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Iraq war


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. 

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.

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’

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

Baha Mousa inquiry verdict is just the tip of the iceberg

31 December 2012
Iraqi Baha Mousa died as a result of his treatment at the hands of British troops, according to a public inquiry. This included "hooding" and being held in stress positions.

‘Jail Tony’ say anti-war protesters

31 July 2012
Protesters from the Stop the War Coalition continue to hound war criminal and former prime minister Tony Blair as he tries to rehabilitate himself.

Sergeant Wuterich on trial over US’s massacre in Haditha

10 January 2012
A US marine sergeant accused of murdering 24 Iraqi citizens in the town of Haditha in 2005 stands trial this week.

Imperialist war left a bitter legacy of hate and instability in Iraq

03 January 2012
After nine years of war and occupation US troops have pulled out of Iraq.

A brutal strategy to protect state power

13 September 2011
Torture is the logical outcome of imperialism. It flows from the need to repress resistance with force and fear.

More evidence of systematic torture

13 September 2011
Another inquiry is to begin next month after up to 20 Iraqis were tortured and murdered in British custody in 2004.

Torture—a very British tradition

13 September 2011
The instructions were simple. "Get up you fucking bastard", "Get up you fucking ape" screamed the soldiers, followed by kicks and punches. Sometimes the blows came from multiple fists and boots.

Video showing how British soldier treated Iraqi prisoners

08 September 2011
Video from evidence to Baha Mousa Inquiry showing British soldier's treatment of Iraqi prisoners.

Baha Mousa case: British Army to be cleared of ‘systematic abuse’

30 August 2011
The inquiry into the death of Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa is expected to publish its final report next week.

Tony Blair's war lust laid bare at Chilcot inquiry

25 January 2011
It was a case of deja vu as warmonger Tony Blair put in his second appearance at the Iraq inquiry last Friday.

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