drive-by planet: Abdulelah Shaye released after jailing at Obama’s request: Jeremy Scahill on Shaye and horrific U.S. bombing of al-Majalah

The courageous journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye who was imprisoned in Yemen following a request from the Obama administration, has been released after serving 3 years in lock-up. Shaye’s ‘crime’ was exposing a U.S. cruise missile attack on the Bedouin village of al-Majalah in December 2009. Forty one villagers were killed – a toll that included ...

drive-by planet: Jeremy Scahill at Socialism 2013: free press under threat, al-Awlaki, dirty wars

Jeremy Scahill is National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. His most recent book Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield was published in April of this year. He also wrote and produced the film Dirty Wars that premiered earlier in the ...

drive-by planet: ‘Dirty Wars’: Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley’s new film exposes the underside of covert American war

 Beneath: Jeremy Scahill Jeremy Scahill is the national security correspondent for The Nation magazine. His book Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (2007) chillingly details the emergence of private contracting in the course America’s War on Terror. His new book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield is due to be ...