Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/368/6033

From The Socialist newspaper, 30 October 2004

Troops Out Of Iraq

Money For Public Services Not War And Occupation

ALMOST TWO thirds of voters oppose the deployment of the Black Watch nearer to Baghdad. It is well understood that this action has more to do with Bush's campaign to win the US election than any military strategy.

Jane James

These troops are heading for an area known as the "triangle of death" where they are more likely to face serious casualties than in Basra. The demand for the withdrawal of all British and US forces is gaining increased support.

Not a day goes by without reports of suicide bombings, hostage taking and resistance to the occupation. Last weekend 70 Iraqi security officers and army recruits were killed along with the bombing of two oil pipelines.

While the media highlight the kidnappings and beheading of foreigners in Iraq little is reported on the suffering of the Iraqi people themselves.

Vast numbers of Iraqis are fleeing their country to escape US bombing, shortage of food and basic services. 100 Iraqis are killed every day on average. Four-fifths of Iraqi people demand the immediate withdrawal of occupying troops.

A recent report from Fallujah, which faces daily US bombardment, describes many residents leaving the city: "Hospitals have all but run out of supplies and most people know this.

"But still the injured are being taken there - just so that they can be near the doctors and receive some comfort."

The US want to quell the resistance in Fallujah and other cities in order to hold elections in January.

Who gains from this occupation? Not the 30,000 Iraqi civilians who have been killed so far and the many refugees, nor the US and British troops who are dying for Bush and Blair's war.

Working people in Britain witness billions being spent on this war while New Labour sell off our schools and council housing to big business.


We say:

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 30 October 2004:

Unite And Fight

Why We're Going On Strike


International socialist news and analysis

Troops Out Of Iraq

Israel: Sharon's 'Entanglement Plan'

The White House For Sale

Ukraine: Galol Plant Workers Left High And Dry

Opel Workers - Down But Not Out

Life As A Refugee


Socialist Party campaigns

Socialist Party Stands To Stop Privatisers

How The NHS Is Being Taken Apart

Wythenshawe: Young People Need Decent Facilities

Four Weeks To Get All Pledges In


Workplace news and events

Nominate Roger Bannister

Manchester Evening News Strike

Support Jaguar Workers

Coventry Workers Fight Back


 

Home   |   The Socialist 30 October 2004   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Iraq:

triangle'From Militant to the Socialist Party' - new book now available

triangleHow Blairism sank its claws into the Labour Party

triangleAttacks ratchet-up Syrian conflict and fuel tensions between powers

Troops:

triangleSocialist inbox

triangleIreland: 100 years since the 1916 Easter rising

triangleBombing Syria won't stop Isis

War:

triangleShocking insight into Isis

triangleChe Guevara 50 years on - revolutionary socialist and fighter

triangleBin strike: council humiliated in court battle - but war isn't over yet

Occupation:

triangleHousing crisis: Corbyn's positive measures blanked by Labour's right

triangleStudent occupation at Chelsea College of Arts

US:

triangleSwansea Socialist Party: Mother Jones - A US labour pioneer

International

International

11/10/17

Catalonia

Catalonia: Workers can finish what Puigdemont won't

4/10/17

Catalonia

Solidarity with Catalonia - the people have the right to decide

4/10/17

Catalonia

Eyewitness: Irish socialist MP participates in events

2/10/17

Catalonia

Exemplary resistance by the people of Catalonia

27/9/17

Germany

Germany: Election results in political earthquake

27/9/17

Catalonia

Strike against Madrid's 'state of emergency'!

27/9/17

Germany

German elections: rise of the far right and right-wing government will provoke resistance

27/9/17

France

French Labour reform protests

25/9/17

Catalonia

Catalonia: Student strike called

20/9/17

Myanmar

Brutal repression of Rohingya people sparks massive humanitarian crisis

20/9/17

Catalonia

Solidarity with Catalonia in the Spanish state

15/9/17

Germany

Berlin hospital strike

13/9/17

Korea

Korean peninsula: is nuclear war likely?

13/9/17

Students

Interview with leader of students' union in the Spanish state: "When we fight, we win!"

6/9/17

US

Hurricane Harvey: A tragedy made far worse by capitalism

triangleMore International articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

triangle11 Oct CWU fights court attempt to stop national strike

triangle11 Oct The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against...

triangle11 Oct Catalonia: Workers can finish what Puigdemont won't

triangle6 Oct Boeing bust-up threatens thousands of skilled jobs

triangle4 Oct The nasty party turns on itself... but the Tories must be driven out

More ...

triangle17 Oct London: TUC lobby & rally; and London march

triangle18 Oct Warrington & St Helens Socialist Party: 1917-2017; the October Russian Revolution

triangle18 Oct Hackney Socialist Party: 100 years ago - the Bolshevik-led revolution

triangle18 Oct Tower Hamlets Socialist Party: Capitalism in Crisis - is Corbyn the answer?

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2