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Iraq Topics

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

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  • An article in today’s Christian Science Monitor begins: "Eleven years ago, as then-President Bush contemplated the enormity of expelling the Iraqi Army from Kuwait,Britain’s then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously urged him not to "go wobbly."
    October 09, 2001 | Story
  • More than 20,000 anti-war demonstrators, including many anti-globalization activists, took to the streets of Washington DC and San Francisco to protest possible US military action in response to the attacks on US targets earlier this month. In San Francisco, almost 10,000 people converged on a park in San Francisco’s predominately Latino Mission District to denounce the Bush administration’s plans for military intervention in...
    October 01, 2001 | Story
  • In the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center last week the mass media went around the world to get international reaction, showing scenes of vigils, a handful full of anti-American demonstrations. The places they didn’t go were just as instructive, places like Iraq, Columbia, East Timor and Yugoslavia, the last country to be visited by a prolonged campaign of bombing by the US.
    September 21, 2001 | Story
  • 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...
    September 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]
    September 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]
    September 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]
    September 13, 2001 | Story
  • This is a special one-hour live report on the WTC and Pentagon attacks.

    [includes rush transcript]

    September 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.
    September 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...
    August 27, 2001 | Story