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Dahr Jamail, an independent journalist, 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 occupied Iraq for nine months as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last five years.
Jason Coppola is the director and producer of the documentary film ‘Justify My War,’ which explores the rationalization of war in American culture, comparing the siege of Fallujah with the massacre at Wounded Knee. Coppola has worked in Iraq as well as on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.