Category: Iraq Dispatches

Total 98 Posts

Cultural Cleansing in Iraq: Why Museums Were Looted, Libraries Burned and Academics Murdered

1 April 2010 Battle to destroy hearts and minds The dismantling of Iraqi intellectual life may have been a deliberate strategy, Roger Matthews learns (Dahr Jamail contributed a chapter to this book.) I first went to Iraq in 1984 to work on archaeological excavations near Mosul. Our workers were Yezidis from the neighbouring villages and

BNet Reviews ‘Will to Resist’

Praising The Will to Resist as “an eminently readable account that, once started, cannot be put down,” online business journal BNet provides a short write-up: Award-winning independent journalist Dahr Jamail’s The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan is the true story of those within the U.S. military service whose

Tomgram: Michael Schwartz, Twenty-First-Century Colonialism in Iraq

One of the earliest metaphors President George W. Bush and some of his top officials wielded in their post-invasion salad days in Iraq involved bicycles. The question was: Should we take the “training wheels” off the Iraqi bike (of democracy)? Then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, for example, commented smugly on the way getting Iraq “straightened

Iraqi Doctors in Hiding

Seventy percent of Iraq’s doctors are reported to have fled the war-torn country in the face of death threats and kidnappings. Those who remain live in fear, often in conditions close to house arrest. Dahr Jamail and Jason Coppola speak with doctors in a Baghdad hospital about life during war and occupation.

The Hard Truth on Sadr City, Iraq; and the Deplorable Treatment of Veterans in America

The following is testimony presented to Congress by Kristofer Shawn Goldsmith on May 15, 2008. While there were several powerful testimonies by several Iraq veterans, all worth watching, this one in particular provides a taste of what is actually happening in Iraq, and what soldiers of conscience face upon their return home. You can view

The story that isn’t being told

The story that isn’t being told Rageh Omaar The Guardian March 17 2008 There was also an extraordinary diversity of views about the war and the occupation: independent bloggers such as the excellent Arab-American writer Dahr Jamail operated alongside reporters from the New York Times, ITV and al-Jazeera. But as insecurity, violence and political instability

BTGZ Wins James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for 2007

Dahr Jamail, author of Beyond the Green Zone Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq Dahr Jamail (Author) Foreword by Amy Goodman Published: 10/01/2007 9781931859479 | $20.00 | Trade Cloth Forthcoming in paperback has just won a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for 2007 The award letter says that Jamail’s work

Beyond the Green Zone finalist in Foreword Magazine’s political science Book of the Year Award

Haymarket Books author Dahr Jamail, author of Beyond the Green Zone, is one of 12 finalists in the running in the political science category for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards. ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention from librarians and booksellers to the literary achievements of independent