Friday, 16 February 2007

All are Victims

"Each of the Iraqi children killed by the United States was our child. Each of the prisoners tortured in Abu Ghraib was our comrade. Each of their screams was ours. When they were humiliated, we were humiliated. The U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq - mostly volunteers in a poverty draft from small towns and poor urban neighborhoods - are victims just as much as the Iraqis of the same horrendous process, which asks them to die for a victory that will never be theirs."


[Arundhati Roy, "Tide? Or Ivory Snow? Public Power in the Age of Empire," 8/24/04]

From the excellent Information Clearing House daily newsletter.


Jose said...

Indeed, Anticant. Arundhati Roy is a well known Indian activist for peace. There is more about her writings here:


Richard W. Symonds said...

Did I read somewhere that Arundati Roy is giving up her "activism" and returning to "fiction" writing ?

Jose said...

No idea, Richard. Perhaps she is exhausted from preaching in the wilderness.