Iraq War

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Asia: Militarisation and Regional Conflict
Sakamoto, Yoshikazu (ed.)
Book
1989
Asia is a region where both superpowers have intervened on land and stationed increasing naval forces. The continent has also witnessed numerous inter-state wars. In this book, scholars from the regio...
Breaking The Silence: Truth And Lies In The War On Terror
Pilger, John
Film/Video
2003
'Breaking The Silence: Truth And Lies In The War On Terror' was screened six months after the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and two years after the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001. The film d...
A Coalition of the Killing: War, media, propaganda and language
Sainath, P.
Article
2003
War, media, propaganda and language.
The Cynicism and the Slaughter
Article
1999
IMPEACHMENT. BOMBING. ELECTION. Impeachment. Bombing. Perhaps by now, the scandal-witchhunt-Cruise missile cycle has become so predictable that it's hard to respond with appropriate outrage to th...
Death of a Hero: The General, The Media Adulation And The Forgotten Victims
Cromwell, David
Article
2013
If all this glorification of a military commander had happened in the North Korean or the Soviet-era press, lavishly praising an 'original' who'd given years of 'patriotic service' in wars abroad, it ...
A Decade of Gulf War Illness: Against The Current vol. 91
Ensign, Tod
Article
2001
The demon is back: Ten years after the U.S. air war began over Kuwait and Iraq on January 17, 1991, tens of thousands of sick Gulf War vets await treatment and/or compensation for chronic health probl...
The Deciders: The disastrous Iraq policies that led to ISIS were not President Bush's
Hay, John
Article
2015
In May 2003, in the wake of the Iraq War and the ousting of Saddam Hussein, events took place that set the stage for the current chaos in the Middle East. Yet even most well-informed Americans are una...
The Iraq Crisis in Context
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2003
A rogue state, heavily armed with weapons of mass destruction, openly contempuous of international law and the United Nations, plunges the world into crisis.
The Iraq War and Contempt for Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2003
Chomsky highlights that while the war in Iraq was being shaped, the voices of the people - neither in Iraq nor Europe - were being heard or considered. This is a clear violation of the principle that ...
The Iraq War Was an Act of Military Aggression Launched on a False Pretext: Remarks on the Chilcot Inquiry Report
Corbyn, Jeremy
Article
2016
The following is a transcript of Jeremy Corbyn's remarks in the House of Commons.
Iraq's Torture by Sanctions: Against The Current vol. 91
Finkel, David
Article
2001
An interview with Kathy Kelly. Kathy Kelly, organizer for Voices in the Wilderness, has been involved in the struggle around ending sanctions against Iraq for the past decade. David Finkel interviewed...
Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: Who Said What When
St. Clair, Jeffrey; Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2016
This is a list of quotations is excerpted from Imperial Crusades: a Diary of Three Wars.
It's Still the Iraq War, Stupid.
Murray, Craig
Article
2016
No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste? The answer is the Chilcot Report. It is only a fortnight away,...
Middle East Imperial Meltdown
Article
2015
How U.S. drive for "stability" in the Middle East produces the opposite, and how these crises feed back into the peculiarities of U.S. domestic political culture.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017: Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
Press for Conversion #49: October 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
Obviously the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with either finding "weapons of mass destruction" or fighting terrorism. These were just the phoney pretexts that U.S. and British warplanners used to ...
Press for Conversion #65: December 2010
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2010
Canada's hidden involvement in the Iraq War.
The real first casualty of war
Pilger, John
Article
2006
Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
Remembering the War and the Movement: Against The Current vol. 90
Drucker, Peter
Article
2001
February 28, 1991. Thinking that weeks of war and antiwar organizing were still ahead (not my only mistake during those months!), I took a Canadian vacation at the end of February 1991 with my lover C...
The Sledgehammer Worldview
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2014
The U.S.-U.K. invasion of Iraq was a textbook example of aggression. Apologists invoke noble intentions, which would be irrelevant even if the pleas were sustainable. The destructive consequences of s...
Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima'
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2010
The shocking rates of infant mortality and cancer in Iraqi city raise new questions about the battle.
Trump Insults the Media, but Bush Bullied and Defanged It to Sell the Iraq War
Jilani, Zaid
Article
2017
Bush was anything but a friend of the press during his presidency. Maybe he didn’t demonize it as much as Trump does -- but he actively manipulated it and bullied it far worse and far more effectively...
Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2017
Although precise numbers are difficult to obtain, there seems little question that the number of civilians being killed by the U.S. in Iraq and Syria -- already quite high under Obama -- has increased...
U.S. Bombing: Murder as Usual: Against The Current vol. 91
Voices in the Wilderness
Article
2001
Voices in the Wilderness decries today's bombardment of Iraq which hit sites just south of Baghdad. However, we find it instructive to recall the digest of bombings that occurred in the past week and ...
US Lost Track of Nearly a Million Guns in Iraq, Afghanistan: Officials: Records Remain for Only 48% of the Guns Sent to Warzones
Ditz, Jason
Article
2016
Early in the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, the go-to policy for the US in trying to prop up new allied security forces was to dump weapons, en masse, into the countries. It's only now that peop...
War and the Culture of Violence: Against The Current vol. 125
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2006
Last year I had the opportunity to see “Winter Soldier,” a rarely shown 1971 documentary based on the testimony of over 100 soldiers recently back from Vietnam. It was filmed during a three-day hearin...
War in the Gulf
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1991
The U.S. and its allies are launching themselves into an unnecessary but potentially calamitous war.
War(s) With No Exit: Against The Current vol. 136
The Editors
Article
2008
The raging debate on “war policy” between the corporate presidential campaigns has come down to this:
Where War Reporting Goes Wrong: A Diary of Four Wars
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2013
The four recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been propaganda wars in which newspaper, television and radio journalists played a central role. In all wars there is a difference ...

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Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to ...

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Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to expose and oppose Canada's rol...

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'Fake news' & 'post-truth' politics? What about those Iraqi WMDs?
Clark, Neil
2016
The people and the outlets warning of the dangers of 'fake news' and 'post-truth politics' have been the biggest peddlers of 'fake news' and 'post-truth politics' out there. It's like receiving lectur...
The oil war
Sérén, Jean-Pierre
2013
Declassified documents now reveal what everybody, especially the Iraqis, always knew: the US invaded Iraq to secure its oil supplies for US and allied companies. It hasn't quite worked out as planned.