10 shameful years since the invasion of Iraq

howard protest

Image by Jarislaw L Gasiorek

April 2013 marks 10 years since an incredibly shameful chapter of Australia’s history – our involvement in the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq – began.  On April 9th former Prime Minister John Howard gave a lecture to right wing think tank the Lowy Institute in an attempt to justify his deceitful actions from 2003 with the same lies about weapons of mass destruction that have been trotted out continuously for the last decade, despite being completely disproven.

As a community activist who was heavily involved in protests against the war in 2003 I was asked to address a rally held outside the venue where Howard was speaking.  The speech I gave can be found here.


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