The paperback version of Blackwater will be released at the end of May. It contains substantial new material relating to the developments regarding Blackwater over the past year. This website will also be relaunched in a redesigned format in a few weeks. Please check back in mid-May. Also, please note that we will be posting a schedule of Jeremy Scahill's public appearances and book events. These events will begin in early June. Please check back for more information in a few weeks. Also, please note that the "tour dates" currently on this site are from LAST YEAR. We have not released a 2008 tour schedule.
You can pre-order the paperback version of Blackwater here.
Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill has made its debut on The New York Times Bestseller List at #9. In a write-up on the book, the Times called Blackwater"muckraking" and a "crackling exposé."Click Here to read the Times feature on Jeremy Scahill and Blackwater.
As Local Residents and Their Congressman Move to Block Blackwater's Expansion Plans, Jeremy Scahill Author of NY Times Bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army Launches State-wide Book Tour of California April 26th – May 6th.
The San Diego Union Tribune reported the proposal by Blackwater USA to "build a training center on a 800-acre former chicken and cattle ranch in the rural-town of Potrero in San Diego County has torn apart the tiny community and brought protests by those opposed to the company's government contracts in Iraq."
San Diego County's "Rep. Bob Filner says he is exploring legislation that would block a controversial proposal for a major defense contractor's training camp in the backcountry community of Potrero."
Jeremy Scahill's new investigative article, "Bush's Shadow Army," hits newsstands this week as the cover story for The Nation magazine's April 2 issue: "While the initial inquiries into Blackwater have focused on the complex labyrinth of secretive subcontracts under which it operates in Iraq, a thorough investigation into the company reveals a frightening picture of a politically connected private army that has become the Bush Administration's Praetorian Guard." READ THE FULL ARTICLE