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Iraq war


‘We want to change the regime,’ say Iraqi protesters despite repression

‘We want to change the regime,’ say Iraqi protesters despite repression Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the capital Baghdad and other cities.

The Iraq war is still haunting US foreign policy

The Iraq war is still haunting US foreign policy John Bolton's dismissal can be traced back to an earlier Republican presidency in which Bolton served, that of George W Bush

Chelsea Manning needs solidarity as she faces revenge of US state

Chelsea Manning needs solidarity as she faces revenge of US state Chelsea Manning has been jailed again for contempt of court after refusing to testify to an inquiry into the WikiLeaks website.

Don’t send Julian Assange to the US – and don’t trivialise rape allegation

Don’t send Julian Assange to the US – and don’t trivialise rape allegation Julian Assange, who helped to expose Western war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, faces extradition from Britain to face the wrath of the US state.

Vice—painting a picture of the power behind Bush’s throne

Vice—painting a picture of the power behind Bush’s throne A new film by director of The Big Short, lifts the curtain on the ‘special relationship’ at the heart of George W Bush’s War on Terror

Toxic water protests in Basra turn into rage at corruption and sectarianism

Toxic water protests in Basra turn into rage at corruption and sectarianism Protests erupted in Iraqi city Basra last week. People stormed and burned government offices in anger at toxic water supplies, power cuts and corruption.

The fight for Iraq’s future

22 July 2018
Iraqi people are still suffering as a result of the West’s invasion and the corrupt system it installed. But Phil Marfleet explains that resistance is on the streets

Protests in Iraq demand funding for key services

17 July 2018
Iraq’s government has responded with brutality to huge protests over living standards and unemployment

Regional rivalries lie behind Trump shifts

22 May 2018
Why is Donald Trump destabilising the Middle East? For that’s what he’s doing by moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran.

Iraq attacks Kurds to halt breakaway

17 October 2017
 

No victory for West in Iraq

11 July 2017
Even from their own viewpoint, warmongers’ celebrations of “victory” over Isis in Iraq sound hollow.

Did the US use white phosphorus weapons in its attacks on Syria and Iraq?

13 June 2017
US-led forces stand accused of dropping horrific white phosphorus weapons in Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.

Families of Iraqis threatened with deportation by Britain speak out

14 April 2017
British authorities have rounded up around 30 Iraqis and locked them into detention centres in recent week. 

When we wrecked rulers’ state visits

17 February 2017
Before Trump, there was Bush. When Tony Blair rolled out the red carpet for his hated mate in the White House, mass protests ruined their royal tea party

Cowardly Labour MPs vote to protect Tony Blair over the war in Iraq

06 December 2016
Tory and Labour MPs united last week to stop any further investigation into Tony Blair’s war crimes in Iraq.

Tory PR firm made Al-Qaida videos in Iraq for US spooks

04 October 2016
The US military paid a British PR firm over half a billion dollars in the wake of the 2003 Iraq invasion to create fake terrorist videos in a covert operation.

Troops let off the leash to inflict more brutality

04 October 2016
Theresa May pledged this week to “put an end to the industry of vexatious claims” against soldiers under human rights law.

How lies created the case for the Iraq war

12 July 2016
Tony Blair did not go to war in Iraq because of ‘mistakes’ or ‘honestly held beliefs’—evidence given to the Chilcot inquiry exposes a deliberate process of lies to justify intervention

Chilcot report - Tony Blair should be put in the dock over Iraq war

12 July 2016
Warmonger and former Labour prime minister Tony Blair could face a motion of contempt in parliament following the release of the Chilcot report last week. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is reported to be ready to vote for it.

Chilcot - Blair's 'UN route' was discussed in April 2002 - and it was the pathway to war

07 July 2016
The meeting between George Bush and Tony Blair in April 2002 has been described as a turning point the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.

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