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Iraq war


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.

US sends B-52 bombers to attack Iraq

12 April 2016
The US Air Force has sent B-52 bombers to its air base in Qatar. They will be used in Iraq and Syria.

Tories look to escalate a war on Syria that's already killing civilians

08 December 2015
Tory defence secretary Michael Fallon has warned that the war in Syria was “not going to be short or simple”.

Don’t get tangled up in imperial rivalries

08 December 2015
Alex Callinicos argues that socialists and anti-imperialists have to build the broadest and biggest anti-war movement possible. But this task faces new complications

Syria—who lit the fire?

08 December 2015
What is Isis and where did it come from?

A world with no wars

08 December 2015
It’s possible—if we understand what makes them. Tomáš Tengely-Evans takes aim at imperialism

Protesters vow to fight on as Tories begin bombing Syria

03 December 2015
Around 3,000 protesters took the streets outside parliament as MPs inside voted for war. The first airstrike was launched just a few hours later.

Stop war on Syria round up

01 December 2015
David Cameron claimed bombing Syria is necessary because Isis poses a specific evil.Yet in August 2013 he said bombing Syria was necessary because of the specific evil of president Bashar al-Assad.

News in brief

03 November 2015
Iraq war report due in summer | Baseline tests face review | It’s a bad time to be young | Care homes in new danger

Soldier's mother Rose Gentle demands publication date for Chilcot Inquiry

13 August 2015
Rose Gentle's son Gordon died in Iraq more than 11 years ago. She spoke to Socialist Worker about the fight to get the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war finally published.

Britain will continue bombing Iraq for another year

04 August 2015
The RAF is to continue bombing Iraq for at least another year, defence secretary Michael Fallon has revealed.

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