Pluto author Victoria Brittain (Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror, 2013) spoke at Anticapitalist Initiative’s ‘Ten Years Since the Iraq War: Living with the Reality of “War without End“‘ conference last week.
We’ve embedded the video of her speech below. It’s an eloquent and timely reminder of the vested interests in, and ongoing consequences of war.
The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror
Victoria Brittain. Foreword by John Berger. Afterword by Marina Warner
“Thanks in no small measure to Victoria Brittain’s remarkable work, we should all have at least some sense of the horrifying events of which Guantanamo is a symbol. Here Brittain adds another crucial dimension to the shameful record, with a searching, sensitive, and wrenching account of the ordeal of the women left behind, their torment, their endurance and courage, their triumphs over the cruel “extension of prison to home.” And not least, a revealing picture of what we have allowed ourselves to become.
“This is a window into an invisible world…a reminder that abandoning normal legal standards has serious consequences for the Rule of Law.” – Helena Kennedy, QC