Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – August 2, 2005

Dozens Die in Khartoum Riots Following Death of Sudanese VP Garang Sudan’s Vice President and former leader for the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement, John Garang de Mabior, died Saturday in a helicopter crash, sparking riots between southerners and northerners in the capital. We speak with Reuters correspondent for Sudan Opheera McDoom, who reports on the … Continued


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Democracy Now! (6 am) – July 29, 2005

Roberts’ Record on Civil Rights Enters Battle Over Supreme Court Nomination In the ongoing controversy over the Supreme Court nomination of John Roberts, questions are being raised over Roberts’ role in the civil rights debates of the 1980s. During his tenure as Deputy Assistant General under Reagan, Roberts advocated a narrow interpretation of a variety … Continued


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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 … Continued