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iwt_dates2.pngThe People's Tribunal on the Iraq War was the first grassroots tribunal to be streamed live online on December 1 & 2, 2016 from Washington D.C. It was also the first tribunal in which people could testify remotely from anywhere in the world, through pre-recorded video or live through Skype. After 14 years of costly war based on lies, the project formed to uplift truth, accountability, and to offer a space for healing for the peace movement. The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War is an effort to unify the global anti-war/peace movements with other justice movements by uplifting testimonies of the costs of this war—and war itself. The Tribunal brings the lies that created the war on Iraq into public awareness, and at the time, demanded Obama act on them. It is a tool that was created to inspire the anti-war movement before the inauguration of the administration in 2017. It is an educational tool that all groups can use to build, inspire, and empower their organizations and communities to advocate for peace, an end to war, & demilitarization. 

Watch the Testimonies!
Day One | Day Two

Day 1 Testifiers

Intro by Jodie Evans, 00:00:35
Press Conference, 00:06:49
Luis Roberto Zamora Bolaños, live, 00:06:49
Ray McGovern, live, 00:19:20
Raed Jarrar, live, 00:27:00
David Swanson, live, 00:35:00
Barbara Lee, video & message read by Ciara Taylor, 00:41:00
Dennis Kucinich, read by Martha Neuman, 00:46:00
Kathy Kelly, video, 00:50:00
Terry Rockefeller, video, 00:56:00
Vijay Prashad, video, 1:02:00
Medea Benjamin, live, 1:11:00
John Cavanaugh, live, 1:18:00
John Kiriakou, live, 1:26:00
Philip Giraldi, live, 1:39:00
Elizabeth Murray, read by Paula Kahn, 1:44:00
Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Skype, 1:48:00
Sara Browning, live, 1:54:00
Dirk Adriaensens, video, 2:00:00
Janet Gerson, live, 2:06:00
Joshua Weiner, live, 2:14:00
Dan Ellsberg, video, 2:21:00
Ann Wright, video, 2:28:00
Raed Jarrar hosts at 2:31:00
Omar Ziada, video, 2:33:00
Faruq Ziada,video, 2:42:00
Maha Al-Nuaimy, video 2:47:00
Chris Hedges, video, 2:53:00
Danny Glover, audio recording, 3:04:00
Liz Holtzman, video, 3:09:00
Rebecca Gordon, video, 3:16:00
Inder Comar, video, 3:28:00
Jeremy Corbyn, video, 3:37:00
Vincent Warren, video, 3:44:00
Anthony Arnove, hosting, 3:54:00
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, video, 3:55:00
Collateral Damage, video, 4:03:00
Anthony Arnove, live, 4:07:00
Janine Jackson, video, 4:15:00
Sonali Kolhatkar, video, 4:21:00
Robert Greenwald, video, 4:29:00
Jeff Cohen, video, 4:33:00
Andrew Bacevich, Skype, 4:39:00
Noam Chomsky, read by Anthony Arnove, 4:44:00
Viggo Mortensenn, video, 4:51:00
Juan Cole, read by Anthony Arnove/Jodie, 4:56:00
Medea Benjamin hosts at 4:56:00
Leslie Cagan, video, 4:58:00
Matthew De Vlieger, video, 5:05:00
Ed Begley Jr., video, 5:09:00
We are Many Trailer 5:14:00
Lindsey German, video, 5:17:00
5:23 Amir Amirani (click here to view full testimony)
Mairead Maguire, video, 5:24:00
5:32-5:37 = technical difficulties
Joe Moore, video, 5:38:00
Philip Weiss, video, 5:41:00
Andy Shallal, live, 5:48:00
Ben Cohen, video, 6:00:00
Charles Eisenstein,video, 6:04:00

Day 2 Testifiers

Intro Ciara Taylor
Nadje Al-Ali, video, 00:00:50
Abigail Ruane, video, 00:05:00
Maria Santelli, video, 00:10:00
Ciara speaks at 00:18:00
Ann Wright, hosts, 00:20:00
Camilo Mejia, video, 00:24:00
Matthew Hoh, video, 00:30:00
Julio Torres, live, 00:37:48 min
IVAW winter soldier 46:27 
Barbara Wein, live, 00:48:00
Stacy Bannerman, live, 00:57:28
Kevin & Joyce Lucey, live, 1:09:15
Gilda Carbonaro,video, 1:24:34
Dr. Helen Caldicott, video, 1:32:14
Miriam Pemberton, video, 1:39:20
Dana Visalli, video, 1:44:40
Barbara Koeppel, live, 1:50:28
Bill McKibben, video, 2:02:33
Paula Graciela Kahn hosts 2:09:35
Kevin Zeese, live, 2:10:04
Nicholas Davies, video, 2:16:20
Peter Van Buren, video, 2:24:40
Karen Dolan, video, 2:30:43
Pratap Chatterjee, video, 2:34:30
Phyllis Bennis, live, 2:39:52
Thomas Fasy, live, 2:48:00
Jonathan Hutto, live, 2:55:16
Noor Al-Samarrai, video, 3:01:16
3:07:36 Press Conference
Darakshan Raja, live, 3:07:37
Rama Kudaimi, live, 3:16:28
Paula Kahn, live, 3:24:28
Rachel Gilmer, live, 3:30:49
Reece Chenault, live, 3:40:35
Esther Iverem, live, 3:50:40
Hans Von Sponeck, video, 3:57:27
Joe Jondreau, live, 4:03:16
Jonathan Hutto hosts 4:09:35
Sam Koplinka-Loehr, live, 4:10:35
Glen Ford, live, 4:15:48
Eddie Glaude, video, 4:22:38
Michael Sampson, live, 4:39:34
Sammy Almashat, live, 4:39:05
Thea Paneth, video, 4:48:45
Sarms Jabra, video, 4:55:43
5:01:27 Darakshan Raja hosts
Eve Ensler, Skype, 5:01:28
Angela Peoples, live, 5:08:03
Jaya Priya Reinhalter, live, 5:16:21
Reverend Lennox Yearwood, video, 5:24:45
Chase Iron Eyes, delivered by Jodie Evans, 5:35:37
5:32:00 Closing Statements

Additional Testimonies: 

Alison Weir

Ciara Taylor

Karen Malpede 

Leilah Nadir 

Müge Gürsoy Sökmen 

Patricia Folkrod

Rabbi Michael Lerner 

Sarah Anderson 

Testimonies & Mini Bios

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War: After 14 years of costly war based on lies, it’s time for truth and accountability. The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War will unify the global anti-war/peace movements with other justice movements by uplifting testimonies of the costs of this war—and war itself. The Tribunal will bring the lies that created the war on Iraq into public awareness, while demanding Obama act on them.

Education ToolKit

Social Media Toolkit

Sample Tweets, Facebook Posts & Graphics to Share!

"The Fraudulent War" 

The “war on terror” is a fraud, a deliberate deception.  The invasions of both Iraq and Afghanistan were premeditated, programmed long before 9/11, and they were intended to gain control of hydrocarbon resources in the Persian Gulf.  This powerpoint presentation documents in detail what has long been suspected.

Uncover the Local Costs of the Iraq War

Calculate how much your community, city, and/or state are paying for war through taxes or hidden costs (homelessness, lack of affordable housing, student debt, extreme police violence, lack of access to health care, etc.) 

Interactive Timeline: Buying the War

How to use the interactive timeline

This "Buying the War" Interactive Timeline lets you view some of the media coverage leading up to the Iraq War. Click on "headlines" to see newspaper coverage (and read the articles), choose documents for more important articles and the documents in the case (for example U.S. and U.N. reports), watch video from the documentary, media coverage and analysis." 

Pre-War Media Slideshow

Films on the Iraq Invasion and War

The following films are accessible for free online. Watch them to learn more about the lies and the costs of the Iraq War. You can also host screenings of this film at your home or a community space and then have a discussion afterwards with attendees over how you can support the tribunal. You can also share this Toolkit on your social media pages.

Press Room

Day Two of Iraq Tribunal to Focus on the Costs of the Iraq War, at Home and Abroad, CODEPINK Media Advisory

Day One of Iraq Tribunal to Focus on Lies that Led to War, Create Roadblock to Future Wars Under Trump, CODEPINK Media Advisory

bushpic_590.jpg Why It's Vital to hold George W. Bush accountable for War Crimes as Trump is Inaugurated  Stacy Bannerman/January 12, 2017/Truthdig
A Detailed History (Pt. 3/4) Richard Behan/January 18 2017/LA Progressive 


iraqi-oil-field-450.jpg Yes It Was Blood for Oil (Pt. 2) CODEPINK Nails the Truth about Bush's Wars Richard Behan/January 4, 2017/LA Progressive

 20030203_400.jpg  George W. Bush’s Criminal Wars of Aggression: a Detailed History (Pt.1)  Richard Behan/December 15, 2016/CounterPunch


 Remembering the Costs of the Iraq War in the Age of Trump  Phyllis Bennis/ January 5, 2017/ The Nation

Stacy Bannerman/January 2, 2017/Salon/Alternet
Violence in the Name of Security: When will the U.S. Admit to Fueling Terror?  Vijay Prashad/December 31, 2016/ The Citizen/Alternet  


 peopleofcolor.jpg  We Need a New Kind of AntiWar Movement  Rachel Gilmer/December 13, 2016/Alternet

 War based on deception: Bush’s Iraq lies, uncontested, will haunt us under Donald Trump  Medea Benjamin/December 2, 2016/Salon

Bush's Iraq Lies, Uncontested, Will Haunt Us Under Trump Medea Benjamin/December 2, 2016/Truth Out

 anti-war-demonstration-san-francisco-1969-archival-photo-poster.jpg  People's Tribunal on the Iraq War Unifies Peace Movements
The December meeting to unify global antiwar movements was organized by CodePink.
Jodie Evans /December 2, 2016/ The Real News Network 
 obama-iraq-war-syria-isis-722x480.jpg An Open Letter to Obama from an Iraq War Spouse
Before he leaves office, Obama should set up a truth commission on the Iraq War.
Stacy Bannerman/December 1, 2016/Foreign Policy in Focus 

The Iraq War Was a Huge Ethical Leap Backwards
From the Big Lie to torture and sectarian violence, the U.S. and the Middle East are still paying the price for our moral perversions in Iraq. Michael Lerner/December 1, 2016/Foreign Policy in Focus 

 12745495_1512252812414037_6557221289447989380_n.jpg  Bush’s Iraq Lies, Uncontested, Will Haunt Us Under Trump
Reminder: Iraq posed absolutely no threat to the United States.
Medea Benjamin/December 1, 2016/Alternet

 CIA Analyst to Iraq Tribunal: Wolfowitz Pushed Multiple Investigations of “Pure Fiction” 
The allegations that Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction are lies.

Elizabeth Murray/December 1, 2016/AlterNet 




About That Iraq Promise, Mr. President

Stacy Bannerman: The Iraq War mistake forced my now ex-husband to serve two year-long tours in Iraq. His severe post-combat trauma led to a crystal meth addiction that cost me my home, my job, and everything I loved. Stacy Bannerman/LA Progressive 



 CymQA5MXEAAMKzd.jpg People's Tribunal on the Iraq War Set to Open Thursday  December 1, 2016
 maxresdefault.jpg  Day One of Iraq Tribunal to Focus on Lies that Led to War, Create Roadblock to Future Wars Under Trump, CODEPINK MEDIA ADVISORY 
 url-1.jpg   Tribunal to Expose Lies and Costs of Iraq War Post-Election, Serve as Roadblock to Trump Wars, CODEPINK PRESS RELEASE



Rising Up With Sonali' Interview with CODEPINK's Jodie Evans November 29, 2016   

 BUSH-WAR-CRIMES-105338855954_xlarge.jpeg  Finally, a US tribunal on the Iraq War! Phillip Weiss/November 29,2016/ Mondoweiss 



The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War with Sam Koplinka-Loehr and Elizabeth Murray - Podcast, November 28, 2016
 imgres-2.jpg  Vet Family Supporter Testifies Against the Iraq War  November 28, 2016/

 Jodie Evans, Code Pink Co-founder, on The Iraq Tribunal,

November 2, 2016/OpEd News Podcast


 What the Anti-War Movement Can Learn from the Black Radical Tradition,

Ciara Taylor/November 1st, 2016/The RealNews Network

 2071607818_b2dfd043a3_z.jpg   'He Carried the Ghosts of the Casualties of War': The Terrible Pain After You Come Home
"I kept waiting for him to come home, and when he finally did, he wasn't alone."
Stacy Bannerman/October 30, 2016/Alternet 

We Must Tell the Truth About the Iraq War,

Jodie Evans/October 30th, 2016/TruthDig


Testimony to the US Tribunal on Iraq by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguiret,

October 30, 2016/AlterNet


Now More Than Ever, We Must Tell the Truth About the Iraq War,

Jodie Evans/October 28, 2016/AlterNet



People's Tribunal to Examine Legacy of Iraq War,  

October 27, 2016/The RealNews Network



 image_69.jpg  What the Black Radical Tradition Can Teach Us About Rebuilding the Antiwar Movement, Ciara Taylor/October 17, 2016/Alternet


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