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Friday, January 21, 2005

  • Inauguration 2005: Bush Vows to Spread "Freedom" and Target World’s "Tyrannies" in Second Term


    President Bush vowed to spread freedom around the globe and to target the world’s tyrannies in his second inauguration address. In his speech, Bush mentioned used the words "freedom" and "liberty" more than 40 times but he never directly mentioned the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We hear an excerpt of his address. [includes rush transcript]

  • Activists Disrupt Bush Inauguration Ceremony


    A few seconds before Bush was sworn in by Chief Justice William Rehnquist, a group of 3 activists from Eugene, Oregon disrupted the ceremony. One of the activists, Carol Melia, filmed their action. We spoke with her after they were escorted out of the ceremony. [includes rush transcript]

  • Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark Calls For Bush Impeachment


    We hear a speech by former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark, speaking at an anti-inauguration protest staged by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition at John Marshall Park in Washington DC. [includes rush transcript]

  • Scenes from the Streets of DC: Democracy Now! Speaks With Supporters and Critics of Bush’s Inauguration


    Democracy Now! takes to the streets of Washington DC to speak with protesters, who faced off against the massive security apparatus deployed in the nation’s capital, as well as supporters of President Bush’s second inauguration. [includes rush transcript]

  • Pentagon Turns Away Mothers of Soldiers Killed in Iraq


    Members of Military Families Speak Out and veterans of the Iraq invasion and occupation gathered at National City Christian Church in Washington DC to remember the over 1,300 U.S. soldiers and the more than 100,000 Iraqis killed in the invasion and occupation of Iraq. We hear the words of two mothers whose sons died in Iraq: Celeste Zappala and Cindy Sheehan. [includes rush transcript]

  • Undercover Police Dressed Like Activists Arrest Anti-Inauguration Protesters


    Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill reports on two undercover officers dressed like activists, wearing Arab neck scarves, who arrested a demonstrator. [includes rush transcript]

  • Cynthia McKinney: "We Should Export Dignity Not Dictatorship"


    We hear an address by Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) speaking out against the Bush administration at an anti-inauguration protest staged by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition. [includes rush transcript]

  • A Look at Roe v. Wade 32 Years Later


    Thirty-two years ago this weekend, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in the landmark case Row v. Wage. By a vote of 7 to 2, the justices legalized abortion and instantly voided state laws prohibiting abortion. We speak with Jatrice Martel Gaiter of Planned Parenthood. [includes rush transcript]