No trade union freedom in ‘new’ Iraq

This video from the USA says about itself:

The Iraq-U.S. Labor Solidarity Tour. In June 2005 six senior Iraqi trade union leaders toured the United States hosted by U.S. Labor Against the War, visiting 25 cities and speaking to several thousand unionists, peace activists, and others. This documentary captures the energy and emotions of the tour while expressing the important substantive message Iraqi workers want to convey to all Americans: end the occupation; oppose the privatization of Iraqi national resources; and support the right of all Iraqi workers to organize free and independent trade unions.

The world’s largest union confederation called on the US-backed Iraqi government on Monday to respect workers’ rights after police ransacked and closed down a union HQ.

The US military has belatedly said that it was clamping down on contracting firms at military bases using employees whose home countries ban travel to Iraq.

ALMOST 96 per cent of oil and petrol money earmarked for humanitarian needs and reconstruction in Iraq after the 2003 invasion has gone missing, an official audit has found: here.

Patrick Cockburn on Missing Billions in Iraq and Soaring Cancer Infant Mortality Rates in Fallujah: here.

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