Dahr Jamail is an independent U.S. journalist who has been reporting from the Middle East for over five years, nine months of which he was spent in Iraq. Dahr currently writes for several independent outlets. His reporting has earned him numerous awards, including the prestigious 2008 Martha Gelhorn, the Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, and four Project Censored awards. He is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Independent Journalist in Occupied Iraq, and Military Resisters: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Make no mistake. The American Empire is in decline.We are watching the bloated lumbering beast, drunk on its own propaganda of moral, spiritual, military, social and material superiority, hurtling down the abyss. The world is visibly multi-polar today, but the US continues to trumpet its belief of undisputed might and authority.
Reproduced below is the first of the 25 investigations selected by Project Censured in 2009. It is based on research by Michael Schwartz, posted on Voltaire Network in 2007, which was continued by other associated researchers. Several official sources have validated the studies conducted by the ORB pollsters and The Lancet demographers, thus certifying that the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Iraq has caused the death of over one million civilians. Whereas this information was disseminated by the media in countries which officially opposed the war, it was suppressed in those which endorsed the military operation. This is yet another example of how media conglomerates fall into line with the predominant interests of the countries they are in.
#1 News Story selected by Project Censored in 2009
Introduction to Project Censored 2010