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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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  • Tom Ridge announced his resignation Tuesday after nearly two years as the nation’s first Homeland Security secretary. We speak with investigative journalist Matthew Brzezinski, author of Fortress America: On the Frontlines of Homeland Security — An Inside Look at the Coming Surveillance State.[includes rush transcript]
    December 01, 2004 | Story
  • As Attorney General John Ashcroft announces his resignation from President Bush’s cabinet, we speak with Georgetown Law School professor David Cole who says Ashcroft has shown a "willful blindness to any concerns about the basic principles that this country was founded upon." [includes rush transcript]
    November 10, 2004 | Story
  • The new documentary "The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror" examines the link between oil interests and current U.S. military interventions. It includes original footage shot over a four-month period in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as many interviews with a large array of personalities including Bush administration officials. [includes rush transcript]
    October 22, 2004 | Story
  • The CIA is ignoring calls from members of the House Intelligence Committee to release an internal report on whether agency employees should be held accountable for intelligence failures leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks. We speak with Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Scheer who broke the story. [includes rush transcript]
    October 21, 2004 | Story
  • Ahead of tonight’s debate in Tempe, FBI agents have been questioning hundreds of Muslims across the state and visiting mosques in what they say is a new intiative to thwart terrorist attacks. We speak with the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Arizona and a University student from Yemen who was questioned. [includes rush transcript]
    October 13, 2004 | Story
  • Vice Presidential nominees Dick Cheney and John Edwards faced off in the first and only vice presidential debate of the election Tuesday night. We hear excerpts of the nominees discussing Iraq, the White House linking 9/11 to Saddam Hussein and more and get analysis from journalists Rahul Mahajan and Robert Parry. [includes rush transcript]
    October 06, 2004 | Story
  • Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh joins us in our firehouse studio to talk about his new book, Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib. The book takes a look behind the public story of President Bush’s "war on terror" and into the lies and obsessions that led America into Iraq. Hersh provides a new account of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal that he exposed last spring and of where, he believes,...
    September 14, 2004 | Story
  • The U.S. Government revoked a work visa for Tariq Ramadan, one of the world’s most important Muslim scholars, to teach at the University of Notre Dame. We go to Switzerland to speak with Tariq Ramadan and we hear from the director of the Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame that appointed Ramadan. [incudes rush transcript]
    September 13, 2004 | Story
  • On the eve of the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks we take a look at one of the cities in this country hardest hit by the 9/11 aftermath–Buffalo, New York. We speak Bruce Jackson, a professor of American Culture at SUNY Buffalo and editor of the web journal BuffaloReport.com. [includes rush transcript]
    September 10, 2004 | Story
  • We hear an excerpt of a new documentary by the Media Education Foundation, "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire" which examines how the Bush administration used Sept. 11 to transform American foreign policy and enter a phase of so-called preemptive warfare while rolling back civil liberties and social programs at home. [includes rush transcript]
    September 10, 2004 | Story