Iraq

Things You Should Know About US War On Iraq Now

Debra Sweet | June 17, 2015

Snarling Bush

We are outraged, to say the least, that George W. Bush, godfather of the war on Iraq, is being named “Father of the Year” today at a benefit for Save the Children.  Join us at the Hilton Hotel, 6th & 53rd in NYC at 11am — or, spread the word! This can't go by without protest & comment.

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They Won’t Listen to “Reason”—U.S. Wars Must Be OPPOSED with Mass Resistance

Revolution Newspaper | June 16, 2015

Some people—including people who have actively opposed crimes of the U.S. and its ally, Israel, in the Middle East—frequently express frustration that the Obama administration doesn’t seem to realize (as these forces see it) that every escalation of U.S. military involvement in Iraq and the region escalates the conflict with ISIS, drives more people to ISIS, and digs the U.S. into deeper quicksand.

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450 More US Troops = More Suffering and Death

Revolution Newspaper | June 16, 2015

U.S. Out of Iraq! Humanity Needs Another Way

On June 10, Barack Obama announced he was sending “450 additional U.S. military personnel to train, advise, and assist Iraqi Security Forces at Taqaddum military base in eastern Anbar province”—a new base in western Iraq, where the Islamic State (or ISIS) has been on the offensive. This brings the total number of U.S. troops and “advisors” in Iraq up to 3,500.

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Sending "Advisors"...We Know What That Means

warDebra Sweet | June 12, 2015

Obama on sending 450 MORE "advisors" to Iraq: "These new advisers will work to build capacity of Iraqi forces, including local tribal fighters, to improve their ability to plan, lead, and conduct operations.

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Blackwater’s Nisour Square Massacre, a Glimpse of U.S. Mass Murder in Iraq

Larry Everest | April 27, 2015

These contractors were not “rogue” operatives; they are a key part of how the U.S. wages war

Monday, April 13, four Blackwater contract killers were sentenced to long prison terms for the 2007 massacre of 17 unarmed civilians in Nisour Square in Baghdad during the height of the Iraq war. (The mercenaries were only charged for 14 of the 17 murders.)

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Suggested Tweets on the Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq

 World Can't Wait | March 19, 2015

This weekend, as we gather to protest the new wave of bombs dropped on Iraq and Syria, and the possibility of sending ground troops — once again — into Iraq, let's help the public remember the crimes that have been carried out by the U.S. over the past few decades.

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Debra Sweet and Cindy Sheehan Discuss Plans for An Antiwar Spring Rising

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox | February 22, 2015

Debra Sweet, director of World Can't Wait, sat down with Cindy Sheehan to talk about plans for next month's Spring Rising - a series of protests and events against the expanding US war in the middle east and beyond. Find out more about Spring Rising and make your plans now to participate March 18-21 in Washington, DC.

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Humanizing and Glorifying a Mass Murderer for the Empire

Larry Everest | February 2, 2015

I saw Clint Eastwood’s movie American Sniper the other night. It is the story of U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, based on his autobiography. Kyle fought in Iraq between 2004 and 2009 when the U.S. was occupying the country. (In February 2013, Kyle was killed at a gun range by another former soldier, reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).)

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Depleted Uranium & Other Demented U.S. Weapons

Debra Sweet | November 4, 2014

Because antiwar activists and medical humanitarians are pushing the issue, the United Nations will be discussing the U.S. use of depleted uranium in weapons, particularly in Iraq, even as the U.S. military makes plans to use them again in the new campaign of bombings. We call your attention to these developments.

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Epidemic of Birth Defects in Iraq

Carol Dudek | October 18, 2014

Iraq mom with hurt babyOn Tuesday, Oct. 14, Columbia University's School of Public Health hosted a presentation by two prominent researchers who have been documenting the shocking increase of birth defects and cancers in newborns in Iraq after bombardments by the US and its coalition.

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