Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – February 17, 2005

Iran in the Crosshairs?: As U.S. Increases Threats, Iran Vows to Form "United Front" With Syria

Iran and Syria directly confronted the Bush administration Wednesday by declaring they will form a "united front" to confront possible threats against them by the United States. The move was announced after a meeting in Tehran between the Vice President of Iran and the Syrian prime minister. We speak with former Iranian diplomat Mansour Farhang.


New Highly Resistant Strain of HIV Diagnosed in NYC

Late last week, the New York City Health Department reported that a highly resistant strain of HIV was diagnosed for the first time in a New York City resident.


Outsourcing Torture: The Secret History of America’s "Extraordinary Rendition"

Journalist Jane Mayer outlines her major new article in The New Yorker on the practice known as "extraordinary rendition," where prisoners, such as Maher Arar, are shipped to countries known for their poor human rights records and history of torture.

The CBS Three Won’t Slink Off

Five weeks after CBS blamed them for botching an expose into President Bush’s questionable service in the Texas Air National Guard, three staffers who were asked to resign are refusing to quit.

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