Stories by Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill, an independent journalist who reports frequently for the national radio and TV program Democracy Now!, has spent extensive time reporting from Iraq and Yugoslavia. He is currently a Puffin Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. Scahill is the author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army. His writing and reporting is available at subscribe to Jeremy Scahill's feed

Posted on: May 6, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

Federal investigators say the torture memo authors only committed 'serious lapses of judgment,' not crimes. Critics say that's 'outrageous.'

Posted on: Apr 29, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

The lawyers who fought for the release of the torture memo explain why prosecutions, not a truth commission, are the only right thing.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

News that U.S. combat troops won't exactly withdraw from Iraqi cities on June 30th shows the ugly reality behind Obama's facade.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

Some estimate that private security inside the US actually outnumber police 5-to-1.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

With Iraq in ruins, Obama sends a politically connected firm, along with reps from AT&T, Google, and Twitter to build 'smart power' in Baghdad.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

AG Eric Holder: "It would be unfair to prosecute dedicated men and women working to protect America for conduct that was sanctioned ... by DOJ."

Posted on: Apr 13, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

Prisoners have been tortured and held without trial for years. Obama should show respect for the legal rights of prisoners held by the U.S.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

Reports say the crew of a U.S. cargo vessel seized early today has retaken the ship, but there's more to the story of rising "pirate" attacks.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

It's hard not to wonder about the 'coincidence' of Obama’s visit being confined to the airport amidst a rising tide of violence in Iraq.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

While a step in the right direction, easing travel restrictions to Cuba doesn't end the economic blockade of Cuba. That change is long overdue.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Federal records obtained by AlterNet reveal a multi-million dollar contract for a private U.S. paramilitary force operating out of Jerusalem.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Why you'll be paying for the occupation for years to come, withdrawal or not.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama may keep the company on the government payroll months after its Iraq contract expires. Not bad for a firm supposedly going down in flames.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama's speech promising a full withdrawal from Iraq adopted the long-discredited narrative of the Bush administration.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2008, Source:

A U.S. court indicted 5 Blackwater mercenaries on multiple charges stemming from the Nisour Square attacks.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A who's who guide to the people poised to shape Obama's foreign policy.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2008, Source:

Critics still fear reckless behavior by the 140,000 private corporate contractors in Iraq will continue.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2008, Source: Comment Is Free

Despite reports that the company is leaving the mercenary business, Blackwater's future is secure.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2008, Source: The Nation

The notorious mercenary company now offers spy "services" to Fortune 500 companies, for the right price.

Posted on: May 22, 2008, Source: The Nation

<i>War, Inc.</i> is more than just a spoof of the corporatization of war; it's a powerful, visionary response to the cheerleading corporate media.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2008, Source: The Nation

As a translator who fled Saddam becomes the face of a "crackdown" on contractors, Blackwater is rewarded with another year in Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008, Source: The Guardian

Neither Clinton nor Obama has a real plan to end the occupation of Iraq, but they could be forced to change position.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2008, Source:

Blackwater might not be leaving any time soon.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

All of a sudden, DC establishment figures care about "international law" when it suits their interests in Kosovo.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2008, Source: The Nation

Journalist Dahr Jamail talks about the current state of Iraq and why an immediate withdrawal of American troops is necessary.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Protesters who re-enacted one of Blackwater's worst civilian massacres in Iraq got jail time, while the real killers remain free.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2007, Source: The Nation

Despite disgrace, Blackwater's business is booming and the company is pursuing political power from deep inside Mitt Romney's campaign.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2007, Source: The Nation

Every day, new revelations emerge in the mounting scandal rocking the Bush Administration and the mercenary company.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2007, Source: The Nation

So far Blackwater has only received a slap on the wrist after killing innocent civilians. Are the U.S. and Iraqi governments finally ready to send them packing?

Posted on: Aug 13, 2007, Source: Indypendent

Since launching the "global war on terror," the administration has funneled billions of public dollars to "private contractors" and more than doubled the size of the occupation with these hired guns.

Posted on: May 1, 2007, Source:

The Democrats' plan does almost nothing to address the second largest force in Iraq -- the estimated 126,000 private military "contractors" who will stay put there as long as Congress continues funding the war.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2007, Source: The Nation

The Bush Administration is increasingly dependent on private security forces to do its dirty work, Jeremy Scahill reveals in his new book, <i>Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.</i>

Posted on: Aug 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A federal judge has ruled that a wrongful death suit against the mercenary firm can proceed.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2006, Source: The Nation

We're still in the dark about why the U.S. government is writing all those blank checks to Blackwater Security.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2006, Source: The Nation

Lawsuits by families of soldiers-for-hire killed in Falluja have put a major war profiteer in the cross-hairs.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The new photos from the Iraqi prison obliterate any idea that what happened there wasn't torture. So why is CNN treating it like nothing more than a military scandal?

Posted on: Feb 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Cindy Sheehan wasn't welcome -- but a Saudi accused of supporting al Qaida was.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2005, Source: The Nation

What to do when the war you crafted starts getting bad press? According to a recently leaked memo, Bush would have liked to shoot the messenger -- literally.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2005, Source:

Given the very public temper tantrum Bush directed at the Qatar-based television network, it may not be 'outlandish' to believe he intended to bomb Al Jazeera.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Until the Democrats admit their complicity -- going back 15 years or more -- in the war on Iraq, there's no chance for withdrawal.