Iraqis Prepare A Carnival For Peace As US Plans For More War

By Laura Gottesdiener, -

Two Iraqi peace activists discuss their commitment to peace and undoing the violence wrought by the last two U.S. wars in their country. There’s a dark joke going around Baghdad these days. Noof [...]

In Iraq, As US Influence Ebbs, Iran’s Flows

By Staff, -

March 31, 2019 (Gunnar Ulson - NEO) - In the dead of Christmas night last year, to evade possibly being shot down, US President Donald Trump made a surprise, whirlwind visit to US troops in Iraq. [...]

Why Did Bush Go To War In Iraq?

By Ahsan I Butt, -

Sixteen years after the United States invaded Iraq and left a trail of destruction and chaos in the country and the region, one aspect of the war remains criminally underexamined: why was it [...]

US Shifts Weapons From Iraq To Syria

By Jack Detsch, -

The Pentagon rerouted millions of dollars’ worth of weapons and vehicles from Iraq to Syria in the second half of 2018, Al-Monitor has learned, as US-backed forces cornered the last remnants of [...]

Top Iraqi Scholar Rejects Trump’s Plan For ‘US base’ In Iraq

By Staff, -

Iraq's most senior Shia religious scholar on Wednesday joined a chorus of criticism aimed at President Donald Trump who said US troops should stay in the country to keep an eye on neighbouring [...]

Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions And US Troop Presence

By Jim Carey, -

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim laid out the latest step on the path to independence for Baghdad from the US concerning sanctions on Iran by [...]

A Loose Cannon For Peace

By Robert Koehler, Counterpunch. -

Apparently what’s under assault is war itself, or so the Establishment believes, in the wake of the shocking announcement by the president that he plans to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops now [...]

Toxic Legacy Of US Assault On Fallujah ‘Worse Than Hiroshima’

By Patrick Cockburn, -

Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that [...]

Did Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis Commit War Crimes In Iraq?

By Aaron Glantz, -

Retired Gen. James Mattis earned the nickname “Mad Dog” for leading U.S. Marines into battle in Fallujah, Iraq, in April 2004. In that assault, members of the Marine Corps, under Mattis’ command, [...]

Suicide Rate Surging Among Afghanistan Iraq War Veterans

By Whitney Webb, Mintpress News. -

Washington - New data released Wednesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs has shown that the suicide rate among young military veterans continues to climb, despite a decline in the overall [...]

Mass Social Unrest Leaves Iraq’s Oil Capital In Flames

By Bill Van Auken, -

Iraq’s southern city of Basra, the country’s oil capital and center of its Shia majority, has seen mass protests that have left many of the buildings housing offices of the government, the main [...]

We Stand In Solidarity With The Resilient People Of Iraq

By Staff, -

Major, nationwide protests are currently raging throughout Iraq. Beginning in Basra among young oil workers demanding jobs for locals, the movement has spread to other major cities in Iraq. As [...]

The US, Electricity And Iran: What’s Behind The Iraq Protests?

By Imran Khan, -

Baghdad, Iraq - Is the United States behind the protests in southern Iraq? Well, the answer to that question is both yes and no. Yes, because the US led the invasion and occupation of Iraq in [...]

Massive Protests In Iraq

By Staff, -

A week ago, demonstrators gathered in Basra at the entrances to three Iraqi oilfields: the West Qurna field run by Lukoil, the Rumaila field run by BP and the West Qurna field run by ExxonMobil. [...]

Trump Continues Drone Attacks, Facilitates Civilian Deaths

By Staff, Drone Warfare. -

The NGO CAGE, which campaigns against discriminatory state policies and advocates observance of due process and the rule of law, reminds readers that in October 2017, US President Donald Trump [...]