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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 Navy resumed bombing the island of Vieques on Monday, in its first full-scale military exercises since theSeptember 11 attacks.
    September 28, 2001 | Story
  • Although the World Bank and IMF cancelled their meetings planned for this weekend after the tragedy of September 11,and many anti-corporate globalization groups cancelled protests against the meetings, activists will still descend onDC this weekend.
    September 28, 2001 | Story
  • Despite repeated requests for calm from President Bush and top law enforcement officials, the number of hate crimesdirected at Arab Americans has almost doubled from a week ago, and the FBI has formally opened about 90 civil rightsinvestigations since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
    September 28, 2001 | Story
  • One thing that the international women’s movement has demonstrated over the past few years is that the first victims of war are always women and children. Already, women have been the harshest victims of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Wherever the Taliban came to power, they banned women from working, prohibited women and girls from attending school, and forbid women from leaving their homes without being accompanied by a close male...
    September 27, 2001 | Story
  • Despite the Bush Administration’s refusal to actually release evidence that might link Osama Bin Laden to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the mass media has lined up almost without exception in support of wide ranging military action against Afghanistan and perhaps other countries.
    September 27, 2001 | Story
  • Two days after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, television evangelists Jerry Falwell and PatRobertson, two of the most prominent voices of the religious right, said liberal civil liberties groups, feminists,homosexuals and abortion rights supporters bear partial responsibility for Tuesday’s terrorist attacks because theiractions have turned God’s anger against America. On September 13, during one of his...
    September 27, 2001 | Story
  • Two weeks after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, investigators have not yet identified anyknowing accomplices in the United States or uncovered a broad support network that assisted the 19 hijackers. Thisaccording to a senior law enforcement official in yesterday’s New York Times.
    September 26, 2001 | Story
  • In the last two weeks the thousands of people affected by the attacks on the World Trade Center have receivedunprecedented levels of assistance from federal state and local agencies. Agencies have generally made drastic cutsin red tape to facilitate the flow of aid and employed extremely generous standards in determining who receives it including housing, food, and disaster assistance. The aid has gone to victims of the disaster regardless of...
    September 26, 2001 | Story
  • Long after Soviet forces withdrew from Afghanistan in 1979, the country remained mired in violent upheaval. Many Afghans who oppose the fundamentalist Islamic regime of the Taliban, which took power in 1996, support the Northern Alliance party, which grew out of the Mujahedeen. The official head of the Northern Alliance is the ousted president Burhanuddin Rabbani, who claims to be the head of the Government and controls most of the...
    September 26, 2001 | Story
  • One of the things we have tried to do here on Democracy Now! is bring the voices of people from New York and aroundthe world who have been victimized by terror but continue to speak for peace. As people in the US struggle with thequestion of how to respond to the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks and the certainty of US military action inCentral Asia, these voices are more important than ever. One of the most important of those is Thich...
    September 26, 2001 | Story