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- DescriptionShadow Lives reveals the unseen side of the '9/11 wars': their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US. Victoria Brittain shows how these families have been made socially invisible and a convenient scapegoat for the state in order to exercise arbitrary powers under the cover of the 'War on Terror'. A disturbing expose of the perilous state of freedom and democracy in our society, the book reveals how a culture of intolerance and cruelty has left individuals at the mercy of the security services' unverifiable accusations and punitive punishments. Both a j'accuse and a testament to the strength and humanity of the families, Shadow Lives shows the methods of incarceration and social control being used by the British state and gives a voice to the families whose lives have been turned upside down. In doing so it raises urgent questions about civil liberties which one can afford to igre.
- Author BiographyVictoria Brittain is a journalist and writer. She has spent much of her working life in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, writing principally for the Guardian. She has been a consultant to the UN on reports on the impact of conflict on children and on women. She is the author of Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror (Pluto Press, 2013). She is a trustee of Prisoners of Conscience and of the Amiel/Melburn Trust, was on the Council of the Institute of Race Relations for 20 years, and is a Patron of Palestine Solidarity.
- Author(s)Victoria Brittain
- PublisherPluto Press
- Date of Publication06/02/2013
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPluto Press
- Content Noteill
- Weight249 g
- Width135 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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