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: Mar 19, 2008, Source: IPS News

The unmitigated disaster is working.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The U.S. is arming all sides of the conflict in Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2008, Source: IPS News

Winter Soldiers tell of gut-wrenching experiences of occupation.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2008, Source: IPS News

Iraqi women once had more rights and freedom than most others in the Arab world.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2008, Source: IPS News

Tensions rise in Iraq, as U.S. arms multiple factions.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2008, Source: IPS News

More Iraqis continue to flee their country than the numbers returning, despite official claims to the contrary.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source: IPS News

When U.S. forces speak of a reduction in violence, many Iraqis simply do not know what they are talking about.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Awakening Councils in Diyala province are stepping up their protests against the government in Baghdad.

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

"This was savagery."

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

The surrender isn't working!

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008, Source: IPS News

As in all conflict areas, women, along with children and the elderly, have suffered most in occupied Iraq.

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

"Every one of these prisoners has a family, and these families now have reason to hate Americans."

Posted on: Jan 25, 2008, Source: IPS News

Former resistance fighters are now being paid 300 dollars a month to stop attacking occupation forces.

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

Looking around Iraq, one finds a ruined country.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2008, Source: International Socialist Review

The policy is divide to rule.

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

Who will "liberate" Iraq from the Americans?

Posted on: Dec 31, 2007, Source: IPS News

Despite all the claims of improvements, the situation in Iraq keeps getting worse.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2007, Source: IPS News

The U.S.-backed Iraqi government will half Iraqis' rations because of "insufficient funds and spiraling inflation."

Posted on: Dec 20, 2007, Source: The Progressive

"Unembedded" journalist Dahr Jamail reviews <i>Meeting Resistance.</i> <i>With video</i>.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007, Source:

Mainstream media would have you believe the U.S. military has only killed Iraqi "militants," "extremists" and "criminals" -- even when the people gunned down are women and children.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2007, Source: Haymarket Books

A new book from journalist Dahr Jamail shows what life is really like for Iraqis.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2007, Source: IPS News

Morale among US soldiers in the country is so poor, many are simply parking their Humvees and pretending to be on patrol, called "search and avoid" missions.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2007, Source: IPS News

US-backed government is running death squads that follow the Latin America model from the 1970s and 1980s.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2007, Source:

Dahr Jamail discovers a refugee's life.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2007, Source:

After years of witnessing the apocalyptic violence in Iraq first hand, life in America is "nothing short of a schizophrenic experience" for veteran reporter Dahr Jamail.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2007, Source:

The invasion and occupation of Iraq is producing what might be the most severe refugee crisis on the planet, but no one is noticing.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2007, Source: IPS News

Fleeing death threats and death squads, Iraqi refugees in Syria speak of the frightening reality they escaped from in Iraq.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2007, Source: IPS News

Even the food system in Iraq is plagued by insecurities. Once a large agricultural exporter, Iraq's food supply has fallen apart under the U.S.-led occupation.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2007, Source: IPS News

The Iraqi government lied about the killing of hundreds of Shias in an attack on Sunday aided by American forces, with the possible motive of stifling growing Shia-Sunni unity in the area of Najaf.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2006, Source: IPS News

Women face an increased risk of rape and murder by militias and criminal gangs as lawlessness takes over the country.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2006, Source: IPS News

Most Iraqi businesses have collapsed under the weight of U.S.-backed economic laws, the breakdown of security, lack of electricity and fuel, and soaring inflation.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2006, Source: IPS News

Two more morgues are planned for construction in Baghdad as death squad killings have soared -- 1,536 were killed in Iraq's capitol in September.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2006, Source:

Lebanon has been bombed to a point where much of the country looks as it did in the worst periods of its brutal civil war.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2006, Source: IPS News

Human Rights Watch claims that Israel has dropped cluster bombs in civilian areas of Lebanon, violating international law.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2006, Source: Inter Press Service

As the humanitarian crisis worsens by the hour, many Lebanese are angry at Hezbollah -- but they're even angrier at Israel.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2006, Source: Inter Press Service

The latest Israeli onslaught of Lebanon is in full swing, driving thousands of Lebanese to flee the bombing of Beirut.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2006, Source:

While the U.S. military futilely spins its wheels in the bloody sands of Iraq, it's the Iraqi people who are suffering the most.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2006, Source: IPS News

The people of Fallujah are struggling to survive amidst skyrocketing unemployment, lack of medical supplies and ongoing violence in the city.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Even as the House of Representatives debate the war on Iraq, the U.S. military is laying a heavy assault on Ramadi, with devastating results.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2006, Source:

From Guantánamo to Iraq, the vicious abuse of prisoners by the U.S. military is business as usual.