Monday, September 8, 2008

  • US, NATO Air Strikes Triple Civilians Deaths in Afghanistan


    Civilian deaths in Afghanistan from US and NATO air strikes have nearly tripled from 2006 to 2007, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. Air strikes killed at least 321 civilians in 2007, compared with at least 116 in 2006. The tally for this year is expected to be even higher. We speak with Kathy Gannon, an award-winning Associated Press correspondent who has covered Afghanistan and Pakistan for over two decades. [includes rush transcript]

  • Breaking with Convention (Part I): Highlights from the DNC, from the Suites to the Streets to the Convention Floor


    Democracy Now! is back at home in New York after two weeks on the road. We traveled to Denver, then to St. Paul, to bring you our special coverage: Breaking With Convention: War, Peace and the Presidency. We grilled politicians with tough questions and exposed the backroom corporate suites. We deployed our reporters into the protest-filled streets to broadcast voices of the silenced majority. Today, Part I, with a recap of our coverage of the Democratic convention in Denver, from the suites to the streets to the convention floor. [includes rush transcript]

  • "We Need to Remind People that You Cannot Trample the Bill of Rights"–Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Calls for Impeachment


    A day after Ted Kennedy addressed the Democratic convention in Denver, the Kennedys gathered at the historic Brown Palace Hotel in Denver to remember another Kennedy, Ted’s brother, Robert F. Kennedy. He was assassinated forty years ago, the night he won the Los Angeles Democratic primary. After the event, I sat down with Robert F. Kennedy’s son, environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. He spoke about torture, impeachment and the most poignant memories of his father. [includes rush transcript]