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.

Tuesday 25 March 2008

Attack on Basra

What is behind the today's attack on Basra by the Iraq government? Assuming that the OK has been given by the US government and with the British longing for resistance in the south to be finally crushed (by someone other that British troops) this is likely to be linked directly to the moves to privatise the oil fields of Iraq. Sami Ramadani provides some early analysis of what is going on in his piece on the Guardian website. BTW most of the comments seem to be analysis-free. What does seem to be the pattern now is for the occuppiers to use one bunch of thugs against another before those thugs are in turn attacked by another. The US/UK spin machines have yet to explain how this method will build either peace or democracy.

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