Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez is a columnist for the New York Daily News and frequent co-host of Democracy Now!. Juan's most recent book Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse documents cover-ups by Environmental Protection Agency and government officials about health hazards at Ground Zero in New York. He is also the author of the book, Harvest of Empire: The History of Latinos in America.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Puerto Rico—like Greece—Will Default on its Debts, as the U.S. has Ignored the Island’s Financial Problems for Decades
Obama to Puerto Rico: Drop Dead. That was the message from the White House this week to 3.5 million U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico — our own version of Greece. No one is even considering a bailout for Puerto Rico, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. This was after Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro...
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Surge of the Opt-Out Movement Against English Language Arts Exam is Act of Mass Civil Disobedience
Remember the number 999. It’s the computer code that keeps track of what will go down as a historic grass-roots movement in public education in New York State. Tens of thousands of parents rebelled this week against years of standardized testing from the politicians in Albany . They joined the...
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Friday, November 30, 2012
One-Day Fast Food Workers Strike Is Just the Beginning
Mary Lopez, 52, her close-cropped hair sprinkled with gray, stood outside a Burger King on W. 34th St., chanting along with other protesters: “We can’t survive on seven twenty-five.”
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Jon Corzine, Ex-Gov and Bad CEO, Proves He's Clueless to Congress
Where is the $1.2 billion in customer money that disappeared before derivatives giant MF Global’s financial collapse on Oct. 31 in one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history?
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Verizon Workers, Management Dig in for Decisive Labor Battle; 'This Is No Ordinary Strike'
On the 10th day of the most important labor fight in America, striking Verizon worker Alexandra Camacho stood on a streetcorner in downtown Brooklyn and vowed to stay out as long as necessary. "They want to strip from us everything we've won in the past," the slender Camacho said. "They even want to take away our Martin Luther King holiday. Well, that's not gonna happen."
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Friday, May 07, 2010
Albany Charter Cash Cow: Big Banks Making a Bundle on New Construction as Schools Bear the Cost
Wealthy investors and major banks have been making windfall profits by using a little-known federal tax break to finance new charter-school construction. The program, the New Markets Tax Credit, is so lucrative that a lender who uses it can almost double his money in seven years.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Immigration Advocates Rising Up in Anger Across the Nation Over New Arizona Law
Public furor is mounting across the nation over Arizona's new "show me your papers or go to jail" immigration law. One Hispanic congressman, Raul Grijalva (D-Tucson) is urging tourists and national conventions to boycott his state. Another, our own Jose Serrano (D-Bronx), wants baseball owners to yank the All-Star Game from Phoenix next year.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Mr. Bush, Come Tell the Ghosts in Queens Your Financial Plan
As our lame-duck President began his televised speech about the financial meltdown Thursday in lower Manhattan, accountant Barbara Beaubrun sat in her house in southeast Queens, shaking her head in disbelief. "He's in the wrong place," Beaubrun screamed. "He should be out here helping homeowners, not on Wall Street." "Here" is Linden Blvd. near 146th St., a black working-class neighborhood that is Ground Zero in the city's mortgage crisis.
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
$2M Settlement Is a Cop Wakeup Call
Around 8 a.m. on the morning of April 7, 2003, Sarah Kunstler, daughter of legendary civil rights lawyer Bill Kunstler, joined a small protest in Manhattan against the fledgling Iraq war. "I was in law school at Columbia at the time," Sarah Kunstler recalled Tuesday. "I had my knapsack and books with me, and I thought the demonstration was early enough so I'd be able to get to class on time." She thought wrong.
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