Depleted uranium used by US forces blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq

Cancer is more common than flu in the Iraqi city of Najaf, about 160 km south of Baghdad, one local doctor told RT. After the start of the war rates of leukemia and birth defects ''rose dramatically'' due to use of depleted uranium by the US military.

US Wars, Dehumanization, and Me

By Brandon Toy

I arrived in Baghdad believing that Iraqis were simple people in need of having civilization thrust upon them, and that we were the enlightened civil ones who would show them the right way to live. To me, they were less than human.

After more than 10 years of hardship, Iraqi Christian calls it quits on Iraq

Fatin Yousef outlasted the US invasion and civil war, but threats and kidnappings finally drove her out of Iraq. Only one of her 60 relatives remains there.

WHO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers in Iraq Caused by US Weapons

By Denis Halliday

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has categorically refused in defiance of its own mandate to share evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of Depleted Uranium and other weapons have not only killed many civilians, but continue to result in the birth of deformed babies.

Iraq: The Greatest 'Non-story' of the Modern Era

By Neil Clark

Pro-war politicians can tell us exactly how many people have died in Syria since the violence started there in 2011, whereas when it comes to Iraq and the number of people who have been killed there
since March 2003, there s a great deal more vagueness. '

How the World Health Organisation Covered Up Iraq s Nuclear Nightmare

By Nafeez Ahmed

Ex-UN, WHO officials reveal political interference to suppress scientific evidence of postwar environmental health catastrophe.

From Information Clearing House


'No place and no one is safe in Iraq'


Nine Years of Injustice for American Prisoner in Iraq

Aisha Maniar, Truthout: It s been a decade since the nation was shocked by images of torture and prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, and yet for at least one prisoner, a dual Jordanian and United States citizen, the persecution continues.


Fired for Standing in Way of Iraq War: Ousted Director of Nobel-Winning OPCW Speaks Out


Washington s silence on Iraq
by Kelley B. Vlahos


Violence has escalated in Iraq at a rate not seen since 2008 when the final Strategic Framework and Security Agreement between Bush and Maliki was signed. Nearly 6,000 Iraqis were killed since the beginning of the year, 490 in October, as of Sunday. Sectarian violence on both sides is washing over Iraqi towns and cities like an epidemic, including the North, where Kurdistan had once been known as the safest place in Iraq. Washington, which for years claimed the invasion, in part, was to foster a democratic ally in the region, has been curiously silent on why this is happening and what it means for Iraq, with much of the mainstream news following suit...

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