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Iraq war


London marchers say no to new Iraq war

04 October 2014
More than 2,000 people marched through London in the driving rain today, Saturday, against the bombing of Iraq.

Protests across Britain against war on Iraq and Syria

30 September 2014
Protesters took to the streets at the news of a new war on Iraq in cities across Britain from Glasgow to Portsmouth.

As British jets join raids on Iraq - Protest against the war

30 September 2014
British warplanes joined the third attack on Iraq in less than 25 years after a vote in Westminster on Friday of last week.

The truth about bombing Iraq

30 September 2014
As Britain and the US lead yet another assault on Iraq, Socialist Worker takes apart some of the warmongers’ key arguments for intervention

MPs vote to start bombing Iraq

26 September 2014
Britain is now set to attack Iraq for the third time in less than 25 years, after a vote in Westminster tonight, Friday.

Don't pour fuel on the fire in Iraq and Syria

23 September 2014
Western politicians are beating the drums of war. The US began bombing Syria on Tuesday. It is already bombing Iraq—and Britain could soon join the attacks. 

US missiles will worsen Iraq crisis

16 September 2014
The US started a new bombing campaign in Iraq this week. It no longer claims to be carrying out a humanitarian mission. 

Tony Blair is the career criminal who just refuses to fade away

15 July 2014
A decade after launching the war that killed a million Iraqis, Tony Blair is still busy helping out dictators and making himself richer, writes Adam Cochrane

Tensions grow in Iraq as new Caliphate declared

01 July 2014
The militias fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) in Syria and Iraq have declared a new Islamic state, a “Caliphate”. 

A line in the sand: The great carve-up of the Middle East

24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin

Exposed - the limits of US power

24 June 2014
The crisis in Iraq shows the weakness of the US — and that means movements from below can strike blows against the whole system, Alex Callinicos tells Socialist Worker

Wars exposed weakness of the west

17 June 2014
One of the biggest surprises of the crisis in Iraq has been Western warmongers going cap in hand to Iran. 

The West wrecked Iraq last time—Don't let them do it again

17 June 2014
Tony Blair has called for a new war on Iraq in the wake of the crisis erupting in the country.

The spiral into sectarian civil war is the West's bitter legacy in Iraq

13 June 2014
It was a war that cost an estimated one trillion dollars, fought, we were told, as part of the global “war on terror”. But 11 years, on the invasion of Iraq has become a nightmare for the West and the region.

News in-brief

03 June 2014
CBI cashes in on public money, Cop suspended over Rigg death, Bed cuts mean more sectioned, Iraq war letters won't come out

Tony Blair wants more war

08 April 2014
Warmonger and former prime minister Tony Blair showed his contempt for ordinary people this week.

Al-Sweady inquiry: Did British soldiers shoot dead their Iraqi prisoners?

25 March 2014
The Al-Sweady inquiry has heard clear evidence of torture at Camp Abu Najah in Iraq, writes Simon Basketter

Britain in war crimes probe

14 January 2014
The International Criminal Court has been asked to investigate former British politicians and troops over allegations of “systematic torture” in Iraq.

JSOC exposed: How Britain’s SAS helped set up the US president’s private army

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill looks at the shadowy Joint Special Operations Command in his new film Dirty Wars

Gibson and Chilcot reports into torture and war held up

26 November 2013
Publication of a report exposing British involvement in rendition and torture has been postponed at the last minute.

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