Monday, November 12, 2007

Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq

Author and Journalist Dahr Jamail will be speaking at the First Unitarian Universalist Church (4190 Front Street) on November 15th at 7pm.

Dahr reports regularly on Pacifica Radio, on http://www.dahrjamailiraq.com/

Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who has covered the Middle East for more than four years. He has reported extensively from inside Iraq for eight months, and has also reported from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. Jamail writes for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times, and many other outlets. His reports have been published in The Nation, The Sunday Herald, The Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus and The Independent. On radio as well as television, Jamail has reported for Democracy Now! and numerous other stations around the globe.

Beyond the Green Zone is Dahr Jamial's first book with the forward written by Amy Goodman.

"While the powerful media conglomerates embedded on the ground with the invading and occupying forces, Jamail embedded with the suffering people of Iraq and uncovered the horrors of this ware of 'liberation.' - Jeremy Scahill.

Cost: Donations Requested but no one will be turned away.
Info: 858-459-4650

Presented by: The Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First UU Church, Activist San Diego, National Lawyers Guild, SD Veterans for Peace, SD Coalition for Peace and Justice, and Progressive San Diego.

1 comment:

menshevik said...

Re:
US soldiers shy from battle in Iraq
By Dahr Jamail
http://www.blackfive.net/main/2007/10/astroturf-ivaw-.html#comment-87718424


An impossibility to sit on a field phoning it in. All army (dont know about marines)military vehicles are equipped with either BFT (Blue Force Tracker) or FBCB2 (Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below). The position of every vehicle is tracked by someone at all times. That tells me that these soldiers have not been to Iraq or been there and stayed at the FOB (FOBit). ANyone who has gone out on patrol, knows about FBCB2.

Posted by: Rey | October 26, 2007 at 07:50 AM