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Iraq war


US deal does not mark the end of Iraq's occupation

26 August 2008
The US has been forced to water down its plans for an open-ended occupation of Iraq in the face of growing opposition.

Government ban on Iraq oil workers' union withdrawn

29 July 2008
The Iraqi government has withdrawn an order banning eight key union organisers belonging to the powerful Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU).

US establishment is split on war strategy

22 July 2008
Many of the world’s leaders are treating Barack Obama as the US "president in waiting". They are urging him to find a way to stabilise Afghanistan and cool tensions in the Middle East.

Iraqi oil to be handed to the West

01 July 2008
Global oil corporations are set to return to Iraq, some five years after the US-led invasion of the country that plunged it into chaos.

Sadr movement plans new offensive

17 June 2008
Rebel Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has announced that his movement will no longer take part in any government that supports the US occupation.

Depleted uranium: the silent killer stalks streets of Fallujah

17 June 2008
The US military is attempting to cover up a great crime taking place in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

US 'security accords' lay the groundwork for attack on Iran

10 June 2008
US 'security accords' lay the groundwork for attack on Iran

Iraq: New US plan for total control

03 June 2008
George Bush is ending the pretence that Iraq is a "democratic state". He is imposing new "security accords" that will strip the country of its sovereignty and allow it to be used as a platform to launch more wars.

Let’s give the warmonger George Bush a warm welcome

27 May 2008
George Bush is a dangerous and desperate man – and now he is coming to Britain.

US forced to end Iraq seige

20 May 2008
The US military and its Iraqi allies have abandoned the siege of Sadr City, the poor Shia slum of Baghdad, after failing to disarm the Mehdi army – a resistance organisation led by rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

US dockers strike against war

06 May 2008
Tens of thousands of dock workers across the west coast of the US struck on 1 May in protest at the wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Death toll rises in Sadr City siege

06 May 2008
Over 800 people are feared dead in the poor slums of Baghdad following a brutal month-long siege by US forces and their Iraqi allies.

New failures in ‘war on terror’

29 April 2008
Any notion that the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan were "turning the corner" has evaporated in a week of bloody battles and growing instability.

Assault means new tragedy for Iraqis

22 April 2008
Imagine a helicopter gunship firing missiles into your home, or troops storming into your neighbourhood to round up all the men. This is the life ordinary people in Iraq face today.

Occupiers face another setback in Iraq

15 April 2008
The US is laying siege to the Baghdad slum of Sadr City in an attempt to crush the Iraqi resistance.

Mother’s anger at Law Lords’ denial of inquiry into Iraq war

15 April 2008
Anti-war campaigner Rose Gentle has reacted angrily to the decision by nine Law Lords to rule against the right to hold a public inquiry over the invasion of Iraq.

Basra uprising beats occupiers

01 April 2008
The mass revolt that broke out across Iraq last week has exposed the hollow claim that the occupation has won a "strategic victory" in Iraq.

Revolt spreads across Iraq

28 March 2008
A mass revolt has broken out across Iraq against attempts by the US and its allies to crush the Shia Muslim resistance to the occupation.

Winter Soldier: US Iraq veterans testify against their leaders’ war

25 March 2008
Jason Moon suffers from persistent insomnia as he wrestles with memories of his time in Iraq.

Hiding failure in Iraq with talk of ‘success’

25 March 2008
US president George Bush pronounced on Wednesday of last week that he had no regrets about war in Iraq despite the "high cost in lives and treasure" and declared that the US was on track for victory.

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