We call on those states responsible for the invasion and occupation of Iraq to terminate their illegal and immoral war, and express our solidarity with the Iraqi people in their struggle for peace, justice and self-determination.

In particular, we demand:

  1. An immediate end to the US and UK-led occupation of Iraq;
  2. Urgent action to fully address the current humanitarian crises facing Iraq’s people, including help for the more than three million refugees and displaced persons;
  3. An end to all foreign interference in Iraq's affairs, including its oil industry, so that Iraqis can exercise their right to self-determination;
  4. Compensation and reparations from those countries responsible for war and sanctions on Iraq;
  5. Prosecution of all those responsible for war crimes, human rights abuses, and the theft of Iraq's resources.

We demand justice for Iraq.

This statement was adopted by the Justice for Iraq conference in London on 19th July 2008. We plan to publish this more widely in future. If you would like to add your name to the list of supporters please contact us.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

A wikileaks story you may have missed

Collusion with the United States by the Spanish Government over death in Baghdad

Typically Spanish reports (November 30th): The family of the Telecinco TV cameraman, José Couso, who was killed by US fire on April 8 2003, say that following the revelations in the Wikileaks papers which show the United States put pressure on Spain to close the court case brought by the family in the National Court in Madrid, they may start new legal action.

The leaked documents show that the United States Embassy in Madrid put pressure on the Spanish Government over the court cases opened in Madrid against the soldiers implicated in the Couso death, and the allegations of torture at Guantanamo Bay.

The then United States ambassador, Eduardo Aguirre, is revealed to have threatened breaking bilateral relations with Spain on several occasions, and said on one occasion ‘My patience is running out’.

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