After the war logs, my latest take (on openDemocracy) on the scale of, various causes of and responsibility for civilian casualties in Iraq in the seven years since the US-UK intervention.
review Paying the Price: The Killing of the Children of Iraq, ITV, 6 March 2000 John Pilger wrote and presented this new 90-minute documentary on Iraqi sanctions, shown on the most popular British channel within mass viewing hours. I was asked by BBC Radio 4's 'The Message' to discuss the programme, with Pilger and others,… Continue reading Review of John Pilger, Paying the Price: The Killing of the Children of Iraq, 2000
Martin Shaw against permanent war from http://www.theglobalsite.ac.uk/justpeace/210shaw.htm With George W Bush at the helm, world politics have become steadily more unstable. In an instant, Al-Qaida's massacre turned his early disengagement into aggressive intervention. The new permanent war 'on terrorism' homed in first on the plausible target of bin Laden's Taliban allies - although bin Laden… Continue reading Position paper on the proposed Iraq war, 1 October 2002
Martin Shaw Fallout from an earlier war A belated reply to Eric Herring's defence of John Pilger on Iraq As the West opens its third war of the global era in Afghanistan, the unfinished business of the first war, in the Gulf in 1991, continues. In Iraq, millions suffer the effects of the stalemate between… Continue reading Reply to Eric Herring’s defence of John Pilger on Iraq, 2001
http://www.theglobalsite.ac.uk/justpeace/202shaw.htm The US had a right to wage war against the perpetrators of the terrorist massacre in New York and Washington and their allies, but it was not right to do so. Although the war in Afghanistan has destroyed the Taliban and weakened al-Qaida, it has brought death to many innocents. On conservative estimates, at… Continue reading Iraq: a bombing campaign too far, February 2002
From http://www.theglobalsite.ac.uk/justpeace/ The majority in the Security Council believe that inspections are working, and like the millions on the streets see no need for war. However the case against the Iraqi regime has as much to do with human rights as weapons. Many Iraqis believe that nothing will change without outside intervention. In the present stalemate, a way… Continue reading Regime change without war: Iraq, 16 February 2003
The enormous harm inflicted on civilians by the “new western way of war” can be measured in tens of thousands of deaths and displacements. But Washington and London’s responsibility goes even wider, says Martin Shaw. Go to Open Democracy for full text. (This article was published on 24 July 2009)