Seema Jilani

Seema Jilani is a physician who specializes in pediatrics. She has worked in Israel, Palestine, Sudan, Lebanon, Egypt, and the Balkans and has been a freelance journalist for Pacifica Radio for eight years. Her radio documentary, Israel and Palestine: The Human Cost of The Occupation, was nominated for the prestigious Peabody Award

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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Must We Permit the US Military to Detain Americans without Trial?
Three years ago, former Guantánamo Bay detainee Mustafa Ait Idr cautiously sat with me in a Sarajevo café, spilling hot coffee as he brought the cup to his lips. Though it was seven months after his release, he was still nursing a broken finger – punishment, he said, for refusing to strip naked in his cell – and was unable to fully grasp the cup due to his loss of dexterity.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Haunted by the Nightmare of Katrina
The announcement that John Ashcroft will become the new ethics adviser to the private security company formerly known as Blackwater – now Xe – reflects the fact that our nation's moral compass has not been pointing due north in recent years. This April, a federal appeals court reopened the case against four Blackwater guards accused of killing 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad in 2007, when the company was under the control of the controversial figure Erik Prince.
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