Iraq

Five Years on from the Arab Spring

Five Years on from the Arab Spring

The ‘Arab Spring’ revolutionary wave brought dictators in Tunisia and Egypt crashing down. It swept through the Middle East, inspiring workers and youth the world over. It has since ebbed, however, leaving the region wracked with war and sectarian conflict. Five years ago, the ruling families, business tycoons, kings, sheikhs and dictators of the Middle […]

Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war
By August 20, 2014 Read More →

Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war

Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist ‘helpers’ Millions of working people around the world have been shocked at the rapid advance of the extreme religious fundamentalists of ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIS) who have now proclaimed the foundation of a ‘caliphate’, the ‘Islamic State’. While most ‘reports’ from this war zone […]

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Iraq: Isis jihadists capture more territory

Iraq: Isis jihadists capture more territory

Only organized, united working class can end war and social misery The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) continues to make territorial gains, controlling much of western Iraq along the border with Syria. The Sunni jihadist force has seized a border crossing into Jordan – a key ally of the United States – […]

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Iraq: Oil war’s bloody legacy

Iraq: Oil war’s bloody legacy

Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries At the time of Bush and Blair’s catastrophic and criminal invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Socialist Party and Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) warned it could lead to the break-up of Iraq and terrible sectarian war that is now being played out in front […]

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