Iraq Topics

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

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  • A delegation from Voices in the Wilderness, the campaign to end the economic sanctions against the people of Iraq,traveled this weekend to Mosul to visit the site in Northern Iraq where 23 people were killed and eleven injured lastweek in what Iraqi officials charge was a U.S. and British bombing. They met with survivors of the incident, talkedto doctors in local hospitals, and viewed debris at the site which included chunks of a missile inscribed...
    Jun 26, 2001 | Story
  • Last week, Iraqi news reported that 23 people were killed and 11 wounded when British and American aircraft bombed asoccer field near the northern city of Mosul. US and British officials denied that the raid took place. US andBritish planes patrolling a no-fly zone they unilaterally established in Northern and Southern Iraq at the end of theGulf War have killed more than 300 people and injured more than 1,000
    Jun 25, 2001 | Story
  • Journalists who don’t play by the rules often don’t get access to the most powerful people. At press conferences their raised hands are ignored. Their phone calls are not returned. Their queries are handled by low-level assistants. But sometimes top politicians and business leaders who talk only under the managed conditions and grant interviews only to the journalists they know are caught in the headlights of a free press. One such...
    Feb 09, 2001 | Story
  • The current election results in Israel have roots in a legacy of occupation and failed peace efforts. Noam Chomsky, longtime activist and professor of linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, takes a look at Middle East politics. [includes rush transcript]
    Feb 07, 2001 | Story
  • Today is the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Gulf War. To mark the occasion, activists yesterdaydemonstrated outside the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. They offered outgoing U.S. ambassador to the UNRichard Holbrooke a meal of lentils and untreated East River water, to approximate the daily meal rationed to theIraqi people under the most severe sanctions in the history of the United Nations. Sixteen people were arrested oncharges...
    Jan 17, 2001 | Story
  • With help from Russia, France and the Arab world, Iraq has ended a de facto air travel embargo. Now it’s chipping away at 10-year-old U.N. economic sanctions and seeking more control over its oil resources. Baghdad’s campaign to end its long diplomatic isolation appears to be gaining momentum.
    Nov 14, 2000 | Story
  • When President Clinton called Pacifica’s WBAI yesterday on Election Day morning to shore up the vote for Vice President Al Gore and First Lady Hillary Clinton, he did not expect to spend 30 minutes defending his administration’s record on the death penalty, the Middle East and racial profiling, among other issues. But that is exactly what happened when he encountered Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and Gonzalo Aburto, host of WBAI’s...
    Nov 08, 2000 | Story
  • Jeremy Scahill discusses the current political climate in Baghdad.
    Nov 25, 1998 | Story
  • The U.N. special envoy has returned to Iraq after weapons inspectors and government officials argued over access to documents.
    Nov 23, 1998 | Story
  • In Iraq, the head of the UN weapons inspections team, Richard Butler, has made the team’s first request for documents on Iraq’s banned weapons program. In a letter sent yesterday to Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, the team requests documents that Iraq has previously refused to hand over, including an Iraqi air force account of chemical munitions used in the Iran-Iraq war. The United States has said that it remains poised...
    Nov 19, 1998 | Story