Ending the War: Peace Activists Meet to Chart Course

The Chicago UFPJ conference was memorable both because of the successful formal proceedings and the decisions reached and because of the countless sidebar conversations and discussions that enriched everyone’s experience.

Iraq: Refugees at Karama in South in Urgent Need of Assistance

People are leaving Karama camp in the southern province of al-Qadisiyyah because of the terrible conditions there, and urgent supplies are needed to rectify the situation.


Aid Work Becoming More Risky in Baghdad

Aid workers are struggling to find safer ways to deliver aid to displaced and vulnerable families in Baghdad. The city, which is now effectively divided along religious lines, is increasingly under the control of armed gangs and is seen by aid agencies as the most dangerous place in Iraq in which to operate.


Iraqi Communists Launch 'Patriotic Democratic Plan' to Deal with Current Crisis

The leadership of the Iraqi Communist Party held a press conference on Aug. 20, at its Abu Nu'as headquarters in central Baghdad, to launch its “Patriotic Democratic Plan” to extricate the country from the current crisis.


Iraq, the Unavoidable Global Trauma

A report released by Oxfam and the NGO Coordination Committee in Iraq said that around 8 million Iraqis are in urgent need of water, sanitation, food and shelter, and said that more than 2 million people have been displaced within Iraq and have no reliable income, while another 2 million Iraqis have fled the country.


'Progress' in Iraq and the Bush Administration's Credibility Gap

Progress. This is the new watchword for determining whether US military forces should remain bogged down in Iraq's civil war or if the Democrats will have enough political muscle to bring the troops home.


Iraq: Militants Using Water to Extort “Favors” From Displaced

Many internally displaced persons (IDPs) in camps in Iraq are facing shortages of water, especially clean drinking water, and the situation is being exploited by unscrupulous militants


Military Atrocities Less Newsworthy Than Right-Wing Fantasies

The Nation's investigation into the U.S. occupation's impact on Iraqi civilians (7/30/07) and a series of columns by a U.S. soldier published in the New Republic (2/5/07, 6/4/07, 7/23/07) have given media access to compelling new documentation of egregious behavior by U.S. troops in Iraq.


Why the Anti-War Movement Doesn't Embrace the Iraqi Resistance

Alexander Cockburn (helped by Lawrence McGuire) makes three major points* in his 'Support Their Troops?' column in The Nation. In my view one is right, one is wrong, one is preposterous, and linking the three of them only confuses the issue.


US Labor Responds to Iraqi Prime Minister about Iraqi Unions

Below is a letter from John Sweeney, President of the AFL-CIO, to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, expressing his strong condemnation of an order issued by the Iraqi Oil Minister to state-owned oil companies not to recognize or deal with the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions.

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