"A WAR to remake the world" is how Michael Ledeen, a leading
neo-conservative associated with the Bush government, described the war
on Iraq. Exactly how the world could be remade was succinctly explained
by White House hawk Richard Perle when he said that victory for US
imperialism in Iraq would enable them...
SADDAM’S REGIME HAS crumbled (as we go to press, 11 April) under the impact of the US-British invasion, though fierce, sporadic fighting continues in Baghdad and other cities. Scenes of Saddam’s statues being torn down have been beamed around the world to convey images of ‘liberation’. But...
Following its bloody conquest of Iraq, the US administration is now
attempting to impose a ‘reconstruction’ plan on the broken country. But
what does this mean for the working people of Iraq? Will they at last
have democratic rights, real control over the oil resources and an end
to poverty? Niall Mulholland...
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.
THE WAR on Iraq has entered its end stage. Overwhelming US military
might has broken the back of Iraqi military resistance on the ground.
Despite a determined fightback by a number of Iraqi militias and armed
forces, given the huge weight of US technologically advanced weaponry
and the narrow base of the Saddam regime,...
The military assault on Iraq by US and British imperialism is now
reaching its ‘end game’. At the time of writing the Iraqi regime is in
the process of disintegration. This military ‘triumph’ of Bush and Blair
is not unexpected, given the massive military superiority of US and
British forces. It...
The weekly protests in Moscow city centre against Bush’s war are now
gaining momentum. Socialisticheskoe Soprotivleniye (the Russian section
of the CWI) once again headed the anti-war protests in Moscow on
Saturday 5 April.
About 5 000 anti-war protestors marched from Klipspruit West, Eldorado
Park, to Lenasia, south of Johannesburg. The march was led by the
contingent of South African Human Shields who had returned from Iraq
earlier in the week the march, and received a warm welcome from the
protestors. A Human Shield spokesperson gave a...
US IMPERIALISM is paying for this war, unlike in the 1990-91 Gulf War
when other countries financially under-wrote US war plans and paid for
nine-tenths of it. So the US ruling class are determined that nobody,
especially the United Nations, gets in the way of their controlling Iraq.
"People say to me, you (the Iraqis) are not the Vietnamese. You have no
jungles and swamps to hide in. I reply, ‘Let our cities be our swamps
and our buildings our jungles’." (Tariq Aziz, Iraqi deputy prime