Iraq 4 years on

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This page is somewhere to draft a feature article for the front page, Iraq and history pages of the UK Indymedia site about the 4th anniversary of the start of the current Iraq war.

Below is just a start, stuff that will need adding:

  • Links to the 4th anniversary protests
  • Links to the M19 protests in 2003
  • Perhaps something on the pre-2003 deaths from sanctions since the 1991 war and the US involvement in the Iraq / Iran war before that

Iraq: 4 years on from the shock and awe

4 years ago, on March 19th 2003, the current descimation of Iraq, which has resulted in at least 600,000 deaths, started. 9 days later, uranium aerosols from the bombing campaign reached the UK.

Sheffield Article

4th Anniversary of Depleted Uranium used in Iraq arriving in the UK

Thursday 29th March 2007 is the 4th anniversary of the uranium aerosols from the 'shock and awe' bombing of Iraq, reaching the UK. Today David Wilson, Press Office for the Stop the War Coalition published an article on DU, which follows.

Since the start of the war the number killed is probably around one million — from the start of the war to July 2006 it has been estimated to be over 600,000:

We estimate that through July 2006, there have been 654,965 “excess deaths”—fatalities above the pre-invasion death rate— in Iraq as a consequence of the war.

In Sheffield on the day before the war started there was a student strike and on the 20th March 2003 a demo raged through the streets for 9 hours, some images of this are attached.

The propaganda against Iran indicates that an attack might be imminent, where are the protests?