MidEast Dispatches: Dahr’s NE and Midwest Book Tour Dates

Announcing Dahr Jamail’s forthcoming book, /Beyond the Green Zone/

“International journalism at its best.” –Stephen Kinzer, former foreign desk chief, New York Times; author /All the Shah’s Men/

“Essential reading for anybody who wants to know what is really happening in Iraq.” –Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent; author of /The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq/

Pre-order /Beyond the Green Zone/ today!
Release date: October 15, 2007

Dahr Jamail is on tour for his new book, Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.You may order the book:

Via Dahr’s Website


Via Haymarket Books


The following are NE and Midwest Tour dates for the first phase of the tour:

Champaign, IL

Event: Book Reading
Location: University of Illinois
Gregory Hall 213
Time and Date: 3 pm, 28 Oct., free
Sponsors: AWARE, Campus Antiwar Network, Haymarket Books, and Iraq Veterans Against the War
Contact: 217-202-7296, msmith46 -at- uiuc.edu

October 27, 2007

Chicago, IL

Event: Book Reading
Location: University of Illinois-Chicago
750 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL
Time and Date: 7 pm, 27 Oct., free
Sponsors: Haymarket Books, In These Times, endorsed by the American Friends Service Committee
Contact: 773-310-4575

October 26, 2007

Chicago, IL

Event: The World Beyond the Headlines, speaker series of the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago
Location: University of Chicago
International House Assembly Hall
1414 E. 59th St.
Chicago, IL
Time and Date: 6 pm, 26 Oct., free
Sponsors: Cosponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, International House Global Voices Program, Haymarket Books, and Seminary Coop Bookstore
Contact: 773.702.7721, ibirkner -at- uchicago.edu

October 25, 2007

Washington, D.C.

Event: Book Reading at Busboys and Poets Bookstore
With special guests Steve Connors and Molly Bingham, filmmakers, Meeting Resistance
Location: 2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Time and Date: 6:30 pm, 25 Oct., free
Sponsors: Busboys and Poets and Haymarket Books
Contact: 202-387-7638, dallen -at- teachingforchange.org

October 24, 2007

Boston, MA

Event: Book Reading, with Iraqi-American doctor and activist Dahlia Wasfi
Location: University of Massachussetts-Boston
Room TBA
Time and Date: 7 pm, 24 Oct., free
Sponsors: Haymarket books
Contact: 617-648-0561, khury.ps -at- gmail.com

October 23, 2007

Amherst, MA

Event: Book Reading
Location: University of Massachusetts
Bowker Auditorium
80 Campus Center Way
Amherst, Massachusetts 10003
Time and Date: 7 pm, 23 Oct., free
Sponsors: Campus Anti-war Network, Haymarket Books
Contact: 413-387-5747, jdfioren -at- history.umass.edu

October 22, 2007

Philadelphia, PA

Event: Book Reading
Location: University of Pennsylvania
Time and Date: 22 Oct., 7 pm, free
Sponsors: International Socialist Organization, Haymarket Books
Contact: 215-439-8678, hooha3000 -at- yahoo.com

October 21, 2007

Baltimore, MD

Event: Featured speaker, Red Emma’s 2007 Radical Bookfair
Location: 2640 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD
Venue Info
Time and Date: 4 pm, 21 Oct., free
Sponsors: Red Emma’s Bookstore, Baltimore Iraq Veterans Against the War, Haymarket Books
Contact: 443-554-6181, bookfair -at- redemmas.org

October 20, 2007

Troy, New York

Event: Sanctuary for Independent Media
3361 6th Avenue
Troy, NY
Time and Date: 7 pm, 20 Oct.
Sponsors: Sanctuary for Independent Media, Haymarket Books
Contact: (518) 207-6264, pierce -at- nyMediaAlliance.org

October 19, 2007

Rochester, New York

Event: School Without Walls
Location: School Without Walls
480 Broadway
Rochester, NY 14607
Venue Info
Google Map Link
Time and Date: 6:30 pm, 19 Oct.
Sponsors: Rochester Against the War
Contact: 585-208-2772, events@rochesterAgainstWar.org


October 18, 2007

Watertown, New York

Event: Different Drummer Cafe
Location: 12 Paddock Arcade
Watertown, NY 13601
Time and Date: 7 pm, 18 Oct.
Sponsors: Different Drummer Cafe and Fort Drum Iraq Veterans Against the War
Contact: 315-782-0595, phillipaliff -at- yahoo.com

October 17, 2007

New York, New York

Event: The Center for Economic Research and Social Change and The Nation Institute present Dahr Jamail and Jeremy Scahill Beyond the Green Zone – a talk, book launch, discussion, and book signing. (Tickets $5 at the door)
Location: Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 West 114th Street on Broadway, New York, New York
By Subway: #1 Train to 116th Street at Broadway (Columbia University)
By Bus: M4 or M104 bus to 114th on Broadway
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m.
Sponsors: The Center for Economic Research and Social Change, and The Nation Institute
Email Contact: info at haymarketbooks.org


“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…. I suspect Jamail’s account will prove an enduring document of what really happened during the chaotic years of occupation, and how it transformed ordinary Iraqis…. 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


“Blackwater is the utterly gripping and explosive story of how the Bush Administration has spent hundreds of millions of public dollars building a parallel corporate army, an army so loyal to far right causes it constitutes nothing less than a Republican Guard. The most important and chilling book about the death throes of U.S. democracy you will read in years and a triumph of investigative reporting.”
–Naomi Klein, author No Logo and The Shock Doctrine

Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who has covered the Middle East for more than four years and author of the forthcoming Haymarket book Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Reporter in Occupied Iraq (October 2007). He has reported extensively from inside Iraq for eight months, and is now writing 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. Jamail’s dispatches and hard news stories have been translated into French, Polish, German, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and Turkish. On radio as well as television, Jamail reports for Democracy Now!, and numerous other stations around the globe. Jamail is also special correspondent for “Flashpoints Radio” (KPFA/Pacifica). He has also reported from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan.

Jeremy Scahill is an unembedded, international journalist, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books). He is a correspondent for the national radio and television show Democracy Now! and a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine. He is currently a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has reported extensively from Iraq through both the Clinton and Bush administrations. He reported from Yugoslavia during the 1999 NATO bombing and spent years covering the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic’s government and the rise of a neoliberal regime backed by the United States. He has also reported from Nigeria, where he and colleague Amy Goodman exposed the role of the Chevron oil corporation in the massacre of protesting villagers in the Niger Delta. Traveling around the hurricane zone in the wake of Katrina, Scahill exposed the presence of Blackwater mercenaries in New Orleans and his reporting sparked a Congressional inquiry and an internal Department of Homeland Security investigation. Scahill has won numerous awards, including the prestigious George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting and numerous Project Censored Awards. He was among the only western reporters to gain access to the Abu Ghraib prison when Saddam Hussein was in power and his story on the emptying of that prison won a Golden Reel for “Best National Radio News Story” of 2002. Scahill’s work has appeared in The Nation, The Progressive, In These Times, Dollars and Sense, Z Magazine and on a wide array of websites. Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army — a national bestseller, featured on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, C-Span Book TV, Democracy Now! and CNN — is his first book.

Tickets: $5 at the door

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October 15, 2007

New York, New York

Event: Barnes and Noble Astor Place
Location: Barnes and Noble
4 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
Contact: 212-420-1322
Time and Date: 15 Oct., 7 pm, free
Contact: 212-420-1322

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