“Democracy Now!” pulled off a broadcast first this week when it circumvented the anti-democratic structure that has formed around the election process and gave two third-party candidates the chance to represent the public interest during a national presidential debate.
“Democracy Now!” co-host and award-winning journalist Juan Gonzalez has brought a deep understanding of the United States’ historical relationship with Latin America to bear on immigration issues affecting all Americans in the present.
“Civil rights are for blacks,” conservative commentator Ann Coulter said on ABC’s “This Week” during a show on immigration and the Latino vote Sunday. That’s nonsense, says “Democracy Now!” co-host Juan Gonzalez, who along with filmmaker Eduardo Lopez directed a deeply informative film about the root causes of Latin American immigration to the United States.
The declaration by British MPs on Tuesday that Rupert Murdoch exercised “willfull blindness” about phone hacking at The News of the World and is “not a fit person” to run a major international company has prompted the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to ask the FCC to revoke the 27 Fox broadcast licenses that News Corp. holds in the U.S.
The New York Daily News has named Anthony Carelli, a White Plains police officer who stands accused of brutality in an unrelated 2008 case, as the cop who shot and killed 68-year-old black veteran Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. when responding to a false medical alarm at Chamberlain’s home in November 2011.
Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi joins “Democracy Now!” to discuss the dual history of Bank of America and the deregulation of banking ownership in the United States and to expose the holes in the $26 billion settlement deal that President Obama said would provide relief for American homeowners.