Friday, January 21, 2005

Democracy Now! always worth watching: activists, Ramsey Clark, Celeste Zappala & Cindy Sheehan, Cynthia McKinney and Jatrice Martel Gaiter

Democracy Now! for Friday, January 21, 2005.  Make time for this episode because the rest of the media appears to be taking a pass on the realities of yesterday.
Headlines for January 21, 2005

- Bush: Spreading Liberty Is The "Calling Of Our Time"
- Bush Praises Liberty But Not Human Rights
- Over 10,000 Protest Inauguration
- Cheney: Israel May Attack Iran
- Cheney Surprised By Slow Recovery in Iraq
- Report: Hundreds of Pre-Election Attacks Expected in Iraq
Inauguration 2005: Bush Vows to Spread "Freedom" and Target World's "Tyrannies" in Second Term

President Bush vowed to spread freedom around the globe and to target the world's tyrannies in his second inauguration address. In his speech, Bush mentioned used the words "freedom" and "liberty" more than 40 times but he never directly mentioned the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We hear an excerpt of his address.
Activists Disrupt Bush Inauguration Ceremony

A few seconds before Bush was sworn in by Chief Justice William Rehnquist, a group of 3 activists from Eugene, Oregon disrupted the ceremony. One of the activists, Carol Melia, filmed their action. We spoke with her after they were escorted out of the ceremony.
Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark Calls For Bush Impeachment

We hear a speech by former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark, speaking at an anti-inauguration protest staged by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition at John Marshall Park in Washington DC.
Scenes from the Streets of DC: Democracy Now! Speaks With Supporters and Critics of Bush's Inauguration

Democracy Now! takes to the streets of Washington DC to speak with protesters, who faced off against the massive security apparatus deployed in the nation's capital, as well as supporters of President Bush's second inauguration.
Pentagon Turns Away Mothers of Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Members of Military Families Speak Out and veterans of the Iraq invasion and occupation gathered at National City Christian Church in Washington DC to remember the over 1,300 U.S. soldiers and the more than 100,000 Iraqis killed in the invasion and occupation of Iraq. We hear the words of two mothers whose sons died in Iraq: Celeste Zappala and Cindy Sheehan.
Cynthia McKinney Cynthia McKinney: "We Should Export Dignity Not Dictatorship"

We hear an address by Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) speaking out against the Bush administration at an anti-inauguration protest staged by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition.
A Look at Roe v. Wade 32 Years Later

Thirty-two years ago this weekend, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in the landmark case Row v. Wage. By a vote of 7 to 2, the justices legalized abortion and instantly voided state laws prohibiting abortion. We speak with Jatrice Martel Gaiter of Planned Parenthood.
As Marcia says:  "Democracy Now! always worth watching."

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