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Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

October 28th, 2010

Fishermen Report Louisiana Bays Filled With Oil

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldOn Saturday, October 23, Truthout spotted what appeared to be massive areas of weathered oil floating near Louisiana's fragile marshlands in both East and West Bays along the Mississippi River Delta. In addition, at least two more oil leaks were spotted near oil and gas platforms along ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

October 5th, 2010

Evidence Refutes BP's and Fed's Deceptions

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldIn August, Truthout conducted soil and water sampling in Pass Christian Harbor, Mississippi; on Grand Isle, Louisiana; and around barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana, in order to test for the presence of oil from BP's Macondo Well.Laboratory test results from the samples taken in these ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

VIDEO: Iraq war resister marks one year since taking sanctuary in Vancouver church

VANCOUVER - American Rodney Watson will always remember watching a fellow soldier brutally beat an Iraqi civilian in anger over a divorce letter from his wife.He'll recall the soldier spitting racist slurs in the faces of the people they were there to help, and then the same man turning to ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 31st, 2010

Despite "All Clear," Mississippi Sound Tests Positive for Oil

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldThe State of Mississippi's Department of Marine Resources (DMR) opened all of its territorial waters to fishing on August 6. This was done in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Food and Drug Administration, despite concerns from commercial fishermen in Louisiana, Mississippi, ... continue reading

August 27th, 2010

US points to oil as key to Iraq's postwar future

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. overthrew Saddam Hussein seven years ago, the Bush administration envisioned a liberated Iraq that was rich, stable, democratic and a shining example to the rest of the Arab world.Now, with the end of U.S.-led combat operations in Iraq, the Obama administration is predicting more or ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

Foreign Policy: The Future Of Iraqi Oil

David Bender is an analyst in Eurasia Group's Middle East practice. Bush administration officials predicted that a post-war spike in Iraq's oil production would pay for both the conflict and ease the country's transition to democracy. Anti-war protesters countered that the war itself was little more than an oil grab. ... continue reading

August 24th, 2010

CNPC group to start drilling Iraq's Halfaya in Sept

Iraq, Aug 24 (Reuters) - China's CNPC and its partners plan to start drilling new wells next month in Iraq's Halfaya oilfield as part of a plan to boost output to 70,000 barrels per day in 2011, a CNPC executive said on Tuesday.Iraq signed a contract to develop Halfaya with ... continue reading

August 24th, 2010

KBR wins refinery work contracts in Iraq

Aug 24 (Reuters) - KBR Inc, a U.S. engineering and construction firm, said on Tuesday it won contracts from the Iraqi government for work on two refining projects.KBR will provide licensing and basic engineering services for the construction of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) and Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) units at the ... continue reading

August 24th, 2010

Iraqi oil police short of men, cars, planes

BAGHDAD, Aug 24 - When Major General Hamid Ibrahim starts listing the challenges and shortcomings of his Iraqi oil protection police, he doesn't stop for over an hour. Ibrahim's force will be in the spotlight when the U.S. military cuts its numbers to 50,000 on Aug. 31 and switches from ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 23rd, 2010

How Has It Come to This?

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldThe scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a gray sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. To get to the beach, we walk past a red, plastic barrier fence that until very recently was there to keep people away from the ... continue reading

August 23rd, 2010

Iraq to Boost Daily Oil Output by 13% as Al-Ahdab Field Comes on Stream

Iraq, holder of the world’s third- largest oil reserves, expects to increase daily crude production by about 13 percent next year, an Oil Ministry official said. “We expect an increase of about 300,000 barrels per day,” Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, deputy director general at Iraq’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate, said ... continue reading

August 23rd, 2010

Gunmen kill 5 Iraqi oil workers, steal payroll

BAGHDAD — Gunmen ambushed a car with five Iraqi oil refinery employees carrying the company payroll, killing them and fleeing with $300,000 in cash on Monday, Iraqi officials said.The brazen attack just outside Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, hit the employees right after they had picked up the payroll for ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 22nd, 2010

The truth about the 'end of combat operations'

Early in the month, on Aug. 7, Army Specialist Faith Hinkley dove for cover from a rocket propelled grenade while on her base in Iraq. She was hit with shrapnel from the explosion, and bled to death in Baghdad. She was 23 years old.A week later, on Aug. 15, Army ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 20th, 2010

More U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Under Obama Than Under Bush

During former-Pres. George W. Bush’s tenure, 575 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan. Since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, 580 U.S. troops have perished there (as of August 19). In just 19 months, the Afghan war under Obama has claimed more U.S. lives than the previous administration’s ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

Petrofac Wins EPC Deal At Iraq Majnoon Field-Official

AMMAN (Dow Jones) — U.K.-based oil and gas services company Petrofac Ltd. has won an engineering, procurement and construction contract to build two crude-oil processing plants at Iraq's super giant Majnoon oil field, a senior Iraqi oil official said Thursday. The contract was awarded to Petrofac by Iraq's state-run South ... continue reading

August 16th, 2010

New Oil Field Discovered in Afghanistan

A new oilfield discovered in northern Afghanistan is estimated to contain 1.8 billion barrels of oil. Afghan and international geologists discovered the deposit, located between Balkh and Shiberghan provinces. "I do not know its price in the market. But the initial survey says there are 1.8 billion barrels of oil ... continue reading

August 16th, 2010

Petraeus hedges on US exit date from Afghanistan

The new commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, says he will not be bound by a 2011 target date to start withdrawing US troops. Speaking on NBC television, Gen Petraeus said he reserved the right to tell President Obama whether the pull-out date was too early. He ... continue reading

August 14th, 2010

The Gulf at the Gas Station

This might be an opportune time to make a disclosure: I am a BP shareholder. Admittedly, I’ve never attended the company’s annual meeting, and if I did, I would have very little weight to throw around.I own two shares of BP stock. I received my stake in the company as ... continue reading

August 13th, 2010

US wants Iraq to pay bill for war victims

RAMADI, Iraq — Off a dusty street flanked by piles of rubble and bombed-out car skeletons, the Saleh family is rebuilding their home with American aid money they got because three family members were accidentally killed in crossfire between U.S. forces and insurgents.In another neighborhood of the battleground city of ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

August 6th, 2010

Katrina Pain Index 2010 New Orleans – Five Years Later

With Davida Finger and Lance Hill. Davida is a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. Lance is Executive Director of the Southern Institute for Education and Research at Tulane University.It will be five years since Katrina on August 29. The impact of Katrina is quite painful for regular people ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 6th, 2010

Gulf Residents Likely Face Decades of Psychological Impact From BP's Oil Disaster

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldWhile the devastating ecological impacts of BP’s oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are obvious, the less visible but also long-lasting psychological, community and personal impacts could be worse, according to social scientists, psychologists and psychiatrists.“People are becoming more and more hopeless and feeling helpless,” Dr. ... continue reading

August 5th, 2010

Oil Spills Everywhere

BP has capped its leaking Macondo well, but that doesn't mean oil spills are now a thing of the past. Up in Michigan, a million gallons of crude have sloshed out of a pipeline into the Kalamazoo River. Governor Granholm has already declared the region a disaster area—and this may ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 30th, 2010

Our Complicity

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldWe rather be ruined than changed. We rather die in our dread, than climb the cross of the moment, and let our illusions die.-W.H. Auden, excerpted from “The Age of Anxiety”Photo by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Not long ago we strolled along a beautiful white-sand beach in Orange ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

Bullet Trains: Obama Spends Billions on High-Speed Rail

I rode a train from Miami to Orlando — and I liked it. I relaxed in a comfortable seat with Shaq-worthy legroom. I avoided the hassle of the airport and the maniacs on the highways. I did some phone interviews, read a book about the Compromise of 1850 and watched ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 3)

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