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 wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon last week the US Congress voted almost unanimouslyto authorize President Bush to use military force to fight terrorism. Almost. Representative Barbara Lee of Oaklandcast the only dissenting vote against the use of force. It’s a position she has become accustomed to. Barbara Leecast one of only five votes against the renewed bombing of Iraq in 1998. In 1999 she cast the lone...
    Sep 19, 2001 | Story
  • Bush administration officials yesterday officially named millionaire extremist Osama bin Laden as the person they say is behind the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. High-level officials say the U.S. is prepared to engage in wide-ranging military operations that could involve an invasion of Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden is widely suspected of hiding. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 14, 2001 | Story
  • In the midst of the rising tide of congressional and Bush administration calls for a harsh military response to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, there is a remarkable, hawkish unity in the views being expressed in the mainstream media. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 13, 2001 | Story
  • In the midst of the rising tide of congressional and Bush administration calls for a harsh military response to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, there is a remarkable, hawkish unity in the views being expressed in the mainstream media. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 13, 2001 | Story
  • This is a special one-hour live report on the WTC and Pentagon attacks.

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    Sep 11, 2001 | Story
  • Despite the large presence of NGOs, the structure of the conference has meant that government delegates could easilyarrive, negotiate and leave without ever having considered actual, real-life experiences and effects of racism.
    Sep 10, 2001 | Story
  • A delegation of the World Health Organization will visit Iraq today, to study the environmental and health effects of depleted uranium (DU) bombs. Iraqi health officials and international human rights groups have criticized the U.S. and its western allies, for dropping hundreds of tons of DU bombs in southern Iraq, during the Gulf War, leading to what they say, has been an environmental disaster. Iraqi doctors also blame the DU bombs for the sharp...
    Aug 27, 2001 | Story
  • Founder of Downtown Community Television (DCTV), Jon Alpert, tells us, among other stories, the story of what happened when he got some of the first footage, out of Iraq, during the Persian Gulf War. Why didn’t NBC or CBS air it, though it was aired throughout Europe, and won the Italian Peace Prize. Jon Alpert was sent by NBC to report from Iraq, but then declined to air it.
    Aug 27, 2001 | Story
  • Newly declassified documents have been found which reveal that US officials were aware as early as 1991 of the impactthat US bombing and sanctions would have on Iraq’s water supply. The documents predicted that preventing Iraq fromimporting desperately needed chlorine and spare parts would result in epidemic disease. The new documents come morethan ten years after the imposition of US-backed sanctions against Iraq which have killed more...
    Aug 13, 2001 | Story
  • Yesterday marked the eleventh anniversary of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, and the eleventh anniversary of theimposition of U.S. backed economic sanctions that have killed more than a million people since 1990.
    Aug 07, 2001 | Story