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Iraq war


Sacking of MPs shows Keir Starmer is looking to bury anti war politics in Labour

Sacking of MPs shows Keir Starmer is looking to bury anti war politics in Labour Keir Starmer has sacked three Labour MPs for voting against a bill that protects British war criminals. It was the first sign that his new love of patriotism and security means defending Britain’s crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Once Upon a Time in Iraq—an insight into devastation of invasion

Once Upon a Time in Iraq—an insight into devastation of invasion Once Upon a Time in Iraq features interviews with some of those who lived through the country’s horrors. It is essential viewing

LETTERS - Chelsea Manning gives an example of heroic courage

LETTERS - Chelsea Manning gives an example of heroic courage Chelsea Manning, released from prison last week, is a hero.

‘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

12 April 2019
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

21 January 2019
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

11 September 2018
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.

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