Ahead of the Police & Crime Commissioner elections, a negligence verdict in Oregon has intensified pressure to keep the tainted contractor KBR out of UK policing. CLARE SAMBROOK reports.
Posts Tagged ‘ Iraq ’
A campaign is launched this week to urge the UK government to recognise the genocide against the people of Iraqi Kurdistan. The aim is to collect 100,000 signatures on an e-petition to trigger a parliamentary debate. GARY KENT reports.
Iraq could work if the steady success of its Kurdistan Region is supported and spreads throughout the country. GARY KENT reports from a fact-finding mission
The Kurdistan region of Iraq enjoyed a head start over the rest of the country. Its 1991 uprising ousted Saddam’s genocidal forces which had murdered nearly 200,000 Kurds at Halabja and [...]
PHIL DORÉ recounts his personal and painful journey from the Stop the War Coalition to Labour Friends of Iraq
In March 2003, as the war began in Iraq, I found myself sitting in the middle of a road in Cardiff alongside hundreds of anti-war protestors. I was one of what the media had dubbed ‘protest virgins’: [...]
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS explains why the latest pronouncements from Francis Fukuyama miss the mark
I have a feeling that it must have been a disappointing week for Francis Fukuyama, whose essay ‘After Neoconservatism’ (adapted from his upcoming book America at the Crossroads) was awarded seven pages in the 19 February 2006 New York Times Magazine. The anti-Danish mayhem [...]
GARY KENT reports on a nine day fact-finding trip to meet trade unionists in Iraq
It rarely makes the news here but a million trade unionists are on the march in Iraq. A new network of non-sectarian union federations, professional associations and civil society groups has emerged in Iraq, having been brutally repressed by Saddam Hussein’s [...]
We must look beyond the two issues that dominate discussions of Iraq, and unite in support of Iraq’s trade unions, says former MP HARRY BARNES
In Britain, our minds are often focussed on two big issues concerning Iraq. First, should we have been involved in its invasion? Secondly, should our troops now be withdrawn?
I will outline [...]
GARY KENT reports on the diversity of opinions he found on a recent State Department-sponsored trip to USA.
The United States is not a uniform entity. Anyone who says, “America thinks this, that or the other” is just plain wrong. There is possibly more diversity of opinion in America than in Europe.
Bush made major electoral gains [...]
What some are now referring to as a US ‘empire’ is a complex and dynamic creation, says WILLIAM BROWN.
Every great international conflict in the modern world – from the Napoleonic wars through the first and second world wars – has been followed by a recasting of the international order. Yet, although George Bush senior proclaimed [...]
WILL BROWN reports on the sorry tale of a ‘left wing’ attack on Iraqi trade unionists.
As Gary Kent’s article makes clear, support for Iraq’s trade unions has been a contentious issue on the British left. Indeed, it has grabbed media attention and exposed some woeful political judgements by the Stop the War Coalition (StWC). Part [...]