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‘Surge’ kills Iraqi civilians

07 April 2007
The first six weeks of George Bush’s "surge" on Baghdad has greatly increased the number of Iraqi civilian casualties in the Iraqi capital.

Arabs ethnically cleansed in Iraq

07 April 2007
The US-backed government in Baghdad has approved the ethnic cleansing of Arabs from the Iraqi city of Kirkuk – which is home to Arabs, Kurds and other ethnic groups.

Tony Blair knew 655,000 Iraqi deaths report was right

31 March 2007
Its official – the survey that revealed that the occupation of Iraq has claimed over 655,000 Iraqi lives was "robust", despite attempts by George Bush and Tony Blair to rubbish the results.

George Galloway: Resist the war drive against Iran

31 March 2007
The capture by Iranian forces of 15 British sailors in the Gulf brought shrill, bellicose headlines last weekend and calls for retribution.

Hundreds of thousands march against war across the world

24 March 2007
Spain Some of the biggest demonstrations took place in Spain. Hundreds of thousands marched in Madrid and more than 10,000 in Barcelona. Protests involving thousands more took place in many other Spanish cities.

Figure it out: statistics on Iraq

24 March 2007
An opinion poll commissioned by the BBC this week offers a snapshot of what ordinary Iraqis think about the US-led occupation of their country four years on from the invasion

Tony Blair can't wriggle out of blame for the war

24 March 2007
Tony Blair is spending what is meant to be the twilight of his premiership rushing around in a frenzy of policy initiatives meant to define his famous "legacy". The decision to update the Trident submarine-launched nuclear missiles is apparently part of this.

Three women still due to be hanged in ‘free’ Iraq

17 March 2007
Three women still due to be hanged in ‘free’ Iraq

George Bush sends even more troops to Iraq

17 March 2007
In the US they are calling it "surge creep". George Bush plans to boost the number of US troops in his "surge on Baghdad" to 30,000 – up from the 21,500 announced earlier this year.

Four years after invading Iraq, Bush’s Middle East strategy lies in tatters

17 March 2007
Four years ago, when George Bush and Tony Blair embarked on the conquest of Iraq, the US loomed supreme over the world.

Carlos Latuff: a comic-strip take on Iraq rebellion

17 March 2007
Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist who deploys the style of classic US superhero comics – but for very different political ends.

Bush’s regime: lynch law in Iraq

10 March 2007
Liqa Omar Muhammad is waiting to die. The 26 year old Iraqi mother shares her Baghdad prison cell with her child, who was born in captivity.

British troop reductions announced - tell Blair to get all the troops out now

24 February 2007
Tony Blair’s announcement that some British troops will be withdrawn from Iraq is a significant turning point, one of the most significant in terms of British policy since the 2003 invasion.

Iraq poverty survey

24 February 2007
A third of the population of occupied Iraq now live in poverty -many more than prior to the US-led invasion.

Court martial: there is ‘no case to answer’ over Baha Musa’s death

24 February 2007
Hotel receptionist Baha Musa was arrested by British soldiers, along with eight other Iraqis in September 2003.

A new law to hand over Iraqi oil to the multinationals

24 February 2007
The Iraqi parliament is on verge of passing new legislation to restructure the country’s oil industry – effectively handing it over to foreign multinational control, according to a draft copy of the law leaked last weekend.

US soldier says he won’t fight for Bush

24 February 2007
The feeling against the Iraq war is growing even within the US army.

Another ‘dodgy dossier’ increases pressure on Iran

17 February 2007
Grainy photos of rusty canisters. Damage to a US vehicle after a roadside bomb. Mortar shell case markings in English (rather than in Farsi). A lump of copper embedded in a police car.

Iraq war lies laid bare

17 February 2007
It’s official – the Iraq war was based on lies. The Pentagon last week confirmed that the central premise of the warmongers’ case was a falsehood – the claims by US vice-president Dick Cheney of "coordination" between Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq and Al Qaida.

Democrats fail to block Bush

17 February 2007
Having secured a majority in both the US Senate and the House of Representatives, the Democrats have failed to pass even a symbolic bill criticising George Bush’s plans to send an extra 21,500 troops to Baghdad.

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