Against the Iraq War: The Largest Global Protest Ever

Against the Iraq War: The Largest Global Protest Ever

Protesters against the war in Iraq march towards U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, 2007. Photo by, Ragesoss By Michael Hirschfield, age 12 and IndyKids staff On February 15, 2003, 12 to 14 million people gathered in 800 cities around the world to protest against the...

Destruction of Iraq’s Cultural Heritage

By LILY KUZMINSKI, age 10 The ninth century Mosque of Samarra was damaged during 2005 fighting in Iraq. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons Since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, much of Iraq’s cultural heritage has been destroyed: One million books, ten million other...

10-Year Anniversary of the Iraq War

By DANIEL IKVO, age 12 PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons March 2013 marks 10 years of America’s war in Iraq. Beginning in 2003, Americans were sent to Iraq by President Bush to stop Saddam Hussein from building weapons of mass destruction and to establish a democractic...

U.S. Withdraws from Iraq

PHOTO: Flickr/NCinDC Nine years after invading and occupying Iraq, U.S. military forces officially left the country in December. More than 4,400 U.S. troops died in the war and 650,000 to more than one million Iraqis died. The United States still has its largest...

U.S. Aid to Haiti vs. Iraq

The U.S. government has provided more than $450 million to aid Haiti following the January 12, 2010 earthquake, according USAID administrator Rajiv Shah. Research by the economist Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes in 2007 estimated the war in Iraq was costing the...