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, 20 March 2011

More protests in Iraq

Iraqis accuse Parliament of neglecting Iraq on account of Bahrain protests

Al-Sumaria reports (March 19th): Iraqi demonstrators in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square affirmed that they will pursue protests until achieving their goals.

In Ramadi, hundreds of protesters called for the topple of Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki’s government. 

Protesters rallied in Al Shajariah District, eastern Ramadi, waving Iraqi flags and chanting slogans against the government while calling to improve services in the country. 

Iraq Fallujah residents demonstrate to release detainees

Al-Sumaria reports (March 18th): Hundreds of Fallujah residents demonstrated on Friday calling to release detainees who have not been charged.

Falluja placed under tight curfew

Azzaman reports (March 19th): Iraq’s restive city of Falluja is under tight curfew following anti-government demonstrations and attacks targeting Iraqi security forces and U.S. occupation troops.

Three houses belonging to police officers were blown up and there were demonstrations in the city demanding the release of detainees and implementation of pledges made by the government to improve public services.

Inmates set prison on fire in Iraq’s Tikrit

Azzaman reports (March 16th): Inmates have set their prison on fire in the northern city of Tikrit in protest against ill treatment and worsening conditions.

The 400 prisoners then staged a sit in as plumes of smoke rose from the wards where they languished.

The prison warden, Hatem al-Jibouri, called in anti-riot police to impose order.

In Iraq protests, a younger generation finds its voice

Washington Post reports (March 16th): In recent days, Basaam Abdulrizak, an organizer of the ongoing protests here, has appeared on al-Jazeera and held forth with revolutionaries from Tunisia to Bahrain. But as he’s taken a central role in the demonstrations, the intense 27-year-old has become ever more eloquent about what he considers the cause of his generation: the idea of Iraq itself.
“What we have passed through is like a dark dream,” said Abdulrizak, referring to the U.S invasion and the sectarian bloodshed that claimed relatives, friends and his own youth. “We believe in Iraq as the primary identity, not sect or religion.”

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