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A tale of
Comparing the reporting on Saddam's mass murder compared to the 100,000 killed by Bush and Blair.
news is good news...
The US State Department is not printing its annual terrorism report. Why? because the number of terror attacks is at an all-time high. So much for Bush's "war on terror."
The FBI is censoring reports released under the Freedom of Information Act as disclosure harm the "personal privacy" of Osama bin Laden! What does Bush have to hide?
The Bush Junta has just got $500 million to build bases in Iraq.
Bush gets booed at the Pope's funeral while in Iraq 300,000 protesters burn him in effigy. Only such mass protests backed up by direct action can end the occupation.
Democracy in Iraq
How the US has ensured that democracy in Iraq does not threaten its plans for the country.
People Power in
On the protests in Lebanon and how Bush is not responsible for them.
While the US is happy to attack its new "democratic" regime in Iraq for human rights abuses, it remains silent on its own.
The new Afghan government will allow the US to build permanent bases while the new Iraqi government is made up of previous US appointees. What are the chances of that happening?
Reports say that United Iraqi Alliance has abandoned its election promise to demand a timeline for U.S. withdrawal. Welcome to western-style democracy!
the Forthcoming Election in Iraq
Washington faced the "democracy paradox" - any truly representative democratically elected government would seek to get rid of the occupation.
Letter to Gilbert Achcar
Reply to Alex Callinicos
Building the Anti-War
Movement from Below
The question now is what sort of broad anti-war movement can be built that is genuinely inclusive and democratic?
bunch of Muppets
Iraq is getting worse, so exposing the Bush Junta's incompetence (and ulteria motives).
The US is thinking about using death squads in Iraq. Obviously killing tens of thousands in Central America is considered a success.
Al Qaeda's best recruiter
The Bush Junta choice of Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General shows (as usual) it is busy strengthening Al Qaeda.
How the use plan to turn Fallujah into a police state, with the aid of slave labour.
Liberation at work
On the civilian deaths in Fallujah.
official (again), no WMD in Iraq
No Iraqi WMD. Not to worry, as Bush would do it again knowing what he knows now. Remember 9/11 and don't think!
few bad apples?
The AUCL gets a FBI memo which shows Bush approved the use of torture in Iraq (and elsewhere). The Bush Junta are the real "bad apples" responsible.
is what democracy looks like?
On the US assault on Fallujah. Saddam would be proud.
plus dead. Mission Accomplished?
The latest figures of possible dead civilians in Iraq due to the war is shocking. With the so-called moral case for war on its last legs, why did it happen? The short answer, imperialism.
So it is now official. Saddam had no WMD. So we went to war based on (effectively) Saddam's letter to Santa. Some ideas on how the anarchist media in the UK should develop. Plus a call for people to help out with Black Flag magazine.
Is Bush back on the drink and drugs? How else can you explain his apparent new abode in fantasy island when it comes to Iraq? And Blair's almost as bad. From September 2004.
On the new regime in Iraq and why Iraq is not "liberated" or "free." And how the US has taken over Saddam's role as the crusher of Shia revolts.
about the Bush
On the lies, smears and distortions of the Republican National Convention in New York. How imperialism abroad is distracting from class at home. Bush as "girlie-man" and the Republican love of the leader principle.
Slaughter and Lies
Over the past decade Chechnya has been torn apart by a vicious and brutal war between Russia and Chechen separatists.
Should Not Have Allowed 19 Murderers to Change our World
Hands up those who knew the name of Fallujah on 11 September 2001. Or Samarra. Or Ramadi. Or Anbar province. Or Amarah. Or Tel Afar, the latest target in our "war on terror''
A blog from a U.S. Army Machine Gunner in Mosul. [Note as of Sept 2004 almost all of the articles have been removed after he had reported getting in trouble with the higher command. I'll leave the link in place in case they reappear]
protest against the "Separation Fence"
Excellent text and photo display from an activist with "Anarchists Against the Wall"
of Mass Destruction
The Butler report (surprise!) let Blair of the hook, in spite of the evidence that the case for war was a lie. However, Blair is not the cause, the system is.
down the Wall!
The International Court of Justice has rightly ruled against Israel and has been ignored. As anti-imperialists, anarchists must call for the dismantling of the wall and the right of self-determination for the Palestinians. However, only a "no state" solution can ensure lastingpeace and self-determination for all.
show trial begins
A few comments on the charges against Saddam, noting the hypocrisy and complicity of the west on almost every charge.
Iraqi for Newspeak?
On the farce of the transfer of "sovereignty" in Iraq.
Moore the merrier
A short comment on the backlash against Michael Moore. If only people had been as concerned about fact-checking Bush and Blair!
days in the life of an invisible war
The rebels attack because the marines are there. The marines are there because the rebels attack. In an extraordinary dispatch, foreign correspondent of the year James Meek describes life in a Catch-22 world where a human life is valued at $500, the mercury rarely falls below 40 and the daily carnage goes largely unreported
they all come tumbling down...
How the 911 commission has exposed yet another Bush Junta lie about Iraq, as has a recent opinion poll of Iraqis.
Iraq will not be free on June 30th. The UN has simply rewarded US imperialist aggression.
Corporations That Supplied Iraq's Weapons Program
A leftist German daily newspaper received portions of the original, uncensored Iraq weapons-program dossier 12,000-page dossier. (The names of the corporations have been blacked out of the version of the report given to the ten non-permanent members of the Security Council.)
election donors share $8 billion Iraq bonanza
Major donors to George Bush's election campaigns were the main beneficiaries of an $8bn (£4.7bn) bonanza in government contracts for the rebuilding of Iraq
made to drive without cargo in dangerous areas of Iraq
Twelve current and former truckers said Knight Ridder that they risked their lives driving empty trucks while their employer, a subsidiary of Halliburton Inc., billed the government for hauling what they derisively called "sailboat fuel.
Shows Iraq Wedding Celebration
A videotape captures a wedding party that survivors say was later attacked by U.S. planes early Wednesday, killing up to 45 people
The pictures of US torture of Iraqi prisoners is yet more evidence that the occupation must end. And it's not a "few bad apples", it is systemic.
lose right to sue troops over war crimes
British and American troops are to be granted immunity from prosecution in Iraq after the crucial 30 June handover, undermining claims that the new Iraqi government will have 'full sovereignty
After the sacking of the Mirror editor, why not start sacking the lying politicians who invaded Iraq?
of Bush's America
The torturers of Abu Ghraib were McWorkers who ended up in Iraq because they could no longer find decent jobs at home
Haiti and US Terrorism
Haiti has long suffered from Uncle Sam's interventions. Born through slaves' revolts against their French masters, Haiti was the first black republic in the world -1804 - and for that has paid a high price.
Torture is news
but its not new
When I first went to report the American war against Vietnam, in the 1960s, I visited the Saigon offices of the great American newspapers and TV companies, and the international news agencies. There were photographs of dismembered bodies, of soldiers holding up severed ears and testicles and of the actual moments of torture
If we examine history and look at current events in the world we are confronted by a multitude of examples of state terrorism.
Iraq in order to save it
On the US attacks on Fallujah, the logic of occupation and how we can end it.
Rebels, Residents, Police Celebrate Victory over U.S. Marines
While Marines report a successful excursion to the heart of Fallujah, civilians and armed mujahideen join Iraqi police and soldiers in touting the defeat and retreat of US forces in the battle for Falluja
Lynndie England, however unpleasant, is not the the villain of this debacle. She is what happens when politicians prosecute shambolic wars in the name of piety. Lined up behind a heap of bodies topped by her gleeful little face are the shadowy stylists for this cameo of prison life
This page was created soon after the S11 attacks and in the years since I have added links at the rate of a dozen a week. By spring 2004 this meant the page was massive so I'm performing a major spring clean. This front page will focus on most recent events, analysis and news. The older material and background material has been moved to the index pages listed below.
Girl Blog from Iraq... let's talk war, politics and occupation. A very sharp perspective on events.
declares its rejection to the terrorist outrages on the11th
This official disinterest must end. We are now calling for an independent international tribunal to be set up to establish the numbers of dead, the circumstances in which they were killed and an appropriate and just level of compensation for the victims' families.
Marine "Ashamed" of Iraq Experience
The U.S. Global Empire
- no ceasefire, Americans are shooting at ambulances
Ignites Solidarity in Iraq
troops refused to fight in Falluja
battle the US wants to provoke
Has Destroyed My Country
Wildings report from Falluja
The national survey of Iraq conducted this February by Oxford Research International hit the news on the 16th of March.
Two U.S. Army medics in Iraq have applied for conscientious objector status and want to be honorably discharged from the military because the idea of killing is "revolting" to them
In Iraq last April, freshly promoted Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia led squads of Florida National Guard soldiers in the fight against insurgents in the deadly Sunni triangle
The former Iraqi exile group that gave the Bush administration exaggerated and fabricated intelligence on Iraq also fed much of the same information to leading newspapers, news agencies and magazines in the United States, Britain and Australi
Family moved to Canada after private refused to fight in 'dehumanising' Iraq war
The last thing Bashar Mousa remembers about his father is the sound of his screams as they were both kicked and beaten by British soldiers, the young man claims. Then suddenly the screaming stopped.
Nidal Jreo was selected as the first woman judge in the conservative Shi'a Muslim city of Najaf. Six months later, she has yet to take the bench.
President Bush's war in Iraq faces growing opposition from those who are on the front lines: soldiers, their families and veterans, including high-ranking officers
Was this really the man with whom I shook hands almost a quarter of a century ago? I've spent 24 hours looking again and again at those videotapes. The more I look, the more Saddam turns into a wild animal. An American interviewed by The Associated Press said he'd gone straight to church to pray for him
Dramatic videotape from the city of Ramadi 75 miles west of Baghdad showed unarmed supporters of Saddam Hussein being gunned down in semi-darkness as they fled from Americans troops
The US army is increasingly sensitive on the subject. Lt-Col George Krivo angrily accosted The Independent on Wednesday. "I can tell you one thing - we trust our soldiers!" he said, half-shouting.
Now it's the "Iraqification" rather than the "Vietnamization" of a quagmire war in another distant and increasingly hostile land.
I am a retired veteran of the army, and my own son is among you, a paratrooper like I was.
Many top Bush aides played key roles in the repression of leftist peasant uprisings in Central America in the 1980s, a set of lessons the Bush administration is now trying to apply to the violent resistance in Iraq.
The U.S. death toll in Iraq has surpassed the number of American soldiers killed during the first three years of the Vietnam War
Drawing on sources within and outside Iraq, the international health charity Medact says that the health consequences of the 2003 war on Iraq will be felt by its people for years, maybe generations.
A TOP-secret CIA report warns that growing numbers of Iraqis believe the US-led coalition can be defeated and are supporting the resistance
Osama bin Laden has an awful lot of friends in Saudi Arabia
A sizeable portion of US forces serving in Iraq describe troop morale as low, and say they have no intention of re-enlisting. At least 13 US troops have committed suicide in Iraq
The general leading the hunt for Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein has publicly declared that the Christian God is "bigger" than Allah, who is a false "idol", and believes the war on terrorism is a fight with Satan
In the Basra area where the British rule 38 corpses have been found, hands and feet tied, each neatly executed with a shot through the back of the neck. Baath party officials, we're told.
Top Bush administration officials in the past weeks have been citing a pair of public opinion polls to demonstrate that Iraqis have a positive view of the U.S. occupation. But an examination of those polls indicates Iraqis have a less enthusiastic view than the administration has portrayed.
Aljazeera and al-Arabiya on September 24th 2003, has been banned for two weeks from covering the US-installed Iraqi Governing Council's activities.
In many ways, Iraqi women are worse off than before U.S. forces ousted Saddam Hussein and are too afraid to play a big political role for fear of being a target of extremists, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday
When we argued that Donald Rumsfeld's low-budget occupation of Iraq would turn out as disastrously as it had in Afghanistan, right-wing Republicans called us stupid and un-American. Now that we've been proven correct on every count, is it too much to expect an apology?
Washington's "war on terror" has made the world more dangerous by curbing human rights, undermining international law and shielding governments from scrutiny,
Iraqis carrying hammers and axes yesterday began to demolish a police station in the troubled city of Falluja in a public act of defiance against the US military
The U.S.-led occupation administration said it would outlaw any "incitement" against the Anglo-American forces in Iraq even inside mosque
What he meant, I think, was that it wasn't safe for American soldiers after dark. Hours later, I went out in the streets of Nasiriyah for a chicken burger and the Iraqis who served me in a run-down cafe couldn't have been friendlier.
Evidence is mounting to suggest that between 5,000 and 10,000 Iraqi civilians may have died during the recent war,
Up to 3,000 Iraqis - some of them civilians - believed to be gagged, bound, hooded and beaten at US camps close to Baghdad airport
Corrie was four years older than 19-year old Lynch. Her body was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza seven days before Lynch was taken into Iraqi custody on March 23
Allied officials told leaders of the Iraqi exile community, that they had abandoned plans to allow Iraqi opposition forces to form a national assembly and transitional government.
Thousands of Shiite Muslims staged the largest protest against America's presence in Iraq since the war's end with a noisy but peaceful rally
This was the first time I'd seen rocks being thrown at journalists, and my immediate reaction - echoing the general consensus of other journalists I talked to later - was "Hey, not fair!"
Another report from Caoimhe B in Iraq on civilian road deaths during the war
A report from an Irish anti-war activists ""why do they insist on continuing to massacre our people &endash; how much more blood do they want?" "show them, show the world, tell them the truth."
The crowd had been protesting outside the main U.S. command post in the town about the killing of at least 13 Iraqis in the town on Monday night.
The al-Jazeera television station, quoting local residents, said the U.S. troops opened fire after someone threw a rock at the school.
We kept telling the Americans not to store explosives so close by. What happened? Why didn't they listen to us?
He was arrested on the bizarre charge of "exercising authority which was not his".
Now the war is over, Iraq's downtrodden Shia majority is rising up. It speaks with many voices, but its demand is simple - Islamic government under sharia law.
"I have the same feelings about [US proposal to maintain four permanent bases in Iraq] as would every single guerrilla fighter round the world who does not want a foreign power over him,"
Jonathan Steele, in Kerbala, finds Iraqis on a possible collision course with the US.
Iraq's huge political differences erupted into the open in the capital yesterday as tens of thousands of religious protesters called on the US to leave the country
America's war of 'liberation' may be over. But Iraq's war of liberation from the Americans is just about to begin
Dozens of protesters blocked U.S. Marines trying to cross the main bridge over the Tigris River
About 5,000 Shia Muslims - 20,000, according to one Arab television station - marched through Nassiriya
12 killed as US troops protecting the city's government building fired on the crowd
The protesters were shouting "No, No Chalabi!" -- referring to Ahmed Chalabi, the leader of the Pentagon-backed Iraqi National Congress opposition group
More than 100 Iraqis protested in Baghdad April 15 against what they called the U.S. military occupation, shouting "Death to America... Death to Bush."
Vigilante groups were springing up across much of the country yesterday, suggesting that the US military controls less of Iraq than it claims.
The chief UN weapons inspector, Hans Blix, has claimed that the US tried to discredit his team and used 'shaky' intelligence to make the case for war in Iraq.
the war continues
Book Review -
Palestine by Joe Sacco
on Blair. Tough on the causes of Blair
the real reason for really an official secret?
like a right tit
Whiter shade of White
were right all along
is an idiot
has always been at war with Eurasia...
by 20 years...
return of Mini-Me...
Cloud has a Silver Lining
Direct Action against
the war in Ireland
The IAWM's dismal
leadership" A critique of the politics of Trotskyism
The trouble with
integrity of protest, the hypocrisy of power
Debate on Iraq
of the Century!
lie of the land
Liberia: The myth
of humanitarian intervention
does he hate America?
Rocker: Nationalism and Culture
"More Oil" Case for War
dossiers, dodgier decisions
alternative to war
aftermath - Slaughtering democracy
the "coalition of the killing"
of Mass Disappearance
the memory hole
power of morality
the new boss...
more, with feeling...
rose by any other name...
US Justice for all!
are the appeasers?
is a war for liberty, so do want you are told!
the Memory Hole, part two
the new boss...
tale of two statues
Voices and Verification
about the Bush
is Terrorism with a bigger budget
are being held today in repudiation of the Iraq war
Iraq - the
war continues; Shannon - the refuelling continues
The final victory will
be the people's
The Fight for a Free
busting, Iraqi style
Ask Karim Daoud Hassan if he will move from his current home, and he responds bluntly: "We will blow ourselves up and kill people with grenades if anyone comes to remove us from here."
A round of nods and 'Aiywahs' (Yeses) animates the room when he says, "There's no difference between Bremer and Saddam -- they're both thieves, two faces of the same coin. "
Southern Oil Company workers won their three month struggle, underpinned by the threat of an armed strike, for higher and fairer wages this month.
Dockworkers have launched 16 wildcat strikes in the past three months. There have been three general strikes over wages too
'Privatisation is good because it keeps workers in fear'. 'It keeps workers in fear of their jobs'. 'Every worker here knows I control his life. If I sack him I ruin his life, his family's life'.
This is from 1991 but helps to demonstrate that not only is there an alternative to both Saddam and the US but also that many have already fought for it. In the days ahead the US/Britain will be shifting from fighting Saddam to stopping any uprising of Iraqi workers. This is from a page detailing Workers Struggle in Iraq
According to Reuters, the White House today awarded a $4.8 million contract to Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) to manage the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr.
The anarchist movement has a long tradition of fighting imperialism. This reaches back into the 1860s, and continues to the present day. From Cuba, to Egypt, to Ireland, to Macedonia, to Korea, to Algeria and Morocco, the anarchist movement has paid in blood for its opposition to imperial domination and control.
Resistance to war
A look at the history of anarchist and other resistance to war and the impact it has had
war and terror
Terror and Madness
they hate us"?
Islam for Absolute Beginners
of the Free Press
an antiwar movement
in Central Asia
Liberties and Civil Rights in Time of War in the United
war and popular mobilisation
/ Palestine is not a nice place to live in - it is a war
modern schizophrenia of Islamic integralism
the Reversion to Islamic Archaism?
Military Leaders' Obligation to Justify
Killing in War
Targeting and Weaponeering
What they did to Iraq: Declassified Pentagon documents address the effects of bombings and sanctions.
about the war
Chronology of Conflict
price of intervention
Manipulation and the Gulf War
World Order : Same Old Slaughter 
Iraq : This is
Terrorism [Spring 1999]
Millionaires go to WAR!
Expect world's workers to fight for them!!
WAR on Terrorism =
WAR on the innocent
International anti war
Robert Fisk Articles
Middle East Times
The Frontier Post
The Middle East Research and Information
US policy in the Middle East and beyond
Continuing Storm: The U.S. Role in the
Does U.S. Intervention Overseas Breed
Saudi Treachery, Court Scholars and
American military occupation.
The Containment Myth: US Middle East
Policy in Theory and Practice
Oil, Globalization, and Islamic
U.S. Security Assistance to
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