Friday, May 26, 2006

  • Interview with Dahr Jamail, an independent US reporter and photographer. US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq to report on the war himself. His dispatches were quickly recognized as an important media resource and he is now writing for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times and many other outlets. His reports have also been published with The Nation, The Sunday Herald, Islam Online, the Guardian and the Independent to name just a few. On radio as well as television, Dahr reports for Democracy Now!, the BBC, and numerous other stations around the globe. Dahr is also special correspondent for Flashpoints. Dahr has spent a total of 8 months in occupied Iraq as one of only a few independent US journalists in the country. Dahr uses the DahrJamailIraq.com website and his popular mailing list to disseminate his dispatches. >> Listen
  • David Shayler and Annie Machon, former MI5 officers, join Middle East Panorama show. David Shayler joined MI5 in Oct/1991 and worked there for five years. Mr Shayler wrote The Organisation, a novel based loosely on his experiences working for MI5. Shayler says in July 1994 Mossad told MI5 about imminent Hezbollah bombings of Jewish targets in the UK - but the security service ignored the warnings and didn't tell the police. And in Feb/1996 Libyan dissidents tried to blow up Gadaffi in an MI6-funded plot, but failed - Shayler heard of this conspiracy from a contact in SIS. David's only 'crime' is to have revealed, what he calls, "ineptitude and malpractice within MI5, Britain's security service: shortcomings which have resulted in the waste of millions of pounds worth of taxpayers' money and, worse still, to the deaths of innocent civilians." >> Listen

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