Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is an American investigative journalist with expertise on a number of global issues, most notably the recent rise of private military companies (PMCs).Fact|date=January 2008 He serves as a correspondent for the U.S. radio and TV program "Democracy Now!". He is also a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and a frequent contributor to "The Nation". [ [http://www.thenation.com/directory/bios/jeremy_scahill "The Nation" website] ] Scahill and colleague Amy Goodman were co-recipients of the 1998 Polk Award for their radio documentary "Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship", which investigated the Chevron Corporation's role in the killing of two Nigerian environmental activists. [ [http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/polk/release1.html Polk Awards press release] ]

Scahill has reported from post-invasion Iraq; the former Yugoslavia, where he covered the 1999 NATO bombing; [ [http://www.selvesandothers.org/view57.html Selves and Others] ] and from post-Katrina Louisiana. [ [http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/16/1222257 Democracy Now!] ] He has been a vocal critic of private military contractors, particularly Blackwater Worldwide, the subject of his book, "". [New York: Nation Books, 2007. ISBN 1560259795 (hardcover); revised and updated edition, 2008. ISBN 156858394X] The book was the focus of a two-part interview and discussion with Amy Goodman on "Democracy Now!" in March 2007. [ [http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/20/1337226 part one] [http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/21/1340210 part two] ] The book received numerous accolades, including the Alternet Best Book of the Year Award, a spot on the Barnes & Noble and Amazon lists of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2007, and another Polk Award.

Up until 1998, he was a regular contributor to the "Catholic Worker". He campaigned vigorously against US policy towards Cuba, arguing that the Helms-Burton Act "discards ... sovereignty ... and attempts to supersede International law with US law" and "creates a legal framework authorizing financial and military support for armed subversion of a sovereign nation". [ [http://www.metaphoria.org/ac4t9708.html "Metaphoria",] August 1997, Volume 4 Nr.12, Issue 48]

References

*Scahill, Jeremy. "US Law Further Tightens Noose on Cuban People". "Catholic Worker", June - July, 1997.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.blackwaterbook.com Jeremy Scahill's Blackwater blog]
* [http://www.cbc.ca/wordsatlarge/features/feature.php?storyId=397 Interview about "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army", online at CBC Words at Large (audio)]
* Jeremy Scahill, [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070402/scahill_vid "Bush's Shadow Army"] -- from "The Nation": March 15, 2007
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8992128 Radio Interview: Journalist Scahill Charts the Rise of Blackwater USA] -- from NPR.org: March 19, 2007
* [http://www.alternet.org/authors/5434/ Stories by Jeremy Scahill, many of them on Blackwater USA] -- from AlterNet.org
* [http://www.metaphoria.org/ac4t9708.html "Metaphoria". "Cuba". August 1997, 4:12, 48]
* [http://www.cbc.ca/thehour/video.php?id=1516 Scahill on "The Hour"]

* [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/military/article2263989.ece Book Review]


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