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5 April, 2003

The War's Economic Motives Are Obvious
By Joseph E. Mulligan

Studying world history helps us to suspect that the current military intervention in Iraq, dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom, is powered by the long-standing U.S. policy of enhancing the freedom of large U.S.-based multinational corporations and banks to do unrestricted business at will.

Turf War Rages in Washington Over Who Will Rule Iraq
By Rupert Cornwell

As the Anglo-American forces are making their final push towards Baghdad, a war is raging in Washington over dividing up the booty.

Doublespeak: Islam and the media
By Fuad Nahdi

A western news agenda dominated by hostile, careless coverage of Islam distorts reality and destroys trust. This makes a dynamic, relevant, and professional Muslim media all the more necessary.

4 April, 2003

Turkey and The US War On Iraq

An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Embed With The Military
By David Miller

Embedded journalists are the greatest PR coup of this war.They are almost completely controlled by the military

3 April, 2003

Wailing Children, the Wounded, the Dead: Victims of the Day Cluster Combs Rained on Babylon
By Robert Fisk, in Baghdad

They fell like "small grapefruit". But they exploded and took many lives with it. The day that Cluster bombs rain down on Babylon.

Mesopotamia. Babylon. The Tigris and Euphrates
By Arundhati Roy

How many children, in how many classrooms, over how many centuries, have hang-glided through the past, transported on the wings of these words? And now the bombs are falling, incinerating and humiliating that ancient civilisation

Detecting Disinformation, Without Radar
By Gregory Sinaisky

The war in Iraq provides us plenty of interesting samples for a study of disinformation techniques. Here is one such example

US Marines Turn Fire on Civilians
at the Bridge of Death

By Mark Franchetti

Horror stories from Iraq. How war turns men into beast

2 April, 2003

Is Bush Nuts?
By William Thomas

President George W Bush, a reformed alcoholic, could be suffering from personality disorders.A Psychiatric assessment of GWB

Cows and Armed Guards on a College Campus.
Where is the Truth Amid All This Subterfuge?

By Robert Fisk in Baghdad

Are we getting all the truth from Baghdad?

No Way Out
By George Monbiot

Every likely outcome of this war is a disaster. Monbiot explores ways to get out of this war and save the world from disaster

Emperor George
By Jonathan Freedland

What has become of American values and idealism? All swept away in this thoroughly un-American war

“Don’t Mess With My Soldiers.They Are Trained Like Dogs to Kill. And They Will kill You...”

U.S. military detains, beats and threatens to kill four foreign journalists in Iraq. A Democracy Now! interview with Israeli reporter Dan Scemama

1 April, 2003

The Monster of Baghdad is Now the Hero of Arabia
By Robert Fisk in Baghdad

This is now a nationalist war against the most obvious kind of imperial power

Forging Their Way to War
By Seymour M.Hersh

Veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports that the intelligence report that Iraq had bought five hundred tons of uranium oxide from Niger, which helped the US government to obtain a congressional mandate for a military assault on Iraq, were based on forged documents.

The Cheney Connection
By Ruben Navarrette Jr

Did the vice president of the United States use his influence to help make his wealthy friends at his old company wealthier?

31 March, 2003

Sergeant's Suicidal Act of War Has Struck
Fear Into Allied Hearts

By Robert Fisk in Baghdad

Sergeant Ali Jaffar Moussa Hamadi al-Noman's suicide attack on American soldiers throws up new challenges for the Anglo-American forces

US Forces' Use of Depleted Uranium
Weapons is 'Illegal'

By Neil Mackay

British and American coalition forces are using depleted uranium (DU) shells in the war against Iraq

Let's Send Rumsfeld and His Hawks to War Instead
By Robin Cook

"I want our troops home and I want them home before more of them are killed."

The Other Media War
By Omar Barghouti

Al-Jazeera's coverage of Anglo-American war on Iraq truly puts to shame any English language television channel, the BBC included.

War Will Traumatise ''at least half a million children''
By Naomi Koppel

UNICEF estimates that more than half a million traumatised Iraqi children could need psychological counselling or aid at the end of the war in their country