DAHLIA WASFI, [email protected], http://liberatethis.com
Born in New York to an American Jewish mother (daughter of
Holocaust survivors) and an Iraqi Muslim father, Wasfi has a medical
degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She spent
three months in Iraq with her family in 2006. She has been speaking
against the occupation since 2004. She is currently working on a book on
DAHR JAMAIL, [email protected], http://dahrjamailiraq.com
Jamail's most recent piece is "The New 'Forgotten' War," which
states: "While U.S. forces have begun to slowly pull back in Iraq,
approximately 96,000 American troops and 114,000 private contractors
still remain in the country -- along with an embassy the size of Vatican
City. Upwards of 400 Iraqi civilians still die in a typical month (Iraq
Body Count, 12/31/09), and fallout from the occupation that is now
responsible, by some estimates, for 1 million Iraqi deaths (Extra!,
1/2/08) continues to severely impact Iraqis in ways that go uncovered by
the U.S. press. ...
"Corporate media coverage of the ongoing Iraqi refugee crisis --
the U.N. estimates that more than 4.5 million Iraqis in all have been
displaced from their homes (UNHCR.org, 1/09) -- continues to be scant.
The stories that do appear tend to be local stories about Iraqi refugees
in the newspaper's home city (e.g., Chicago Tribune, 10/25/09). ...
Jamail is the author of "Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an
Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq" and "The Will to Resist:
Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan." He recently wrote
the pieces "U.S. Using Iraqi Political Discord to Justify Continuance of
Occupation" and "Women Miss Saddam."
For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167