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  • Rendition
    New details have emerged about how the Obama administration has quietly embraced the controversial practice of extraordinary rendition in which terrorism suspects are secretly detained and interrogated abroad without due process. The Washington Post recently reported three European men with Somali backgrounds were arrested in the East African country of Djibouti on a "murky pretext" in August. They were then questioned by U.S. interrogators...
    Jan 09, 2013 | Story
  • Dirty_wars_-3
    Premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new documentary "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield" follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen as he chases down the hidden truths behind America’s expanding covert wars. We’re joined by Scahill and the film’s director, Rick Rowley, an independent journalist with Big Noise Films. "We’re looking right...
    Jan 22, 2013 | Story
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    The documentary "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield" follows investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen as he chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars, focusing on the Obama administration’s increasing use of armed drones and secretive units including the Joint Special Operations Command. On Saturday, the film’s director, Richard Rowley, was awarded the Sundance...
    Jan 28, 2013 | Story
  • Dr._deqo_mohamed,_dr._hawa_abdi
    As the twin bombings hit the Boston Marathon, deadlier blasts also ripped through the densely populated Somali capital of Mogadishu. Hours after car bombs and suicide bombers killed at least 16 people outside a court complex on Sunday, another car bomb detonated and killed Turkish nationals. In Somalia, unlike Boston, there were no highly trained emergency personnel on the scene or top-notch hospitals to treat victims. Since 1991, when the Somali...
    Apr 16, 2013 | Story
  • Scahill__byrichardrowley
    Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill goes inside America’s new covert wars in his new book, "Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield." His story is also the subject of the film, "Dirty Wars" which opens in theaters June 7 and is directed by longtime Democracy Now! contributor Richard Rowley. Click to watch Part 1 or Part 2 of his interviews about the book. Select the "background" tab to see Scahill’s interviews...
    Apr 16, 2013 | DN! In Depth
  • Mohamed-abdi
    In part two of our interview with Somali human rights activist and physician, Dr. Hawa Abdi, she describes how thousands of Somalis were killed in the 1993 attack in Mogadishu that is best known for killing 18 elite U.S. special forces. She also discusses her book, "Keeping Hope Alive," which shares what has happened in the 22 years since the war broke out in her country, and the work she has done at her clinic to offer healthcare and...
    Apr 16, 2013 | Web Exclusive
  • Dirty_wars_book_cover
    Read a chapter from "Dirty Wars," just published this week, titled "If They Kill Innocent Children and Call Them al Qaeda, Then We Are All al Qaeda."
    Apr 23, 2013 | Web Exclusive
  • Jeremyscahill-2
    As the Senate holds its first-ever public hearing on drones and targeted killings, we turn the second part of our interview with Jeremy Scahill, author of the new book, "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield." Scahill charts the expanding covert wars operated by the CIA and JSOC, the Joint Special Operations Command, in countries from Somalia to Pakistan. "I called it 'Dirty Wars' because, particularly in this administration,...
    Apr 24, 2013 | Story
  • Tune in here at 2pm ET on Saturday, April 27, for a live stream of a conversation moderated by host Amy Goodman with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill and author Noam Chomsky about Scahill’s groundbreaking new book Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.

    This event is sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and the ACLU of Massachusetts.

    Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of Jeremy Scahill’s interviews...

    Apr 27, 2013 | Special Broadcast
  • Westgate2
    Kenya has begun three days of mourning for at least 67 people killed in the siege of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. The death count could still rise if more bodies are found in the rubble of the mall’s three floors. The Somali militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it retaliation for Kenyan military intervention in Somalia. We’re joined by independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, who reported from...
    Sep 25, 2013 | Story