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The streaker’s defence

It takes a particular kind of courage for people in public life to admit that they got something wrong, even after their error is publicly obvious.…

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How many Iraqis died?

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How many Iraqis died in the US led invasion of 2003 and the subsequent occupation?Pakistan-born Glasgow-based sociologist, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, writing in the UAE journal The…

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Pilger on Gatsby and Iraq

In today’s online edition of The Guardian, Australian journalist John Pilger surveys the mess that is contemporary Iraq, under the headlinesWe’ve moved on from the Iraq war…

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Iraq: a war widow’s view

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On Saturday 27 April The Canberra Times published an opinion piece by Kellie Merritt, an Iraq war widow, social worker and mother. Her husband Flight Lieutenant Paul Pardoel…

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Robert O’Neill on lessons not yet learned

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Today’s edition of The Australian carried a piece by defence writer Brendan Nicholson summarising the views of distinguished military historian Robert O’Neill AO, Chair of the International Academic…

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