Iraq Topics

Democracy Now! has closely followed the U.S.-led attacks and occupation of Iraq over the years.

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  • In the latest assault on media workers in Iraq, U.S. forces shoot dead a Reuters new agency soundman and order a Reuters cameraman to be held without charge for six months in Abu Ghraib. We host a debate with David Schlesinger, Global Managing Editor of the Reuters News Agency and Lt. Col. Steven Boylan, spokesperson for the U.S. military in Iraq and Director of Combined Press Information Center. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 31, 2005 | Story
  • With search and rescue operations underway in multiple states and many communities facing massive reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, state governments are relying significantly on aid from the National Guard. But with the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the number of Guard members available at home has been slashed. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 30, 2005 | Story
  • As President Bush and Cindy Sheehan both return to Camp Casey, we speak with one of the other founders of Gold Star Families for Peace, Celeste Zappala, a peace activist in Idaho, where President Bush just addressed the National Guard as well as a marine who’s recently returned from Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 25, 2005 | Story
  • More than two years after the US invaded Iraq, there is a debate in this country that is increasingly dominating the public discussion on the occupation: the issue of withdrawing US troops. We speak one of the most respected independent Iraq analysts, Juan Cole, who released a 10-point plan, outlining what he calls a responsible stance toward Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 23, 2005 | Story
  • Iraq’s parliament received a draft of the country’s constitution but delayed a vote for three days on the highly contested document to win support from Sunni leaders. The document stipulates Islam is the official religion of Iraq, and is a fundamental source for legislation. We go to Baghdad to speak with Iraqi feminist Yanar Mohammed. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 23, 2005 | Story
  • As the antiwar vigil at Camp Casey continues outside President Bush’s estate in Crawford, we speak with the Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 23, 2005 | Story
  • We speak with Patricia Roberts, her son Jamaal Addison was killed in Iraq in 2003. He was the first soldier from Georgia killed in Iraq. She says, "[Bush] goes about choosing which parents he talks to because I don’t know why I haven’t gotten the opportunity to talk to him." [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 22, 2005 | Story
  • Tammara Rosenleaf came from Montana to join other military families at Camp Casey. Her husband is about to be deployed to Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 22, 2005 | Story
  • We hear from Dante Zappala, whose brother, Sherwood Baker, was killed in Iraq in 2004. He was the first member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard to die in combat since 1945. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 22, 2005 | Story
  • We hear a speech by Andrea Hackett speaking at Camp Casey. Her daughter just returned from serving in Iraq. She says, "Let’s make this a huge movement so that [Bush] has to either answer or go back to the White House and hide. We’ll meet him there on September 24th, though." [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 22, 2005 | Story