Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – March 3, 2005

Iranian Labyrinth: Author Dilip Hiro Talks About the U.S. Threats Towards Tehran

The Bush administration has adopted a hard-line stance against Iran, repeatedly accusing President Khatami’s government of trying to develop nuclear weapons and refusing to hold direct talks. We speak with veteran journalist Dilip Hiro, author of the forthcoming book, "Iranian Labyrinth," about the U.S. threats towards Tehran.

Egyptian Feminist Nawal El Saadawi on Bush’s ‘Democratization’ of Middle East: "We Were Fighting For Years…They Deprive Us of Our Struggle"

Amid growing street protests, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has called on parliament to change the constitution to allow opposition candidates to run for president. We speak with famed Egyptian feminist, psychiatrist and author, Nawal El Saadawi. She has been jailed, threatened with death and now plans to run for president.

Leading Syrian Human Rights Lawyer Blasts U.S. Foreign Policy of "Empire" in the Middle East

As Washington’s rhetoric towards Syria grows more hostile, we turn to a perspective seldom heard in corporate media: the perspective of Syrians who are not government officials. We go to Damascus to speak with Haythem al-Maleh, one of Syria’s leading human rights lawyers.

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