Category: Iraq Dispatches

Total 98 Posts

The Bases Are Loaded – A Film by Alternate Focus

Will the U.S. ever leave Iraq? Official policy promises an eventual departure, while warning of the dire consequences of a “premature” withdrawal. But while Washington equivocates, facts on the ground tell another story. Independent journalist Dahr Jamail, and author Chalmers Johnson, are discovering that military bases in Iraq are being consolidated from over a hundred

Lt. Ehren Watada

I would like to bring your attention to a story I covered last August about 1st Lt. Ehren Watada. The story covered his decision not to deploy to Iraq and a speech he gave at the Veteran’s for Peace National Convention in Seattle last August. The full text of his speech can be read here

U.S. Army Tries to Force Sarah Olson and Dahr Jamail to Testify Against Ehren Watada

Lt. Ehren Watada, for those who don’t already know, became the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse deployment to the unlawful war and occupation in Iraq. While doing this on June 22, 2006, Watada said, “As the order to take part in an illegal act is ultimately unlawful as well, I must refuse that order.”

Collectively Punishing Lebanon

An acquaintance of mine in Lebanon just sent me this email: “A friend of mine just called and told me of a massacre: civilian building destroyed in Tyre by Israeli aggression. There, Zouhair Edde’s mother has been killed. Rayaan Qudsi has been killed along with her two daughters. This is a conservative number of martyrs