Dahr Jamail, a TomDispatch regular, has reported from Iraq and writes for Inter Press Service, Le Monde Diplomatique, and other outlets. He is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq and the forthcoming book The Will To Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. His website is
“Fear, arbitrary arrests, indiscriminate bombing, killing, an uncertain future—this is the new democratic Iraq.”
How will climate change affect the future of the planet? Scientists predict it will be nothing short of a nightmare.
Conditions in Iraq, not surprisingly, bear little resemblance to the fantasyland touted by America’s recent presidents.
Under the Ft. Hood headlines, a stressed-out Army pushes stressed-out soldiers back into the war zones.
A single platoon lost in a military limbo is a measurement of the stress under which the US Army now operates.
The ongoing dissent that does exist in the US military, however fragmented and overlooked at the moment, should not be discounted.
The war in Iraq has caused one of the most severe refugee crises in
history, and no one seems to be paying attention.
Despite talk of civil war, Sunnis and Shiites seem more united than divided.