Oppression of trade unions in Bush’s ‘new’ Iraq


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From British weekly The Observer:

Iraq imposes ‘Saddam style’ ban on oil union

Heather Stewart, economics editor

Sunday August 5, 2007

Iraq’s energy ministry is using a Saddam-era decree to crack down on trade unions and stifle dissent against foreign exploitation of the country’s vast oil reserves, the Basra-based oil workers’ union claims.

Hassan Juma’a, the union‘s leader, has been at the forefront of a public campaign against the signing of a controversial new oil law – demanded by Washington – that would lead to long-term profit-sharing contracts being signed with multinational oil giants.

British soldiers die in Basra: here.

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