Monthly Archives: March 2007

Fallujah Fears a ‘Genocidal Strategy’

FALLUJAH — Iraqis in the volatile al-Anbar province west of Baghdad are reporting regular killings carried out by U.S. forces that many believe are part of a ‘genocidal’ strategy. Since the mysterious explosion at the Shia al-Askari shrine in Samara in February last year, more than 100 Iraqis have been killed daily on average, without […]

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One Picture Sits Over Differing Surveys

BAGHDAD — The two surveys, one following the other, told quite different stories about Iraq. But Iraqis did not need to look at either to know what their own story is like. The Sunday Times of London published the results of a survey Mar. 18 carried out by the British firm Opinion Research Business that […]

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Another Casualty: Coverage of the Iraq War

Editor: Erik Leaver, IPS and John Feffer, IRC Iraq is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists. Along with names and dates, the Brussels Tribunal has listed the circumstances under which Iraqi media personnel have been killed since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. This extremely credible report cites 195 as […]

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Give Us Some Real Political Leaders

BAGHDAD — Many Iraqis are now looking to local political leadership to fill wide gaps in a fractured government that is failing to provide security and basic needs. “Iraqis feel lost amongst too many political currents that blew their country away with their narrow sectarian and personal interests,” Mohammad Jaafar, a Baghdad-based politician formerly involved […]

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