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by Jo Wilding

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ISBN:
1904456480
Author:
Jo Wilding
Category:
Politics & Government
Language:
English
Publisher:
New Internationalist; First Edition edition (October 1, 2006)
Pages:
272 pages
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1357 kb
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1816 kb
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1787 kb
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Rating:
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As a human rights observer, Jo Wilding, a young British trainee lawyer and solidarity activist, witnessed and recorded some of the worst atrocities committed against ordinary civilians. As the occupation started, she joined a group of performers to put on circus shows in squatter camps, hospitals, schools and orphanages. Jo Wilding is not a journalist but a new kind of citizen reporter', instinctively recording events and publishing directly online.

She tells what daily life is really like in a country coping with invasion and occupation, and how she and a hastily recruited troupe of circus performers brought clowns, laughter and some moments of respite to the children of Iraq. As a human rights observer, Jo Wilding, a young British trainee lawyer and solidarity activist, witnessed and recorded in her blog some of the worst atrocities committed against ordinary people

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Don't Shoot the Clowns. Jo Wilding fell into political activism almost by accident. Eager to give a would-be boyfriend the slip, she attended a talk about the effect of UN sanctions on the people of Iraq. Ever the maverick, Wilding decided to take a circus to make the children laugh amid the horror and the carnage, even though some observers sniped that the people of Iraq had already suffered enough without having clowns forced upon them. She detailed her time in Baghdad and Fallujah in a blog that eventually became a book, which has been adapted by Paul Hodson for stage. Sadly, a riveting story doesn't always make for riveting theatre.

His brother took a slow breath, visibly wrestling with his temper

His brother took a slow breath, visibly wrestling with his temper. The betrothal has not yet been announced because her guardian, Lord Amworth, wishes me to spend several weeks at Lady Meriel’s estate to become acquainted with her. If the girl shows signs of dislike, the marriage is off, and I presume he’ll look for a different groom.

Jo Wilding is peace, environmental and social justice activist turned barrister. She is author of Don’t Shoot the Clowns: Taking a circus to the children of Iraq (New Internationalist, 2006). Articles & posts by Jo. Escape from Fallujah. Join: Albert Einstein & you. The Rationalist Association is independent, irreverent & non-profit. We are supported by our members. If you value reason find out how to join us today.

Wild animals are finally to be banned from circuses as animal rights campaigners welcomed a move that . There is also, crucially, nothing to stop other elephants – like Anne – being brought to Britain to perform in a circus.

Wild animals are finally to be banned from circuses as animal rights campaigners welcomed a move that will bring Britain in line with other countries. Councils have the power to ban animal circuses, but only half of those in the UK do so. In 2011, the story of Anne – Britain’s last circus elephant – being beaten during her time at the Bobby Roberts Super Circus captured the nation’s hearts. After a Mail campaign for her rescue, she was moved to Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, where readers contributed to her upkeep.

Jo brought the Circus to Iraq, to help traumatized children. The film includes the seige of Falluja in April 2004 and includes some harrowing scenes. Автовоспроизведение Если функция включена, то следующий ролик начнет воспроизводиться автоматически.

Don’t Shoot the Clowns is the account of one woman’s experience of living with Iraqi -people during the war and its aftermath. An intense and engaging story, it combines the reality of a country coping with invasion and occupation with the extraordinary story of the traveling circus set up to bring clowning and laughter to the children. As a human rights observer, Jo Wilding, a young British trainee lawyer and solidarity activist, witnessed and recorded some of the worst atrocities committed against ordinary civilians. And as the occupation started, she joined a group of performers to put on circus shows in squatter camps, hospitals, schools, and orphanages. Jo Wilding isn’t a journalist but a new kind of “citizen reporter,” instinctively recording events and publishing directly online. Her daily accounts have an immediacy and accuracy that bring the scenes sharply into focus. From the shocking and painful stories of the siege of Fallujah to the crowds of mesmerized children given some respite from horror and uncertainty by the clowns, every episode vividly evokes what day-to-day life in Iraq has been like.
  • Qucid
This was definitely not what I was expecting at all. Very dry and boring and didn't keep me hooked to the story. I wasn't expecting a book filled with humor but I was expecting a good, well written account. Unfortunately I did not receive that.
It did show up on time and was in great condition so I have no complaints there.
  • Āłł_Ÿøūrš
Jo has more courage than anyone I know- she risked jail to try to break the blockade on Iraq, then brought her "Circus 2 Iraq" with some of her pals. She has plenty of stories to tell about the sanctions and about Fallujah, where she was when the u.s marines tried to destroy it. It's just amazing to read what she writes, and try to remember how those craven embeddeds with the flack jackets kept it all out of tne mainstream media. We needed Jo Wilding then, and we need her now. Because she can tell you the awful reality of the assault on Iraq like no one else. I mean the girl is dragging wounded Iraqis into ambulances in Fallujah, and taking fire from the u.s. marines.