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Iraq war


Popular uprising in Iraq

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

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.

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.

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.

Our resistance marches across world

29 March 2003
The global anti-war movement has not weakened since Bush and Blair began their war on Thursday of last week. It has reached an even greater scale. Millions marched, struck and protested last Thursday. And on Saturday millions took to the streets in at least 27 different countries.

Bush and Blair's 'military targets'

29 March 2003
'We want to minimise the suffering of ordinary Iraqi people. This is a war not of conquest but liberation' Blair, 24 March

It is right to fight the US Empire

29 March 2003
"I'm not fighting for Saddam, I'm fighting for Iraq." Those were the words of Nasr Al Hussein, a former Iraqi special forces parachutist, on Monday. He was one of hundreds of Iraqi exiles in Jordan queuing to board coaches to take them back across the border to Iraq so they can fight US and British forces.

10 reasons why the war in Iraq is wrong

23 March 2003
A poster to put up at work

Anger erupted across Britain as the attack on Iraq began

23 March 2003
On the day that war broke out towns, cities and even villages across Britain were brought to a standstill by militant anti-war protests

Mass action can stop the barbarism

23 March 2003
News reports treat the war like a video game. But anti-war protesters are organising and refuse to be silent

Anti-war protests sweep the world

23 March 2003
San Francisco, Rome, Buenos Aires, Vienna, London, Sydney, Dhaka, Brussels, Madrid, Athens, Seoul, Tokyo, Mexico City, Edinburgh... and hundreds more

Delegates at People's Assembly for Peace call for action to stop war

22 March 2003
Over 1,500 delegates packed into an inspiring "People's Assembly for Peace" in Westminster Central Hall last week. It centred around unprecedented demands about what to do when the war starts. Delegates called for a campaign of mass civil disobedience, strikes and direct action to stop the war.

Tariq Ali: 'Our marches have had a big impact'

01 March 2003
Tariq Ali, writer and broadcaster, has been an anti-war activist since the 1960s

Birth of a new movement

01 March 2003
WHAT WE saw on 15 February was incredible. It was not just the demonstrations in Britain - it was the protests right around the world. The Financial Times said they were the biggest demonstrations since the Vietnam War. In fact, there was nothing coordinated on this scale during Vietnam.

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