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Iraq war


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.

Thousands killed in Iraq in chaos made by the US

29 October 2013
Car bombs in Baghdad killed dozens of people on Sunday of last week. 

Secret prison shows up Britain's dirty role in war

04 June 2013
The government claims that the military is in Afghanistan to uphold the law. But Ken Olende shows the brutal reality behind Britain’s ‘war on terror’

Chelsea Manning exposed US ‘bloodlust’

04 June 2013
The former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been jailed for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Here is an article from 2013 about the case.

The wars that fuel the rage behind Woolwich attack

28 May 2013
Some commentators claim the attack on a soldier in Woolwich has nothing to do with the “war on terror”. Ken Olende explains how the brutality of Western imperialism feeds bitterness, resentment and violence

US leaders backed cruel treatment

23 April 2013
It is “indisputable” that the US government used torture after 11 September 2001—and top officials are ultimately to blame.

British troops are accused of ‘hanging and torture’ in Iraq

23 April 2013
British troops in Iraq tortured then hanged a teenager, his uncle has told a public inquiry.

What happened at the battle of Danny Boy?

21 March 2013
A new inquiry is set to reveal the truth about one of Britain's uglier episodes in the occupation of Iraq

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