9/11 Topics

Democracy Now!’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the development of the "war on terror," Guantanamo Bay and the USA PATRIOT Act.

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  • The Bush Administration is continuing in its efforts to control media coverage of its so-called war on terrorism,restricting journalists’ access to officials, buying up commercial satellite imagery, and asking the major networksto engage in self-censorship with regards to video from Osama Bin Laden. Meanwhile Bush officials continue tocriticize Al-Jazeera, the CNN of the Arab world, for what U.S. officials say is its biased coverage of terrorism.
    Oct 24, 2001 | Story
  • Bangladeshi Muslims continue to hold anti-U.S. protests in Dhaka, Bangladesh, urging the United Nations to halt U.S.attacks on Afghanistan. At a demonstration on Monday police prevented protesters from marching to the U.N. mission in Dhaka, but allowed them to hand over a letter addressed to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, urging him to initiate immediate moves to try to halt U.S.-led air and ground attacks on Afghanistan.
    Oct 24, 2001 | Story
  • The Washington Post reported today that a chemical additive in the anthrax spores mailed to Senate MajorityLeader Tom Daschle made them more lethal and involved sophisticated technology thought to be available in only threecountries.
    Oct 25, 2001 | Story
  • In the six weeks since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon the mainstream media has flooded theairwaves and newspapers with glib commentary about the nature of Islam and whether or not the Taliban or groups likeAl Queda are authentic Muslims.
    Oct 25, 2001 | Story
  • A month after the twin towers vanished from the Manhattan skyline in blinding clouds of dust, what’s left at groundzero still smokes. Thick plumes rise from the twisted heaps of ruined steel. The fuels, paints, insulating materialsand other substances that made up the World Trade Center towers— may pose long-term health risks when incineratedand released into the air. Add to the mix exploded jet fuel and organic material from the over...
    Oct 26, 2001 | Story
  • The Senate passed its version of the House’s wide ranging anti-terrorism bill last night.
    Oct 26, 2001 | Story
  • President Bush signed legislation Friday dramatically expanding the ability of federal officials to tap telephonesand email traffic, and to detain and deport immigrants in the name of the so-called war on terrorism. Bush’s signingof the bill garnered little newspaper coverage over the weekend, and almost none on the major networks, even as civilliberties advocates warned that some of our most basic freedoms were being put at risk.
    Oct 29, 2001 | Story
  • The New York Times reports:

    "The mountains of ruin at ground zero have been reduced to smoldering dunes, the powdery ash has been rinsed from thestreets and the stench has weakened. But at a memorial service yesterday that city officials said drew nearly 10,000mourners, there was no mistaking the site for anything other than a mass grave."

    Over the years, the ground zero area has been many things. In the early 20th century, the area just...

    Oct 29, 2001 | Story
  • Last week Riverside Church held a major teach-in on "9/11: Responses to Tragedy and Moving Forward." Among thespeakers was Mahmood Mamdani, Director of the Dakkar based Council for Development of Social Research in Africa.
    Oct 29, 2001 | Story
  • It’s been widely circulated now: the photograph transmitted by the Associated Press of a bomb on the USS Enterpriseabout to be dropped on the Taliban, signed with the words: "HIGH JACK THIS FAGS." Within hours of the photo’sworldwide release, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation was on the case. The AP removed it from the wires aday later. Navy Rear Admiral Stephen Pietropaoli at the Pentagon said the crew of...
    Oct 30, 2001 | Story