In Iraq and Afghanistan, anthropologists are involved in activities such as gathering information on genealogical relationships and development projects, finding out why insurgents cluster in particular areas, briefing commanders before tactical operations, and advising on psychological warfare.

DRINGENDE OPROEP VOOR INTERNATIONALE SOLIDARITEIT MET DE IRAAKSE “THAWRA” (revolutie) Het International Anti-Occupation Network (IAON) groepeert onder andere: het BRussells Tribunal, de Spanish Campaign Against the Occupation and for the Sovereignty of Iraq (CEOSI), het International Action Center (IAC), Women Solidarity for an Independent and Unified Iraq (WSIUI), de Portuguese Session of the World Tribunal on Iraq en de Iraq Solidarity Association in Stockholm.

Payout to 71 former prisoners is first of its kind from a defence contractor active in Iraq: Iraqi prisoners who allege they were tortured in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq are being paid $5.8m by the subsidiary of a US defence contractor accused of complicity in their mistreatment.

"I would like to draw your attention, and that of the British Government, to a worrying and rapidly developing situation in Iraq." Open letter from Iraqi/British citizens Salah al Hashimi and Tahrir Swift to British MP

To an Unknown Iraqi

by Hans Christof von Sponeck on 05-01-2013

2013 is the year that accountability and Justice for Iraq should be high on the agenda of the International Human Rights Community. Hans C. von Sponeck, member of the BRussells Tribunal, who resigned as Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq in 2000, wrote a moving apology letter to the Iraqi people in June 2003. We republish this letter again today.

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