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9/11 anniversary Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to 9/11 anniversary

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  • As the number of US soldier deaths in Iraq surpassed 1,000, we speak with Gary Earl Ross, a university professor and playwright whose son David was recently deployed to Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 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]
    Sep 10, 2004 | Story
  • As the eyes of the nation remain focused on these devastated Gulf States, people across the country marked the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. In Baton Rouge, some 300 New York Police and Firefighters held a commemoration ceremony. We speak with one firefighter about hurricane Katrina and 9/11. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 12, 2005 | Story
  • Five years ago today, nearly three thousand people were killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001. On this fifth anniversary we begin our coverage by going back to 9/11 to replay an excerpt of Democracy Now!’s radio broadcast from the firehouse studio on the morning of the attacks. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 11, 2006 | Story
  • September 11, 2001–five years after the attacks many people are asking questions about what happened on that day in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Websites, articles, books and documentaries have put forward a variety of alternate theories to the government’s account of what happened. The most popular of these is a documentary called "Loose Change." Now, a book dealing with many of these theories has just been...
    Sep 11, 2006 | Story
  • The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War On the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, President Bush took the occasion to claim success in the "war on terror" and defend his decision to invade Iraq. Now a new book has been released with new details of what was happening inside the White House in the run-up to the invasion. It’s called "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and...
    Sep 12, 2006 | Story
  • Today marks the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. In the aftermath of the attacks, the Bush administration launched the so-called "war on terror." Is the world a safer place as a result? We speak with Georgetown law professor David Cole, co-author of "Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror." [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 11, 2007 | Story
  • For the past three years, the oral history project StoryCorps has recorded nearly 800 interviews from relatives and friends of people killed seven years ago today, on September 11, 2001. These recordings will eventually be preserved as part of the National September 11 Memorial Museum’s permanent collection. We hear some of these voices and speak to StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, as well as Norene Schneider, whose brother, Tommy Sullivan,...
    Sep 11, 2008 | Story
  • Nearly seven years ago, a group of family members of those killed on Sept. 11 united to advocate for a nonviolent response to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Since then, members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows have traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflict areas to meet with the victims of the Bush administration’s so-called war on terror. We speak to Terry Rockefeller, who has just returned...
    Sep 11, 2008 | Story
  • Less than two months after 9/11, the US attacked Afghanistan, an invasion that continues today. We turn to two interviews in the aftermath of the Afghan invasion: Afghan American Masuda Sultan, who lost nineteen members of her family to a US bombing while they were taking refuge in a farmhouse; and Rita Lasar, who went to Afghanistan a few months after losing her brother Abe in the World Trade Center attacks. She said the killing of innocent...
    Sep 11, 2008 | Story