BOEKVOORSTELLING || The Sacking of Fallujah
It is a revisionist history of the Fallujah attacks which includes Iraqi and independent voices, rather than the usual books which are only military accounts....AND...Donna Mulhearn is coming to Brussels.
Donna Mulhearn is an activist, writer, and speaker. She acted as a human shield, aid worker, and human rights activist in Iraq and was an eye-witness to the April 2004 attack on Fallujah. Donna is also a journalist and former political adviser, having earned a Masters degree from the University of Sydney Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Her book, Ordinary Courage, a memoir about her experience as a human shield, was published in 2010. Donna also coordinates the Australian Campaign to Ban Uranium Weapons.
- Dr. Richard Hil is an adjunct professor at Griffith University's Gold Coast Campus an is the Convenor at the Ngara Institute. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of social and community development, criminology, youth studies, and peace and conflict studies. Richard is author of several books including recent publications Erasing Iraq, Surviving Care, and Whackademia: An insider’s account of the troubled university.
- Ross Caputi is a PhD student in History at the University of Massachusetts. A former US Marine who participated in the second siege of Fallujah, Ross was compelled by the destruction and suffering he helped cause to become an anti-war activist, speaker, and writer. He is also the director of the People's History of Fallujah digital archive and in 2013 he co-founded the Islah Reparations Project.
"The Sacking of Fallujah offers a radically different and sorely needed perspective on the Iraq War. It describes the war as experienced by ordinary Iraqis rather than by foreign, occupying troops. This is historical revisionism of the very best sort." - Andrew J. Bacevich, Author of America's War's for the Greater Middle East: A Military History
"This groundbreaking work cuts through thick veils of propaganda to reveal the experiences of the victims, with depth of research and a sensitivity that is uniquely perceptive⎯and with powerful lessons for solidarity work and the struggle for 'peace with justice," not only in the tortured land of Iraq." - Noam Chomsky, Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair at the University of Arizona