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.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Iraq Occupation Focus Newsletter No 290

Iraq Occupation Focus
Newsletter No. 290
December 1st, 2015
U.S. Military: Iraq Air Strike Likely Killed Four Civilians, Including Child Reuters report (November 20th): A U.S. air strike that targeted an Islamic State checkpoint in Iraq in March likely killed four civilians, one of whom may have been a child, the U.S. military said in a rare statement acknowledging the death of civilians.
Iraq's paramilitaries demand more cash for Islamic State fight, testing PM Reuters report (November 19th): Iraqi paramilitaries seen as essential in fighting Islamic State are resisting moves to rein in their budget, highlighting the challenge of imposing government authority on one of the country's most powerful forces.
ISIS Pursuing Chemical Weapons, Say Iraqi and U.S. Officials AP report (November 19th): Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials say the Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region.
A doctor killed and three others wounded in coalition aircraft bombing south of Mosul NINA report (November 17th): A doctor was killed and three others doctors were wounded in the bombing of a health center by international coalition aircraft south of Mosul, according to local residents.
There are signs Canadian commandos are battling ISIS in northern Iraq CBC report (November 16th): Canadian special operations forces are continuing to advise and assist Kurdish forces as they battle ISIS in a major offensive in the northern part of Iraq, an operation that brings with it the strong likelihood Canadian commandos are in combat today.

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