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On PTSD, Fort Hood, Afghanistan, Iraq and Empire – Dahr Jamail

An excellent and wide-ranging  interview with Dahr Jamail on US foreign policy, conducted by Cindy Piester. (The only quibble with the interview would be the claim that the occupation of … Continue reading

16 November, 2009 · Leave a comment

Human Body Parts: Dahr Jamail

Welcome to Iraqi society, the cradle of civilisation, 6 years after the second brutal invasion that followed a genocidal sanctions regime: Dahr Jamail reports of child trafficking and dozens of … Continue reading

19 April, 2009 · 1 Comment

Iraq in Fragments As The Occupation Continues – Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail keeps the independent — and indispensable — reporting vigil on Iraq in this excellent short piece for FPIP, excerpted: Upon returning home, I experienced the disconnect between that … Continue reading

13 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

Dahr Jamail – Bullet Proof Beemer

Recently back from Iraq, independent and unembedded journalist Dahr Jamail speaks about his experiences of his fifth trip there (41 mins)

14 March, 2009 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"