This Day in 2003: Imperialist “Shock and Awe” Devastates Iraq
The United States began its war on Iraq in 2003 with a massive bombing assault on Baghdad. The entire war was based on a series of lies aimed at masking the real objective: a regime change that would spark a remaking of the Middle East to serve U.S. imperialist interests in the region.
Scott CooperMarch 19, 2021
Security Forces Kill Eight Workers Protesting for Their Wages in Iraqi Kurdistan
In Iraqi Kurdistan, public sector workers, especially teachers, demand their unpaid salaries and denounce government corruption.
Philippe AlcoyDecember 11, 2020
The Roots of the October Uprising in Iraq: Against Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Sectarian Oligarchy
In October 2019, working class Iraqis took to the streets in defiance of the ravages of imperialism, neoliberalism, and sectarianism that has been assaulting Iraqi masses even before the current crisis. On May 10, hundreds returned to the streets chanting the familiar call for the fall of the regime. What are the roots of this movement?
Jeremy BoothMay 15, 2020
Why is the U.S. Bombing Iraq During a Pandemic?
Even as coronavirus spreads rapidly across the globe, causing a health crisis of historic proportions, the U.S. military is engaging in new military attacks in the Middle East. The U.S. must cease all military interventions and redirect its military budget to combat the pandemic.
Allison NoelMarch 18, 2020
Paint and protest: Iraqi protesters transform Baghdad with murals
When the waters of class struggle are stirring, art takes to the streets.
La Izquierda Diario MexicoFebruary 14, 2020
Iraq: A Revolutionary Situation?
The current Iraqi protests are the first united, nationwide uprisings in the country in recent memory. Protesters have exhibited admirable levels of discipline and have been exemplars of the principle that practical anti-oppression and the struggle for proletarian power are inseparable.
Ahmed KannaDecember 20, 2019
Mass Protests in Iraq Demand Jobs and Public Services
Thousands of young Iraqis continue to stage demonstrations that call for jobs, access to basic public services, and an end to corruption.
Maryam AlanizOctober 13, 2019