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Iraq: the biggest armed robbery in history?

Mike Whitney

7th June 2014

Mission accomplished in Iraq? It is now, writes Mike Whitney. A million deaths on, a once peaceful, independent country has been transformed into a petro-economy of never ending civil chaos and terror, where multinational oil corporations rule supreme. more...
Thunderbolt II observation / attack aircraft. The Gatling gun at the bottom of the aircraft body fires DU shells capable of tearing a tank apart. Photo: Kevin / Wikimedia Commons.

European Parliament demands action on DU munitions

The Ecologist

11th April 2014

With a UN resolution on DU munitions due this autumn, the European Parliament is demanding a strong EU position supporting their abolition, or at least strict controls on these fearsome weapons whose toxic residues persist for decades after use. more...
AGM-114 Hellfire Anti-Tank missiles and Hydra 70mm rockets. Photo: LH_Wong via Flickr.com.

Iraq: 935 lies, a tyrant and weapons of mass destruction

Felicity Arbuthnot

28th February 2014

The suffering is far from over in Iraq, reports Felicity Arbuthnot. It's new dictator is being supported by massive shipments of horrific weapons, while the country remains poor and devastated country, and a covert US re-invasion is under way ... more...
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As the troops withdraw, the oil execs move in...

Dan Box

7th July, 2009

As US troops pulled out of Iraq last week the bidding for the country's oil fields began. Big Oil makes for epic (tragic) drama says Dan Box more...
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Saving our heritage... from ourselves

Eifion Rees

25th June, 2009

More sites may be added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in Danger this week, but how effective is this register of global hot spots, and what are the areas that truly deserve international protection? more...

The Time Has Come... Are You Ready To Die?

Billy Talen

30th October, 2008

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory... more...
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Depleted uranium - an untold story

Felicity Arbuthnot

1st February, 2007

A dark tale of how the powers-that-be try to discredit those who oppose their world view more...
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Bush didn't bungle Iraq you fools

Greg Palast

1st May, 2006

... the mission was indeed accomplished more...
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Backing the Bad Guys

Noreena Hertz

1st December, 2004

As the world’s poorest countries sink further and further into debt, Western corporations grow fat from government-backed projects that fuel conflicts, harm the environment and have built-in kickbacks.
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Punch & Judy politics

Aidan Rankin

1st October, 2004

‘He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. When you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.’ Friedrich Nietzsche more...
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Another Ayatollah

Eric S Margolis

1st June, 2004

Once again a Shia Ayatolla is spoiling America’s plans more...
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The New Great Game

Lutz C. Kleveman

1st April, 2003

War on Iraq is about a lot more than boosting oil companies’ profits. It’s the latest battle in the ongoing war over who gets to control the earth’s remaining energy reserves. By Lutz C Kleveman.

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Oil & Security

Jeremy Smith

1st April, 2003

The world lives under oil’s spell. Jeremy Smith reveals the extent to which the industry’s by-products have permeated our lives. more...

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