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text Teachers in Mosul learn to cope with traumatised pupils by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
On a classroom whiteboard in the battered city of Mosul the words "rediscovering how to smile" outline the heartbreaking task of Iraqi teachers striving to heal their students' mental scars after brutal Islamic State group rule....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:52AM
text US Military Illegally Detains US Citizen & Denies Lawyer by repost
The ACLU reports that "For nearly two months, the U.S. military has been detaining an American citizen at a secret jail in Iraq, denying him access to a lawyer and even refusing to release his name. "...
Posted: Mon Nov 6, 2017 8:33PM
text UNHCR begins its winter assistance programme for displaced Iraqis and refugees by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
This week, UNHCR Iraq began its winter assistance programme to help vulnerable displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees. Altogether, more than 100,000 households will benefit from additional help over the next four months....
Posted: Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:02AM
text Dire lack of winter funding puts millions of refugees in Middle East at risk by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
Dwindling resources could severely jeopardize efforts to provide refugees and displaced persons across the Middle East with essential winter supplies such as thermal blankets and warm clothing, the United Nations refugee agency has warned....
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:15AM
calendar Iraqi Kurdistan - A Report-back by Peace Action of San Mateo County
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue San Mateo, CA 94402...
Event Date: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:59PM
text How Baghdad’s Youth Movement is Uniting A Divided Nation by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
At first glance, the story behind the Baghdad City of Peace Carnival sounds entirely improbable: a carnival with music, dancing, and colourful balloons in downtown Baghdad? Thousands of young people volunteering their time with hopes of improving their society?...
Posted: Fri Aug 4, 2017 3:23AM
text War in Mosul draws to a brutal end by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
On 10 July, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi declared victory in Mosul, bringing about the end of a military operation that began last October....
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:42AM
text Thousands of Mosul children in grave danger by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
Save the Children is providing clean water and other life-saving aid to thousands of people in camps such as Hamam al Alil and Jed'ah, but warns that the enormous needs are now likely to grow....
Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:39PM
text The Shortwave Report 06/02/17 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK Japan....
Posted: Thu Jun 1, 2017 4:59PM
text Chelsea Manning is Free by Power to the People
Chelsea Manning, who exposed American war crimes in Iraq, as she was required to do by the Nuremberg Principles when a member of the US military, is free. She was released at 2 a.m. Central Time from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas....
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:37AM
text The Jiyan Foundation, Supporting Survivors of ISIS Terror in Iraq by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
The Jiyan Foundation strives for a society where the dignity of the human person is protected, where adults and children enjoy the right to life and liberty, and where citizens are free from torture and terror....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:33AM
text Imprint of Hope Are Making Iraq Great and Beautiful by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
In addition to decorating the city’s walls, Imprint of Hope also paints orphanages, nurseries and public buildings, including a children’s cancer hospital....
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:45AM
calendar U.S. War on Iraq Never Ended mosul_copy.pdf_140_.jpg by Martha Hubert
Look for the huge PEACE banner at One Post Street in San Francisco. (on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office, directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)...
Event Date: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:30PM
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:16PM
image ACLU of Northern California Contact Info for SFO Arrivals Affected by Executive Order aclu_of_northern_california_1.jpg by via ACLU of Northern California
The ACLU of Northern California is asking that people who have been expecting visitors to arrive at SFO from one of the seven countries in yesterday’s executive order – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – and have not heard from their visitors or have heard that their visitors have arrived and been detained or denied entry to please contact us at 415-621-2488 and leave a message....
Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:26AM
text Mosul offensive stirs a cauldron of conflicts by WSWS
Iraqi Army units and troops of the autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), backed by US and allied air power, special forces and “advisors,” continue to push toward the Islamic State (ISIS)-held northern city of Mosul and the estimated 1.5 million civilians trapped within its confines. In the past 24 hours, Kurdish forces claimed to have captured villages and towns to the city’s north and east, while Iraqi Army units advanced from the south...
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:31AM
image Record temperatures in Kuwait and Iraq as heatwave spikes pose increasing health risk 480_20160722-record-temps-kuwait-iraq_1.jpg by john Englart (Takver)
As the US swelters through the current dog-days of summer heatwaves, spare a thought for people in southern Iraq, Iran and Kuwait who had to endure maximum temperatures of 129°F (54C) last week. Increasing temperatures and extreme heat events pose increasing health risk and enormous challenges for acclimatization and adaptation. Reducing emissions is vital for limiting this risk for future generations, but adaptation will also be now essential for human survival....
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:35PM
text Class War 03/2016: IRAQ 1991 – Class war and bourgeois containment by CLASS WAR
It was a quarter of a century ago, on March 7th, 1991, when the proletarian uprising in Iraq against war showed to the world proletariat the only way forward to eliminate wars forever. As always, on the other side of the social barricade, all the global forces of Capital acted as one body to liquidate the autonomy of our class....
Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:49AM
text ‘I Escaped Isis Rapists, But Was Forced To Leave My Baby Behind’ by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
An estimated 5,000 women and girls have been kidnapped by Isis fighters, with many bought and sold into sexual slavery in markets....
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:07AM
calendar Eric See of Peace Action West talks on 'Who's who in Iraq and Syria' by Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo 300 E. Santa Inez San Mateo, CA 94401...
Event Date: Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:22AM
text Iraq risks losing generation due to lack of schools, healthcare by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
More than 2 million children in Iraq are out of school, up to 3 million more have had their education disrupted by the war, and nearly one in five schools have been damaged, destroyed or used for other purposes, the U.N. children's fund UNICEF says....
Posted: Sun Jan 3, 2016 3:28AM