Shows featuring Jeremy Scahill

  • Agents of Change or Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons? A Discussion about Barack Obama’s Advisers and Transition Team Obamateamweb
    As speculations abound over who President-elect Barack Obama will name to key cabinet positions, we look at some of the central figures advising Obama, many of whom are leading candidates for posts in the next administration. We speak with Jeremy Scahill, author of the new piece "This Is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama’s White House," and David...
    November 20, 2008 | Story
  • Voices of the Delegates: Jeremy Scahill Goes Inside the RNC Rncweb
    Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill goes inside the RNC to take the pulse of what delegates think and how Sarah Palin has spiced up an otherwise sedated affair. [includes rush transcript]
    September 04, 2008 | Story
  • As Hurricane Gustav Approaches, Blackwater Seeks Personnel to Deploy to Gulf Coast Blackwaternola_web
    The private military firm Blackwater Worldwide is seeking personnel that could possibly be deployed into areas affected by Hurricane Gustav. We speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill, who first broke the story of armed guards working for the private security firm Blackwater being deployed in the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. [includes rush...
    September 01, 2008 | Story
  • Massive Security Operation Mobilized for DNC Copweb
    Thousands of delegates descended on Denver over the weekend for the Democratic National Convention, as did thousands of journalists, as well as protesters from across the country. We hear some of the voices of the protesters and speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill, who covered the events from the ground. [includes rush transcript]
    August 25, 2008 | Story
  • Blackwater: From the Nisoor Square Massacre to the Future of the Mercenary Industry Blackwaterjeremyjune
    The private military firm Blackwater has gone from being a relatively unknown contractor working in Iraq to a household name and the subject of multiple investigations, lawsuits and congressional inquiries. In the meantime, the company continues to reap millions of dollars in profits and was recently awarded a new contract from the State Department. Last year, Democracy Now! correspondent and...
    June 02, 2008 | Story
  • "War, Inc.": John Cusack’s New Film Satirizes the Corruption, Profiteering and Hubris Behind the Iraq War Warincweb
    John Cusack joins us to talk about War, Inc., his new film taking on issues few in Hollywood today would dare to: war profiteering, mercenaries, political corruption and embedded journalism. A political satire, the film stars Cusack as Brand Hauser, a hit-man for hire who is deployed to the fictional country of Turaqistan to kill a Middle Eastern oil baron. Hauser’s employer is Tamerlane,...
    May 23, 2008 | Story
  • State Dept. Renews Blackwater Contract in Iraq Despite Pentagon Labeling Sept. Baghdad Killing of 17 Civilians "A Criminal Event" Blackwaterweb18
    The State Department has announced it is extending the private military firm Blackwater’s contract in Baghdad for another year. The news comes despite an ongoing FBI investigation into the September 16th shooting in Baghdad where Blackwater guards were accused of killing seventeen Iraqi civilians. An earlier investigation by the Pentagon found that all seventeen Iraqis were killed as a...
    April 07, 2008 | Story
  • Jeremy Scahill: Despite Antiwar Rhetoric, Clinton-Obama Plans Would Keep US Mercenaries, Troops in Iraq for Years to Come Blackwaterweb4
    Jeremy Scahill reports Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will not "rule out" using private military companies like Blackwater Worldwide in Iraq. Obama also has no plans to sign on to legislation that seeks to ban the use of these forces in US war zones by January 2009. Despite their antiwar rhetoric, both Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton have adopted the congressional...
    February 28, 2008 | Story
  • Samantha Power v. Jeremy Scahill: A Debate on U.S. Actions in the Balkans, the Independence of Kosovo, the Iraq Sanctions and Humanitarian Intervention Powerscahilldebate
    As Kosovo declares its independence, we speak to two people who have closely followed the situation in the Balkans. Samantha Power wrote extensively about Bosnia and Kosovo in her book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, which won a 2003 Pulitzer Prize. Jeremy Scahill is an independent journalist and Democracy Now! correspondent. He covered the NATO bombings of Kosovo and...
    February 22, 2008 | Story
  • What is Blackwater’s Role in the 2008 Presidential Race? Blackcweb
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney cited Cofer Black, the former head of Counterterrorism at the CIA, as his advisor on issues involving prisoner interrogation during a recent presidential debate. Black is now the vice chairman on private military firm, Blackwater. We speak with Jeremy Scahill, author of "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary...
    December 10, 2007 | Story
  • EXCLUSIVE : Family Members of Slain Iraqis Sue Blackwater USA for Deadly Baghdad Shooting Burkeweb
    The Center for Constitutional Rights is filing a lawsuit today under the Alien Tort Claims Act on behalf of the families of three of the Iraqis killed, as well as another Iraqi who was injured, when Blackwater guards shot dead 17 Iraqis and injured many more. We speak with CCR attorney Susan Burke and Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill, author of the bestselling book "Blackwater:...
    October 11, 2007 | Story
  • Mr. Prince Goes to Washington: Blackwater Founder Testifies Before Congress Erik_princeweb
    Erik Prince, the founder and chairman of Blackwater USA, testified the before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform amid a public firestorm over the role of private military firms operating in Iraq and a string of probes into Blackwater’s conduct. We play excerpts of the hearing and speak with Jeremy Scahill, author of "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most...
    October 03, 2007 | Story
  • Blackwater Back on Patrol in Baghdad as Shootings Probe Continues Blackwater_mercenariesweb
    On Monday, the Iraqi government said it will await the outcome of an investigation into last Sunday’s killing of at least 11 people by Blackwater USA in Baghdad before taking any action against the company. The statement comes one day after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said the shooting deaths pose "a serious challenge to the sovereignty of Iraq." We speak with Jeremy...
    September 24, 2007 | Story
  • Can Iraq (or Anyone) Hold Blackwater Accountable for Killing Iraqi Civilians? A Debate on the Role of Private Contractors in Iraq Blackwtrweb
    As the Iraq government expels Blackwater over the killing of 11 Iraqi civilians, Jeremy Scahill, author of "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army," debates Doug Brooks, president of International Peace Operations Association, a trade group for the private security industry. [includes rush transcript]
    September 18, 2007 | Story
  • Pivotal Family Lawsuit Against Blackwater USA Blocked from Court — and Moved to Panel with Company Ties Fallujahbridge
    A landmark lawsuit brought by the families of four employees of the security firm Blackwater USA killed in Iraq three years ago has been partially derailed. This week, a federal judge ordered the lawsuit to be decided behind closed doors in arbitration — allowing Blackwater to avoid public examination of its practices in Iraq. One of the three arbitrators could be William Webster, who...
    May 23, 2007 | Story
  • Jeremy Scahill Responds to Blackwater CEO Erik Prince, Visits Blackwater Sites and Prince’s Hometown Princee5-23
    Blackwater has remained relatively quiet in the face of its critics, but last week, the company’s founder, Erik Prince, wrote an article to the Grand Rapids Press in response to a series of articles in the paper on Blackwater. The paper has referred to Jeremy Scahill’s book as putting Prince in the national media spotlight. We get Scahill’s response, and hear about his recent...
    May 23, 2007 | Story
  • Leading GOP Candidate Romney Taps Blackwater’s Cofer Black as Campaign Adviser Blackc5-23
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has tapped Blackwater executive Cofer Black as a senior campaign adviser. Romney has called for a doubling of the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo. Black–who has been vice chairman at Blackwater for two years–was director of the CIA Counterterrorism Center during 9/11 and led the agency’s hunt for Osama bin Laden. [includes...
    May 23, 2007 | Story
  • Author and DN! Correspondent Jeremy Scahill Testifies in Landmark House Hearing on Defense Contracting Scahill20070511
    There are over 120,000 private contractors currently deployed in Iraq and yesterday, a House panel put some of the harshest criticisms of this privatization of war into the congressional record for the first time. Democracy Now! correspondent and The Nation magazine investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill testified before a House appropriations hearing on defense contracting. Scahill is author of...
    May 11, 2007 | Story
  • Democracy Now! Learns the Pentagon Is Asking Humanitarian Groups for Global Positioning Coordinates of Civilian Sites in Iraq, Such as Water Treatment Facilities and Power Plants: Is It to Bomb Them
    President Bush last night spoke at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and claimed an invasion of Iraq will set the stage for peace in the Middle East. He also tried to allay fears of a humanitarian disaster. Claiming "the first to benefit from a free Iraq would be the Iraqi people themselves," he promised the U.S. will deliver medicine and said the U.S. is already moving...
    February 27, 2003 | Story
  • Jeremy Scahill Reports from Belgrade
    NATO air raids have increased once again in Yugoslavia after two days of cloudy weather, while political leaders and diplomats today press their search for a diplomatic solution to the war. NATO said its jets bombed an industrial zone, a main highway and an airport, among other sites across Yugoslavia. Serb media reported that the attacks hit bridges, a bus station, a cigarette factory and a...
    May 18, 1999 | Story