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Inquiry report does not provide justice for Baha Mousa

08 September 2011
An "appalling episode of serious, gratuitous violence" by the British army killed Baha Mousa in Iraq.

US hit by its former ally

06 September 2011
US hit by its former ally

‘Iraq can be a base for more US aggression’ Sami Ramadani

06 September 2011
More than eight years into the occupation of Iraq, the US is still using the pretext of fighting Al Qaida terrorists to prolong its military presence.

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.

Nato looks to Gaddafi’s former aids in Libya

30 August 2011
The West says it has learned lessons from Iraq, where chaos followed the removal of all state authority. So in Libya it plans continuity—by keeping Gaddafi loyalists in place.

Blood for oil as BP takes Iraq's oil

02 August 2011
The huge multinational oil firm BP has gained a stranglehold over Iraqi oil production, leaked documents reveal.

Baghdad, 5 March 2007 by Jeremy Deller

03 May 2011
This work by a Turner Prize winning artist features the wreckage of a car blown up in the bombing of a book market in Baghdad in Iraq, which killed 38 people.

Autonomism and the fight for change

05 April 2011
My first real encounter with anarchist ideas, although I didn’t know it at the time, was at school when I was part of organising a student walk-out against the Iraq war.

Route Irish: In the wrong place at the wrong time

22 March 2011
When Fergus (Mark Womack) asks how his friend Frankie died on the Iraqi road codenamed Route Irish, his former bosses explain, "Wrong place, wrong time."

The bloody history of Nato's intervention in the Balkans

15 March 2011
Many people who are horrified by what Western intervention has done in Iraq or Afghanistan still see no alternative to supporting a no-fly zone over Libya.

Fair Game

15 March 2011
A new Hollywood thriller dramatises one of many unsavoury events in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.

20 years in jail for soldier

01 March 2011
Former British soldier Danny Fitzsimons has been sentenced to 20 years in an Iraqi prison after being found guilty of killing two men and attempting to kill a third.

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.

Students: The birth of a movement

30 November 2010
Thousands of students poured out of schools, colleges and universities on Wednesday of last week—the biggest student walkouts since those against war in Iraq in 2003.

British war crimes revealed

09 November 2010
British soldiers could be found guilty of war crimes at a hearing at the High Court this week. Some 222 Iraqi detainees were tortured and filmed by British soldiers at a base near Bagram in Iraq.

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.

None Of Us Were Like This Before: A system of torture that destroys lives and minds

12 October 2010
The US and Britain’s "war on terror" is maintained by the torture and oppression of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.

We need to crush, not cuddle, Lib Dems

21 September 2010
"There were some people, particularly around the height of the Iraq war, who gave up on the Labour Party and turned to the Liberal Democrats," said Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg last week at his party’s conference.

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.

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