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Assault means new tragedy for Iraqis

22 April 2008
Imagine a helicopter gunship firing missiles into your home, or troops storming into your neighbourhood to round up all the men. This is the life ordinary people in Iraq face today.

Occupiers face another setback in Iraq

15 April 2008
The US is laying siege to the Baghdad slum of Sadr City in an attempt to crush the Iraqi resistance.

Mother’s anger at Law Lords’ denial of inquiry into Iraq war

15 April 2008
Anti-war campaigner Rose Gentle has reacted angrily to the decision by nine Law Lords to rule against the right to hold a public inquiry over the invasion of Iraq.

Basra uprising beats occupiers

01 April 2008
The mass revolt that broke out across Iraq last week has exposed the hollow claim that the occupation has won a "strategic victory" in Iraq.

Revolt spreads across Iraq

28 March 2008
A mass revolt has broken out across Iraq against attempts by the US and its allies to crush the Shia Muslim resistance to the occupation.

Winter Soldier: US Iraq veterans testify against their leaders’ war

25 March 2008
Jason Moon suffers from persistent insomnia as he wrestles with memories of his time in Iraq.

Hiding failure in Iraq with talk of ‘success’

25 March 2008
US president George Bush pronounced on Wednesday of last week that he had no regrets about war in Iraq despite the "high cost in lives and treasure" and declared that the US was on track for victory.

Redacted

25 March 2008
This is a shocking film that pulls no punches in depicting the brutality of the Iraq war.

Marching to ban the bomb: Pat Arrowsmith recalls the first Aldermaston march

18 March 2008
1 April 2018 is the 60th anniversary of the protest march to Aldermaston, Britain's bomb factory

Iraq: a country pushed to the brink

11 March 2008
For Iraqi refugees, 2007 was a year marked by new levels of misery. According to a survey of 1.5 million refugees in Syria, 78 percent had been forced to flee Baghdad during the "surge".

Stop this endless war

11 March 2008
They promised a new era "free from dictatorship". Instead the invasion of Iraq has delivered untold misery, violence and murder. Five years ago, as the US and British armies marched triumphantly into Iraq, George Bush and Tony Blair declared a victory "for democracy in the Middle East".

Did British troops murder 20 Iraqis at Amara?

26 February 2008
"I have never heard anything like that sound ever before in my life. It shocked me and filled me with such terror."

Latest victims of US ‘surge’

05 February 2008
A US helicopter gunship has killed 13 Iraqi civilians in the town of Iskandriyah. The US claims that some of its troops came under fire from "gunmen" in the area 30 miles south of Baghdad.

Iraq occupation leads to health crisis

29 January 2008
Despite George Bush hailing the success of the "surge" strategy in Iraq, evidence that life for ordinary Iraqis continues to get worse is mounting.

US airstrikes on Iraq rise 500 percent

29 January 2008
The US has unleashed a ferocious bombing campaign on Iraq and Afghanistan, with devastating effects on the population. This surge in the "air war" is largely hidden behind talk of "recent successes" for the occupations.

Iraqis pay price for George Bush’s ‘surge’ lies

15 January 2008
During his current tour of the Middle East, US president George Bush announced, "Iraq is now a different place from one year ago. We must do all we can to ensure that 2008 will bring even greater progress."

Turkish planes bomb Iraqi Kurds

17 December 2007
Turkish warplanes launched air raids on Iraqi Kurdish villagers in an escalation of its war on Kurdish militants. The raids were conducted with the connivance of the US military.

Victory for Iraq war resisters in Canada

17 December 2007
US war resisters – soldiers who fled to Canada rather than serve in Iraq – have won a significant victory in their campaign for asylum.

British bogged down in Basra

11 December 2007
"Home by Christmas" was how Gordon Brown’s announcement of troop withdrawal was spun following his visit to Iraq.

While Turkey's generals attack Iraq, Kurds and Turks demonstrate for peace.

04 December 2007
Last Saturday Turkish troops crossed into Iraq in a dangerous escalation of the conflict in the Middle East. Supported by helicopter gunships and artillery, they attacked an alleged group of fighters belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Kurdish nationalist guerrilla organisation.

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