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  • War in Iraq: On Recent Events in Mosul and Other Cities

    , by ALWAN Falah, FWCUI

    Mosul and other cities in Iraq are experiencing dramatic, dangerous, and fateful changes.
    The media, especially that which is allied with the Iraqi government and western states, has been focusing on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant/Syria (ISIS) and its control over several Iraqi (...)

  • War in Iraq and embedded journalism: Still in Bed

    , by COLLA Elliott

    Now that ISIS is rattling across Iraq’s provinces, we can expect the cheerleaders of US military intervention to return to the podium. Some will say that military actions need to be backed up with political pressure. Some will say this is what we get for not ’finishing the job’ . Others will (...)

  • Iraq 2003-2011: The Losers

    , by FINKEL David

    IT TOOK ABOUT twenty minutes after the last official U.S. combat troops crossed the border from Iraq into Kuwait for the Potemkin village of “Iraqi stability and democracy” carefully constructed by the American occupation to fall apart. The regime of prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has brought a (...)

  • Why I had no choice but to spurn Tony Blair

    , by TUTU Desmond

    The immorality of the United States and Great Britain’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003, premised on the lie that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, has destabilised and polarised the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history.
    Instead of recognising that the world we (...)

  • Campaign of Iraqi gay killings by smashing skulls with concrete blocks

    , by OWFI

    New barbaric attacks started against the Iraqi lgbt in many cities like Baghdad and Basra while using inhumane methods such as hitting the head and body parts of gay victims with building concrete blocks repeatedly till death or by pushing them over high building roof which took place in Basra (...)

  • Iraq: Exit America

    , by PRASHAD Vijay

    The American occupation troops withdraw from Iraq after waging a dumb war which claimed the lives of a million Iraqis.
    ON December 16, the United States armed forces handed over Camp Adder to the Iraqi government. It was the last base to be officially handed over, as the troops boarded their (...)

  • Unionbusting, Iraqi-Style

    , by BACON David

    The political deadlock in Baghdad, which has prevented the formation of an Iraqi government more than six months after the parliamentary elections in March, has not prevented the administration of Nuri Kamal al-Maliki from opening the southern oilfields to the world’s giant corporations. Nor has (...)

  • What we didn’t hear from Obama on Iraq

    , by BENNIS Phyllis

    The president did acknowledge the war’s cost...but there were many other important points he left out. Obama’s declared ’end of war in Iraq’ obscures the legacy it will leave behind: death squads in Iraq, US troops in civilian guise and an ongoing economic and social crisis in Iraq and the US. (...)

  • Total Defeat for U.S. in Iraq

    , by COCKBURN Patrick

    On November 27 the Iraqi parliament voted by a large majority in favor of a security agreement with the US under which the 150,000 American troops in Iraq will withdraw from cities, towns and villages by June 30, 2009 and from all of Iraq by December 31, 2011. The Iraqi government will (...)

  • Iraq, a nation destroyed ?


    “The ones who are living in Iraq know it too well now, the worst is always possible and hell may come on earth, as for heaven you may not have to wait too long to see it.” Iraqi refugee in Damascus
    In the jaws of the Dragon
    As we approach summer, the weather is slightly changing in (...)

  • Iraqi fighters form political group

    , by Al Jazeera

    Several Iraqi Sunni armed groups have formed an alliance that brings together thousands of fighters from some of the country’s largest resistance factions. The Political Council of the Iraqi Resistance could represent a new political force in the country, one with which the US and other forces (...)

  • US Occupation Forces Kill Oil Engineer Talib Naji Abboud

    , by NAFTANA / OUR OIL

    Thursday 20 September 2007
    Oil Union declares: US occupation forces kill oil engineer
    The Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) has announced that US occupation forces carried out an unprovoked attack against a crew of workers in the Rumaila oilfields in Basra on the morning of Monday 18 (...)

  • Iraq Oil Workers Summit Against Oil Law

    , by NAFTANA / OUR OIL

    Iraq’s oil workers hold summit against oil privatization plans
    Opposition to Iraq’s controversial oil law intensifies this Sunday, as critics come together in a major conference in Basra, under the slogan “Oil wealth belongs to the Iraqi people.” Iraq’s oil workers, oil experts, and civil society (...)

  • On the Decline of the Leftist Intelligentsia in Iraq

    , by YOUSIF Salaam

    During the 1940s-1970s, the leftist intelligentsia played a prominent role in constructing a vibrant Iraqi culture, contributed greatly to the flourishing of literature and the arts, and exerted a great impact in the cultural and political spheres. This article focuses primarily on the 1960s, (...)

  • The Iraqi Debacle

    , by ACHCAR Gilbert, SHALOM Stephen R., SPANNOS Chris

    Iraqi dynamics
    Q. Polls show the Iraqi population eager for a U.S. withdrawal, yet Iraq’s elected leadership seems to strongly reject such calls. What do you think is going on?
    Gilbert Achcar. I think that there is something here that must be clarified regarding the polls. What seems (...)

  • Losing the war on terror: The Politics of the ’Surge’

    , by HEARSE Phil

    The last three months have been a military and political disaster for the ‘war on terrorism’ in Iraq, and thus for George Bush and to a lesser extent Tony Blair. However, that is not exactly the way they see it. On January 11 George Bush announced a ‘change in direction’ in Iraq policy - the (...)

  • Saddam at the End of a Rope

    , by ALI Tariq

    It was symbolic that 2006 ended with a colonial hanging--- most of it (bar the last moments) shown on state television in occupied Iraq. It has been that sort of year in the Arab world. After a trial so blatantly rigged that even Human Rights Watch---the largest single unit of the US Human (...)