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The Raw Story | Anatomy of a peace movement part two: Labor unions add muscle to anti-war push

"'The economy of Iraq is being taken over by U.S. corporations, with the long-term aim of dominating and exploiting the petroleum industry,' Henning said. 'Meanwhile, Iraqi workers' rights are thwarted and unions continue to be banned in many sectors under a 1987 Saddam Hussein regime law.' He further noted that the Iraq Federation of Trade Unions and the Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq have blamed U.S. military presence as the principal destabilizing factor and view withdrawal of U.S. tropos as essential to establishing stability and a chance of democracy."
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