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22 January 2020
The Iraqi people have endured horrors from iron dictatorship to brutal imperialist occupation to dysfunctional and corrupt rule by local sectarian parties
14 March 2018
Here we reproduce word-for-word the editorial from the issue of the Socialist printed on 28 March 2003, the issue of our weekly paper that came out directly after US and UK troops were sent into Iraq
8 July 2016
The 2.6 million-word Chilcot report in essence acknowledges that the devastating war on Iraq and occupation was completely unjustifiable
2 March 2016
A horror is being perpetrated on Kurdish people in south east Turkey. Since summer 2015, the Turkish government has declared curfews in seven provinces, enforced by tanks and heavy artillery. There have been hundreds of deaths and arrests, and a massacre in the town of Cizre.
25 November 2015
Bombing won't halt Isis terrorism: The Tory government is beating ever louder its war drums, while the mass media churns out pro-war propaganda and presses Labour to follow suit.
19 August 2015
25 years since invasion of Kuwait: 25 years ago, Saddam Hussein's Iraq invaded neighbouring Kuwait. Western powers responded with a build-up of forces that led to the Gulf War the next year.
6 January 2010
IF ANYONE still believes that Tony Blair had to sanction the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 to protect us from Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), then the ex-prime minister's recent comments to the BBC would have dispelled that myth...
31 December 2007
Saddam's execution: The rushed execution of Saddam Hussein has all the hallmarks of desperation. Bush needed some "good" news out of Iraq, particularly as any day now there will be the announcement of the 3,000th US military fatality in Iraq.
4 January 2007
Saddam's execution: THE HANGING of Saddam Hussein on 30 December had nothing to do with obtaining justice for his victims or the working people of Iraq and everything to do with satisfying the agenda of the elite Iraqi Shia-dominated government ...
10 July 2004
SADDAM HUSSEIN appeared in court on 1 July, and was charged with a list of crimes. Formally, he is now in the hands of Iraqis. But in reality, the Americans are still in charge of the ex-dictator's fate...
20 December 2003
THERE WON'T be many tears shed in Iraq or elsewhere over the capture of Saddam Hussein - a vicious dictator who brutalised, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of Iraqis...
15 November 2003
A POLL in the Times newspaper shows that most people now think that the "strong personal relationship" between George W Bush and Tony Blair is bad for Britain...
24 May 2003
Feature: "A MAN may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it." (WR Inge, Dean of St Pauls). George Bush and Tony Blair's 'war of liberation' has become the nightmare of occupation for Iraqis as the country descends into anarchy, political division and mass poverty. The socialist looks at imperialism's attempts to extricate itself from this mire.
19 April 2003
LAST WEEK, Bush and Blair were celebrating their 'victory' over Iraq. But within a matter of hours it became clear that piecing Iraq back together again could prove much more difficult than the war itself.
28 March 2003
US IMPERIALISM'S war in Iraq threatens to create turmoil in the region and internationally. Socialist Party general secretary, Peter Taaffe, looks at the possible global consequences of this horrific...
21 March 2003
"YOU'RE ANTI-war but what would you do about dictators like Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction?"...
28 February 2003
HUGE ANTI-war demonstrations have forced Tony Blair to try to justify his bellicose position. He complains that people don't understand the 'moral case' for attacking Iraq.
14 February 2003
WAR AGAINST Iraq would be a war for oil and a pretext for the US to assert its economic and military dominance internationally, at the terrible cost of thousands of lives lost and worldwide economic and political instability
7 February 2003
THE ANTI-war demonstration on 15 February will be like nothing that's ever happened in Britain before
31 January 2003
A US-led war against Iraq will have enormous, political, social and economic repercussions in the Middle East and throughout the world
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