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

Corporate takeover

Two Security Firms Win Big Iraq Contracts

Iraq Business News reports (May 6th): Two more security firms have won contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars to build the State Department a private army in Iraq, according to a report from Wired’s ‘Danger Room’.

Contractors Triple Canopy and newcomer Global Strategies Group will contribute to the State Department’s planned protection force of 5,500 contractors.

US doles out billions to mercenaries in Iraq

Press TV reports (May 6th): Private security firms stand to earn at least $3 billion guarding diplomats in Iraq.

In September, the State Department announced a list of eight security companies that will be allowed to bid on a range of "task orders" for security jobs around the world.

Triple Canopy is in line to make $1.53 billion protecting State Department personnel at work, at home and when they travel, while SOC has a deal for $973 million to guard the Baghdad embassy itself. The British firm Global Strategies Group has been hired to protect diplomats at the consulate general in the southern city of Basra for $401 million.

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