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Thatcher, chemical weapons, a scab union and Piper Alpha

Thatcher, chemical weapons, a scab union and Piper Alpha Margaret Thatcher suggested threatening Iraq with chemical weapons after the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, declassified documents show.

Assault on Mosul ‘killed 40,000 civilians’ and US allies are still murdering people

Assault on Mosul ‘killed 40,000 civilians’ and US allies are still murdering people The number of civilians killed during the assault on Mosul in Iraq is much higher than earlier estimates from the Iraqi government and the US.

No victory for West in Iraq

No victory for West in Iraq Even from their own viewpoint, warmongers’ celebrations of “victory” over Isis in Iraq sound hollow.

Did the US use white phosphorus weapons in its attacks on Syria and Iraq?

Did the US use white phosphorus weapons in its attacks on Syria and Iraq? US-led forces stand accused of dropping horrific white phosphorus weapons in Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.

Iraqi family speaks out: ‘The way government treats refugees fuels racism’

Iraqi family speaks out: ‘The way government treats refugees fuels racism’ A family of Iraqi refugees has compared their intimidation by racists on the streets to that by the Home Office.

The female adventurer who loved Iraq helped the empires carve it up

The female adventurer who loved Iraq helped the empires carve it up Letters from Baghdad examines Gertrude Bell known as the female Lawrence of Arabia—but it glosses over Britain’s bloody conquests, writes Eleanor Claxton-Mayer

Families of Iraqis threatened with deportation by Britain speak out

14 April 2017
British authorities have rounded up around 30 Iraqis and locked them into detention centres in recent week. 

The West's war sees record bombing in Iraq and Syria killing hundreds

28 March 2017
Leaders who condemned the attacks in Westminster are sowing terror in Iraq and Syria, writes Dave Sewell

British soldiers are back fighting in Iraq

21 February 2017
Also: More troops will deepen the crisis in Afghanistan

Hospital bombed and refugees displaced in a bloody and chaotic battle for Mosul

03 January 2017
The US-led assault on Mosul in Iraq is causing increasing numbers of civilian casualties.

Cowardly Labour MPs vote to protect Tony Blair over the war in Iraq

06 December 2016
Tory and Labour MPs united last week to stop any further investigation into Tony Blair’s war crimes in Iraq.

After Aleppo, Mosul is the next city to be razed by imperialism

18 October 2016
The United States and Russia backed brutal assaults on major cities this week. Both are designed to boost their control in a strategically and economically crucial part of the world—regardless of the cost in civilian lives.

How lies created the case for the Iraq war

12 July 2016
Tony Blair did not go to war in Iraq because of ‘mistakes’ or ‘honestly held beliefs’—evidence given to the Chilcot inquiry exposes a deliberate process of lies to justify intervention

Chilcot report - Tony Blair should be put in the dock over Iraq war

12 July 2016
Warmonger and former Labour prime minister Tony Blair could face a motion of contempt in parliament following the release of the Chilcot report last week. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is reported to be ready to vote for it.

Chilcot - Blair's 'UN route' was discussed in April 2002 - and it was the pathway to war

07 July 2016
The meeting between George Bush and Tony Blair in April 2002 has been described as a turning point the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.

Iraq Poem by Alan Gibbons

07 July 2016
Author and campaigner Alan Gibbons sent Socialist Worker this poem yesterday, in the wake of the publication of the Chilcot report.

Which current MPs voted for the Iraq War?

06 July 2016
Some 414 MPs voted for the war in Iraq on 18 March 2003 including most of the Labour and Tory benches. Despite three general elections and several deaths and resignations, 139 of them are still serving in parliament—66 Labour and 69 Tory.

Anti-war movement was right on Iraq

05 July 2016
The Chilcot report into the Iraq war was set to be published this Wednesday. It is expected to expose the lies the West used to wage war on Iraq in 2003. But millions of people at the time saw through the lies and joined one of the biggest movements Britain has ever seen. Judith Orr tells the story

Anti-war newspaper is blocked from reporting as Chilcot report on Iraq is published

28 June 2016
Socialist Worker has been blocked from reporting from the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war.

The people of Fallujah in Iraq fear the city's ‘liberators’

21 June 2016
Thousands of people are fleeing the Iraqi city of Fallujah despite claims by the Iraqi government to have liberated it from Isis last Friday.

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