Iraq War

17.09.2020

Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg testifies in Assange’s defense, says WikiLeaks exposed ‘war crimes’ in ‘public interest’

Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg testifies in Assange’s defense, says WikiLeaks exposed ‘war crimes’ in ‘public interest’

Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg – whose ‘Pentagon Papers’ leak exposed illegal US bombing during the Vietnam War – said Julian Assange would not see a fair trial if extradited to the US, comparing the publisher’s case to his own. Testifying at Assange’s extradition hearing on Wednesday, Ellsberg said the WikiLeaks co-founder… »

18.03.2020

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a… »

20.07.2019

15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak a Damning Iraq War Memo

15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak a Damning Iraq War Memo

We speak with a British whistleblower whose attempts to expose lies about the Iraq invasion was called “the most important and courageous leak” in history by acclaimed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Katharine Gun was a young specialist working for Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters when she exposed a highly confidential… »

31.03.2018

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

ADAM RAMSAY 28 March 2018 for openDemocracy You can’t understand the Cambridge Analytica scandal until you understand what its parent company does The Gulf War Did Not Take Place”. This audacious claim was made by the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard in March 1991, only… »

21.03.2018

How They Sold the Iraq War

How They Sold the Iraq War

The war on Iraq was a propaganda war where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us. Blair paid a price for his grandiose puffery. Bush has skated freely through the tempest. Why? By Jeffrey St. Clair. First published on… »

23.07.2017

Iraqi Sources Place Real Death Toll In US-Led Siege Of Mosul At 40,000

Iraqi Sources Place Real Death Toll In US-Led Siege Of Mosul At 40,000

By Bill Van Auken According to intelligence reports from Iraq, the US-led massacre in Mosul has claimed a staggeringly higher toll of Iraqi civilian lives then had previously been reported. More than 40,000 men, women and children were killed in the grinding nine-month-long siege of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, according… »

27.10.2016

The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War

The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War

December 1 & 2 2016, Washington, DC After 14 years of costly war based on lies, it’s time for truth and accountability. The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War will unify the global anti-war/peace movements with other justice movements by uplifting testimonies of the costs of this war—and war itself. »

14.07.2016

Ignoring Iraq Report Lessons Will Be Catastrophic – Pugwash

Ignoring Iraq Report Lessons Will Be Catastrophic – Pugwash

Reacting to the Report of the Iraq Inquiry headed by Sir John Chilcot, published early July, the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs have stressed the critical importance of heeding the lessons of the inquiry. “In a world where nine countries possess… »

07.07.2016

Chilcot’s judgment is utterly damning – but it’s still not justice

Chilcot’s judgment is utterly damning – but it’s still not justice

Little is more corrosive of democracy than impunity. When politicians do terrible things and suffer no consequences, people lose trust in both politics and justice. They see them, correctly, as instruments deployed by the strong against the weak. Since the first world war, no British prime minister has done anything… »

06.07.2016

Jeremy Corbyn: “I now apologise sincerely on behalf of my party for the disastrous decision to go to war in Iraq in March 2003”

Jeremy Corbyn: “I now apologise sincerely on behalf of my party for the disastrous decision to go to war in Iraq in March 2003”

Following today’s publication of the Chilcot Report on Britain’s role in the Iraq War of 2003, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK Labour Party has apologised on behalf of his party that was in power at the time, and whose leader, Tony Blair, has been accused in the report of;… »

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