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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.

Dahr Jamail interview: Iraq occupation in the eye of the storm

27 November 2007
The US military are claiming that the "surge" of 30,000 troops in Iraq has stabilised the occupation. Is this true?

Morale in British army reaches an all time low

20 November 2007
The occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq are producing unease in the army.

Gordon Gentle ‘died for a lie’

13 November 2007
The ministry of Defence was heavily criticised at the inquest into the death of Gordon Gentle, a soldier who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in June 2004.

Shocking evidence of British abuse in Iraq

30 October 2007
‘We in Britain focus on the abuse committed by US troops in Iraq. But we are uncomfortable with what our own troops have been up to.

Soldiers in silent revolt in Iraq

30 October 2007
British and US troops are turning away from confronting the Iraqi resistance – despite the rhetoric from Gordon Brown

Kurds march in London against Turkey's plans to invade Iraq

30 October 2007

US tells Turkey: We’ll crush Kurdish rebels

23 October 2007
The US has promised Turkey that it will crush Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq who are fighting for an independent homeland in eastern Turkey.

Carnage in Baghdad after US air raid

23 October 2007
A deadly attack by US helicopter gunships killed tens of civilians in Baghdad’s Sadr City.

Turkish tensions threaten US in Iraq

16 October 2007
The US House of Representatives has voted to call a spade a spade and decided that the massacre of around one million Armenians in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 must be described as genocide.

Private armies free to kill in Iraq

16 October 2007
They kill with impunity. Gun down civilians, devastate families and spread terror. Yet they are beyond the law.

Innocents killed by corporate mercenaries in Baghdad

16 October 2007
On Tuesday 8 October Marou Awanis was driving through Baghdad when she accidentally got too close to a convoy guarded by "private security contractors". The guards opened fire on her car, killing her and one passenger, and injuring others in the back seat.

Iraq: Rise of the private armies

16 October 2007
British charity War On Want has been tracking the growth of private military contractors over the last few years. In a report released earlier this year, Corporate Mercenaries – The Threat of Private Military and Security Companies, the charity condems what it describes as the "privatisation of war". The major corporate mercenary firms are:

More evidence of Iraq occupation’s failure

09 October 2007
More evidence of Iraq occupation’s failure

Iraqi protest against wall

09 October 2007
Over 1,000 Iraqis demonstrated in Baghdad last Saturday against the US occupation and its plans to carve up the city by building walls between Sunni and Shia areas. They chanted "No to the wall, no to America."

Chilling signs that Brown will back a US attack on Iran

02 October 2007
Gordon Brown was in Basra in Iraq on Tuesday of this week to announce that 1,000 British troops would leave the city by the end of the year. But 4,000 will remain in Iraq – despite being driven out of Basra city last month.

New exhibition of anti-war art

25 September 2007
War Art by Gerald Laing is an exhibition inspired by the war in Iraq and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. It is to be shown for the first time at the StolenSpace gallery in Brick Lane, east London, between 28 September and 13 October.

General Petraeus can’t disguise grim truth about Iraq

11 September 2007
George Bush is trying to sell his "surge" of US troops in Iraq as a success. General David Petraeus, the US commander tasked with assessing the occupation, this week painted a glowing picture of the situation to the US Congress’s house committee on foreign affairs.

The British army was defeated in Basra, Mr Brown

04 September 2007
The British army has been resoundingly defeated in Iraq – and the only person who doesn't know it is prime minister Gordon Brown.

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