Monday, August 11, 2008

"Resisting Empire Tour" planning details.

Haymarket Books is pleased to announce the planning of a multi-author "Resisting Empire" tour to take place October 15th - November 15th. We'll be featuring Dahr Jamail, along with Camilo Mejia, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War, and many other authors who are releasing Iraq and antiwar-themed books with us this fall. A full list of the authors and info about their books is below. We're also very excited to be joined at points by our friends Jeremy Scahill and Laila Al-Arian, authors from Nation Books, who is cosponsoring the tour.

Haymarket is looking forward to partnering with Dahr's many allies and supporters again to bring his powerful voice against the war to as many audiences around the country as possible. Contact Sarah Macaraeg at if you'd like to discuss hosting an event or have any suggestions on how to bring the Dahr to your locale. Please note that as tours such as this -- Resisting Empire -- do not come with major financial backing, we will (unfortunately) likely be unable to fill requests for events that do not include some level of financial assistance in covering the associated costs.

But please feel free to send your questions, requests for events or cosponsorship, suggestions on local authors you think should join us when we hit town, etc.!

Finally, an fyi on our line-up: While we expect our various authors to cross paths at certain points for some very powerful joint events, costs prohibit our ability to tour our complete line up nationally and pair up multiple speakers on a regular basis. Authors will mainly be holding regional events of their own, but where we have help with costs, we can tour more extensively and hold joint events.


Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq Dahr JamailDahr's award-winning, indispensable account of life in Iraq under U.S. occupation. Releasing in paperback with a new afterword.

Road from ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia Camilo MejiaThe first known Iraq veteran who refused to fight tells his story, from his upbringing in Central America and his experience as an immigrant in the United States, to his service in Iraq and subsequent time in prison for his refusal to redeploy.

Winter Soldier Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the OccupationIraq Veterans Against the War and Aaron GlantzIn Spring 2008, inspired by the Vietnam-era Winter Soldier hearings, Iraq Veterans Against the War gathered veterans in Washington, DC, to tell the truth about the U.S. occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. Here are the powerful words, images, and documents of this historic event.

Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary ArmyJeremy ScahillRecently released in fully updated paperback edition, Scahill will also be releasing a Spanish edition of his bestselling expose this fall.

Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi CiviliansLaila Al-Arian and Chris HedgesRevealing the terrifying reality of daily civilian life in Iraq at the hands of U.S. troops, Collateral Damage is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with combat veterans who explain the tactics and operations that have turned many Iraqis against the U.S. military.

War Without End: The Iraq War in Context Michael SchwartzWith razor-sharp analysis, commentator Michael Schwartz demolishes the myths used to sell the U.S. public the idea of an endless "war on terror" centered in Iraq, showing how the real U.S. interests in Iraq have been rooted in the geopolitics of oil and the expansion of a neoliberal economic model in the Middle East.

Vietnam: The (Last) War the U.S. Lost Joe AllenAllen examines the lessons of the Vietnam era, with regard to the resistance in both the U.S. and Vietnam.

Winter Soldiers: An Oral History of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Richard Staciewicz

Bringing together the voices of more than thirty former and current members of the VVAW, oral historian Ricard Stacewicz offers a powerful account of the impact of the war on the lives of individuals and the nation.


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"International journalism at its best." --Stephen Kinzer, former bureau chief, New York Times; author /All the Shah's Men/

"Essential reading for anybody who wants to know what is really happening in Iraq." --Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent; author of /The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq/

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