Did you know that the new Afghan vice president was allegedly involved in a massacre in 2001 that took the lives of up to 2,000 prisoners of war — an act done with U.S. military complicity?
Who is the Khorasan group exactly? The Intercept reporter Murtaza Hussain joins Democracy Now! to discuss his article, “The Khorasan Group: Anatomy of a Fake Terror Threat to Justify Bombing Syria.”
Nadim Houry of Human Rights Watch was interview on Democracy Now! from Lebanon regarding the aftermath of U.S. airstrikes on the town of Idlib. The attack is under investigation for a violation of war laws for the killing of civilians. Watch the full interview here.
Murtaza Hussain, reporter with The Intercept who wrote the article, “The Khorasan Group: Anatomy of a Fake Terror Threat to Justify Bombing Syria.” Watch his interview on Democracy Now! today.
Al Jazeera reporter Abdullah Elshamy, who was imprisoned in Egypt without charge for 10 months. Watch his interview on Democracy Now! today.
The People’s Climate March, which saw hundreds of thousands around the world take to the streets for action on global warming in New York City, was followed this week by a United Nations climate summit in which world leaders advanced an agenda devoid of binding commitments. We discuss this global climate week and what comes next with Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International. On the eve of the climate summit, Greenpeace projected the message “Listen to the People, Not the Polluters!” on the side of the U.N. building. Much of Greenpeace’s focus here has been on the need to protect the Arctic. During a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the group handed over a petition with six million signatures calling for its long-term protection. With scientists reporting the region is warming more than twice as fast as the global average, Greenpeace and other groups are calling for a ban on oil exploration of the area.
antiwar and environmental activist Medea Benjamin when asked to explain the links between war and climate change on Democracy Now! today
Ahead of the People’s Climate March, Neil Young has shared with Democracy Now! an acoustic recording of his new song, “Who’s Gonna Stand Up.”