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.

Monday 25 February 2008

Pirates plundering Iraqi Oil

Hands Off Iraqi Oil ran a number of actions up and down Britain on Saturday 23rd Feb. The London action saw 100 pirate protesters marching through London round various of the lairs used by the pirate companies currently involved in the plundering of Iraqi Oil through production sharing agreements.

First off was a visit to Erinys International: a nasty bunch of mercenaries. Currently pitching to provide "security" to the oil companies i.e. using violence to steal the oil that belongs to the Iraqi people.

Next to the BP offices in St James's Square where the high command of this company plan their next move after polluting their way across the north American continent: the theft of Iraq's oil.

The National Portrait Gallery takes money from BP. This is a trade of cultural respectability in exchange for cash. Not exactly a first in the history of Art. The pirates preferred the artistic impulse behind the banner.

The International Tax and Investment Centre lurks behind an utterly anomymous doorway in Duncannon Street just opposite St Martins church. This bunch of nobodies co-ordinates government action to help corner the Iraqi oil industry to deliver it into the maws of the corporate pirates.

Finally on what must have been a starboard reach across the Thames to the Shell Building. Shell has been taking the lead to make sure that British oil corporations get their piece of loot from the oilfields of Iraq.