Friday, September 14, 2001

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  • Afghan Americans Mourn the Dead from the WTC Attacks and Fear the Impact of the Attacks on Their Communities

    Along with Arab Americans, Indian and Pakistani Americans, Afghan Americans have become the targets of threats and harassment in the wake of Tuesday’s terror attacks against the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. Many fear devastating military attacks against Afghanistan, already one of the world’s poorest countries. International aid workers and U.N. staff have evacuated from the country.

  • Osama bin Laden: How the U.S. Helped Midwife a Terrorist

    Bush administration officials yesterday officially named millionaire extremist Osama bin Laden as the person they say is behind the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. High-level officials say the U.S. is prepared to engage in wide-ranging military operations that could involve an invasion of Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden is widely suspected of hiding. [includes rush transcript]

  • A Union Leader Mourns the Loss of Workers From the Restaurant at the Top of the World

    The list of tragedies stemming from Tuesday’s attack on the World Trade Center is virtually endless. Each of thethousands of victims has family, friends, and co-workers now struggling to cope with the magnitude of what hashappened. Among them is Juan Galan, a leader of HERE Local 100 in New York City. His unionized brothers andsisters were workers at the Windows on the World restaurant on the 106th and 107th floor of the World Trade Center.

  • The Sad, Slow Search: Sounds of the Street

    Rescue workers, police, firefighters, sanitation workers and thousands of volunteers continue the grim search for survivors in the disaster area where the World Trade Center once stood. Yesterday five more people were pulled alive from the rubble, but Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said that nearly 5,000 people remain unaccounted for. The walls of many New York City neighborhoods are now plastered with posters bearing photos of the missing. Democracy Now! in Exile producer Miranda Kennedy was in the streets of the evacuation zone and spoke to some of those involved in the effort. [includes rush transcript]

  • Architect Says Faulty Plans Aided Collapse of World Trade Center

    Jim Mallot is a Harvard Trained Architect with 30 years experience. He says that the collapse of the World TradeCenter towers may have been caused by a faulty structural plan, and by builders cutting corners. Mallot says therush to build the towers may have aided their collapse three days ago after they were struck by two hijackedcommercial airliners.

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