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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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  • On April 26, Sgt. Sherwood Baker was one of two soldiers killed in a building explosion in Baghdad. Baker became the first member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard to die in combat since 1945. He was 30 years old and leaves behind a wife and a 9 year old son. Today his parents, Alfred and Celeste Zappala, join us in our studio to talk about their son, the war and the lies behind the war. [includes rush transcript]
    May 13, 2004 | Story
  • Disney has been widely criticized for barring its subsidiary Miramax from distributing Fahrenheit 911, Moore’s new documentary examining 9/11 and the ties between the Bushes and the Bin Ladens. Peter Hart from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) reveals that a powerful member of the House of Saud, Al-Walid bin Talal, owns a major stake in Eurodisney. [includes rush transcript]
    May 11, 2004 | Story
  • Journalist Craig Unger joins us in our studios to discuss his new book that examines the complex negotiations on war, oil, illegal arms deals and murky banking deals conducted between the Bushes and the Saudis–connecting a US presidential dynasty to a foreign power.
    May 11, 2004 | Story
  • In his appearance on two Arab-language networks, President Bush failed to apologize for the torture and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners by the U.S. military. We speak with Ibrahim Kazerooni, an imam at the Islamic Center in Denver who fled Iraq in 1974 at the age of 15 after being repeatedly imprisoned and tortured for his religious beliefs and his brother, cousin and uncle killed by the Baathist regime. [includes rush transcript]
    May 06, 2004 | Story
  • As President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney meet with the 9/11 Commission at the White House, we speak with former CIA and State Department analyst Mel Goodman about how the Bush administration is using military force, not diplomacy, as America’s main tool of foreign policy. [includes rush transcript]
    Apr 29, 2004 | Story
  • We speak with two whistleblowers from different eras about their experiences in speaking out: Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator hired to translate pre-9/11 intelligence, has said the U.S. had considerable evidence that al Qaida was planning to strike the U.S. with airplanes. The Bush administration is now trying to block her from testifying at a major 9/11 lawsuit. And Daniel Ellsberg, perhaps the most famous whistleblower in U.S. history...
    Apr 29, 2004 | Story
  • While much of the world’s attention focuses on Iraq, the people of Afghanistan, especially women, continue to suffer from President Bush’s other war. The liberation of Afghan women–one of the Bush administration’s stated reasons for overthrowing the Taliban — has failed. Insecurity, sexual violence and oppression continue to dominate life for women in Afghanistan. We talk to KPFK’s Sonali Kolhatkar
    Apr 22, 2004 | Story
  • Bush began his third prime time news conference Tuesday with a 17-minute speech that focused almost exclusively on Iraq. As the US death toll continues to experiences a dramatic rise, the president rejected comparisons of Iraq to Vietnam and characterized the uprising there as a "power grab." [includes rush transcript]
    Apr 14, 2004 | Story
  • After his opening remarks, many of the questions directed at Bush focused on 9/11. We speak with one of the reporters usually prevented from asking questions at the president’s tightly-controlled press conferences–Rusell Mokhiber as well as investigative journalist Robert Dreyfuss.
    Apr 14, 2004 | Story
  • In another series of high-profile hearings before the 9/11 commission Attorney General John Ashcroft sharply countered former acting director of the FBI, Thomas Pickard who criticized his handling of terrorist threat warnings in the months before Sept. 11. We speak with David Sirota of the Center for American Progress. [includes rush transcript]
    Apr 14, 2004 | Story