Archive | Iraq Dispatches

A collection of Dahr Jamail's reporting on US-occupied Iraq between 2003 - 2009.

The Hard Truth on Sadr City, Iraq; and the Deplorable Treatment of Veterans in America

The following is testimony presented to Congress by Kristofer Shawn Goldsmith on May 15, 2008. While there were several powerful testimonies by several Iraq veterans, all worth watching, this one in particular provides a taste of what is actually happening in Iraq, and what soldiers of conscience face upon their return home.

You can view his previous testimony at Winter Soldier here

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The story that isn’t being told

The story that isn’t being told
Rageh Omaar
The Guardian
March 17 2008

There was also an extraordinary diversity of views about the war and the occupation: independent bloggers such as the excellent Arab-American writer Dahr Jamail operated alongside reporters from the New York Times, ITV and al-Jazeera. But as insecurity, violence and political instability became inexorably worse from the end of 2004, the media’s ability to tell all sides of the story began to close down.

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‘I wanted to report on where the silence was’

Texas-born Dahr Jamail was outraged that the US media were swallowing the Bush administration’s line on Iraq and so, with just $2,000 and no previous journalistic experience, he set off to find out what was really happening in the country. He talks to Stephen Moss

The Guardian
Stephen Moss
Thursday May 8 2008
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