Stories by Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, (Haymarket Books, 2009), and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, (Haymarket Books, 2007). Jamail reported from Iraq for more than a year, as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last ten years, and has won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards. subscribe to Dahr Jamail's feed

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

Correspondent Dahr Jamail offers his account of recent events in Iraq, and how the U.S. is contributing to the country's disintegration.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source:

There are perfectly serious scientists -- not the majority of all climate scientists by any means, but thoughtful outliers -- who suggest that climate change isn’t just really bad; it’s catastrophic.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

Iraq of 2013 staggers onward in a climate of perpetual crisis toward a future where the only givens are more chaos, more violence, and yet more uncertainty.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

In today's Iraq, it is unfortunately all too easy to find Iraqis who have had loved ones who have been detained and tortured, and the trend is increasing.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

Two US-led wars in Iraq have left behind hundreds of tons of depleted uranium munitions and other toxic wastes.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011, Source: Al Jazeera English and

Activists say the ship directed at breaking Israel's blockade of Gaza has been damaged in Greek port; exposing Hagee's support for pro-Israel legal group.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2011, Source: Al Jazeera

Scientific experts believe Japan's nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2011, Source: IPS News

Gulf residents and community leaders vented their increasingly grave concerns about the widespread health issues brought on by the three-month-long oil spill.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2010, Source: IPS News

They tied an absorbent rag to a weighted hook, dropped it overboard, then pulled it up to find it covered in a mix of BP's crude oil and toxic dispersants.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2010, Source: Inter Press Service

Contrary to recent media reports of a quick recovery in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists and biologists are terrified about impacts that will likely span "several decades".

Posted on: Mar 16, 2010, Source: IPS News

"The real ruler in Iraq now is the rule of old traditions and tribal, backward laws," says one expert, who says women have lost their freedom under the U.S. occupation.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Soldiers who face unexpected parenting hardships and are unable to deploy are supposed to be honorably discharged. Instead they are being slapped with criminal charges.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2010, Source:

The military is claiming that Marc Hall "communicated a threat" through a rap song that angrily denounces the policy that has barred him from exiting the army.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"This would do irreparable harm to her child. I think they are doing this to punish her."

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009, Source: Asia Times

The shooting tragedy at Fort Hood on Friday points to a much larger problem of combat stress and overdeployment in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2009, Source:

AWOL soldiers who turned themselves in endure deplorable conditions, not knowing whether they'll face charges, trial, deployment, or medical release.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2009, Source:

Victor Agosto argues that, in accordance to the Nuremburg Principles, the war in Afghanistan is an illegal war.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2009, Source: Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute

From suicide to desertion to refusal to deploy -- service members' dissent may be growing into something far larger.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2009, Source:

Tit-for-tat killings, roadside bombs and suicide strikes are rising -- and no sign of reconciliation between Sunni militias and the Iraqi government.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2009, Source:

Iraq is teetering on the brink of returning to the bloodletting of 2006 and mid-2007.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2009, Source: IPS News

"We have no water, no money, and no work," says Ahmed Hussein, 15. "How can a human live in this misery?"

Posted on: Feb 13, 2009, Source:

Fallujah remains devastated, even as the U.S. military delivers shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills to the sheiks in charge.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2009, Source: IPS News

Iraq's graveyards -- and there are many -- raise questions about the real death toll of the war.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2009, Source: IPS News

After a strong turnout and minimal violence, Iraqis are seeking signs of political recovery.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2009, Source: IPS News

Voting takes place on January 31. 444 seats in 14 of Iraq's 18 provinces will be contested by 14,431 candidates from more 400 parties.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2008, Source: IPS News

In Iraq's hospitals, no-working elevators are just another reminder of a country that's not working.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source: IPS News

A military operation that was said to target al-Qaeda has instead targeted Sunni Muslims, creating new sectarian tensions.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2008, Source: IPS News

With temperatures sky-high and drought on its way, Iraqis in need of electricity are looking to Iran for relief.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2008, Source: IPS News

"It seems that we Iraqis will all kill each other as long as this U.S. occupation is paying our leaders to widen the gap between us."

Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: IPS News

Initially looking towards NGOs to provide relief, most Iraqis now seem to think that NGOs are working mainly for money and personal gain.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source: IPS News

The two sieges of Fallujah in 2004 destroyed 75 percent of the city. Now, amid crumbling security, the U.S. is poised to do it again.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2008, Source: IPS News

An embedded U.S. journalist said the military tried to censor him after he posted photos from Fallujah.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2008, Source: IPS News

While some Iraqis cautiously look towards Obama, many believe neither candidate will withdraw from Iraq anytime soon.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2008, Source: IPS News

Continuing the Winter Soldier hearings in Maryland and D.C., Iraq veterans tell a Seattle audience stories of the daily atrocities committed in Iraq.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2008, Source: IPS News

Iraqis who say they have seen dead bodies floating in rivers have good reason not to believe official figures of the war's death toll.

Posted on: May 28, 2008, Source: IPS News

After more than five years of U.S. occupation, the Iraqi people dream of things that people in other countries take for granted.

Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: IPS News

Sharp increases in food prices have generated a new wave of anti-occupation and anti-U.S. sentiment in Fallujah.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2008, Source: IPS News

The city remains sealed. Many residents refer to it as a big jail.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: IPS News

After five years of occupation and suffering, many Iraqis have become skeptical of all political and religious leaders.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: IPS News

The "Surge" will go down in history as one of the greatest strategic failures in military history.