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Seven Years After Sieges, Fallujah Struggles

Wednesday, 4 January 2012, 11:12 am | Dahr Jamail

Fallujah, Iraq - Fallujah still bears the scars of war; skeletons continue to be pulled from the rubble of bombed buildings, and, worse, rates of birth defects and childhood malformations have skyrocketed. There is evidence of reconstruction, but ... More >>

Illnesses linked to BP Oil Disaster is Widespread

Monday, 10 January 2011, 10:37 am | Dahr Jamail

Despite BP having capped its well in the Gulf of Mexico in July, the health-related after-effects of the disaster subsist. Gulf Coast residents and BP cleanup workers have linked the source of certain illnesses to chemicals present in BP's oil and ... More >>

Gulf Fishermen Challenge US Govt Over Dispersants

Wednesday, 11 August 2010, 10:47 am | Dahr Jamail

Commercial fishing communities in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida have united to demand that local, state and federal agencies force BP to discontinue the use of toxic dispersants and conduct better testing before reopening fishing waters. More >>

BP's Scheme to Swindle the "Small People"

Wednesday, 21 July 2010, 10:31 am | Dahr Jamail

Gulf Coast fishermen and others with lost income claims against BP are outraged by a recent announcement that the $20 billion government-administered claim fund will subtract money they earn by working on the cleanup effort from any future damage ... More >>

Iraq War Vet: "We Were Told to Just Shoot"

Thursday, 8 April 2010, 2:25 pm | Dahr Jamail

On Monday, April 5, Wikileaks.org posted video footage from Iraq, taken from a US military Apache helicopter in July 2007 as soldiers aboard it killed 12 people and wounded two children. The dead included two employees of the Reuters news agency: ... More >>

Mass Shooting Indicates Breakdown of Military

Sunday, 8 November 2009, 1:28 pm | Dahr Jamail

At approximately 1:30 p.m. CST today, a soldier went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, killing 12 people and wounding at least 31 others, according to base commander Lieutenant-General Bob Cone. More >>

Afghanistan: Prisoners Isolated, Denied Counsel

Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 11:38 am | Dahr Jamail

Afghanistan war resister Travis Bishop has been held largely "incommunicado" in the Northwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Lewis, Washington. Bishop, who is being held by the military as a "prisoner of conscience," according to Amnesty ... More >>

Dahr Jamail: Provoking the Inevitable

Monday, 25 May 2009, 11:50 am | Dahr Jamail

On Monday, Iraqi government security forces arrested two prominent Sunni leaders in Iraq's volatile Diyala Province. One of them, Sheikh Riyadh al-Mujami, not coincidentally, is a prominent leader in the local Sahwa (Sons of Iraq), the 100,000-strong Sunni ... More >>

Dahr Jamail: Unfit for Combat

Wednesday, 13 May 2009, 11:35 am | Dahr Jamail

This Monday at 2 PM Baghdad time, a US soldier gunned down five fellow soldiers at a stress-counseling center at a US base in Baghdad. Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at a news conference at ... More >>

"... The Horrible Truth"

Saturday, 25 April 2009, 11:03 am | Dahr Jamail

The US occupation of Iraq, which has become the full responsibility of President Barack Obama, is once again a bloodbath. Not that it had ceased to be violent, brutal and chaotic, for not one day has passed since the US invasion of Iraq was launched ... More >>

Dahr Jamail: Human Body Parts

Sunday, 19 April 2009, 10:08 pm | Dahr Jamail

In Iraq, time leaves bloody marks upon each day of the ongoing US occupation. The policies of the Obama administration, adopted from the Bush administration, continue to wreak their havoc on the Iraqi people. More >>

Dhar Jamail: No Coincidences in Iraq

Tuesday, 14 April 2009, 11:40 am | Dahr Jamail

Following George W. Bush's example of keeping war funding off the books, President Barack Obama is seeking $83.4 billion in additional "emergency" funding for the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More >>

The Growing Storm in Baghdad

Friday, 3 April 2009, 11:20 am | Dahr Jamail

Last weekend, the Iraqi government arrested an Awakening Group leader of a Baghdad neighbourhood, then moved into the area. With the help of US occupation forces, they disarmed the militiamen under his control, but only after fighting broke out between ... More >>

The Ongoing Occupation of Iraqi Artists

Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 11:50 am | Dahr Jamail

For centuries, artists, writers, and intellectuals have been meeting in Baghdad's teahouses over tulip-shaped glasses of sweet lemon tea, cigarettes, and shisha pipes. More >>

Dahr Jamail: Full Circle

Monday, 9 February 2009, 2:05 pm | Dahr Jamail

Among things that have not changed in Iraq is one that I hope never changes. After a four-year-long absence, each of my meetings here with former friends and fresh acquaintances seems to suggest that adversity has taken its toll on everything except ... More >>

Dahr Jamail: Security in Iraq, Relatively Speaking

Wednesday, 4 February 2009, 1:09 pm | Dahr Jamail

Security in Iraq: Relatively Speaking Tuesday 03 February 2009 by: Dahr Jamail , t r u t h o u t | Perspective More >>

Dahr Jamail: A Capped Volcano of Suffering

Friday, 30 January 2009, 9:15 am | Dahr Jamail

A Capped Volcano of Suffering Thursday 29 January 2009 by: Dahr Jamail , t r u t h o u t | Perspective More >>

Dahr Jamail: "I Am Now a Refugee"

Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 12:01 am | Dahr Jamail

Since the shock-and-awe invasion of Iraq began in March 2003, that country's explosive unraveling has never left the news or long been off the front page. Yet the fallout beyond its borders from the destruction, disintegration, and ethnic mayhem in Iraq ... More >>

Dahr Jamail: "Today Is Better Than Tomorrow"

Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 2:37 pm | Dahr Jamail

The situation in Iraq has reached such a point of degradation and danger that I've been unable to return to report - as I did from 2003 to 2005 - from the front lines of daily life. Instead, in these last months, I have found myself in a supportive ... More >>

Dahr Jamail: Excess Death in Iraq

Friday, 13 October 2006, 1:21 pm | Dahr Jamail

It is the single most important statistic regarding the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq. How many Iraqis have been killed? 655,000. 655,000 Iraqis killed as a result of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq. More >>

 

 

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