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, 12 June 2011

Yet more signs that the US is reconsidering its withdrawal options

1,000 Al-Qaeda fighters still in Iraq: Panetta

AFP reports (June 9th): CIA chief Leon Panetta told lawmakers that 1,000 Al-Qaeda fighters are still operating in Iraq and said US troops may stay beyond their year's end withdrawal date if asked by Baghdad.

 Iraq says it may revise US pull-out plan

Al Jazeera reports (June 10th): The Iraqi government have said that it will hold a summit in a week's time to decide whether to ask US troops to stay on longer than planned.

Iraq not ready to stand on own, lawmakers say


The Hill reports (June 6th): A war-weary Congress and American public must realize the U.S. mission in Iraq will stretch years beyond a December troop-withdrawal goal, two prominent House members said.

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