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  • Two 9/11 responders join us to talk about the government’s neglect of the thousands of people who volunteered for the Ground Zero rescue and recovery effort. Trained emergency medical technician Regina Cervantes is featured in Michael Moore’s latest documentary SiCKO and traveled to Cuba for medical treatment. Leading advocate John Feal is president of the FealGood Foundation that assists 9/11 responders who have been denied...
    June 21, 2007 | Story
  • Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore sits down with Democracy Now! ahead of the release of his new film SiCKO. The film is a seething indictment of the U.S. healthcare system. It focuses not on the more than 40 million people who don’t have healthcare, but on the 250 million who do — many of whom are abandoned by the very health insurance industry they paid into for decades. "They are getting away with murder,"...
    June 18, 2007 | Story
  • The New York Daily News has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for an editorial series on the medical fallout from the 9/11 attacks. But in some circles, the Pulitzer award was as noteworthy for whom it did not mention: Daily News columnist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez. Gonzalez was the first reporter to question government officials’ insistence that the air around Ground Zero was safe and wrote a series of groundbreaking...
    May 01, 2007 | Story
  • Hundreds of residents gathered last night at New York’s St. Paul’s Chapel–across the street from the former World Trade Center site — to demand the federal government stop ignoring the health effects from 9/11. We hear some of their voices. [includes rush transcript]
    September 08, 2006 | Story
  • A major new study of 9/11 health effects finds that nearly seven out of every ten first responders at Ground Zero suffer from chronic lung ailments. For the past five years city, state and federal officials have downplayed the health dangers of the toxic dust that was released when the World Trade Center collapsed. We speak with co-author of the Mount Sinai study. [includes rush transcript]
    September 07, 2006 | Story
  • A memo from a top New York City Health Department official written less than a month after 9/11 has revealed sharp disagreements between health officials and other Giuliani administration aides over how to handle environmental contamination after 9/11. Democracy Now!’s co-host Juan Gonzalez discusses the story. [includes rush transcript]
    August 24, 2006 | Story
  • A new Sierra Club report raises new questions about the Bush administration’s handling of the cleanup of downtown Manhattan in the days after 9/11. We’ll speak with the author of the report and a downtown Manhattan resident who suffers respiratory illness from World Trade Center dust. [includes rush transcript]
    August 19, 2004 | Story
  • New York City workers and residents are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to protect people from the poor air quality in the days and weeks following the World Trade Center attacks, accusing then-EPA head Christine Todd Whitman of "a shockingly deliberate indifference to human health." [includes transcript]
    March 11, 2004 | Story
  • An EPA report reveals that White House staff ordered the EPA to minimize health dangers after 911 and Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez reveals that the man responsible was previously an industry lawyer who represented major asbestos and toxic polluters. [Includes transcript]
    August 26, 2003 | Story
  • New yet-to-be-released report from the EPA’s inspector criticizes the White House for ordering the deletion of information warning downtown New York residents about possible health effects and preventing the release on information on how the public should clean contaminated apartments. [Includes Transcript]
    August 12, 2003 | Story