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Iraq Under US Occupation

Open-Content investigative project managed by AJB, KJF, mtuck

This is the home page for the Iraq Under US Occupation investigative project, one of several grassroots investigations being hosted on the History Commons website. The data published as part of this investigation has been collected, organized, and published by members of the public who are registered users of this website.

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8/10/2009 More Entries Forthcoming

We have not forgotten the Iraq Occupation project! However, other projects have taken up the majority of our efforts in recent weeks. We have recently added a lengthy entry documenting the information gleaned from non-coercive interrogations of Saddam Hussein, but much more remains to be documented. We welcome your contributions.

 

5/15/2007 New Entries for the Week of May 5-12

Recent entries deal primarily with US efforts to pressure the Iraqi government into passing an oil law that would open the Iraqi oil sector up to foreign investment on capital-friendly terms.

 

5/9/2007 New Entries for the Weeks of April 22-May 4

Thirty-six new entries have been added to the Iraq under US Occupation project since April 22. Nearly all of them relate to the controversial oil law that the US government and international oil companies have been pressuring the Iraqi government to pass.

The oil law has been widely criticized by civil society organizations and Iraqi oil workers as a mechanism that …

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4/21/2007 Submissions for week of April 15-21

Entries added this week again focus on attempts early in the occupation to impose neoliberal structural reforms on Iraq’s economy, despite resistance from Iraq’s ministers. Other entries focus on US and British efforts to influence the country’s oil development policy. There’s also one really interesting entry on an op-ed piece written by …

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4/14/2007 New entries dealing with oil law and IMF

This week’s entries mostly focused on efforts by the US government to implement structural changes to Iraq’s economy, such as the US government’s insistence that Iraq pass a new petroleum law that would pave the way for the use of unpopular Production Sharing Agreements with foreign oil companies. Other entries deal with events related to Iraq’…

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