Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – July 26, 2005

The Federalist (Society) Papers: John Roberts and the Right’s Move
to Take
Control of the Judiciary
There is growing focus on an organization that Supreme Court justice nominee
John Roberts claims he cannot remember if he joined or not: the Federalist
Society. We speak with Alfred Ross of the Institute for Democracy Studies who
John Roberts’ membership in the right-wing organization.

Triple Sharm El Sheikh Bombing Comes on Anniversary of 1952 Egyptian Revolution
the investigation continues into the triple bombing at the Red Sea resort of
Sharm El Sheikh that killed dozens, we go to Egypt to speak with journalist
Jonathan Steele, senior foreign correspondent for the London Guardian.

New Latin American Television Network Telesur Officially Launched
Some are calling it Latin America’s al Jazeera. This weekend, a coalition
of leftist governments, media outlets and movements, led by Venezuela, officially
launched Telesur – a new Latin America-wide satellite TV network. We go to
Caracas to speak with Andres Izarra, Venezuela’s communications minister and
of Telesur as well as attorney Eva Golinger.

Unholy Alliance? The AFL-CIO and the National Endowment for Democracy in
As two of the country’s largest unions leave the AFL-CIO, we talk to a labor
journalist about what he calls an unholy alliance: the AFL-CIO and the National
Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela.

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