Shows featuring Raed Jarrar

  • U.S. Rushes Weapons to Iraq Amidst Bloody Sectarian Conflict Set Off by 2003 Invasion Christmasbombing-iraq3
    A series of attacks in Iraq over Christmas left at least 42 people dead and dozens more wounded. As Iraq faces its worst violence in years, the United States has rushed a new shipment of Hellfire missiles to help the Iraqi government fight militants. The CIA is also helping Iraqi forces target militant camps with aerial strikes....
    December 27, 2013 | Story
  • "We’ve Lost Our Country": An Iraqi American Looks Back on a Decade of War That’s Devastated a Nation Jarrar2
    We continue our look at the Iraq War’s 10th anniversary with Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-American blogger and political analyst. Jarrar led the first civilian casualty survey in Iraq as the country director of Civic Worldwide and has closely monitored the issue of civilian casualties as well as the larger fallout from the U.S....
    March 19, 2013 | Story
  • As Biden Visits Iraq Ahead of U.S. Withdrawal, Critics See Last-Ditch Effort to Preserve Occupation Splash_image20111205-10294-elmege-0
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq for an unannounced visit to mark the withdrawal of U.S. troops by the end of the year. Shi’ites supporting Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr held an anti-U.S. protest in Basra to oppose Biden’s visit. Meanwhile, the Financial Times reports that numerous investment bankers...
    November 30, 2011 | Story
  • Violence Spikes in Iraq as U.S. Considers Ways to Extend Occupation Past December Deadline Splash_image20110819-21432-1oatw5p-0
    It was one year ago today that the Obama administration officially announced it was pulling the last full U.S. combat brigade from Iraq. Today, roughly 46,000 U.S. troops remain in the country, along with more than 64,000 private contractors. This week, as Iraq suffers its deadliest violence of the year, there is increasing speculation...
    August 19, 2011 | Story
  • U.S. Silent on Deadly Iraqi Gov’t Crackdown on Protests; 300 Arrested in Sweeps Targeting Dissidents Iraq_double_playbut
    While the United States has sharply criticized the Libyan government for brutally cracking down on opposition protesters, it has remained noticeably silent on the recent attacks against Iraqi dissidents. On Friday, tens of thousands of people participated in Iraq’s largest protest in years. Although the protests were largely...
    March 02, 2011 | Story
  • Obama Admin Claims End to Combat Operations in Iraq, But Iraqis See Same War Under a Different Name Troopwithdrawl
    The Obama administration says the last combat brigades have left Iraq. Is this the end of the Iraq war or just a rebranding of the US occupation? More than 50,000 troops remain in Iraq as well as 4,500 special operations forces and tens of thousands of private contractors. The US embassy in Baghdad is the largest in the world...
    August 20, 2010 | Story
  • Triple Suicide Bombing Targets Foreign Embassies in Iraq Coffin-iraq
    At least forty-one people were killed and 237 wounded Sunday in three coordinated suicide car bombings targeting the Iranian and German embassies and the Egyptian consulate in Iraq. The attacks have occurred at a time of political uncertainty in Iraq following the March 7th parliamentary elections. We speak with Iraqi political...
    April 05, 2010 | Story
  • Iraq Vote in Limbo with Veto of Election Law Iraq-vote-web
    Plans for Iraq to hold elections in January are up in the air after Iraq’s vice president vetoed part of an election law over the allocation of seats to Iraqis displaced by the US invasion and occupation. Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, who is Sunni, said he objected to Article One of the election law approved by parliament...
    November 19, 2009 | Story
  • President-Elect Obama and the Future of US Foreign Policy: A Roundtable Discussion Obamaforeignpolicywebnew
    Congratulations pour in from around the world for President-elect Barack Obama after his historic victory Tuesday night. But what are Obama’s foreign policy positions, and what are the concerns for those living in countries at the target end of US foreign policy? We host a roundtable discussion with filmmaker and investigative journalist John Pilger in Britain, Columbia University professor...
    November 06, 2008 | Story
  • Iraqis Protest Proposed Deal to Allow US Troops to Stay in Iraq Until 2011 Sadrdemoweb
    On Saturday, tens of thousands of Iraqis demonstrated against the proposed Status of Forces Agreement, but US military chief Michael Mullen warned today that Iraq could risk “losses of significant consequence” if the deal is not approved quickly. We speak to Patrick Cockburn and Raed Jarrar. [includes rush transcript]
    October 21, 2008 | Story
  • As US Announces Withdrawal of 8,000 Troops from Iraq, Leaked US-Iraqi Draft Agreement Envisions Indefinite Occupation Bushdefenseweb
    On the heels of President Bush’s announcement of the withdrawal of 8,000 US troops from Iraq by February of next year, we speak to Iraqi blogger and political analyst Raed Jarrar. He has translated a recently leaked draft of an Iraqi-US agreement that outlines the long-term status of US forces in Iraq. Jarrar says the agreement does not set a deadline for the withdrawal of non-combat US troops...
    September 10, 2008 | Story
  • Bush Touts Outcome of Iraq Troop "Surge," Repeats Threats Against Iran Bush-sotuweb
    In his final state of the union, President Bush once again defended the Iraq invasion and claimed the so-called troop surge a success. Bush also repeated his threatening rhetoric against Iran. We speak with unembedded journalist Dahr Jamail and Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar. [includes rush transcript]
    January 29, 2008 | Story
  • ACLU Sues Jet Blue & TSA for Barring Man Wearing Arabic T-Shirt Jetblueweb
    The American Civil Liberties Union and New York Civil Liberties Union have sued the Transportation Security Administration and JetBlue Airways in federal court for illegally discriminating against an American resident based solely on the Arabic message on his T-shirt and his ethnicity. Last year, the Iraqi-born architect and blogger Raed Jarrar was prohibited from boarding a flight until he agreed...
    August 13, 2007 | Story
  • GERONIMO PRATT AND COINTELPRO
    Geronimo Pratt, his family and supporters have always maintained that Geronimo was targeted and framed by the FBI and the LA Police Department because of his activity in the Black Panther Party.
    June 11, 1997 | Story