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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

30 March, 2003

In Baghdad, Blood And Bandages For The Innocent
By Robert Fisk in the Baghdad suburb of Shu'ale

At least 62 civilians had died by yesterday afternoon by a missile attack in the Baghdad suburb of shu'ale. While the Americans and the British are trying to put the blame on Iraq, the coding on the piece of metal retrieved from the site contains the identity of the culprit.

A Looming Monetary Collision:
Oil, The Dollar and The Euro

By Arjun Makhijani

Currency turbulence and a de facto competition between the euro and the dollar compounded by war and oil supply uncertainties could produce military and financial chaos

Iraq As Trial Run
By Noam Chomsky and V.K.Ramachandran

Interview with Noam Chomsky conducted on March 21 ."This should be seen as a trial run. They will then go on to the harder cases that will follow. The next case could be the Andean region, it could be Iran, it could be others. "

Al-Jazeera Tells the Truth About War
By Faisal Bodi
My station is a threat to American media control - and they know it says Faisal Bodi, senior editor for

29 March, 2003

Bombing of phone system, another little degradation
By Robert Fisk in Baghdad

As the relentless bombing campaign in Bagdad continues, the telecommunications system is shattered

Head-To-Head On World Economic Dominance
By Geoffrey Heard

Dollar Vs Euro.The war in Iraq is actually the US and Europe going head to head on economic leadership of the world.

Eliminating Truth: The Development Of
War Propaganda

By David Miller

The attack on Iraq looks set to be the most censored conflict of modern times. Media coverage in mainstream media will be controlled as never before.

28 March, 2003

Raw, Painful, Devastating War
By Robert Fisk

The unedited al-Jazeera videotape -- filmed over the past 36 hours and newly arrived here -- is raw, painful, devastating.It is also proof that Basra is indeed under the control of Saddam's forces.

War Over Profit- Britain and US at Odds
Over Port Rebuilding Project

By Donald Macintyre in Qatar

The first signs of tension between Britain and America over the rebuilding and running of post-war Iraq have emerged with the award of a $4.8m contract to manage the captured port of Umm Qasr to the US company Stevedoring Services

Al Jazeera's web site - DDoSed or unplugged?
By John Lettice

The launch of Arab satellite TV network Al Jazeera's new Web site on Monday drew immediate hack attacks, but this has been swiftly followed up by the disappearance of the site's DNS records

27 March, 2003

'It Was An Outrage, An Obscenity'
By Robert Fisk in Baghdad

At Abu Taleb Street more than 20 Iraqi civilians, torn to pieces by two missiles from an American jet , before they could be 'liberated' by the nation that destroyed their lives.

Iraq Diaries: Following the Bombs
By Doug Johnson, Iraq Peace Team

These bombings ! It’s funny, but you actually get used to it. The only affect it has on the Iraqis is that it pisses them off and they can’t wait for the US soldiers to arrive on the ground so that they can put up the fight of their lives.

Jubilation Turns To Hate As Aid Arrives
Burhan Wazir in Zubayr, Iraq

The first attempt to deliver aid to the Iraqi people was, in all respects, a practical and logistical disaster.

McCarthy's ghost
By Gary Younge

Democracy is under threat in the United States; anyone who objects to the conflict in Iraq is not allowed to say so

26 March, 2003

Iraq Rebuilding Contracts Awarded
By Mark Gongloff

The first contracts for rebuilding post-war Iraq have been awarded, and vice-president Dick Cheney's old employer, Halliburton Co., is one of the early winners.

Six Days Of Shame
By John Pilger

Today is a day of shame for the British military as it declares the Iraqi city of Basra, with a stricken population of 600,000, a "military target".

Live From Iraq, an Un-Embedded Journalist
By Robert Fisk, Amy Goodman and Jeremy Scahill

Robert Fisk on Washington’s ‘Quagmire’ in Iraq, Civilian Deaths and the Fallacy of Bush’s ‘War of Liberation’

Iraq TV Raid May Break Geneva Convention
By Reuters

"We have every reason to believe this is an act of censorship against media that U.S. politicians and military strategists don't like"

A War Of Deception
By Angana Chatterji

This war is not about freedom. It is about a superpower asserting itself in a unilateral world.

25 March, 2003

Angry, Very Angry
By Kathy Kelly

From Baghdad, angry, very angry

One Rule For Them
By George Monbiot

Five POWs are Mistreated in Iraq and the US Cries Foul. What About Guantanamo Bay?

Why Are We Calling This A "War"?
By Samir Hussain

This is a clash between two psychopathic, violent, arrogant men who find themselves in very different circumstances with very different resources at their disposal.

Saddam Starts To Sound More Like His Hero,
Uncle Joe

By Robert Fisk In Baghdad

President Saddam Hussain in his address on Iraqi TV sounded like his hero, Joseph Stalin.

24 March, 2003

Basra Facing Disaster After Supplies Cut
Edinburgh Evening Herald

Water and electricity have been cut off in the southern Iraqi city of Basra for more than two days, threatening a humanitarian disaster

Outrage in Baghdad
By April Hurley

I wish that George Bush was here with his answers to their outrage.

Baghdad Under The Shadow Of War
By Robert Fisk in Baghdad

"If the people of Baghdad could pretend, a few days ago, that the war did not exist, yesterday they were living in its shadow."

'It's More Than Exciting, Christiane'
By Orna Coussin

Most TV correspondents reporting from Iraq are attached to combat units and adopt the military viewpoint, so who is giving us the other side of the war?

23 March, 2003

Ominous Signs For Coalition In Battle For Umm Qasr
By Victor Mallet

Battle for the port of Umm Qasr ,is proving a challenge for the US and British marines "At times it's been so frightening it just doesn't feel real," said Sergeant Dennis Flores

Allied Forces Jolted By Setbacks
By James Harding, Victor Mallet and Charles Clover

US and British forces in Iraq were jolted by series of setbacks on Sunday.

Birthday in Baghdad: "What a day to be thirteen"
By Ramzi Kysia, Iraq Peace Team

Amal Shamuri celebrates her 13 th birthday in Baghdad as cruise missiles flies around the birthday party

'We're in a Dark, Dark Tunnel'
By Anthony Shadid

A Baghdad Family Weathers Attacks, Prepares for U.S. Siege

TV Avoids Showing Deadly Side of War
By Antonia Zerbisias

This attack on Iraq is proving to be a journalistic minefield with the TV networks just capturing the light and sound show being enacted by the hundreds of bombs and missiles dropped on Baghdad

22 March, 2003

Minute After Minute the Missiles Came,
With Devastating Shrieks

By Robert Fisk in Baghdad

Robert Fisk on the devastating shrieks of shock and awe

War On Iraq: Deep Concerns
By Noam Chomsky

The world has good reason to watch what is happening in Washington with fear and trepidation. The people who are best placed to relieve those fears, are the citizens of the United States, who can shape the future.

Confronting Our Fears So We Can Confront The Empire
By Robert Jensen

This war on Iraq is the announcement of the arrival of another empire on earth. Only the collective will of the people of the world can confront this marauding empire.

Why I Had to Leave the Cabinet
By Robin Cook

"I cannot defend a war with neither international agreement nor domestic support" - Robin Cook, until yesterday the leader of the House of Commons

Baghdad Sleepwalking Into History
By Robert Fisk

On the eve of the imminent war, life in Baghdad goes on as usual, like a sleep walk into history

The Emperor Has Spoken. Let The World Take Heed
By Rahul Mahajan
Bush's twin ultimata, to Iraq and to the United Nations, constituted the final and ultimate declaration of the new New World Order.

Old Europe, New Europe - The US illusions
By Tony Judt

As USA is counting on the support of 'New Europe' in its war on Iraq, Tony Judt argues that the 'New Europe' is not as new as US might think

The Most Unpopular War
By Edward Said

This war on Iraq is supported by a tiny, unelected group, supported by powerful, unrepresentative minorities.

Revealed: US dirty tricks to win vote on Iraq war
By Martin Bright, Ed Vulliamy in New York and Peter Beaumont

Secret document details American plan to bug phones and emails of key Security Council members

A People Betrayed
By John Pilger

Celebrated journalist and activist John Pilger with the help of first hand information tell us how the the 1991 Gulf war UN saction kill 5000 childeren every moth in Iraq (Genoside by UN). This an edited extract from his forth coming book "The New Rulers of the World"

Is United States Ethical Enough To Judge Others?
By Badruddin R. Gowani

US has entered one of its worst periods of historical madness. The war on Iraq is unethical and US has no right to judge Iraq.

Waiting For Another War To Come
By Scott Peterson

A Baghdad Family Braces for Another Attack on Their City

Millions Give Dramatic Rebuff to US War Plans

Weekend protests worldwide by millions of anti-war activists delivered a stinging rebuke to Washington and its allies on their hard-line advance towards war.

The Thing Is , It Is About Oil
By Linda McQuaig

Linda McQuaig inquires into 'oil games' that the US and Britain had been playing in the Middle East and how by standing up to the British- American oil cartel Iraq is now inviting a war on itself

What Role the Oil Industry Playing in
Bush's Drive to War?

By Ralph Nader

While it would be naive to label this purely as a war for oil, the apparent connections are enough to raise some serious questions.

Letter From Iraq
By Jeremy Scahill

Among ordinary Iraqis, the enthusiastic rhetoric of defending the country against a US invasion has now been replaced by the stark realization that the eleventh hour has arrived.

Bewildered Iraqis Ask Why U.S. Wants War
By John Daniszewski

'Say to Bush and to the USA people that we ... are friends for you,' one man says. 'We are a peaceful people,' adds another

Report from Baghdad: The Growing Anxiety
By Ben Granby

As the war preparations are on in full scale, the Iraqis are in the grip of growing sense of anxiety and fatalism. Ben Granby of the Iraq Peace Team reports from Baghdad

Powell's Presentation - Something out of Beckett
By Robert Fisk

Colin Powell's terror talk to the United Nations Security Council was a bit like heating up old soup.Haven't we heard most of this stuff before?

The recolonisation of Iraq cannot be sold as liberation
By Seumas Milne

There is no evidence to suggest that most Iraqis, either inside or outside the country, want their country attacked and occupied by the US and Britain, however much they would like to see the back of the Iraqi dictator.

This Looming War Isn't About Chemical Warheads or Human Rights: It's About Oil
By Robert Fisk

Along with the concern for 'vital interests' in the Gulf, this war was concocted five years ago by oil men such as Dick Cheney

Iraq Links Cancers to Uranium Weapons
By Robert Collier

Iraq has experienced a dramatic increase in child cancers, leukemia and birth defects in recent years. Experts blame on the U.S. weapons containing depleted uranium that were used in the 1991 Gulf War and is likely to be used again

War Is Good Business
By Conn Hallinan

As millions of Iraqi's are preparing themselves for their own funeral, US war industry is salivating at the profits this imminent war will bring them

Spoils of War: U.S. considers seizing revenues
to pay for occupation
By Knut Royce

Bush administration officials are seriously considering proposals that the United States tap Iraq's oil to help pay the cost of a military occupation

Iraqis' Suffering Can Be Made Worse Don't go to war
By Barbara Stocking

Iraq is not only on the brink of war. It is teetering on the edge of a humanitarian disaster. Child mortality rates have rocketed since the United Nations imposed sanctions in 1990.

U.S. Had Key Role in Iraq Buildup
By Michael Dobbs

It was USA which made Saddam Hussein, SADDAM HUSSEIN.
Trade in chemical arms allowed despite their use on Iranians, Kurds

America Tore Out 8000 Pages of Iraq Dossier
By James Cusick and Felicity Arbuthnot

The United States edited out more than 8000 crucial pages of Iraq's 11,800-page dossier on weapons, before passing on a sanitized version to the 10 non-permanent members of the United Nations security council.

Letter from the Road: Iraq
By Elizabeth Roberts

There is a growing sense of fear and anticipation as the war clouds are looming large over Iraq.Peace activist Elizabeth Roberts writes from Baghdad

After Iraq, Bush will attack his real target
by Eric Margolis

The real target of the coming war is Iran, which Israel views as its principal and most dangerous enemy. Iraq merely serves as a pretext to whip America into a war frenzy and to justify insertion of large numbers of US troops into Mesopotamia.

US in Iraq: Not in Our Name
By Angana Chatterji

Up to Four Million Could Die If the US Unleashes War on Iraq: British Medical Organization

ABritish-based health organization revealed a report with shocking numbers of casualty if USA and its allies attack Iraq

US Dollars Yielded Unanimous UN Vote
Against Iraq

by Thalif Deen

The unanimous vote in the U.N. Security Council supporting the U.S. resolution on weapons inspections in Iraq was a demonstration of Washington's ability to wield its vast political and economic power

Convenient Amnesia
by Tim Long

It seems that most of the world, including the mainstream media have forgotten events from just two months ago. On September 16 Iraq finally agreed to allow weapons inspectors back into the country unconditionally.

Half-A-Million March in Anti-War Rally in Italy
by Luke Baker

More than half a million anti-war protesters from across Europe marched through the Italian Renaissance city of Florence in a loud and colorful demonstration denouncing any possible U.S. attack on Iraq.

"It's All About the Oil"
by Jeremy Scahill reports the US threat of war on Iraq is for the control of two of the biggest untapped oil fields in southern Iraq: Majnoun and West Qurna

Getting Ready for Oil Theft
by Michael T. Klare

The proposed invasion of Iraq could prove to be the biggest oil grab in modern history, providing hundreds of billions of dollars to US oil firms-and helping to avert a future energy crunch in the United States. But is oil worth spilling the blood of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians who get caught in the way?

Cool War: Economic sanctions
as a weapon of mass destruction
by Joy Gordon

Since the UN economic sanction on Iraq began, an estimated 500,000 Iraqi children under the age of five have died as a result of the sanctions - almost three times as many as the number of Japanese killed during the U.S. atomic bomb attacks.

Chomsky Interview

Michael Albert of Zmag interviews Noam Chomsky in the context of the threat of US invasion on Iraq

Sanctions and Child Mortality

An estimated half a million children under the age of five have died in Iraq as a result of US sponsored economic sanctions on Iraq