Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – July 28, 2005

AFL-CIO Convention Results in Major Split
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.

Subway Shakedowns: Necessary Security or Unconstitutional Violation?
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.

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

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.

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

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