Saving private Jessica
Doctor claims that soldiers terrorised unarmed staff, see
The real 'Saving Pte. Lynch'
Marines Raid Journalists' Baghdad
In cases where the doors were bolted, they kicked them down,
rousting journalists from their beds and pointing M-16s in
The fall of Baghdad
Baghdad: the day after
It was the day of the looter. The poor and the oppressed
took their revenge on the homes of the men of Saddam's
CIA Pushed Iraqi Opposition Out of
A local militia opposed to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
took control of the southeastern city of Amara on Sunday but
a CIA officer told them to withdrew under threat of bombing,
opposition officials said on Tuesday.
The "toppling" of saddam and the Iraqi
regime: a tale of 2 photos
Was the toppling of Saddam statue carefully staged for the
cameras, just because its a conspiracy theory doesn't mean
its not true
Are tyrants shocked, awed or stocking up
The US wants to intimidate 'axis of evil' countries, but the
plan could backfire
A day that began with shellfire ended
with a once-oppressed people walking like giants
It was a day that began with shellfire and air strikes and
blood-bloated hospitals and ended with the ritual
destruction of the dictator's statues.
'We're here to fight the regime, not
civilians, but I had to save my men'
Many of their corpses still lie rotting in their incinerated
cars, a young woman, burnt naked, slumped face down over the
rear seat on the Hillah flyover bridge next to half of a
male corpse that is hanging out of the driver's door.
Embedded Photographer: "I Saw Marines
With my own eyes I saw about fifteen civilians killed in two
US backed militia terrorises
The Iraqi Coalition of National Unity (ICNU), which appeared
in the city last week riding on US special forces vehicles,
has taken to looting and terrorising their neighbourhood
with impunity, according to most residents
News of the Dirty War
Never mind what the Arab media are saying. Some of the most
unflinching stories have been written by reporters from the
U.S. and U.K.
The US forces have killed a number of journalists
in the course of the war
Basra bombing 'destroyed my
The war in Iraq has cost 72-year-old Abid Hassan Hamoodi
dear. The large family he once proudly headed was all but
wiped out when aircraft from the US-led forces mistakenly
bombed his Basra home.
Hospitals snapshots of war's
Ali Ismail Abbas, 12, was fast asleep when war shattered his
life. A missile obliterated his home and most of his family,
leaving him orphaned, badly burned and blowing off both his
BBC complains of US/Anglo lies
"We're getting more truth out of Baghdad than the Pentagon
at the moment"
Three British soldiers sent home after
protesting at civilian deaths
Three British soldiers in Iraq have been ordered home after
objecting to the conduct of the war
Marine who said no to killing on his
The first American conscientious objector from the Iraq war
said he believed the war was "immoral because of the
deception involved by our leaders".
In Baghdad, blood and bandages for the
The computer codings on the bomb fragments reveal their own
story. As the codes on the Shu'ale missile (which killed 62
in a Baghdad market).
US Marines turn fire on civilians at the
bridge of death
Amid the wreckage I counted 12 dead civilians, lying in the
road or in nearby ditches
Saddam starts to sound more like his
hero, Uncle Joe
Robert Fisk - also on the accuracy of Iraqi claimes
West Virginia woman soldier victim of
A 19-year-old country girl who joined the US Army to escape
unemployment was feared to be the first woman soldier to die
[she was actually a POW and later freed]
It was an outrage, an obscenity. The severed hand on the
metal door, the swamp of blood and mud across the road, the
human brains inside a garage, the incinerated, skeletal
remains of an Iraqi mother and her three small children in
their still smoldering car.
Angry people under an angry sky
Bewildered, suffering Iraqis are demanding to know the
answer to one question: is this democracy?
Wayward bombs bring marketplace
The bearded militiaman knelt in the rain and used his gun to
shift the earth of the bomb crater.
Attack on television station
Questions were being raised last night about the legality of
the bombing of Iraqi television's main station in Baghdad
Jubilation turns to hate as aid
"We want you to go back home. We do not want your American
and British aid,"
US Army Depots Named After Oil
The 101st Airborne Division had named one central Iraq
outpost Forward Operating Base Shell and another Forward
Operating Base Exxon
Raw, Devastating Realities That Expose
the Truth About Basra
Two British soldiers lie dead on a Basra roadway, a small
Iraqi girl &endash; victim of an Anglo American air strike
&endash; is brought to hospital with her intestines spilling
out of her stomach
Captured fighters may be sent to
Hundreds of Iraqis face trip to al-Qaida suspects' camp.
US lobby could threaten Iraqi
Lobbying by American art dealers to dismantle Iraq's strict
export laws has heightened fears about the looting of the
country's antiquities as order breaks down in the last
stages of the war
Buildup to war
War: who is
it good for?
As war looms in the Gulf again we can be sure that, whatever
the outcome, hundreds of thousands of lives will be
destroyed by the conflict.
Why does the US
want war with Iraq?
Like most other wars, this is about control of
resources.Wars are also good for the economy, and the US
economy certainly could need some help at the moment.
War is the
health of the state
War is always in their sights. Six days after the Trade
Centre strikes in New York the Bush Administration had
already initiated plans to take Iraq out
No War But The Class War
From the US, listings of anarchist opposition to the war
Democracy is not in the war
Once Saddam has fallen, America wants to see another
strongman emerge to take his place
about the Bush
An analysis of Bush's speach at the American Enterprise
Institute, bringing back a few facts from the Memory Hole.
the Memory Hole
A blast from the past. Blair dismissing war on Iraq back
when Arab support for bombing Afghanistan was on the agenda
A discussion of Tony Blair's attempts to explain his "moral
case" for bombing the Iraqi people.
So far, little attention has been paid to the impact that
this western, non-Arab opposition to war is having on the
Middle East, but it could be far-reaching
cannot make this stuff up!
Various short pieces provoked by comments by politician's
and the media on the current Gulf crisis
warm glow of liberty...
Comments on how sayng that the British state would use
nuclear weapons against Saddam totally undermines Blair's
"moral case" for war
Iraqis will not be pawns in Bush and
Blair's war game
An American attack on my country would bring disaster, not
Broken promises How the United States
failed the Iraqi resistance
Given the American track record, Ataya -doesn't trust the
Bush administration to create a democratic Iraq
against the war
One of the favourite arguments of the pro-war crowd is that
anyone who opposes the war is 'anti-American'.
Why Iraq? Why Now?
Why the reasons Blair and Bush are giving for fighting the
war ring hollow
Statement to the Troops: A Call to
Conscience from Veterans
We are veterans of the United States armed forces. We stand
with the majority of humanity, including millions in our own
country, in opposition to the United States' all out war on
Iraqi opposition betrayed
The United States plan for a military government in Baghdad
with Americans appointed to head Iraqi ministries, and
American soldiers to patrol the streets of Iraqi cities.
Iraqi opposition slams plan for military
Revealed: US dirty tricks to win vote on
The United States is conducting a secret 'dirty tricks'
campaign against UN Security Council delegations in New York
as part of its battle to win votes in favour of war against
A missed opportunity
A discussion of what Paxman should have said to Blair! Has
useful links to webpages debunking the "evidence" used to
support the US/UK imperialist war.
Full U.S. Control Planned for
The Bush administration plans to take complete, unilateral
control of a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, with an interim
administration headed by a yet-to-be named American civilian
Report from British activist in
2 Reports from Jo Wilding, out in Iraq just now with an
independent film maker
Iraq war 'could kill 500,000'
A war against Iraq could kill half a million people, warns a
new report by medical experts - and most would be civilians.
Toting the Casualties of War
Daponte was told she was losing her job. She says her
official report disappeared from her desk, and a new
estimate, prepared by supervisors, greatly reduced the
number of estimated civilian casualties.
What will happen to Iraq's oil?
How the crisis is resolved will have a major bearing on what
happens to Iraq's oil reserves afterwards, say Duncan
McLaren and Ian Willmore of Friends of the Earth
US Considers Using Nukes Against
The LA Times reported that the Pentagon is considering using
tactical nuclear weapons such as "bunker busters" against
Iraq in the forthcoming invasion.
This time I'm scared
US propaganda fuelled the first Gulf war. It will fuel this
one too - and the risks are even greater
UK War Dossier a Sham Experts
"This is the sort of thing that Saddam Hussein himself
issues," fumed opposition Liberal Democrat Jenny Tonge.
More of Powell's key claims
More analysis of the UN speech
Powell's 'terrorist poison factory'
nothing but a derelict dump
Luke Harding reports from the terrorist camp in northern
Iraq named by Colin Powell as a centre of the al-Qaeda
Al-Qaida and Iraq: how strong is the
Well-placed sources in Whitehall insisted there was no
intelligence suggesting such a link
Key excerpts: 'Bin Laden' tape
The Dishonesty of This So-Called
If these pages of trickery are based on "probably" and "if",
we have no business going to war. If they are all true, we
murdered half a million Iraqi children. How's that for a war
What's all this talk about war starting?
It never ended...
The war never ended in 1991, the bombing has continued
unrelenting since then and has escalated dramatically in the
last 4 years.
Robert Fisk: What the US President wants
us to forget
We absolutely must forget that President Ronald Reagan
dispatched a special envoy (Donald Rumsfeld) to meet Saddam
Hussein in December 1983
Iraq and the spread of nuclear weapons
across the region
Israel and Pakistan already have nuclear bombs, Iran is
close to developing one, why is Iraq singled out?
How did Iraq get its weapons?
The US and Britain sold Saddam Hussein the technology and
materials Iraq needed to develop nuclear, chemical and
biological weapons of mass destruction.
CIA in blow to Bush attack plans
President George Bush's attempt to maintain public support
for military action against Iraq has taken a fresh blow from
an unexpected quarter
When US turned a blind eye to poison
America knew Baghdad was using chemical weapons against the
Kurds in 1988. So why has it taken 14 years to muster its
War: who is it good for?
Bush is gambling that victory over Saddam will lift the US
economy out of double-dip recession - but he risks sparking
another oil crisis.
Gulf Vets. Call for an end to Civilian
Casualties in Iraq.
The National Gulf War Resource Center, the largest Gulf Vets
organisation, speaks out against economic sanctions on Iraq
Our enemy's enemies
Nick Cohen asks The West wants to overthrow Saddam, so why
won't it support the Iraqi National Congress?
By attacking Iraq, the US will invite a
new wave of terrorist attacks
Noam Chomsky tackles the 'Why do they hate US' question
Mo Mowlam: The real goal is the seizure
of Saudi oil
Mo Mowlam was a member of Tony Blair's cabinet from
This summer, in a huge rehearsal of an IRAQ v US conflict -
and with retired Lieutenant General Paul Van Riper playing
Saddam - the US lost.
against the War
against the war in Ireland
In every country after February 15th the anti-war movement
was thus faced with the question of what to do next. In
Ireland almost all of the direct action protests were
targeted on Shannon airport. More than half dozen successful
actions took place, ranging from a large scale breach of the
fence in October, to physical attacks on planes as the build
up to war escalated.
shows the way
If we turn our disgust at this war into action against it
then their war machine will grind to a halt.
disobedience may be the only way to stop the war against
Naomi Klein makes the argument for Direct Action against he
Direct Actions against the war
Listing of international actions against the war
Action and fighting to win
Anarchists are not particularly interested in protesting
against the evils of the world - we would prefer to abolish
If not now,
Why now is the time for mass direct action
Why we need more then marches to 'Stop the War'
These are all pre-war. With the arrival of day-x actions
were happening everywhere in huge numbers - far too many to
list here. NOW is the time to ACT.
Brazil port to boycott US, UK ships
Labor unions at Santos, the largest port in Brazil and Latin
America, are planning a 24-hour strike for peace by
boycotting ships and goods
Action Against Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Edison,
Specifically it was intended to increase the costs to pursue
the invasion and to eliminate another piece of the American
B52 Support Vehicles Disabled at RAF Fairford
Activists disabled the ground service vehicles needed for
For the second day in a row, the main gate of Northwood PJHQ
military HQ blocked
Activists blocked the gates to the planning headquarters for
Britain's war with Iraq this morning at 8.50 am, as hundreds
of staff attempted to enter the base,
Lakenheath runway blocked
This time with the novel idea of bringing bicycles through
the fence and cycling them up and down
Soldiers Storm UK Peace Camp at RAF Fairford
Dressed in boiler suits and armed with serrated combat
knives, the men stripped banners off the 10ft steel fence at
activist takes Tornado "Out of Action"
I took my hammer to the nose-cone, the cockpit, the
fuselage, the wings, the tailplane and other parts of the
plane which it was safe to damage
breached and damage caused at Fairford
An entire row of landing lights somehow got totally
obliterated, along with several other landing lights of
various description and colour
100 women, many of them grandmothers, blockaded the main
entrance to Fairford airbase
USAF Fairford got inspected again this afternoon by Oxford
Students Stop the War, while more than 10 people got into
military reservists will risk jail to resist Iraq
Alarcon said he'd rather risk going to jail than participate
in a conflict he considers immoral.
To the next
time [with pics]
A report at an attempt at a publically announced Direct
Action (GNAW) protest at Shannon
US Military Jet disarmed at
Activists grounds jet with 500,000 worth of damage.
More about Shannon warport
Activists Close Trident Refit Factory
7 peace activists blockaded both gates of the Rolls Royce
factory in Derby
Anarchists invade arms factory
Eight members of the group easily scaled the 3m high fence
with the help of a home-made rope ladder
trains blocked in Italy
A blocade of trains carrying US men and equipment results in
the army falling behind schedule
torn down at RAF Fairford
Ten arrests as activists storm base
Greenpeace Stalls US Military Shipment
to the Gulf
Police used water cannons against a Greenpeace blockade of a
cargo ship loaded with U.S. military equipment bound for
Iraq, and arrested 19 demonstrators
Runway blocked at RAF Brize
Brize Norton is the RAF's main transport centre, 360 British
troops were due to be flown out to join the UK contingent of
the war effort
Plowshares disarmament action in the
Dutch woman armed with a sledgehammer smashes three
satellite dishes at a NATO airbase
Israeli Conscientious objectors to be
In an obvious change of policy, the Israeli military is now
starting to court-martial conscientious objectors.
One in three reservists try to get out
of joining the call-up for war on Saddam
The figures are a blow to the MoD, which says 6,000
reservists are needed to support up to 35,000 regular troops
committed to the Gulf
Greenpeace tank girls occupy war
For over a week we have tried to stop the supplies from
loading and leaving the Uk and today 14 volunteers entered
the military port occupying tanks and jeeps ready to roll on
the ferry Stena Shipper bound for the Gulf
RAF Lakenheath Shut Down
RAF Lakenheath has been closed in an act of peaceful protest
Faith-based Disarmament Action at
"The train tracks at Auschwitz brought people to their
deaths, the runway at Shannon brings death to the people."
20 arrested attempting to inspect New
Zealand US embassy
A group of around 150 protesters marched on the embassy and
announced they wanted to enter the embassy to look for
weapons of mass destruction
Three peace activists arrested
attempting to break into RAF Menwith Hill
US Spy Base, and an essential part of Bush's plan for war on
Greenpeace set up Peace Camp on military
Greenpeace volunteers boarded and set up a peace camp on a
military supply ship bound for the Gulf with a cargo of
British rail workers refuse to transport
munitions to Iraq
Two Anti-war train drivers refuse to move arms freight,
supported by their union ASLEF.
Pittsburgh - Marine recruitment office
smashed during breakaway march
"The Marines recruitment center has no right to exist.
That institution exists primarily for the purposes of
recruiting politically marginalized people into the ranks of
the Marines, who then enforce the policies of America's
corporate state through murder and violence."
Rainbow Warrior blockades UK military
The Rainbow Warrior, entered Marchwood Military port in
Southampton and blocked the departure of UK military supply
UK government seizes Rainbow Warrior
2000 Anarchists take direct action in
The high point of the demonstration was in attacks on the
building that houses the Federal government's Immigration
and Naturalization Service. Numerous windows were broken and
a cement pylon and a newspaper box were thrown through the
INS building's glass front doors
Fairford airbase invaded
Sun 26 Jan 30 people breached the compound fences in a
direct action movement.MOD police ejected all of them
through the hole in the fence they made but have now very
violently arrested 3 people
Northwood Military HQ Blockaded
Sunday 19th January 2003 - Over 70 activists arrested
blocking the entrances of the Military HQ
Protester arrested trying to blockade
the gates of Portsmouth naval base
Les Gibbons, a former British marine attempted to blockade
the gates to the base on the day the Ark Royal was due to
leave for the Gulf
5 anti-war demonstrators were arrested
inside the RAF Base at Feltwell
Feltwell is an electronic warfare and surveillance site and
part of a network of "near-space tracking facilities"
15 protesters arrested on main runway of
U.S. Airbase at Mildenhall
Mildenhall houses the U.S. Air Force's 100th Air
More minor stuff but still worth recording
Repression of activists