Thursday, April 29, 2010

29 Apr 2010: Today's Democracy Now!

Attorney Uncovers Docs Implicating Vatican in Sexual Abuse Coverup
We speak with St. Paul-based attorney, Jeff Anderson, who has filed hundreds of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by priests and bishops since 1983. He filed a lawsuit last week against the Vatican in a Milwaukee court and wants the Church to release any files it has on sexual abuse cases involving priests. It was his discovery of previously undisclosed documents that fueled the latest wave of accusations leading all the way up to the Vatican. [Includes rush transcript]

Punk Rock Legend Patti Smith on her Life, Her Art, Her Singing and Speaking Out
We bring you a Democracy Now special with the singer-songwriter, poet, artist, and punk rock legend, Patti Smith, on her life, her art and her singing and speaking out. “I do things that make people upset. My political views or my humanist views have caused me a lot of censorship, but I don’t have a problem with that,” Smith says. “What I would have more of a problem with is, if I had to look back on my life and say, ‘Yeah I compromised here’ and ‘yeah I did this so I could get that’–once you start doing that it’s like a house of cards, it all falls apart.” [Includes rush transcript]

Headlines

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Could Be 5 Times Initial Estimate
GOP Ends Filibuster of Financial Reform Bill
Justice Dept. Mulls Suit to Block Arizona Immigration Law
Obama: Immigration Reform Bill Could Be Delayed
U.S. Approves First Offshore Wind Farm
Israeli Troops Kill Unarmed Palestinian Protester in Gaza
Paramilitaries Kill 2 Human Rights Activists in Oaxaca
Reporter Subpoenaed to Reveal Sources for CIA Book
GOP Rep. Backs Deporting Children of Undocumented Immigrants
UC Berkeley Student Senate Fails to Override Veto of Israel Divestment Measure


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