Category: Iraq Dispatches

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What I saw in Fallujah

The New Statesman Dahr Jamail set out to report the truth about the US invasion of Iraq and its terrible impact on daily life. Determined to remain independent of the army, he embedded himself instead with the Iraqi people On the day martial law was declared, US tanks began rolling into the outskirts of Fallujah,

More BTGZ Reviews/Interviews

The Catastrophic Military Occupation of Iraq is Rarely Described Accurately in the U.S. Media Written by Kevin Zeese, for Democracy Rising Monday, 29 October 2007 An Interview with independent journalist Dahr Jamail “The bogus idea that if the U.S. leaves things will worsen is both inherently racist and ignorant.” Read full interview here Time Out

I Had No Choice

Original Essay for Powell’s Books “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” —George Orwell I never intended to be a revolutionary. In March 2003 when the U.S-led invasion of Iraq was launched I was in the midst of another full mountaineering season in Alaska. However, unlike earlier seasons, I was

Review of “Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad of Spinwatch

The Fanonite “…for the last forty years, our thought has been trapped in hollow structures of language, a stale, dead but immensely successful rhetoric. This has represented, in my view, a defeat of the intelligence and of the will.” — Harold Pinter Occupied Iraq: A Horizontal View September 9th, 2007

NY Times Responds Again on Fallujah

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) NY Times Responds Again on Fallujah Public editor’s second response contains factual errors To paraphrase Clark Hoyt, if you’re going to defend the performance of a news organization, you at a minimum need to get your facts right. In his second response to FAIR regarding the New York