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, 15 May 2011

This week's protests

Iraqi oil workers protest over pay, threaten to strike

Reuters report (May 10th): About 300 Iraqi oil workers staged a brief walkout in the southern oil hub of Basra, protesting a lack of financial benefits and threatening to halt production if their demands were not met.

The demonstrators were engineers, technicians and workers at the state-run South Oil Co., which has some 18,000 employees developing some of Iraq’s big oil fields. They protested for three hours at the company’s headquarters in Basra and at another location near an oil field west of the city.
They warned they could shut down production in some oil fields if they were not given financial bonuses similar to those given their peers working in fields that are being developed by international oil companies.


Iraqi protesters demand better services, jobs

AP report (May 13th):  More than 500 Iraqi protesters have gathered in downtown Baghdad, demanding better government services and more jobs.
The demonstration Friday at Baghdad's central Tahrir Square was one of the largest in Iraq in recent weeks.

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