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Iraq war


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.

Tony Blair caught out on war lies

18 January 2011
Former attorney general Lord Goldsmith’s written evidence will make things hard for Tony Blair as he faces the Iraq inquiry again on Friday.

Iraq war logs expose murder, abuse and torture

26 October 2010
Thousands of leaked US military documents have revealed the grisly reality of the murder, torture and abuse of prisoners by US, British and local pro-occupation forces in Iraq.

Tony Blair: the real criminal who should be jailed

07 September 2010
"You’ve got to put in prison those who deserve to be there," said Tony Blair this week—criticising the Tories. Of course he doesn’t believe that those who ram through cuts and attack workers should be locked up.

Tony Blair’s ‘journey’ ended in hell for Iraq

31 August 2010
War criminal Tony Blair enjoyed a high-level dinner with US president Barack Obama as his memoirs, titled A Journey, were published this week.

Slaughter in Iraq is no US victory

24 August 2010
A very revealing exchange took place on Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday of last week.

Iraq: an illegal war that led to terrorism

27 July 2010
Evidence given to the Chilcot inquiry into the war in Iraq is consistently proving the anti-war movement right.

Iraq: twenty years since Desert Storm began the killing

27 July 2010
Western imperialism has devastated Iraq. More than a million people have died since the US and British invasion of 2003, all because of lies claiming that Iraq was harbouring weapons of mass destruction.

Bombing in Iraq is a sign of brewing tensions

20 July 2010
The bombing that killed at least 43 people in Radwaniya near Baghdad last week as they queued for their wages shows that instability still rocks Iraq.

Baha Mousa: Minister ‘forgot’ torture memo

08 June 2010
A former Labour minister "failed to recollect" a memo confirming that British soldiers tortured Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa.

Green Zone: an arrogant movie that justifies American wars

16 March 2010
Hollywood has a revisionist narrative for every war – like the myth that the US single-handedly won the Second World War.

Blair: No regrets and I’d bomb Iran

02 February 2010
"The decision I took—and frankly would take again—was if there was any possibility that he could develop weapons of mass destruction we should stop him.

Chilcot whitewash brings out the dirt

26 January 2010
The Chilcot inquiry was set up to whitewash the Labour government’s lies over the 2003 Iraq war. But it isn’t all going to plan.

Outrageous result of Blackwater mercenaries murder case in US

06 January 2010
A US court has thrown out the case of five US mercenaries who confessed to shooting Iraqi civilians in September 2007.

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