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Iraq war


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.

Peter Kennard interview - How can we use political art to reclaim privatised spaces?

26 May 2015
Artist Peter Kennard spoke to Socialist Worker about the latest exhibition of his works—and how we can make sure the arts aren’t only for a rich elite

We Are Many brings to the screen the day the world said no to war

19 May 2015
A new film We Are Many looks back at the 15 February 2003 protests against the invasion of Iraq. Its director Amir Amirani spoke to Socialist Worker

Rulers want Chilcot inquiry to hide their crimes in Iraq

27 January 2015
The stench of a cover-up surrounding the Iraq war inquiry is growing ever stronger. Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot confirmed to David Cameron last week that his report would not be ready until after the general election.

Al-Sweady inquiry clears soldiers - but more torture cases expected

06 January 2015
Allegations that British soldiers murdered Iraqis and mutilated their bodies after a battle in Iraq were rejected by an inquiry at the end of last year.

Escalation in Iraq will cause more bloodshed

11 November 2014
British drones dropped their first hellfire missiles on Iraq on Monday of this week. Now the logic of escalation is being played out in the latest war on the region.

‘Blame the West’s wars, not Muslims’ says 7/7 survivor

14 October 2014
Linda is a 7/7 London bombing survivor, who was injured in the Aldgate Tube bomb on 7 July 2005. 

Western allies kill Kurds

14 October 2014
BRITAIN AND the US are supposed to be backing Kurds fighting Islamic State in Kobane in northern Syria.

Tory war lies unravel as British ground troops enter Iraq

14 October 2014
THE LIE that British troops would not return to Iraq is falling apart.

Intervention by Turkey or the US won’t help the Kurds

07 October 2014
Islamic State is trying to take the town of Kobane in northern Syria.

David Cameron calls for more Iraq attacks

07 October 2014
Politicians are using Islamic State murders to ramp up their war rhetoric, writes Judith Orr

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