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Iraq


Say no to war on Syria and Iraq

23 September 2014
Syrian socialist speaks out against the West's bombs

Stop David Cameron's plan to join US bombing of Iraq

09 September 2014
David Cameron, backed by Labour Party leaders and the Lib Dems, is preparing to bomb Iraq again. It will only make matters worse if he does order a return to British attacks.

US power is in crisis from Iraq to Ukraine

09 September 2014
Amid the hubbub of media and official commentary on and denunciation of the jihadi Islamic State (Isis), only one thing is clear—no one has a clue what to do.

West plans more raids as Iraq sinks in violence

26 August 2014
As warmongers gather at Nato talks, the mess they created in Iraq leads to a new wave of sectarian killings

How did the sectarian nightmare come true in Syria and Iraq?

19 August 2014
Lebanese socialist Bassem Chit argues counter-revolution and imperialism created Iraq and Syria’s army of sectarians the Islamic State. Something else must defeat it

The West launches fresh attacks on Iraq in bid to regain control

19 August 2014
Western forces are becoming more deeply embroiled in a new military intervention in Iraq, which they now admit will last months. 

Arming the Kurds won’t stop Iraq’s brutal civil war

19 August 2014
It will be a disaster for Iraq’s Kurds if the West succeeds in hijacking their cause, argues Ken Olende

Bombing Iraq will only intensify a crisis caused by imperialism

12 August 2014
The rise of sectarianism and the Islamic State is a direct result of the US’s divide and rule strategy—more intervention will only make the problem it created worse, writes Judith Orr

The West is only out to protect its interests in Iraq

12 August 2014
Everyone who has seen footage of the terrible plight of the Yazidi people trapped on a mountainside in northern Iraq will have been moved. 

'Zionism erased our Jewish-Arab identities'

12 August 2014
With the savage attacks on Gaza by Israel it is not surprising many see the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians to be eternal and unsolvable. 

Hatreds spawned by the West - the myth of the intolerant Middle East

12 August 2014
Violence in the Middle East is often blamed on age old religious hatred. But the region's history is of coexistence—until imperialist superpowers tore it apart, argues Ken Olende

US bombs will make Iraq's crisis worse

08 August 2014
US forces launched a new bombing campaign on northern Iraq today, Friday.

International round-up

08 July 2014
Metal workers' strike shakes South Africa | Maliki hangs on but Iraq may split | Massive march in Hong Kong | Former French president Sarkozy arrested

Revolutionary socialists across Middle East denounce sectarianism

01 July 2014
Revolutionary socialist organisations in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Syria and Morocco have issued a joint statement condemning the sectarianism ripping Iraq apart.

Tensions grow in Iraq as new Caliphate declared

01 July 2014
The militias fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) in Syria and Iraq have declared a new Islamic state, a “Caliphate”. 

West is losing control in the Middle East

01 July 2014
With Israel lashing out at the Palestinians and the prospect of more lethal air strikes over Gaza, the Middle East is again engulfed in conflict.

Kurdish gains of more than a decade are under threat from latest Middle East crisis

01 July 2014
For the region’s Kurdish minority, both sides of the current upheaval stand in the way of liberation, writes Ron Margulies

Rose Gentle - my boy was killed because of Blair’s lies about Iraq

24 June 2014
On Saturday of this week it will be ten years since my son Gordon was killed in Iraq. I get really upset when I look at Iraq now, as my boy was killed for lies.

Threat of war looms closer in Iraq as Isis take strategic towns

24 June 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) has continued its spectacular advances in Western Iraq. It seized more Sunni Muslim majority towns near the capital Baghdad, as well as all the country’s western border crossings.

A line in the sand: The great carve-up of the Middle East

24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin

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