In November 2005, a squad of U.S. Marines made a night raid on homes in Haditha, Iraq.... Posted Feb 4, 2012

Unlike others, this uprising and the merciless repression which has followed it have been virtually ignored by the mainstream media. It took place in Iraq, a country which is still occupied by tens of thousands of U.S. troops, and whose puppet government is completely under the thumb of the United States.... Posted May 15, 2011

Defying threats from the puppet government and several party militias, thousands of Iraqis from Basra in the south to Suleimaniya in the Kurdish north took to the streets Feb. 25 in a “Great Day of Anger” inspired by the uprisings across the Arab world.... Posted Mar 6, 2011

As popular revolts spread across the Arab world, now breaking out in Morocco and Algeria, Jordan, Yemen and Bahrain, even in Kuwait, it is important to remember one of the nations in this region that faces a special situation: It is forcibly occupied by 50,000 U.S. troops.... Posted Feb 26, 2011

Birth defect rates in Fallujah, Iraq, have become increasingly alarming over the past two years.... Posted Jan 9, 2011

A prisoner was kneeling on the ground, blindfolded and handcuffed, when an Iraqi soldier kicked him in the neck. A U.S. marine sergeant was watching and reported the incident, which was duly recorded and deemed “valid.” The outcome: “No investigation required.” This is only one incident covered in the almost 400,000 leaked secret war documents published by WikiLeaks on Oct. 22.... Posted Oct 27, 2010

From the point of view of the U.S. government and the Pentagon, the U.S. has begun to wind down its military occupation of Iraq, now in the middle of its eighth year.... Posted Sep 6, 2010

A new generation of “Plumbers” seems to be at work, trying to discredit the leak of secret government war documents. Their first attempt has failed. An arrest warrant on a rape charge filed in Sweden on Aug. 21 against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was withdrawn within hours.... Posted Aug 25, 2010

Groups opposing the U.S. occupation of Iraq say they will go on with a conference set for mid-June despite the Spanish government’s reversal of earlier promises to issue visas to Iraqi participants.... Posted Jun 7, 2010

The following military maxim, “Bad leadership leads to bad behavior,” should condemn the Pentagon brass. On April 5, the organization WikiLeaks released a horrific video that vividly exposed the true character of the U.S.-led war of occupation in Iraq. Surreptitiously leaked from the Pentagon, the video portrayed graphic details of a massacre which killed at least 11 helpless civilians, including two Reuters journalists, and severely wounded two children. Two former GIs from the ground unit shown in the video, Josh Siebert and Ethan McCord, have stepped forward to take responsibility and apologize to the victims of the massacre.... Posted May 2, 2010

The seventh anniversary of the criminal U.S.-British occupation of Iraq on March 20 gave impetus to demonstrations in cities around the world. Anti-war protesters could not forget the suffering this U.S.-led aggression has imposed on the Iraqis, killing over a million and driving 5 million people into exile.... Posted Mar 24, 2010

There are nearly 100,000 U.S. troops in Iraq seven years after the illegal aggression, plus an equal number of “contractors” — mercenaries. The U.S. occupation has left more than 1 million dead and created 5 million refugees. Anyone who opposes this war should join the protests in Washington or other regional centers on March 20.... Posted Mar 11, 2010

As the March 7 national election approaches in Iraq, the number of U.S. troops occupying the country has slipped below 100,000 for the first time since the U.S.-led invasion seven years ago. The Pentagon plans to change the name of its Iraq effort on Sept. 1, from “Operation Iraqi Freedom” to “Operation New Dawn” when 50,000 troops remain.... Posted Feb 28, 2010

The murderous mercenary outfit formerly known as Blackwater and now called Xe has been making headlines all January, with most stories showing how deeply committed the CIA and Pentagon are to outsourcing a portion of the task of re-conquering the former colonial world.... Posted Jan 17, 2010

At a national assembly of U.S. Labor Against the War held in Chicago Dec. 4-6, a resolution was passed unanimously that called for “an immediate end to the wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan and military attacks in Pakistan.” The resolution also declared that “USLAW calls for the immediate and complete withdrawal of all U.S. military forces and contractors from Iraq and Afghanistan and the closing of all U.S. military bases in both countries.”... Posted Dec 17, 2009

In the high Spanish court called the Audiencia Nacional, charges for international crimes had already been lodged against Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and other nefarious world leaders. On Oct. 6, new charges were brought charging Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Gordon Brown and Barack Obama with crimes against humanity for their responsibility for harming the people of Iraq.... Posted Oct 25, 2009

Coordinated anti-war demonstrations took place around the U.S. on Oct. 17 to mark the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and to demand an end to the U.S.-led war and occupation there as well as in Iraq.... Posted Oct 25, 2009

The Iraqi people celebrated on Sept. 15 when Muntadhar al-Zaidi was released from a Baghdad jail after nine months in prison.... Posted Sep 23, 2009

In the imperialist media, there is no equality among victims or alleged victims of state repression. In June a young woman was killed in Iran. It is unclear who killed her or why. Yet Iran is a U.S. “enemy,” and so the whole world knows her given name—Neda. Her face quickly showed up on the T-shirts of protesters. By Aug. 4, the usurpers in Honduras had killed six people who were peacefully protesting the military coup. Unless you follow the progressive Spanish-language press, you might not know this even happened. Of course you haven’t heard their names.... Posted Aug 9, 2009

U.S. Army Sgt. John Russell shot to death five U.S. troops on May 11 at Camp Liberty, one of the largest U.S. installations in Iraq. This act put into focus the relationship of the personal to the political in a war zone.... Posted May 21, 2009

Eighty days into the new U.S. administration and Iraq is still with us. That is, U.S. troops are still occupying Iraq. And the Barack Obama administration has asked Congress for another $83.4 billion to carry out the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.... Posted Apr 18, 2009

Protests across the country on March 19 and 21 marked the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan in varied ways. Clearly the charge that “Occupation is a crime—from Iraq to Palestine” will not stop until the U.S. troops are withdrawn, regardless of the economic crisis or any change in the political administration of the U.S. government.... Posted Mar 25, 2009

Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi received a 3-year prison sentence on March 12 for hurling his shoes at George W. Bush in a courageous act of contempt that reverberated around the world. ... Posted Mar 22, 2009

The news from Iraq is starting to remind veteran political analysts of the events four decades ago in South Vietnam as successive U.S. puppet governments disintegrated under the weight of tremendous popular sentiment, with a liberation war knocking at the door.... Posted Dec 22, 2008

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