Democracy Now

Democracy Now! – February 17, 2011

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Defiant Student Protesters Force Withdrawal of Puerto Rican Police from Restive Campus; “People Are Bleeding in the Streets:” Bahrain Police Wage Brutal Overnight Attack on Hundreds of Pro-Democracy Protesters; “The Genie Is Out of the Bottle”: Assessing a Changing Arab World with Noam Chomsky and Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara; “Democracy Uprising” in the U.S.A.?: Noam Chomsky on Wisconsin’s Resistance to Assault on Public Sector, the Obama-Sanctioned Crackdown on Activists, and the Distorted Legacy of Ronald Reagan.

Today’s Headlines

    * 4 Killed, Hundreds Wounded in Bahrain Crackdown
    * Libyan Forces Kill 5 Protesters
    * 2 Dead, 4 Wounded in Yemen Rallies
    * Violence Erupts at Funeral for Slain Iranian Protester
    * Hundreds Rally in Iraq Following Deadly Protest
    * Gates Warns on U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq
    * Report Ordered by Obama Warned of Mideast Unrest
    * Swiss Officials Uncover Alleged Mubarak Regime Funds
    * Police Withdrawn from Puerto Rico Campus
    * Over 10,000 Rally Against Wisconsin Anti-Public Sector Bill