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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.

Kurd kills himself over asylum case

03 August 2010
An Iraqi Kurd jumped to his death in Nottingham after hearing that he had been denied legal aid to fight his asylum case.

Letters

03 August 2010
Letters

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.

Inquiry into death of Baha Mousa hears of 'horrific scene'

20 July 2010
The inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa heard this week that Colonel Mendonca, commander of 1st Battalion the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment, lied about the conditions of prisoners in Iraq.

Government knew the Iraq war was illegal

06 July 2010
Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith warned Tony Blair three months before the Iraq war that an invasion would be illegal, secret memos showed last week.

Exclusive: the story of the British soldier jailed for turning against the Iraq war

06 July 2010
"I think the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are wrong. These wars are illegal and we shouldn’t be out there," says Ross.

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.

Leaked video tells brutal Iraq truth

06 April 2010
The video is graphic and disturbing and we weren’t meant to see it.

Contempory Art Iraq

06 April 2010
This exhibition showcases works of modern art from Iraq made since the occupation began in 2003.

Prisoner deaths at the hands of British troops in Iraq

30 March 2010
The Labour government lied about the deaths of Iraqis held by British troops.

Our government lied about torture in Iraq

30 March 2010
The media has largely ignored evidence of British military torture used in Iraq, despite 47 claims of abuse against the government going before the courts.

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.

Inquiry into torture claims begins

09 March 2010
An inquiry into allegations that British soldiers tortured and killed people in Iraq began this week.

Shocking birth defects in Fallujah

09 March 2010
Children in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are still being born with severe birth defects.

US war machine keeps lurching on

16 February 2010
Soon after the invasion of Iraq, the journalist and academic Anatol Lieven wrote that the run-up to the war had "a peculiarly nightmarish quality in the US.

Quotes from the week’s news

09 February 2010
"There’s always got to be a scandal as to why you hold your view."Tony Blair explains why people are so upset about the Iraq war in an interview on Fox News

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