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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2007, 8:36 pm

BEYOND THE GREEN ZONE: Dispatches From An Unembedded Journalist In Iraq

By Jarrett Dapier
In These Times is proud to co-sponsor the below events organized by Chicago's inimitable Haymarket Books. Please make plans to attend. And don't forget the Chicago anti-war rallies during the day on October 27th.

BEYOND THE GREEN ZONE
Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq


Featuring author and independent Iraq war journalist
DAHR JAMAIL

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"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 war of `liberation.' Dahr Jamail is the conscience of American war reporting, the quintessential unembedded reporter."
–Jeremy Scahill, author, Blackwater

"Every conflict spawns a handful of journalists who are willing to not only brave the war zone but to seek out the stories ignored by the press pack. The Iraq War has brought us Dahr Jamail. If years from now, Americans are willing to read any books about the war, this one should be among them. It tells everything."
—Mother Jones magazine

"From the earliest days of the war, Dahr Jamail has been a human conduit for the voices of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. In the face of tremendous personal risk, his commitment to the crucial, principled task of bearing witness has never wavered, and this extraordinary book is the result."
—Naomi Klein, author, No Logo and The Shock Doctrine

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CHICAGO AREA EVENTS
6 pm on Oct. 26th
The World Beyond the Headlines
Speaker series of the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago
University of Chicago International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St.
Cosponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, International House Global Voices Program, and Seminary Coop Bookstore
Contact: 773.702.7721, ibirkner (at) uchicago.edu

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7pm on Oct. 27th
University of Illinois-Chicago, Lecture Center A1, 750 South Halsted
Sponsored by Haymarket Books and In These Times
Endorsed by American Friends Service Committee, Chicago Area CodePINK and Eighth Day Center for Justice
Contact: scruggs48 (at) yahoo.com

with special guests
Eugene Cherry, of Iraq Veterans Against the War* and Juan Torres, of Gold Star Families for Peace* (*for id only)

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11am on Oct. 31st
Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Road in Des Plaines
(near Golf and River Road) , Room 1606
Sponsored by Students for Social Justice
Contact: rstacewi (at) oakton.edu


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who has covered the Middle East for more than four years. He has reported extensively from inside Iraq 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, among other publications. On radio as well as television, Jamail has reported for Democracy Now!—and numerous other stations around the globe. Jamail is also special correspondent for Flashpoints (FPFK Radio/Pacifica). Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, with a forward by Amy Goodman, is his first book.

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LISTEN TO DAHR JAMAIL:
Amy Goodman's recent Dahr Jamail feature:
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl

Counterspin, radio show of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, interview:
http://www.fair.org/index.php

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
http://www.beyondthegreenzone.org

Jarrett Dapier is a former assistant publisher at In These Times. Previous work for ITT includes interviews with playwright Christopher Shinn and Fugazi guitarist, Ian Mackaye. He currently works with teens at the Evanston Public Library where he runs a recycled drumming program and directs stage adaptations of young adult literature. He lives in Evanston, IL.

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