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Iraq war


Good riddance to Donald Rumsfeld

Good riddance to Donald Rumsfeld “Donald Rumsfeld never loses.” James Mann in his book about George W Bush’s war cabinet, The Rise of the Vulcans, calls this “an old bit of folk wisdom that has been quietly passed around among Republicans for decades”.

Project Selborne: military training outsourced to British, US and Israeli firms

Project Selborne: military training outsourced to British, US and Israeli firms The Boris Johnson government has recently awarded a contract for running the Navy and Marine training establishments to the Fisher Training consortium.

The Troublemaker—Court says war crimes were ‘murder’ but offers no justice  

The Troublemaker—Court says war crimes were ‘murder’ but offers no justice   The International Criminal Court won't open a full investigation into war crimes committed by British troops in Iraq, despite finding a “reasonable basis” to believe war crimes were committed.

Biden heralds return to US ‘forever wars’

Biden heralds return to US ‘forever wars’ Donald Trump's decision last week to cut back US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq was roundly denounced by what Barack Obama called the “blob”— the mainstream national security establishment, whether Republican or Democratic.

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

17 March 2020
Chelsea Manning, released from prison last week, is a hero.

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

03 October 2019
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

17 September 2019
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

17 May 2019
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. 

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