[Marxism] Why the troops should get out of Iraq now -- Green Left Weekly, issue #700, February 28, 2007

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Green Left Weekly, #700, February 28, 2007
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Green Left Weekly is celebrating its 700th issue!

Seven hundred issues ago the first copy of Green Left Weekly hit the
streets in the midst of the first US-led invasion of Iraq. ``Just say
no'' to the war, was the cry on our multi-coloured cover, and the issue
was snapped up eagerly at the anti-war protests.


Iraq: Troops out now!

The invasion and occupation of Iraq has never been popular. With more
than 650,000 Iraqis, mostly civilians, having been killed since the
March 2003 US-British-Australian invasion, it is not surprising that
three quarters of Iraqis want the US and other foreign troops out, with
61% supporting armed attacks on US troops. The war is also opposed by a
majority in the West, including those countries that are involved in the
US-led occupation.

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International News

# Iraq: Troops out now! <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/700/36360>
# US Iraq commander wants thousands more troops
# Inconvenient truths about Al Gore and the environmental crisis
# Philippines: Death squads escalate their dirty work
# Aceh: New forms of foreign domination developing
# El Salvador's 'year of peace'?
# ElBaradei warns against Iran enrichment 'hype'
# Profits (and poverty) rise in EU
# West Papua - calling it a betrayal would be too generous
# Zimbabwe: Fighting spirit back!

Comment & Analysis

# LETTERS <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/700/36343>
# David Hicks and `anti-terror' laws
# Australia's racist past and present
# Alternatives to desalinated water
# Blair troop pull-out puts Howard on defensive
# Corporate greed drives water crisis
# HCNG: An alternative to coal and oil?
# Inconvenient truths about the environmental crisis
# Neville Curtis, 1947-2007 <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/700/36352>
# Sri Lankans to be sent back to war zone?

Australian News

# Stand up for your rights! <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/700/36358>
# Police attempt to silence Cheney protesters
# Anti-war victory at UNSW <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/700/36346>
# Forest activists beat ban on ‘walk-in’
# Performance pay: individual contracts for teachers
# Police called on anti-homophobia activists
# Power industry unions push for OHS control

Cultural Dissent

# Death stalks a woman's spiritual journey -- The Gates of Egypt,
Written by Stephen Sewell, Directed by Kate Gaul Company B, Belvoir St
Theatre, Sydney Until March 11 <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/700/36330>
# George W. Bush, 1946-2007 -- Death of a President Written, produced &
directed by Gabriel Range, Hopscotch Films In cinemas from March 1
# The power of progressive purchase -- Not Buying It: My Year Without
Shopping by Judith Levine Free Press
# Working the airwaves <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/700/36332>


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