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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 March 2006
the immediate withdrawal of all troops
unity to fight sectarianism
- The occupation of Iraq by US-led coalition forces has been
- An estimated 100,000 Iraqis have been killed along with
more than 2,300 US and 100 UK troops.
- The coalition-supported Iraq government has used torture
against its opponents and US forces have used chemical weapons
- Every Bush/Blair political initiative has failed and the
country is descending into a violent, sectarian civil war.
- Billions in reconstruction aid have been squandered on
'security', big business profits and siphoned-off in bribes and
- Electricity, water and other essential services work only
intermittently and are worse than before the March 2003 invasion.
Oil production is below its pre-war levels.
Demonstrate on 18 March
workers' unity to fight sectarianism
Stop the War Coalition
Assemble 12 noon Parliament
Square, London SW1
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In The Socialist 16 March 2006:
Iraq: for the immediate withdrawal of all troops
Will the US bomb Iran?
Is there a way out of the Iraq quagmire?
Mass protests sweep France
The case for a new workers' party
Campaign for a New Workers' Party - come to conference!
Socialist Party discusses with Respect
'We reject New Labour's policies and philosophy'
Sticking to socialist principles, looking after the community
Success in Kendal
Jean Charles de Menezes: No more cover-ups!
Action to defend our pensions!
Still fighting for equal pay
PCS overtime ban - the issues
Parents back striking teachers
NUT executive - vote for Linda Taaffe
The Socialist 16 March 2006 |
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