134. How the US Military Is Destroying the Environment with Dahr Jamail

Wednesday, November 23, 2016



Episode Summary

Dahr Jamail joins Adam Camac to discuss the environmental destruction caused by the US military, the effects of its toxic waste dump sites and war games in Alaska and elsewhere, how these activities affect fishing communities and marine life, and the health and environmental problems caused by the military’s use of bombs in the Middle East.

About the Guest

Mr. Jamail spent more than a year as an unembedded journalist in Iraq between 2003 and 2014 and now writes frequently about the environment. He won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Journalism and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for his work in Iraq. He 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 and is a co-author of The Mass Destruction of Iraq: The Disintegration of a Nation: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, The End of Ice.

You can follow his work at Dahrjamail.net and at Truth-out.org, where he is a staff reporter.

Biographical information is from dahrjamail.net.

Related Articles
1. Destroying What Remains: How the U.S. Navy Plans to War Game the Arctic by Dahr Jamail (May 21, 2015)
2. US Military Plans to Dump 20,000 Tons of Heavy Metals and Explosives Into the Oceans by Dahr Jamail (November 15, 2016)

Books Mentioned
1. Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq by Dahr Jamail
2. The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan by Dahr Jamail
3. The Mass Destruction of Iraq: The Disintegration of a Nation: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible by Dahr Jamail and William Rivers Pitt
4. The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail (Forthcoming)

Resources Mentioned
1. Dahrjamail.net
2. Dahr Jamail’s Truth-out.org Archive
3. West Coast Action Alliance

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