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Iraq war


Dahr Jamail on his experience of the Iraqi resistance

19 March 2005
One of the few independent journalists still reporting from Iraq, Dahr Jamail's work has been published across the world. He spoke to Socialist Worker.

New revelations from the occupation of Iraq

26 February 2005
New evidence of how mercenaries working with US forces in Iraq have killed and brutalised unarmed civilians was revealed by whistleblowers this week.

Sorrow and fury as the dead are buried in Fallujah

19 February 2005
The respected cameraman and producer Michael Burke co-operated with Dr Salam Ismael to produce powerful material that was due to be shown on Channel 4 News this week. It included film taken of mass burials near Saqlawiya, on the outskirts of Fallujah. The bodies that were interred there were collected mainly from the Jolan district in the city. Socialist Worker’s Simon Assaf saw the unedited footage and describes its graphic content.

Eyewitness in Fallujah

19 February 2005
Dr Salam Ismael, now 28 years old, was head of junior doctors in Baghdad before the invasion of Iraq. He was in Fallujah in April 2004 where he treated casualties of the assault on the city.

Fallujah: the truth at last

19 February 2005
Doctor Salam Ismael took aid to Fallujah last month. This is his story of how the US murdered a city

Rose Gentle: 'I lost my son. She lost her whole family'

11 December 2004
WYTHENSHAWE HOSPITAL in Manchester saw a moving scene last week when Rose Gentle met Iraqi orphan Aysha Saleem.

Iraq: No democracy under occupation

27 November 2004
George Bush and Tony Blair invaded Iraq with 140,000 armed soldiers and bombed the city of Fallujah to dust. Now they claim democratic elections will go ahead on 30 January.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on The imperialist origins of the US

13 November 2004
George Bush won re-election by proving himself a militarist and imperialist that would make the "founding fathers" proud.

100,000 reasons to end the occupation of Iraq

06 November 2004
Over 100,000 Iraqis have died because US and British troops invaded their country. The majority were civilians. The majority were women and children.

Paul Bigley: ‘Blair's done nothing to save my brother’

02 October 2004
The family of British hostage Ken Bigley holds Tony Blair responsible for his suffering, says Ken’s brother Paul.

Popular uprising in Iraq

25 September 2004
From Baghdad to Basra, secular to religious, Shia to Sunni, the resistance is growing, reports Simon Assaf

Resistance to war among US soldiers: ‘We knew it was about oil’

21 August 2004
First came the letters to local papers from grieving relatives. Then, in ones and twos, young deserters began to slip across the border to Canada.

Victory to the resistance in Iraq?

21 August 2004
Even a hardened cynic like me has been amazed by the blatant propaganda operation orchestrated by the US and British governments over Iraq.

British Iraq casualties are victims of a senseless war

21 August 2004
‘I think anger is a good word to describe how we feel. He’d gone there thinking it was not a war zone.

Iraq’s stooge prime minister Iyad Allawi to call on Labour’s conference

21 August 2004
Tony Blair’ß decision to invite Iraq’s stooge prime minister, Iyad Allawi, to the Labour Party conference is a calculated insult.

‘Let Tony Blair order his son to fight in Iraq’

21 August 2004
GORDON WAS a beautiful young man of 19 years of age.

Blair lied, they died: Get him out

07 June 2003
"He has plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, which could be activated within 45 minutes" Tont Blair, 24 September 2002

The biggest looters arrive in Iraq

19 April 2003
The real looters are now arriving in Iraq. They do not want to grab a TV or a computer – nothing so trivial. They are after great chunks of the economy. Oil is top of the list. The US defence department is setting up an advisory board to run Iraq's oil industry.

Hans Blix and Iraq's missing weapons

19 April 2003
THE UN weapons inspector Hans Blix now believes the war on Iraq was "planned well in advance" of his inspectors' last visit to Iraq. He says, "You ask yourself a lot of questions when you see the things they did to try to show that the Iraqis had nuclear weapons programmes, like the fake contract with Niger."

Protests in Middle East stun the US

05 April 2003
"THERE HAVE been massive spontaneous demonstrations throughout the Middle East over the last ten days. Around 15,000 people protested in the city of Alexandria in Egypt on Sunday. There have been regular clashes with the police.

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