In a world filled with lying, cheating, stealing, and other inconsistencies of human decent behavior, Democracy Now often stands above the fold in the page of media history. Their timeline of the Iraq War shows the ease in which they report the truth.
Iraq War Timeline: From "Shock and Awe" to Civilian Toll, to Billions in Reconstruction, Vet Health
Use this interactive timeline to see highlights from a decade of Democracy Now! coverage of the Iraq War. It was 10 years ago on March 19, 2003, that the United States invaded Iraq on the false pretext that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction.
Six weeks later, President Bush stood under a banner reading "Mission Accomplished" and declared an end to major military combat operations. But Operation Iraqi Freedom would lead to an almost nine-year U.S.-military occupation.
About the Author
Amy Goodman is an American broadcaster and journalist, and the host of Democracy Now!, an independent global news program. She had been news director of Pacifica Radio station WBAI in New York City for over a decade when she co-founded Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report in 1996. Since then, Democracy Now! is probably the most significant progressive news institution operating today.
The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope
by Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan.
In their new book, Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan provide a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements shaping our society today. They give voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world.