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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  • 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 police to stop residents merely on the 'reasonable suspicion' that they are unlawfully in the country." [includes rush transcript]

  • House Vote on Puerto Rico’s Status Divides Hispanic Lawmakers

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    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]

  • Goldman Execs Grilled over Role in Inflating Housing Bubble and Then Betting on Collapse

    Blankfein

    Executives from the bailed-out Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs faced tough questioning on Tuesday at a Senate hearing on their role in the financial crisis. Current and former Goldman officials were grilled on their aggressive marketing of mortgage investments at the same time the firm was betting the investments would fail. We play highlights and speak with investigative journalist Greg Gordon of McClatchy Newspapers and former economist at the Senate Banking Committee, Rob Johnson. [includes rush transcript]

  • "Plunder: The Crime of Our Time"–Danny Schechter Takes on Wall St. in New Film

    Plunder

    We speak with investigative journalist, filmmaker and author Danny Schechter, "the News Dissector." His latest film features interviews with industry insiders to reveal how the financial crisis was built on a foundation of criminal activity. It’s called Plunder: The Crime of Our Time. [includes rush transcript]

  • After 3 Years in Pretrial Solitary Confinement, Fahad Hashmi Pleads Guilty on Eve of Terror Trial

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    Syed Fahad Hashmi has been held in twenty-three-hour-a-day solitary confinement for nearly three years. The government’s case rested on the testimony and actions of an old acquaintance of Hashmi’s who turned government informant after his own arrest. The thirty-year-old American citizen’s trial was due to begin today in New York, but on Tuesday Hashmi pleaded guilty to one count of material support to a foreign terrorist organization. In a Democracy Now! exclusive, we speak with his brother and his former college adviser. [includes rush transcript]

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