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Thursday, July 28, 2005

  • AFL-CIO Convention Results in Major Split

    Change04

    The AFL-CIO labor convention in Chicago this week has seen the largest rupture in the US labor movement for more than fifty years. Democracy Now! co-host and New York Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez talks about the implications. [includes rush transcript]

  • Subway Shakedowns: Necessary Security or Unconstitutional Violation?

    Subwaysearches

    New York City police are now conducting random searches of subway passengers in a program of stepped-up security following the London subway and bus blasts earlier this month. Civil liberties groups say the searches are unconstitutional and ineffective. We host a debate. [includes rush transcript]

  • Lynching Reenactment in Georgia Dramatizes Call for Indictments in 59-year-old Case

    Lynchact

    Civil rights activists in Georgia reenacted a 59-year-old lynching this month to push for indictments in the murder of four African Americans, two men and two women, one of whom was seven-months pregnant at the time. No one was ever prosecuted in the case. We speak with the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, which organized the reenactment. [includes rush transcript]

  • Amnesty International Declares Father Jean-Juste a "Prisoner of Conscience"

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    Haitian Priest Gerard Jean-Juste has been declared a "prisoner of conscience" by Amnesty International after his recent arrest and incommunicado detention. We speak with Amnesty International about his case and the ongoing violence in Haiti on the 90th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Haiti. [includes rush transcript]