We call on those states responsible for the invasion and occupation of Iraq to terminate their illegal and immoral war, and express our solidarity with the Iraqi people in their struggle for peace, justice and self-determination.

In particular, we demand:

  1. An immediate end to the US and UK-led occupation of Iraq;
  2. Urgent action to fully address the current humanitarian crises facing Iraq’s people, including help for the more than three million refugees and displaced persons;
  3. An end to all foreign interference in Iraq's affairs, including its oil industry, so that Iraqis can exercise their right to self-determination;
  4. Compensation and reparations from those countries responsible for war and sanctions on Iraq;
  5. Prosecution of all those responsible for war crimes, human rights abuses, and the theft of Iraq's resources.

We demand justice for Iraq.

This statement was adopted by the Justice for Iraq conference in London on 19th July 2008. We plan to publish this more widely in future. If you would like to add your name to the list of supporters please contact us.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

They do know but shamelessly don't tell

Free Iraq
Dr. Imad Khadduri's blog
http://abutamam.blogspot.com/

Reference the previous posting "Do they know, or don't they?" Aug 3, 2010


"Although US generals have claimed their army does not carry out body counts and British ministers still say no official statistics exist, the war logs show these claims are untrue. The field reports purport to identify all civilian and insurgent casualties, as well as numbers of coalition forces wounded and killed in action. They give a total of more than 109,000 violent deaths from all causes between 2004 and the end of 2009.

This includes 66,081 civilians, 23,984 people classed as "enemy" and 15,196 members of the Iraqi security forces. Another 3,771 dead US and allied soldiers complete the body count.

However, the US figures appear to be unreliable in respect of civilian deaths caused by their own military activities. For example, in Falluja, the site of two major urban battles in 2004, no civilian deaths are recorded. Yet Iraq Body Count monitors identified more than 1,200 civilians who died during the fighting. "

Iraq war logs: secret files show how US ignored torture October 22, 2010


Update:

Wikileaks Iraq: data journalism maps every death October 23, 2010


Not Every Death Mapped
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 comment:

Tara said...

The Penatgon is right this is a snapshot and not the complete picture, the latter is alot worse! Dr Khadduri is right, wiki leaks did not have access to all US military documents. besides there are hundreds if not thousands of detainees arrested without official records, many of them disappeared.