Cardiff Stop the War
In solidarity with the
people of Iraq struggling
under foreign occupation
September 23rd at Labour
Party Conference in
IRAQ: IS THE US BEHIND THE DEATH SQUADS?
What the mainstream media refuses to report . . .
Speaker - Max
Investigative writer and author of two highly
acclaimed articles that expose direct US involvement
in the training and funding of death squads in Iraq.
Max Fuller is an activist in the
Colombia Solidarity Campaign, a member of the
advisory committee of the Brussels Tribunal (www.brusselstribunal.org),
and a human rights activist.
Monday 26 June at 7 pm
Beverton Lecture Theatre
(Opposite Student Union)
'According to the investigative writer Max
Fuller (National Review online), the key CIA manager
of the Interior Ministry death squads "cut his teeth
in Vietnam before moving on to direct the U.S.
military mission in El Salvador." . . . Another,
says Fuller, is well-known for his "production of
death lists." A secret militia run by the Americans
is the Facilities Protection Service, which has been
responsible for bombings. "The British and U.S.
Special Forces," concludes Fuller, "in conjunction
with the [U.S.-created] intelligence services at the
Iraqi Defense Ministry, are fabricating insurgent
bombings of Shias.'
Mike Whitney, US anti-war movement:
'Fuller sweeps away the illusions created by
the war on terror. With laser-like intensity he
focuses attention on the most expansive clandestine
Intel-operation of all time; the terrorizing of an
entire nation, pushing it inexorably towards civil
war. The Interior Ministry is the epicenter of
Iraq’s violent malaise. It is the headquarters for
the Badr and Wolf Brigades; the American-trained
death squads which are responsible for the massive
assassination program directed at “alleged” Sunni
resistance fighters. The torture chambers, death
squads, and random bombings are not caused by
foreign terrorists, nor are they the work of Iranian
agents striving for a theocratic regime in Baghdad.
They are, in fact, the nefarious activities of
American puppet-masters, who matriculated in the
terror wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. Now, under
Uncle Sam’s benign gaze, they are plying their trade
in Iraq; wreaking havoc and spreading suffering on
an unimaginable scale.'
SHUT IT DOWN!
Protest the new army recruitment centre in Cardiff
Saturday 3 June at 1.30
Wood Street (Opposite Bus station)
Saturday September 23rd at Labour Party Conference in Manchester
Stop starving Palestinians!
Recognise Palestinian Democracy!
End Israel's Occupation!
National Demonstration for Justice
Saturday 20 May
Assemble 12 Noon, Embankment
Rally in Trafalgar Square
Coach details: Leave Bedwas depot, 7.30 am,
Cardiff Museum steps 8.00 am,
Newport Bus Station 8.30 am
To book a place please call
Beaty (PSC Sec) on 07910524804 or
Sue on 029 20493980 / 07790962764
Hands off Iran
Ms. Roudabeh Safeh, Founder of Action Iran - Campaign against
Intervention in Iran will be speaking on April 28th in the
House, Charles Street, Cardiff at 7 pm.
Admission Free! Not to be missed!
STRAW OUT 'OVER IRAN'?
Bob Roberts Deputy Political Editor, Daily Mirror:
"JACK Straw was sacked as Foreign Secretary because he opposed an
attack against Iran, it was claimed yesterday.
He said last month attacking the country to stop its nuclear
programme was "nuts". But Tony Blair later told MPs that while
"nobody is talking about a military invasion" now was "not the time
to send a message of weakness".
George Bush was reportedly furious at Straw.
Yesterday friends of Mr Straw said his fate was sealed in a phone
call from the White House.
Condoleezza Rice's visit to Blackburn is said to have irritated
Blairites as Straw milked the US Secretary of State's trip.
And the PM allegedly called Mr Straw a "tart" in a row over Europe."
IS THE US BEHIND THE DEATH SQUADS IN IRAQ?
One of the most common claims in support of the occupation of Iraq
is that if the troops leave there will be civil war - but what if
the sectarian violence was actually being fueled by the US secret
Max Fuller will be speaking in Cardiff in a few weeks, full details
to be announced shortly, on his seminal investigation into how the
pattern of death squad activities in Iraq, often attributed to
Shi'ia militias under the control of the Iraqi Ministry of the
Interior, replicates the pattern of US trained death squads
operating in South America, most obviously El Salvador.
His groundbreaking work on sectarian violence has drawn praise
from John Pilger and has formed the basis for a more informed
understanding of "The Salvador Option" in Iraq.
Two important articles for every anti-war activist
"Max Fuller has written the most important article of the year
and perhaps the decade. In his Crying Wolf: Media Disinformation and
Death Squads in Occupied Iraq, Fuller painstakingly lays out the
details and documentation to prove that the United States
intelligence agencies are behind the vast incidents of murder and
torture being carried out in Iraq today. If Fuller’s thesis is
correct, then the War on Terror, that mighty engine of imperial
carnage, is nothing more than a public relations scam to enlist
Mike Whitney, US Anti-war movement
Cardiff Stop the War Coalition
(07940 108 146)
4th April at 1 pm,
Embedded with the military in Iraq.
Embedded with the political establishment at home.
The BBC refused to cover the global demonstrations against the
Iraq, just as it has spent the last year justifying why it refused
the use of chemical weapons and the massacre at Fallujah. Pro-war
politicians are interviewed all the time, yet anti-war voices are
Join a series of demonstrations for a free media and a free Iraq
place across the UK: Tony Blair lied/lies to the public, the media
Bring placards, posters & banners exposing the media's complicity
attrocity in Iraq!
NEXT EVENT -
CONDI GO HOME!
Huge protests greeted the woman who one local newspaper described as
most unwelcome visitor to Merseyside since fascist leader Oswald
Full reports here:
Up to 100,000 people marched in London and demonstrations took place
cities including Baghdad and Basra in occupied Iraq.
The 18 March London Demo
On a bitterly
cold and windy Saturday tens of thousands of people gathered in
Parliament Square from across the country at the start of the London
demonstration. Tables were set up to collect signatures for the Tony
Benn UN/Attorney General letter calling for the war criminals to be
brought to account. A British demonstration finally caught up with
the 21st century as others were able to send text messages to add
their names to the petition. The Theatre of War enacted a ‘trial’
of Tony Blair, kitted out in robes and wigs. David Gentleman
organised a team from early in the morning to lay out the 100,000
blood spots which covered half of the Square and cartoons from Ralph
Steadman, Leon Kuhn and Nicholas Wood were displayed before being
mounted at the rally in Trafalgar Square. The police chased a man
with a sign saying ‘Give War a Chance’ and questioned him closely,
clearly lacking any sense of irony. Shame they don’t chase the man
who gives war every chance. The march set off along Victoria Street,
behind Buckingham Palace and along Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square.
As the front of the march arrived in the Square the tail was leaving
Parliament. By the time the last marchers arrived in the Square most
of the speeches were over. Speakers included London Mayor, Ken
Livingstone, Tony Benn, Hassan Zargani (Al Sadr Movement, Iraq),
trade union leaders, MP’s Jeremy Corbyn and George Galloway,
ex-ambassador Craig Murray, Brian Eno and Military Families Against
The War. Some of the loudest cheers were reserved for Ben Griffin,
the ex-SAS trooper who refused to return to Iraq, and who accused
the ‘Coalition’ forces of war crimes. There was a massive foreign
media presence and less than overwhelming interest from the BBC. The
demo was totally ignored on the evening TV news and when we asked
them why were told there were too few people present to make it
newsworthy. Questioned about their estimate on numbers the BBC
quoted the Metropolitan Police figure of 15,000. Asked whether they
always believed the police figures the answer was, No, not always
but this time yes. We estimate that this demonstration attracted the
support of between 80 - 1000,000 people and we can add that the
Saturday marchers represent majority opinion in this country who
demand that our troops be pulled out of Iraq, for there to be no
attack on Iran and for the defence of the Muslim community. And the
future? As Stop the War Coalition’s John Rees has put it: ‘so long
as they continue to kill we will continue to march.’