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Peace Activist Spends Last Days Resisting War, Supporting Kim Rivera
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
In the last days of her life, wheelchair bound and terminally ill, peace activist and author Shirley Farlinger will be in Nathan Phillips Square to hold a sign in support of Kim Rivera, the Iraq war r...

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The Cynicism and the Slaughter
Against the Current
IMPEACHMENT. BOMBING. ELECTION. Impeachment. Bombing. Perhaps by now, the scandal-witchhunt-Cruise missile cycle has become so predictable that it's hard to respond with appropriate outrage to th...
Death of a Hero
The General, The Media Adulation And The Forgotten Victims
Cromwell, David
If all this glorification of a military commander had happened in the North Korean or the Soviet-era press, lavishly praising an 'original' who'd given years of 'patriotic service' in wars abroad, it ...
The Deciders
The disastrous Iraq policies that led to ISIS were not President Bush's
Hay, John
The American Conservative
In May 2003, in the wake of the Iraq War and the ousting of Saddam Hussein, events took place that set the stage for the current chaos in the Middle East. Yet even most well-informed Americans are una...
'Fake news' & 'post-truth' politics? What about those Iraqi WMDs?
Clark, Neil
The people and the outlets warning of the dangers of 'fake news' and 'post-truth politics' have been the biggest peddlers of 'fake news' and 'post-truth politics' out there. It's like receiving lectur...
In Middle East Wars It Pays to be Skeptical
Cockburn, Patrick
In the context of Western air strikes on alleged Syrian biological weapons sites on 14 April, 2018, the history of the bombing of the Abu Ghraib baby milk factory in 1991 underscores the need for perm...
The Iraq Crisis in Context
Diemer, Ulli
Connexions Information Sharing Services / Ulli Diemer
A rogue state, heavily armed with weapons of mass destruction, openly contempuous of international law and the United Nations, plunges the world into crisis.
The Iraq War Was an Act of Military Aggression Launched on a False Pretext: Remarks on the Chilcot Inquiry Report
Corbyn, Jeremy
Counter unch
The following is a transcript of Jeremy Corbyn's remarks in the House of Commons.
Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: Who Said What When
St. Clair, Jeffrey; Cockburn, Alexander
This is a list of quotations is excerpted from Imperial Crusades: a Diary of Three Wars.
It's Still the Iraq War, Stupid.
Murray, Craig
Craig Murray
No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste? The answer is the Chilcot Report. It is only a fortnight away,...
The oil war
Sérén, Jean-Pierre
Le Monde diplomatique
Declassified documents now reveal what everybody, especially the Iraqis, always knew: the US invaded Iraq to secure its oil supplies for US and allied companies. It hasn't quite worked out as planned.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
The real first casualty of war
Pilger, John
Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
The Sledgehammer Worldview
Chomsky, Noam
The U.S.-U.K. invasion of Iraq was a textbook example of aggression. Apologists invoke noble intentions, which would be irrelevant even if the pleas were sustainable. The destructive consequences of s...
Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima'
Cockburn, Patrick
The Independent
The shocking rates of infant mortality and cancer in Iraqi city raise new questions about the battle.
Trump Insults the Media, but Bush Bullied and Defanged It to Sell the Iraq War
Jilani, Zaid
The Intercept
Bush was anything but a friend of the press during his presidency. Maybe he didn’t demonize it as much as Trump does -- but he actively manipulated it and bullied it far worse and far more effectively...
US Lost Track of Nearly a Million Guns in Iraq, Afghanistan
Officials: Records Remain for Only 48% of the Guns Sent to Warzones
Ditz, Jason
Early in the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, the go-to policy for the US in trying to prop up new allied security forces was to dump weapons, en masse, into the countries. It's only now that peop...
Where War Reporting Goes Wrong
A Diary of Four Wars
Cockburn, Patrick
The four recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been propaganda wars in which newspaper, television and radio journalists played a central role. In all wars there is a difference ...

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Press for Conversion #49
October 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Obviously the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with either finding "weapons of mass destruction" or fighting terrorism. These were just the phoney pretexts that U.S. and British warplanners used to ...
Press for Conversion #65
December 2010
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Canada's hidden involvement in the Iraq War.


Press for Conversion
To oppose Canadian military exports and promote conversion of military industries and bases. Projects: anti-war toys, nuclear weapons research, links with Third World NGOs, opposing weapons bazaars.

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