Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage

Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage

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By (author) Michael Otterman, By (author) Richard Hil, By (author) Paul Wilson, Foreword by Dahr Jamail

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  • Publisher: PLUTO PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 215mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0745328970
  • ISBN 13: 9780745328973
  • Sales rank: 337,344

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For nearly two decades, the US and its allies have prosecuted war and aggression in Iraq. Erasing Iraq shows in unparalleled detail the devastating human cost. Western governments and the mainstream media continue to ignore or play down the human costs of the war on Iraqi citizens This has allowed them to present their role as the benign guardians of Iraqi interests. The authors deconstruct this narrative by presenting a portrait of the total carnage in Iraq today as told by Iraqis and other witnesses who experienced it firsthand. Featuring in-depth interviews with Iraqi refugees in Syria, Jordan and Western countries, Erasing Iraq is a comprehensive and moving account of the Iraqi people's tragedy.

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Michael Otterman is an award-winning freelance journalist and human rights consultant. He was a recent visiting scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. He is the author of American Torture (Pluto, 2007). Richard Hil is honorary associate at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney and was senior lecturer in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia. He has co-authored and edited a number of books in the fields of criminology, youth justice, and child and family welfare. Paul Wilson, OAM, is Professor and Chair of Criminology and Forensic Psychology, Bond University, Australia. He has written or co-written over 25 books on criminal justice.

Review quote

If I could only recommend one book that provides a comprehensive overview of both the situation in Iraq today, and the decades of US-backed policy it took to create this nightmare scenario, Erasing Iraq is it. -- Dahr Jamail, independent journalist

Table of contents

Introduction - Hearts of Stone 1. Iraqis Under Siege 2. Refugee Voices 3. Censoring Civilians 4. Dead Bodies Don't Count 5. Iraqi Sociocide Postscript - People of No Moment Notes Index