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Iraq war


Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq - their blood is on Blair's hands

19 August 2006
We want the Labour Party conference, taking place in Manchester next month, to have at its heart the question of the war.

‘Soft dictatorship’ is US’s vision for Iraq

14 January 2006
After the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Kurdish region was held up as a democratic model for the country. But today it is ribboned with anger and disillusion.

Occupation fuels Iraq’s civil war

08 October 2005
A United Nations (UN) report has revealed that the carnage tearing Iraq apart is being fuelled by the US, Britain and their allies.

Resistance and federalism in Iraq

10 September 2005
Whenever there is occupation there is resistance. All nations have experienced this. Resistance to occupation is legal, legitimate and acceptable.

Iraqis rise to stop the US’s plans to divide and rule

03 September 2005
Over 100,000 demonstrators took to the streets across Iraq last week to campaign against the US orchestrated constitution.

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.

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