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, 30 June 2009


Despite bomb attacks that have killed 250 people in the last fortnight, today in Iraq is apparently 'sovereignty day' as the US withdraw troops a mere six and a bit years after they invaded.

Except that they aren't withdrawing, as the previous post on this blog explains. Channel 4 News reported that the 'withdrawal' of troops 'coincides' with the auctioning of lucrative oil contracts worth an estimated $16 billion. Presumably, such an auction might look more like plunder, if the military occupation still appeared to be in full force - as of course in reality it is.

Anyway, here's Mohamed Ali Zainy on the oil contracts (about 35 minutes from start of the BBC's World Today programme)

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