Archive | March, 2008

/CORRECTED REPEAT*/IRAQ: Blackwater Fever Comes In New Ways

FALLUJAH — Iraqi doctors in al-Anbar province warn of the spread of Blackwater fever, a complication of malaria. Many Iraqis see that name as ominously one with Blackwater Worldwide, the U.S. mercenary company operating in Iraq.

“This disease is a severe form of malarial infection caused by the parasite plasmodium falciparum, which is considered the worst type of malarial infection,” Dr. Ali Hakki from Fallujah told IPS. “It is one of the complications of that infection, and not the ordinary picture of the disease. Because of its frequent and severe complications, such as Blackwater fever, and its resistance to treatment, P. falciparum can cause death within 24 hours.”

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April 15 Dahr Jamail – Iraq: Beyond the Green Zone (lecture)

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BTGZ Wins James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for 2007

Dahr Jamail, author of
Beyond the Green Zone
Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq

Dahr Jamail (Author)
Foreword by Amy Goodman
Published: 10/01/2007
9781931859479 | $20.00 | Trade Cloth
Forthcoming in paperback

has just won a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for 2007

The award letter says that Jamail’s work “has shown the depth of suffering and ‘collateral damage’ not readily captured in corporate media” and praises his “remarkable contribution to social justice journalism.”

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