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: 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.