The Guardian journalist George Monbiot has written a further article, 'See No Evil', on the denial by Edward Herman and David Peterson of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and the genocidal massacre at Srebrenica, Bosnia, in 1995, in their book The Politics of Genocide which includes a supportive Preface by Noam Chomsky. Monbiot is responding… Continue reading Once more on ‘left-wing’ genocide denial
Draft review for the Journal of Genocide Research Gerard Toal and Carl C. Dahlmann, Bosnia Remade: Ethnic Cleansing and Its Reversal, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, 978-0-19-973036-0. Paul Mojzes, Balkan Genocides: Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century, Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011, 978-1-4422-0663-2. The anti-population violence during the Bosnian War of 1992-95 was,… Continue reading Review of Bosnia Remade and Balkan Genocides
George Monbiot has written an interesting take in The Guardian on 'left-wing' denial of the Srebrenica genocidal massacre and the Rwandan genocide, Left and libertarian right cohabit in the weird world of the genocide belittlers. Monbiot refers to the recent book by Edward Herman (Noam Chomsky's collaborator of four decades) and David Peterson, with a… Continue reading ‘Left-wing’ genocide denial
A new article on openDemocracy.
letter published in the New Statesman, 17 May 1999 Your complacency about Kosovo (Editorial, 10 May) will go down as one of the least heroic episodes in the New Statesman's history. You misrepresent the nature of the war and its politics. "The war was launched . . ." you write; but Nato did not begin… Continue reading The old statesman marches hand in hand with the old anti-Americans
In a letter published on 22 November 1999, I attacked John Pilger's attempts to deny the Kosova genocide in his New Statesman column. See also review of Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq (John Pilger, ITV, 6 March 2000) It will always be necessary to raise questions about the scale of episodes of… Continue reading Pilger on ‘random brutality’ – a denial of genocide, New Statesman, 22 November 1999
The trial of the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is a test of justice and accountability over terrible crimes. But the trend of events in Bosnia itself also demands the international community’s urgent attention, says Martin Shaw. The trial of Radovan Karadzic, leader of the Serbian nationalist regime in Bosnia in the early 1990s, resumed… Continue reading The Karadzic trial and Bosnian realities, Open Democracy, 3 November 2009
The Nato assault that prised Kosovo from Slobodan Milosevic's grip in March-June 1999 has been overshadowed by the Iraq war four years later. It deserves renewed attention both as the last of the major ex-Yugoslav conflicts and as a pioneering example of modern "risk-transfer war", says Martin Shaw. Go to Open Democracy for the full text.… Continue reading The Kosovo War Ten Years After, Open Democracy, 31 March 2009
The admitted evidence of Serbian atrocities in Bosnia makes the International Court of Justice ruling self-contradictory, insists Martin Shaw. Go to Open Democracy for the full text.
The world court's decision to clear Serbia of genocide in Bosnia is an exercise in denial, says Martin Shaw. Go to Open Democracy for the full text.