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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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  • The number of Americans killed in Iraq topped 1,000 amid fierce fighting over the past two days. The number of Iraqis killed over the past 18 months is unknown. We go to Baghdad to speak with journalist Patrick Cockburn of the London Independent. [includes rush transcript]
    September 08, 2004 | Story
  • Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss scholar known for his work on Islamic theology and the place of Muslims in the modern world, was appointed to teach Islamic philosophy and ethics at the University of Notre Dame. After receiving a visa from the State Department, it was revoked at the behest of the Homeland Security Department. We go to Switzerland to speak with professor and author Tariq Ramadan. [includes rush transcript]
    September 08, 2004 | Story
  • Sen. John McCain drew the biggest response at the RNC when he referred to filmmaker Michael Moore who was sitting in a press box at the convention as a credentialed USA columnist. We hear the excerpt of McCain’s address and we speak with GOP delegates about Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11. [includes rush transcript]
    August 31, 2004 | Story
  • Giuliani biographer Jack Newfield looks back on his years as mayor and examines how 9/11 helped resurrect his political career. [includes rush transcript]
    August 31, 2004 | Story
  • United for Peace and Justice was denied a permit to hold a rally in Central Park. But before the march kicked off, the leaders of the procession held a press conference standing in front of the hundreds of thousands of people gathering on 7th Avenue. [includes rush transcript]
    August 30, 2004 | Story
  • Top Republican Party officials and journalists attended a media party for delegates and journalists over the weekend. Inside the party, Mayor Michael Bloomberg evades Democracy Now!’s questions about his support for the invasion of Iraq, Gov. George Pataki discusses security and 9/11 and Helen Thomas reminds people to remember the dead in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
    August 30, 2004 | Story
  • An Iraqi-American doctor faces life in prison for violating economic sanctions against Iraq. He has spent the last year and a half in prison awaiting trial and has been denied bail six times. He is believed to the only U.S. citizen ever to be held in prison for violating the sanctions. We speak with his friend and a community activist as well as Voices in the Wilderness founder Kathy Kelly. [includes rush transcript]
    August 20, 2004 | Story
  • A new Sierra Club report raises new questions about the Bush administration’s handling of the cleanup of downtown Manhattan in the days after 9/11. We’ll speak with the author of the report and a downtown Manhattan resident who suffers respiratory illness from World Trade Center dust. [includes rush transcript]
    August 19, 2004 | Story
  • Thousands of U.S. troops have launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Najaf, one of the holiest cities in the Muslim world. We go to Iraq to get a report on the latest fighting and we speak with professor As’ad AbuKhalil about the U.S. assault on one of the holiest cities in the Muslim world. [includes rush transcript]
    August 12, 2004 | Story
  • "Had I been reading to children and had my top aide whispered in my ear, 'America is under attack,' I would have told those kids very politely and nicely that the president of the United States had something that he needed to attend to," said Kerry yesterday at UNITY 2004, the largest gathering of journalists of color in the nation’s history. [includes rush transcript]
    August 06, 2004 | Story