Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq

By Dahr Jamail
with a Foreword by Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan of Democracy Now!


Via Dahr Jamail’s website
Via Haymarket Books


“Every conflict spawns a handful of journalists who are willing to not only brave the war zone but to seek out the stories ignored by the press pack. The Iraq War has brought us Dahr Jamail. Jamail’s account will prove an enduring document of what really happened during the chaotic years of occupation, and how it transformed ordinary Iraqis. If years from now, Americans are willing to read any books about the war, this one should be among them. It tells everything.”
-Mother Jones magazine

“From the earliest days of the war, Dahr Jamail has been a human conduit for the voices of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. In the face of tremendous personal risk, his commitment to the crucial, principled task of bearing witness has never wavered, and this extraordinary book is the result.”
-Naomi Klein, author, No Logo and The Shock Doctrine

“While the powerful media conglomerates embedded on the ground with the invading and occupying forces, Jamail embedded with the suffering people of Iraq and uncovered the horrors of this war of ‘liberation.’ Dahr Jamail is the conscience of American war reporting, the quintessential unembedded reporter.”
-Jeremy Scahill, New York Times best-selling author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army


Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who has covered the Middle East for more than four years. He has reported extensively from inside Iraq and has also has reported from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. Jamail writes for Inter Press Service, The Asia Times, and many other outlets. His reports have been published in the Nation, The Sunday Herald, The Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, and The Independent, among other publications. On radio as well as television, Jamail has reported for Democracy Now!, and numerous other stations around the globe. Jamail is also special correspondent for “Flashpoints” (KPFK Radio/Pacifica). Beyond the Green Zone is his first book.


Oct. 15

Watch Dahr on Democracy Now for his October 15 book launch here

Barnes and Noble Astor Place
4 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
Contact: 212-420-1322

Oct. 17
Broadway Presbyterian Church
with special guest Jeremy Scahill, author, Blackwater
601 West 114th Street on Broadway
New York, NY 10025
7 pm, $5
Cosponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change and the Nation Institute
Contact: 646-452-8662,


Oct. 15-17 New York, NY
Oct. 18 Watertown, NY
Oct. 19 Rochester, NY
Oct. 20 Albany/Troy, NY
Oct. 21 Baltimore, MD
Oct. 22 Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 23 Amherst, MA
Oct. 24 Boston, MA
Oct. 25 Washington, DC
Oct. 26-27 Chicago, IL
Oct. 28 Champaign, IL
Nov. 1 Denver, CO
Nov. 2 Portland, OR
Nov. 3 Seattle, WA
Nov. 4 Olympia, WA
Nov. 6 Davis, CA
Nov. 8 Oakland, CA
Nov. 11 Palo Alto, CA
Nov. 12 Fresno, CA
Nov. 15 San Diego, CA
Nov. 16-18 Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 15 San Francisco, CA
Feb. 4 Stanford, CA


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For review copy and interview requests, contact:
Julie Fain, 773-583-7884,

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