Adriaensens is a member of the executive committee of the BRussells Tribunal. Between 1992 and 2003 he led several delegations to Iraq to observe the devastating effects of the UN sanctions.
Comment: Without collective memory there can be no unifying national identity. And the middle class is crucial to both. But Iraq’s middle class has been decimated, writes Dirk Adriaensens.
Comment: Several journalists were killed as the US advanced on Baghdad. Their deaths marked the beginning of a new kind of 'embedded' war coverage, says Dirk Adriaensens.