Jeremy Scahill Topics

An archive of interviews and reports filed by Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill. He is the national security reporter for The Nation magazine. He is the author of the best-selling book, "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army." He blogs at TheNation.com.

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  • On Sunday, Democracy Now! producer Jeremy Scahill and I went to the Andrews Air Base where the U.S. Department of Defense was hosting its annual air show. On display was an extensive array of state-of-the-art military technology including the B-1 bomber and the B-52 bomber, which was used most recently to bomb Iraq in 1996.
    May 18, 1998 | Story
  • Democracy Now! Producer Jeremy Scahill and Anchor Amy Goodman were in Nigeria for the past three weeks. During their trip, they talked to a large cross-section of Nigerians on a wide range of issues. Over these next few weeks, they will be bringing you some of the Voices from the Nigerian Resistance.
    Sep 08, 1998 | Story
  • Jeremy Scahill discusses the current political climate in Baghdad.
    Nov 25, 1998 | Story
  • This past November, Democracy Now! producer Jeremy Scahill traveled to Iraq and spent a few days in Basra, where he had the chance to visit communities and hospitals, and talk to residents in the area, which was heavily hit during the Persian Gulf War. Doctors there told him about a dramatic rise in cancer, birth defects and other illnesses, and attributed this to the use of depleted uranium by the U.S. military. Depleted uranium is used in...
    Dec 21, 1998 | Story
  • Last night, Pacifica reporters Jeremy Scahill and Amy Goodman attended the Overseas Press Club’s 60th anniversary dinner. Our documentary, Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship, was receiving an honorable citation for radio reporting. [includes rush transcript]
    Apr 23, 1999 | Story
  • Last week, Pacifica reporters Jeremy Scahill and Amy Goodman turned down a citation from the Overseas Press Club for the documentary "Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship." They rejected the honor in protest of the Overseas Press Club’s agreement that reporters would not be permitted to ask questions of U.S. special envoy to Yugoslavia Richard Holbrooke, the event’s keynote speaker, despite...
    Apr 27, 1999 | Story
  • 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 printing plant, and also damaged dozens of...
    May 18, 1999 | Story
  • Missile strikes caused great damage in southern Serbia, as European leaders pondered their response to signals that Yugoslavia is ready for a deal to settle the Kosovo crisis.
    May 19, 1999 | Story
  • In Belgrade Yugoslavia this week, Serbian Premier Mirko Marjanovic denied that Yugoslavia was on the brink of a severe economic crisis and fended off accusations that the government will soon be forced to devaluate the country’s currency. Marjanovic also accused the United States of working with opposition groups in the country to sell out Yugoslavia’s sovereignty for international loans and private investment. His statements come...
    Sep 16, 1999 | Story
  • Earlier this week, Democracy Now! Producer Jeremy Scahill reported on an internal police document entitled "Emergency Preparedness Bulletin: DNC 2000 Planning Group." Dated August 2000. According to a source that saw the document, it was distributed as a brief for Los Angeles Police Officers to prepare themselves for protesters at the Democratic Convention. The source said the document characterizes protesters as extremists and...
    Aug 18, 2000 | Story