Category: Iraq

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Dahr Jamail: Life in the US Has the Hallmarks of a “Low-Grade War Zone”

Are we going to accept that we have a government that is out to get us?

Joann Wypijewski: ‘Collateral Murder’

The soldiers, on the other hand, unextolled, opposed “the destructive policies of our nation’s leaders” and made a plea for honoring “our common humanity.”

Mike Phipps: Some reflections on Occupied Iraq

The continued Occupation and denial of Iraq’s sovereignty remains a crime

Kevin Martin: Social distancing? Peace and social justice demand more coming together, not more distancing

Let’s get all U.S. troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, make peace with Iran, and address the real threats to human security like pandemics and the climate crisis

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Reese Erlich: In a Plague Year, Trump Ratchets up Tensions with Iran and Iraq

Trump can continue his “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran and face continued Iraqi attacks on US troops. Or he can back off to focus on domestic concerns and avoid a wider war

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Medea Benjamin: 12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives on in Infamy

The U.S. invasion was a crime of aggression under international law, and was actively opposed by people and countries all over the world

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Juan Cole: As Trump stumbles on Coronavirus, He Bombs Shiites in Shiite-Ruled Iraq

The Trump administration is now more or less forcibly occupying Iraq against the will of its elected representatives, and is waging a low intensity war on a section of the Iraqi military with which the US is supposed to be allied

Haifa Zangana: The Iraqi uprising is a quantum leap in collective awareness

The uprising, with the courage and sacrifices of its youth, has given the people hope for real change

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Juan Cole: Rockets slam into US Embassy Compound in Iraq, as Base with US Troops also Comes under Fire

Trump has threatened to destroy the Iraqi economy with severe sanctions if the Iraqi executive follows through on parliament’s decree that US troops must leave

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Noam Chomsky: The U.S. is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It

Act of war? Perhaps we can settle on reckless international terrorism

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