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Refugee: ‘They make me feel I am less than human’

01 May 2012
You were a journalist in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Why did you leave?

John Keane captures Blair’s lies and Iraq’s horrors on canvas

04 February 2012
John Keane is best known as a war artist. In 1991 he was the Imperial War Museum’s official artist during the Gulf War. His criticism of the horrors of war—and particularly of the US’s conduct—outraged the political and military establishment.

US marine pleads guilty over Haditha killings - faces three months imprisonment

24 January 2012
A US marine has pled guilty to a charge of "dereliction of duty" in relation to the massacre in Haditha, Iraq, in 2005. He was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault.

Sergeant Wuterich on trial over US’s massacre in Haditha

10 January 2012
A US marine sergeant accused of murdering 24 Iraqi citizens in the town of Haditha in 2005 stands trial this week.

Tim: Services to Iraq

03 January 2012

Imperialist war left a bitter legacy of hate and instability in Iraq

03 January 2012
After nine years of war and occupation US troops have pulled out of Iraq.

A brutal strategy to protect state power

13 September 2011
Torture is the logical outcome of imperialism. It flows from the need to repress resistance with force and fear.

More evidence of systematic torture

13 September 2011
Another inquiry is to begin next month after up to 20 Iraqis were tortured and murdered in British custody in 2004.

Torture—a very British tradition

13 September 2011
The instructions were simple. "Get up you fucking bastard", "Get up you fucking ape" screamed the soldiers, followed by kicks and punches. Sometimes the blows came from multiple fists and boots.

Video showing how British soldier treated Iraqi prisoners

08 September 2011
Video from evidence to Baha Mousa Inquiry showing British soldier's treatment of Iraqi prisoners.

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.

‘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.

US hit by its former ally

06 September 2011
US hit by its former ally

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.

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