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Biography of Rahul Mahajan

Rahul Mahajan is a writer who is well known for his blog Empire Notes and for his latest book, "The New Crusade: America's War on Terrorism." He became interested in the subject during the 1990s and worked with the United Nations during this time to help bring peace to the Middle East. He is a critic of the continued occupation of the country and belongs to several organizations that work to end this. Some of the groups he belongs to include the National Committee of the National Network to End the War against Iraq and the Nowar Collective.

During his work to end occupation, he has traveled all around the Middle East and has been an on-site reporter in Fallujah during the worst of the war. Interestingly enough, Mahajan has no formal education in journalism or political science. He received his Bachelor's in Mathematics from Caltech and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He was also the Green Party candidate for governor of Texas in 2002.

Rahul Mahajan now publishes Empire Notes, a daily blog that offers current, informative examination and coverage on United States foreign policy and the status of the American Empire. "The New Crusade: America's War on Terrorism," Mahajan's 2002 book, is touted as a must read for those wishing to grasp a better understanding about the campaign against terrorism. Rahul Mahajan's "Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond" is his latest book, published in June 2003 by Seven Stories Press.

A frequent contributor to conventional and alternative media on the web and in print, he has had his work published in Newsday, the San Antonio Express-News, USA Today, the Dallas Morning News, The Times of India, the Mideast Times in Cairo, the Baltimore Sun, the Austin American-Statesman, the Jordan Times and several international publications. He is also serving on the Board of Directors of Peace Action, the Administrative Committee of the anti-war alliance United for Peace and Justice, and the Advisory Board of website Occupation watch. At this time, he is finishing a book for Seven Stories Press on the subject of the Iraq War.