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Five years ago the USA and Britain invaded Iraq. They lied that it was because Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Really they were just going in to steal Iraq’s oil. They killed a million people, but they said Saddam was a dictator, which was true. They were going to set the Iraqi people free.

So what are we to think when we hear that 8 Iraqi trade union leaders are to be transferred from Basra to Baghdad.  Their crime? They oppose the law that passes Iraq’s oil over to the greedy hands of the foreign multinationals. Their lives are at risk. Iraq, and specially Baghdad, is a cauldron.