This is part II of a series on Dahr Jamail’s trip to the Iraq Commission conference in Brussels. Also see Part I: International Lawyers Seek Justice for Iraqis. Narmeen Saleh and her husband Shawki were detained by US military forces during a violent 2004 raid of their home in Baghdad. Saleh spent 16 days in
International lawyers and activists converged at a conference titled The Iraq Commission, in Brussels, Belgium, April 16 and 17, with the primary aim of bringing to justice government officials who are guilty of war crimes in Iraq. “Within a few days of this, a lawless atmosphere developed within my unit,” Ross Caputi, a former marine
The Real News interviews Dahr on “how the Iraqi city of Fallujah went from welcoming intervention to fighting the U.S.-backed Iraqi government.
“Humanitarian Crisis Intensifies in Fallujah as Iraqi Gov’t Accused of Killing Over 100 Civilians” “A new report by Truthout has revealed doctors, residents and non-governmental organization workers in the city of Fallujah are accusing the Iraqi government of war crimes and crimes against humanity in its ongoing attack against the city. According to one account,
Fallujah doctors, residents and NGO workers accuse the Iraqi government of war crimes and crimes against humanity in its ongoing attack against the city – conducted ostensibly against al-Qaeda affiliate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Doctors, residents and NGO workers in Fallujah are accusing the Iraqi government of “war crimes” and “crimes against
As violence in Iraq reaches levels not seen in years, untold numbers of Iraqis are once again seeking refuge elsewhere. Amman, Jordan – Maki al-Nazzal, a 57-year-old Iraqi from Fallujah, returned to Amman a week ago from a visit to his home city in Iraq. Having lived in Jordan since 2007, Nazzal, like most refugees,
Dahr appeared on Al Jazeera’s Listening Post May 4, 2013, “Iraq: ‘Disciplining’ the Media.” We assess the country’s factionalised media as Nouri al-Maliki’s government shuts down 10 satellite TV stations. aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2013/05/20135410111714964.html Dahr’s interview begins at 2:09.
More journalists were killed during the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq than in any war in history. On April 8, 2003, during the US-led invasion of Iraq, Al Jazeera correspondent Tareq Ayoub was killed when a US warplane bombed Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Baghdad. The invasion and subsequent nine-year occupation of Iraq claimed the
Back then, everybody was writing about Iraq, but it’s surprising how few Americans, including reporters, paid much attention to the suffering of Iraqis. Today, Iraq is in the news again. The words, the memorials, the retrospectives are pouring out, and again the suffering of Iraqis isn’t what’s on anyone’s mind. This was why I returned
“Ten Years Later, U.S. Has Left Iraq With Mass Displacement & Epidemic of Birth Defects, Cancers”