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.