Iraqi Employees on the Radio

BBC Radio Five Live’s Pods and Blogs show recently covered the Iraqi employees story, and the blog-based campaign in support of asylum in the UK for those threatened by death-squads in Southern Iraq. You can listen to the relevant segment here, which includes an interview with a man who has been working as a translator with American forces, now in the USA, and with Dan Hardie, too, who stresses that wars have consequences.

If you haven’t already, do write to your MP about this important issue (though a real letter would be even better: the postcode for the House of Commons is SW1A 0AA). If you want to get up to speed on where things stand right now, Dan’s blog is probably the best place to start.

13 thoughts on “Iraqi Employees on the Radio”

  1. Because it’s childish and not funny, and I’d rather have empty comments threads at the Stoa than comments threads filling up with your weird campaign against Daniel.

  2. (I also have a mild preference that people who are going to engage in abusing one another on-line do it under their real names, but maybe that’s just me. It seems more dignified, somehow.)

  3. Congratulations, Will, for becoming only the second person in six and a half years, after David Duff, to get himself banned from the Stoa’s comments section.

  4. You’d have to explore the archives of the old Stoa site for September / October 2004 for the full story (here and here), but it really isn’t worth it, and not just because the formatting on the old posts is a bit screwy. I explained briefly why I banned him here. But, as I say, you’d be wasting more time chasing this up than I’ve wasted writing this comment.

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