Truth Justice Peace
The Faces of Collateral Damage - Baghdad, March 2003


Back to Iraq as a Human Shield
Ken Nichols O'Keefe explains why he believes that going to Iraq as Human Shields is the most effective way to oppose an invasion.

See Ken O'Keefe's website, Universal Kinship Society. Ken was the catalyst for this action.

Purpose of Truth Justice Peace Human Shield Action Iraq

Statements from Human Shield volunteers

Who created Saddam Hussein? Oh, we did!

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Truth Justice Peace Human Shield Action Iraq Pledge

"I will never apologise for the United States of America–I don’t care what the facts are"

President George Bush in 1988 (On the shooting down of an Iranian commercial airliner on July 3, 1988 by the US Navy warship Vincennes. All 290 civilian people in the aircraft were killed. The plane was on a routine flight in a commercial corridor in Iranian airspace.)

"the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."

Samuel P. Huntington

Purpose of Truth Justice Peace Human Shield Action to Iraq

Bomb This?

The inevitable use of United Nations Resolution 1441 as a pretext for war is all but guaranteed. Yet as this tragic comedy sideshow plays out there is a group of people who have another scenario, one which the war mongers have not previously factored into the equation.

What would happen if several thousand Western citizens migrated to Iraq to stand side by side with the Iraqi people? The world's most powerful nation could be stopped in its imperialist tracks if thousands of Westerners might be killed by its oil/power lust war. Never has there been a greater need for people to stand up and demand a sane and peaceful world. Voting and recycling is not enough, it is direct action that is desperately required. And never has there been more people more aware about the truth and ready to act. People are organizing and mobilizing like never before, the time has come and people are responding. Now many of us are coming together to exercise our "freedom" by acting as voluntary human shields in the hopes of saving tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives. This is not about supporting Saddam Hussein as our governments did, it is about saving the lives of those in our human family. So if you care enough and are fed up with the never ending excuses from the politicians and "experts" who historically perpetuate the status quo, you are invited to join us.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

The Plan - To insight a mass migration of people to Iraq. To garner support by taking a convoy of buses from London to Baghdad. Our departure date is tentatively set for mid to late January from London but this is subject to the evolving situation. We plan to travel through Europe via London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Dachau Concentration Camp, Munich, Milan, Sarajevo, Istanbul, Halab on our way to Baghdad. All things going as planned we will conduct brief rallies and pick up more Human Shield volunteers along the way. Once in Baghdad we might set up a tent city and deploy ourselves to areas that are essential to the civilian population such as water plants, power plants, food silos, oil refineries, etc.

It is these sorts of sites that were criminally targetted by the U.S. in the 1991 Gulf War. Under international law, to which the U.S. is party, it is a war crime to harm or destroy facilities that provide essential services to the civilian population. If these sites are hit once again it will be the economic and environmental destruction, spreading of disease and lack of water that will so shamefully hit the children and poor yet again.

"Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds." - Gandhi

What You Can Do - Immediately join as a Human Shield volunteer. If you cannot do this then support us financially for our food, fuel and administration needs. Donate your car, van or bus or school and medical supplies which we will transport to the people of Iraq. Send out emails and press releases announcing our action and post our action on your website.