Iraq Occupation Focus was formed in the spring of 2004 by a group of activists from across the anti-war movement who were spurred into action by the revelations of human rights abuses coming out of Iraq, the growing evidence of plunder by US corporations and the appaling death toll inflicted by the occupying military forces. We felt it was vital to step up the campaign to end the occupation completely by informing people in Britain about the realities of the occupation, helping to mobilise people against it.
One of our central activities is the production of a regular newsletter, which we circulate widely as a service to the broader anti-war movement.
The aims of Iraq Occupation Focus are to:
- Campaign to end the occupation of Iraq and provide practical solidarity for Iraqis.
- Disseminate information in Britain about the realities of the occupation; develop and publicise the arguments for ending the occupation; research and highlight the reasons for British involvement.
- Work to secure more accurate and comprehensive coverage of the realities of the occupation in the British media.
- Build direct links with and support Iraqis struggling for democracy and independence.