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Iraq war


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.

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.

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.

Iraq Poem by Alan Gibbons

07 July 2016
Author and campaigner Alan Gibbons sent Socialist Worker this poem yesterday, in the wake of the publication of the Chilcot report.

The dodgy dossier, Alastair Campbell and Iraq's weapons

06 July 2016
Tony Blair’s “dodgy” dossier gets an entire chapter in the Chilcot Inquiry’s report into the Iraq war, published today.

Chilcot on Blair, lies and WMDs

06 July 2016
John Chilcot’s speech this morning slammed Blair and others for asserting that there were Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq.

When did Blair agree to regime change in Iraq?

06 July 2016
Chilcot does not accept that Tony Blair had decided to join the US in invading Iraq as early as the start of 2002. But this appears to be contradicted by some of the evidence in the report.

Which current MPs voted for the Iraq War?

06 July 2016
Some 414 MPs voted for the war in Iraq on 18 March 2003 including most of the Labour and Tory benches. Despite three general elections and several deaths and resignations, 139 of them are still serving in parliament—66 Labour and 69 Tory.

Chilcot report destroys Blair's case for war

06 July 2016
The Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war delivers its report today, Wednesday

Bombing in Baghdad shows chaos caused by the West

05 July 2016
The brutal legacy of the failed US and British 2003 invasion of Iraq was shown in Baghdad last Saturday.

Blair’s Iraq war—a disaster on all sides

05 July 2016
The evil influence that Tony Blair exerts on British politics has been on display as his creatures in the Parliamentary Labour Party mount their coup against Jeremy Corbyn.

Anti-war movement was right on Iraq

05 July 2016
The Chilcot report into the Iraq war was set to be published this Wednesday. It is expected to expose the lies the West used to wage war on Iraq in 2003. But millions of people at the time saw through the lies and joined one of the biggest movements Britain has ever seen. Judith Orr tells the story

Anti-war newspaper is blocked from reporting as Chilcot report on Iraq is published

28 June 2016
Socialist Worker has been blocked from reporting from the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war.

The people of Fallujah in Iraq fear the city's ‘liberators’

21 June 2016
Thousands of people are fleeing the Iraqi city of Fallujah despite claims by the Iraqi government to have liberated it from Isis last Friday.

Tony Blair must pay the price

07 June 2016
Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair’s grip on reality has seemed weak for some time now.

Chilcot may clear Campbell, but Blair gets his guns ready

07 June 2016
Spin doctor Alastair Campbell is set to be cleared by the Chilcot Inquiry, despite his role in “sexing up” the intelligence that helped push Britain into the war in Iraq.

Put Tony Blair in the dock

24 May 2016
The Chilcot Inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the West’s invasion and occupation of Iraq is due to return its findings on 6 July.

Fresh war threat in Iraq

19 April 2016
The US is ramping up its military presence in Iraq as it prepares for an assault on the Isis-held northern city of Mosul.

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