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Huge protest movement brings down Iraqi prime minister

03 December 2019
A mass protest movement has forced the Iraqi prime minister to resign

Hong Kong cops shoot activists while protest death toll rises in Iraq

12 November 2019
Police in Hong Kong shot at least one protester during mass protests on Monday of this week.

Protesters stay on the streets to win change in Iraq and Lebanon

05 November 2019
Tens of thousands of people in Iraq have fought pitched battles with police, as they blocked major roads in the centre of ­capital city Baghdad.

Violent offensive hasn’t stopped the movement in Iraq

29 October 2019
Protesters in Iraq have defied violent attacks to stay on the streets against unemployment, poverty and corruption

Exploring a world in rebellion

27 October 2019
With huge anti-government movements erupting across the globe, Sadie Robinson looks the root cause of these protests and how these struggles have the potential to win

The Kurds—a history of agony

20 October 2019
The Kurds once again find themselves under attack and under pressure from imperial powers

‘We want to change the regime,’ say Iraqi protesters despite repression

03 October 2019
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the capital Baghdad and other cities.

The Iraq war is still haunting US foreign policy

17 September 2019
John Bolton's dismissal can be traced back to an earlier Republican presidency in which Bolton served, that of George W Bush

Angry protests return to Iraq

02 July 2019
New protests have erupted in Basra, southern Iraq.

It’s an outrage that Shamima Begum’s citizenship has been removed

20 February 2019
The withdrawal of citizenship is a huge punishment, delivered without trial. But it has come to be almost routine.

Toxic water protests in Basra turn into rage at corruption and sectarianism

11 September 2018
Protests erupted in Iraqi city Basra last week. People stormed and burned government offices in anger at toxic water supplies, power cuts and corruption.

The fight for Iraq’s future

22 July 2018
Iraqi people are still suffering as a result of the West’s invasion and the corrupt system it installed. But Phil Marfleet explains that resistance is on the streets

Protests in Iraq demand funding for key services

17 July 2018
Iraq’s government has responded with brutality to huge protests over living standards and unemployment

Regional rivalries lie behind Trump shifts

22 May 2018
Why is Donald Trump destabilising the Middle East? For that’s what he’s doing by moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran.

As Boris Johnson calls for more Middle East intervention - get the Tories out

07 December 2017
Not wishing to be outdone by Donald Trump, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said that Britain should return to the Middle East.

Iraq attacks Kurds to halt breakaway

17 October 2017
 

Thatcher, chemical weapons, a scab union and Piper Alpha

25 July 2017
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

25 July 2017
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

11 July 2017
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?

13 June 2017
US-led forces stand accused of dropping horrific white phosphorus weapons in Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.

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