THE WILL TO RESIST SOLDIERS WHO REFUSE TO FIGHT IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WITH AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST DAHR JAMAIL
MONDAY, AUGUST 24 7:30 PM BRECHT FORUM
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Dahr Jamail, author of Beyond the Green Zone and winner, with Mohammed Omer of the 2007 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, brings us inside the movement of military resistance to the occupation of Iraq.
The U.S. project in Iraq has been condemned by a vibrant and vocal antiwar movement as illegal and unjust since before the invasion began. Since 2006, a majority in the United States. But how do the soldiers who carry out the occupation see the war?
How deep does the current of resistance run? What makes soldiers deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan decide to go AWOL, file for conscientious objector status, or even serve sentences in military prisons to avoid taking part in this unpopular engagement?
Dahr Jamail’s comprehensive study of the today’s military resisters sheds new light on the contours of dissent within the ranks of world’s most powerful military, documenting the fight for justice inside the belly of the beast.
Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who has covered the Middle East for more than four years. He is the author of Beyond the Green Zone (Haymarket Books, 2007) and The Will to Resist (Haymarket Books, 2009). Jamail writes for the Inter Press Service and many other outlets and is a regular guest on Democracy Now!