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Iraqi oil workers defy threats to win strike

12 June 2007
Iraqi oil workers have won a victory in their strike against the US-backed government.

Iraqi Oil Workers' leaders face arrest

06 June 2007
The US backed Iraqi government has ordered the arrest of four leaders of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions, including Hassan Jumaa Awad, for "sabotaging the Iraqi economy" by organising a strike.

Iraqi oil workers on shut down

05 June 2007
Oil workers have shut down refineries in the south of Iraq as part of a rolling strike. Members of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) launched their strike after the government reneged on a promise to release benefits payments.

US elite knows the ‘surge’ is failing

05 June 2007
The US strategy in Iraq is in flux. George Bush’s generals say the "surge" in US troop numbers will continue into spring next year.

Military families warn Brown on Iraq disaster

05 June 2007
Rose Gentle from Military Families Against the War confronted Gordon Brown when he attended the Labour leadership hustings in Glasgow last Saturday.

Rebel Iraqi leader Moqtada al-Sadr calls for unity of resistance

29 May 2007
Moqtada al-Sadr, the rebel Shia Muslim cleric opposed to the occupation of Iraq, has called on all resistance organisations to unite and drive out foreign troops.

US Democrats vote to fund the war

29 May 2007
The Democrats last week betrayed the hopes of millions of Americans by approving a $100 billion package to fund the Iraq war. They gained control of the US Congress last November, due to a wave of anger against the war in Iraq.

Threatened strike by Iraqi oil workers wins big concessions

23 May 2007
Iraqi union leaders representing tens of thousands of oil workers across southern Iraq are optimistic that a threatened strike last week has won significant concessions from the US-backed government.

Gordon Brown's roadshow can’t avoid Iraq

22 May 2007
Gordon Brown could not ignore the question of the Iraq war as he faced protests, heckling and tough interrogation in Coventry last Sunday, at the first of a series of Labour Party leadership and deputy leadership hustings.

Iraq oil strike postponed

14 May 2007
The Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) has postponed its planned strike on Monday over the handing over of Iraq’s oil to multinationals. It postponed the action after it won negotiations with prime minister Nouri al Maliki in Baghdad set for Tuesday.

Jailed for revealing Bush/Blair memo

11 May 2007
On the day Tony Blair was forced to resign two people were jailed for attempting to reveal the Blair’s relationship to George Bush and their plans on how to carry out the war in Iraq.

Court in secret memo trial told civil servant wanted to reveal the truth about Iraq

08 May 2007
A civil servant accused under the Official Secrets Act of leaking a confidential memo wanted to reveal the truth about Iraq, a court has heard.

Soldiers admit: 'Iraq war is lost'

01 May 2007
The war is lost. That's the message coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan by those sent to fight it.

British corporal jailed for abuse of Iraqi hotel worker

01 May 2007
Baha Musa, an Iraqi hotel worker, died with 93 separate injuries to his body as a result of severe beatings he received while detained by British troops in Basra.

The US builds a sectarian wall to divide Baghdad

24 April 2007
The US is planning to turn the Iraqi capital of Baghdad into a series of prison camps, surrounded by miles of 12 foot high concrete walls topped with barbed wire.

Iraqis face grave dangers to their health

24 April 2007
The United Nations (UN) and international aid agencies are warning that Iraqis are facing grave dangers to their health as a result of the chaos caused by war and occupation.

Al Jazeera memo trial opens

24 April 2007
The attempt to cover up George Bush’s plan to bomb the Arabic television channel Al Jazeera has resulted in two men being put on trial for allegedly breaking the Official Secrets Act.

A bad week for Bush’s Iraq surge

17 April 2007
No one could miss the symbolism of the suicide bomb that went off inside the Iraqi parliament building in Baghdad on Friday of last week. There is nowhere, even in the heart of the Green Zone, that is safe from the resistance.

US kidnaps 9 year old Iraqi

17 April 2007
It’s "business as usual" – that’s the message Gordon Brown had for US president George Bush during their "surprise meeting" in Washington last week.

A daily struggle to survive in Iraq

17 April 2007
Life in Iraq is steadily becoming worse, according to a new report released by the International Committee of The Red Cross (ICRC), and is affecting, directly or indirectly, all Iraqis."

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