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London terror attacks condemned

After Live 8:
from pressure to action

The G8 summit and political power

Make the G8 leaders history

A sham election

10 good reasons to boycott May 5

Don't be blackmailed into voting

Reject ‘dependency’ politics

No votes for New Labour!

Parliament seals its own fate

A secret policeman's government

Vote for "none of the above"

How to remember the victims of the tsunami

A state of crisis

New Labour and the big lie

Yasser Arafat - a revolutionary life

After the US election

Blood on New Labour's hands

Butler and weapons of mass deception

With 'leaders' like these, who needs enemies?

How to meet the threat from the right

Barbarians at the gate

Torture, values and lies

The silence of the lambs

War crimes in Iraq

The slaughter in Madrid

The unfinished business of the miners’ strike 1984-85

L’état – c’est New Labour

The death of liberal democracy foretold

Hutton washes the state whiter than white

Top-up fees and the market economy

Our challenge for 2004

New Labour's march to a police state

Bush & Blair - partners in crime

London Region revolts against FBU leaders

Postal workers in the front line

No turning back

Where we go from here

Stop the War Coalition leaders and political fabrication

Regime change begins at home

Blood on New Labour's hands

There's more involved than just Blair

New Labour, lies and spies

Firefighters should reject deal and disown leaders

BECTU vote on New Labour link a step forward

Time runs out for FBU leaders

New Labour's one-party state

The blind alley of crude anti-Americanism

Occupation of Iraq - time to move beyond protest

War is a test for principles

Iraqi defiance shocks and awes

FBU leaders who backed capitulation should resign now

Down with New Labour's war - for regime change in Britain

FBU at war with New Labour

New Labour, not just Blair, is the target

50 years since the death of Stalin - an assessment

FBU finds itself in Precott's trap

War is Peace - Blair's fictitious 'push for peace'

15/2: Global marches put power on the agenda

Crisis of globalisation behind attack on Iraq

Tell it how it is

An injury to one is an injury to all

War plans expose fraudulent 'democracy'

A 'regime change' in Britain is the answer to war on Iraq

FBU needs a new strategy

Challenging New Labour

A moment of truth in the fight against New Labour

Gilchrist says it how it is

Time to defy the anti-union laws in support of the FBU

FBU must ask for solidarity strikes

FBU leaders must ask for support now

New Labour provokes confrontation

Italian police attack No-Global movement

New Labour declares war on FBU

Don't let the FBU fight alone

UN writes a blank cheque for war

Blood on Putin's hands

Unions must support firefighters with action not words

Support the firefighters - defeat New Labour

Bush-Blair war agenda revealed

Seeing through New Labour's weapons of mass deception

The US media and the new garrison state

The BEGINNING of Politics

How technology could
free humanity

'Terminator' engineering: A threat to humanity

The future is socialist

Asylum legislation fuels racist attacks

Road map to the future

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War crimes in Iraq

The uprising against the American-led occupation of Iraq is a surprise only to those who believe that Washington commands unlimited power and authority based on its apparent military might.

No wonder some American politicians are talking of a Vietnam-style “quagmire”, this time in the Middle East. Then, a small country proved that dropping endless bombs and chemicals could not subdue a national revolt and the US had to flee Vietnam.

Over a quarter of a century later, the gung-ho Bush regime in the White House, with their Blairite cheerleaders and accomplices in London, thought they could breeze into Iraq and deliver the alleged virtues of a free-market economy at the point of a gun.

They assumed that putting a few Iraqi stooges – some of whom prompted the invasion by spreading lies about “weapons of mass destruction” - on a toothless “Governing Council” was enough to satisfy a people who had suffered long years of dictatorship.

Such is the stuff that dreams are made of.

If many Iraqis welcomed the downfall of Saddam, they did so because they hoped that democratic self-rule would follow and they could rebuild a country destroyed by sanctions. Instead, the US-British occupation still runs Iraq and is carving up the economy for the global corporations. The invasion replaced one tyranny with another.

Iraqis fought long and hard to throw out their colonial masters and the struggle against foreign occupation runs deep in their history. Today’s revolt of both Shi’ite and Sunni communities, with joint prayers organised in Baghdad to endorse the uprising, is the legitimate and not entirely unexpected response of a new generation.

The massacre of civilians in Fallujah by US forces is reminiscent of the atrocities committed by the Marines in Vietnam, when innocent villagers were lined up and shot. This is “pacification” US style and the slaughter in Fallujah is a war crime on a grand scale.

Bush and Blair have, by their lies over weapons and their oppression of the Iraqi people, made the planet a far more dangerous place than it was before the invasion of Iraq. They have become the best recruiting sergeants Al-Qaeda has ever had. They deserve the same fate as that handed out to Saddam Hussein.

Movement for a Socialist Future
10 April 2004