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Activists’ diary

19 January 2010
Wednesday 27 JanuaryAfghanistan – why we should get out, Stop the War/CND public meeting, 7pm, Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9DB.Thursday 28 JanuaryBlockade Gordon Brown’s Afghanistan war conference. Called by Stop the War and CND. Assemble 8.30am, Lancaster House, Stable Yard, St James’s, London SW1A 1BB. Friday 29 January Tony Blair’s Judgement Day at the Iraq inquiry from 8am. Stop the War protest, QE2 Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster SW1P 3EE.Saturday 30 JanuaryRight to Work conference of resistance and

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.

Put Blair on trial for his war crimes

15 December 2009
Tony Blair finally admitted last week what millions of people in the anti-war movement have known for years – that he was intent on going to war in Iraq whether the country posed a threat or not.

Quotes from the week's news

08 December 2009
"One agent did come up with something – the ‘45 minutes’, allegedly discussed in a high level Iraqi political meeting."Former British intelligence officer and now Tory MP Adam Holloway on Tony Blair’s "dodgy dossier" and the claim that Iraq could deploy Weapons of Mass Destruction quickly

Iraq inquiry causes new storm for establishment

01 December 2009
Many people feared that the Iraq inquiry, which opened last week, was going to be a whitewash.

Did British soldiers kill Iraqi civilians?

24 November 2009
An announcement of another public inquiry into allegations of torture by British troops is expected this week.

New revelations as Iraq war inquiry opens

24 November 2009
The official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war began its public hearings on Tuesday of this week amid a storm over leaked documents that show the backroom deals George Bush and Tony Blair made in the run-up to the slaughter.

Iraq War Inquiry protest

23 November 2009
Stop the War has called a protest at the opening of the Iraq inquiry in central London on Tuesday 24 November, to demand that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are held to account for war crimes which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and 179 British troops.

Inquiry told British torture of Iraqi prisoners is rife

17 November 2009
The public inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa is exposing the vile brutality of the British occupation of Iraq.

Letters

17 November 2009
Letters

Iraqi asylum seekers face violence on Baghdad flight

20 October 2009
Iraqi asylum seekers are speaking out after suffering racism, violence and cock-ups on a deportation flight.

Inquiry into Baha Mousa's death reveals army's culture of torture

20 October 2009
Baha Mousa died within 36 hours of being taken into British military custody during a raid on a hotel in Basra, Iraq, on 14 September 2003.

Violence continues in Iraq

13 October 2009
Iraq has been rocked by a series of blasts that have killed scores of people. The latest, which took place in Ramadi, the capital of the Anbar province, targeted a meeting between the Awakening Councils, insurgents who switched sides to become key US allies and the Iraqi military.

Missile defence: Obama won’t drop US domination

22 September 2009
Is Barack Obama’s decision to cancel the deployment of missile defence in central and eastern Europe another sign of how the US has been weakened by the Iraq disaster? In a very obvious sense, yes.

Battle over trial of British mercenary in Iraq

25 August 2009
The case of Daniel Fitzsimons, a former British soldier facing the death penalty in Iraq, reveals a lot about the chaotic hell in which that country is mired.

Mercenaries in Iraq: big profits for private forces

25 August 2009
ArmorGroup is just one of the "private security" contractors that have descended on Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. These companies have won millions of pounds of contracts from the US and Britain, and private firms, to provide "security" in Iraq.

US right is telling unhealthy lies

18 August 2009
The wonderful people who brought you the invasion of Iraq certainly took Joseph Goebbels’ principle of "the bigger the lie the better" to heart.

Violence surges in Iraq as US loses past allies

11 August 2009
Former allies of US occupation forces are the driving force behind a renewed wave of sectarian violence in Iraq.

Honduras: An imperial coup

04 August 2009
Imperialism is a term often associated with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is less frequently used in the context of Latin America, where the roles of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank are more often considered features of "globalisation" or "neo-colonialism".

Iraq inquiry aims to let warmongers off the hook

04 August 2009
In mid-June Gordon Brown announced that there would be a "non-judgmental", behind-closed-doors inquiry into the Iraq war, conducted by hand-picked insiders.

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