140,000 Flee Libyan Clashes; Humanitarian Crisis Builds on Egypt

(Democracy Now! 0930 PST, March 2, 2011) UN Reports have emerged of a dire situation on Libya's borders with Tunisia and Egypt, where tens of thousands have fled to evade the clashes. Democracy Now! speaks with Elizabeth Tan of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the agency working to provide shelter, sanitation, food and transportation at the border of Libya.



(Democracy Now! 0715 PST, March 2, 2011) Resistance in Libya as Gaddafi forces launch new assaults, and US silent on recent crackdown in Iraq.




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Thousands Feared Dead in Gaddafi's Crackdown on Libyan Uprising

(Democracy Now! 1007 PST, February 25, 2011) The United Nations is warning thousands of people may have been killed in Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's assault on the growing popular uprising across Libya. The United Nations is also warning Libya's food supply network is on the brink of collapse. Deadly clashes are ongoing as anti-government forces close in on the capital city of Tripoli. Democracy Now! correspondent Anjali Kamat reports from Al Bayda, Libya.




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Uprising in Egypt: A Two-Hour Special

(Democracy Now! 0900 PST, February 5, 2011) In a special broadcast, Democracy Now! airs a two-hour program on the revolt against the U.S.-backed Mubarak regime.



Highlights include:


  • Live Reports from Cairo with Democracy Now! senior producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Democracy Now! correspondent Anjali Kamat.
  • Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif on how life in Tahrir Square "is truly democracy in action."
  • Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi on the impact of the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings on the Middle East.
  • Mohamed Abdel Dayem of the Committee to Protect Journalists on the continued attacks on journalists by supporters of the Mubarak regime.
  • Khaled Fahmy, professor at the American University in Cairo, on reports that Hosni Mubarak has resigned as head of the ruling NDP party.
  • University of California-Santa Barbara professor Paul Amar on the military’s role in a post-Mubarak Egypt.
  • Stanford Professor Joel Beinin on the Egyptian labor movement and the historical roots of the January 25 uprising.
  • Egyptian-American activist Mostafa Omar on the role of Egyptian youth in the protests.
  • And we play the "video that started the revolution," Asmaa Mahfouz's January 18 message calling for protests in Tahrir Square on January 25.


Click here for important background information on the unrest in Egypt.



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