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Our Situation Is Urgent

Sunday, 24 August 2014 11:06 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Message

Sledgehammer to the world(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

Perhaps never before in history has the human species been at such a turning point. If we continue forward along our current trajectory, the environment, economy, government, and socio-political systems upon which civilization depends are sure to collapse.

Another "never before" is the pace at which corporate power is taking full control of government decision-making and opting to charge full steam ahead with business as usual in regards to fossil fuel exploitation and consumption. Our situation is urgent. As former NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati told me in a recent interview, "We're effectively taking a sledgehammer to the climate system."

Truthout and I continue to focus on these stories. Yet we are also bringing attention to the victories against these systems that continue to occur, victories that remind us that a shift in consciousness is continuing. Just recently I reported on how farmers in El Salvador united to block Monsanto's GMO corn seed from being allowed into their country alongside a US economic package.

With more at stake than ever, you need accurate information to make informed decisions. My colleagues and I at Truthout are more committed than ever to bringing you that information, but we can't do it without your support. I urge you to donate today!

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Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, (Haymarket Books, 2009), and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, (Haymarket Books, 2007). Jamail reported from Iraq for more than a year, as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last ten years, and has won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards.

His fourth book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible, co-written with William Rivers Pitt, is available now on Amazon. He lives and works in Washington State.


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Our Situation Is Urgent

Sunday, 24 August 2014 11:06 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Message

Sledgehammer to the world(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

Perhaps never before in history has the human species been at such a turning point. If we continue forward along our current trajectory, the environment, economy, government, and socio-political systems upon which civilization depends are sure to collapse.

Another "never before" is the pace at which corporate power is taking full control of government decision-making and opting to charge full steam ahead with business as usual in regards to fossil fuel exploitation and consumption. Our situation is urgent. As former NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati told me in a recent interview, "We're effectively taking a sledgehammer to the climate system."

Truthout and I continue to focus on these stories. Yet we are also bringing attention to the victories against these systems that continue to occur, victories that remind us that a shift in consciousness is continuing. Just recently I reported on how farmers in El Salvador united to block Monsanto's GMO corn seed from being allowed into their country alongside a US economic package.

With more at stake than ever, you need accurate information to make informed decisions. My colleagues and I at Truthout are more committed than ever to bringing you that information, but we can't do it without your support. I urge you to donate today!

Click here
        to donate.
Click here to donate.
(Truthout is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. EIN: 20-0031641)

You can also donate by check, made payable to:
Truthout, P.O. Box 276414, Sacramento, CA 95827
(Please include your email address on your check.)

Remember, your donation will be tax-deductible and goes straight towards funding vital independent journalism.

Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, (Haymarket Books, 2009), and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, (Haymarket Books, 2007). Jamail reported from Iraq for more than a year, as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last ten years, and has won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards.

His fourth book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible, co-written with William Rivers Pitt, is available now on Amazon. He lives and works in Washington State.


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