story
  • With Thousands of New Yorkers Sick, NYC Residents and Workers Accuse Whitman and Bush Administration of Covering Up Dangers of Toxic Air After 9/11 Wtc
    On Monday, two busloads of Ground Zero workers and residents traveled to Washington to hear Christine Todd Whitman’s testimony. We hear from two members of the group Beyond Ground Zero, environmental attorney Joel Kupferman and Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez, who attended Monday’s hearing. [includes rush transcript]
    June 26, 2007 | Story
  • "Hey, Ken Burns, Why Shun Latinos?"–Juan Gonzalez on PBS WWII Doc Latinosoldiers4-13
    A coalition of Latino organizations have reached an agreement with the filmmaker Ken Burns on a forthcoming World War II documentary that had been criticized for ignoring the role of Latino soldiers. The 14-hour film, "The War," initially included no interviews with any Latino veterans even though over 500,000 Latinos served in the war. Democracy Now! co-host and New York Daily News...
    May 11, 2007 | Story
  • Hamas Wins Sweeping Victory in Palestinian Parliamentary Elections Hamaswins04
    In the Occupied Territories, unofficial results indicate Hamas has won a sweeping victory in the first Palestinian parliamentary elections in a decade. Israel and the United States have said they would not deal with a Palestinian Authority that includes Hamas. We speak with Mouin Rabbani, senior Middle East analyst with the International Crisis Group about the surprise result. [includes rush...
    January 26, 2006 | Story
  • Soldiers Say No To War: An Active Duty Soldier & Marine Veteran Speak Out Against the Invasion Anonsoldier3
    In a Democracy Now! exclusive, a 21-year-old soldier talks about his last 10 months in Iraq and why he believes the war is being fought for the profit of Halliburton and not the liberation of Iraqis. We also speak to a Marine who entered Iraq a year ago as an artilleryman. To mark the war’s first anniversary he plans to protest outside Fort Bragg.
    March 19, 2004 | Story
  • The New Mccarthyism, Part II: An Educator at the U.S. Institute for Peace Suggests That Theus Should Reconsider Its Foreign Policy and Not Retaliate with Military Force, and She Is Forced Toresign; a
    'The New McCarthyism,' the cover story of the current issue of 'The Progressive' magazine, begins:
    January 09, 2002 | Story