Sixty percent of Americans now think that the ’blood shed’ in Iraq is not worth it. The brunt of the ’bloodshed’ has of course been borne by the peoples of Iraq, around 100,000 of whom have been killed since the invasion.

Just over a week ago, according to many, the unthinkable happened: Amir Peretz, head of the Israeli trade union federation, the Histadruth, a rank outsider in the beginning of the election campaign, won the vote for leader of the Labour Party using radical rhetoric calling for example, a big increase in the minimum wage...

The invasion and occupation of Iraq has resulted in the deaths and suffering of millions of ordinary Iraqis. Among these are the increasing attacks on women’s lives, their rights and conditions.

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