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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  • Appeals court backs Justice Dept. decision to withhold the names of hundreds of immigrants detained after Sept. 11. We talk to attorney Kate Martin.
    Jun 18, 2003 | Story
  • "We can look at the Patriot Act I, the Patriot Act II, the escalating authoritarianism, the violation of rights and liberties of Arab brothers and sisters and Muslim brothers and sisters. We can look at the aggressive militarism: in Iraq today, Syria, Iran, North Korea. It’s very dark...[But] keep smiling, keep fighting, keep thinking keep loving, keep serving, keep sacrificing. It’s not about the win overnight, it’s not...
    Jul 21, 2003 | Story
  • As Private Jessica Lynch arrives in West Virgina Democracy Now! takes a look at the media coverage of her capture and "rescue" in Iraq. We speak with Washington Post ombudsman Michael Getler and listen to an earlier interview with London Times reporter Richard Lloyd Parry.
    Jul 23, 2003 | Story
  • Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh details how the Bush Administration destroyed U.S.-Syrian relations by attacking a convoy of cars inside Syria last month in an attempt to assassinate Saddam Hussein. It turned out the convoy was made up of dozens smuggling goods out of Iraq. Syria has since stopped sharing intelligence with the U.S.
    Jul 24, 2003 | Story
  • Report findings include: FBI informant housed two of the hijackers; no link existed between Iraq and Al Qaeda; possible Saudi agent directly helped two hijackes; U.S. knew Al Qaeda was considering flying planes into buildings. We speak to former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman, reporter Robert Fisk and Stephen Push whose wife died on Sept. 11.
    Jul 25, 2003 | Story
  • The suit seeks to have a major section of the U.S.A. Patriot Act declared unconstitutional arguing that the law gives federal agents virtually unchecked authority to spy on Americans. We speak with ACLU attorney Noel Saleh.
    Jul 31, 2003 | Story
  • Ex-CIA Agent Robert Baer discusses why the Bush administration is trying to shield Saudi ties to the Sept. 11 attacks. He also talks about the ties between Saudis and the hijackers; the Bush family’s connections with the Saudi royal family and the Carlyle Group; and the possibility of the U.S. someday seizing Saudi’s oil fields.
    Aug 01, 2003 | Story
  • Nearly two years after the U.S. started bombing Afghanistan the country is still at war. We speak with author Anne Brodsky, Women for Afghan Women’s Masuda Sultan and we go to Afghanistan to hear from journalist Fariba Nawa. [Includes transcript]
    Aug 07, 2003 | Story
  • New yet-to-be-released report from the EPA’s inspector criticizes the White House for ordering the deletion of information warning downtown New York residents about possible health effects and preventing the release on information on how the public should clean contaminated apartments. [Includes Transcript]
    Aug 12, 2003 | Story
  • Surinder Singh, a Sikh cab driver, his wife, two children and a cousin were attacked and beaten up in Queens last week by white male assailants who told them "Bin laden family, go back to your country."
    Aug 12, 2003 | Story