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Mosul offensive stirs a cauldron of conflicts
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
Record temperatures in Kuwait and Iraq as heatwave spikes pose increasing health risk
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
Class War 03/2016: IRAQ 1991 – Class war and bourgeois containment
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
‘I Escaped Isis Rapists, But Was Forced To Leave My Baby Behind’
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
Eric See of Peace Action West talks on 'Who's who in Iraq and Syria'
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
Iraq risks losing generation due to lack of schools, healthcare
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
Support is flooding in for an Assyrian church's reopening in Baghdad
Some good news emerged from inside of Baghdad this week, as the St George's Church re-opened its doors to Iraq's persecuted Christian community, after a decade from being attacked in the wake of the US/UK invasion of Iraq....
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 10:19AM
Phyllis Bennis: Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley...
Event Date: Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:30PM
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:39PM
“Yemen, ISIS, and Middle East Mayhem: What Progressives Should Know
Fromm Hall, Maier Room (#110), University of San Francisco 2497 Golden Gate Avenue (at Parker, just behind St. Ignatius Church) San Francisco California Zip: 94118...
Event Date: Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:22PM
Iraq: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going?
AFSC, Two Blocks from Civic Center BART/MUNI 65 Ninth Street, Central Door Upstairs Front Room San Francisco, CA 94103 415-350-9305 http://afsc.org/office/san-francisco-ca...
Event Date: Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:46AM
"No to US Policy of Endless War!" Protest on 12th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion of Iraq
Powell & Market Sts....
Event Date: Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 10:46AM
Opposition to new Authorization for Use of Military Force & support for non-military respo
Oakland Federal Bldg, 1301 Clay St, nr 12th St BART Station...
Event Date: Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:47PM
Interview With Iraq War Veteran Emily Yates (video/x-flv 48.7mb)
Emily Yates talks about her life in the US Army as a journalist in Iraq, the military's embedding program, and ways to support and learn from veterans. Video: 14:49...
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:39PM
War on ISIS or Shadow Boxing in the Middle East?
Castro Valley Library, Chabot Room 3600 Norbridge Avenue (between Redwood Road and Castro Valley Blvd.) Castro Valley, CA 94546 Public transit: Castro Valley BART, AC 32...
Event Date: Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:27PM
Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity! NOV. 01, 2014
The so-called international coalition to fight the ISIS, have not helped Kurdish resistance effectively despite witnessing the ongoing genocide committed against Kobanê. They have not fulfilled their real international legal obligations. Some of the countries in the coalition, especially Turkey, are among financial and military supporters of the ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Therefore a Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity is vital. If the world wants democracy in the ...
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:24AM
Turkey agrees to allow Peshmerga from Iraq into Kobane
Turkey to allow Kurdish PUK troops from Iraq to pass Turkey and enter Kobane. YPG is not asking for this support. Indeed, it may turn into an occupation of revolutionary Kobane after ISIL has been kicked out, since Iraqi Kurdish PUK is not as left-leaning and democratic as the YPG. Kurdish militias in Iraq are unfortunately not revolutionary, which is why they enjoy endless US and EU support. PUK: Kurdish Patriotic Union....
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:53AM
DAF Anarchists report from Kobane (Oct 9) after 24 days of ISIS attacks
DAF (anarchist federation) reports on Oct 9 about the 24th day of ISIS attacks on Kobanê....
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:39AM
Kobanê Solidarity Graffiti in West Oakland
Graffiti expressing solidarity with Kobanê appeared in multiple locations across West Oakland....
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:29PM
ISIS: Genocidal Jihad Made in the USA; U.S. Out of Syria and Iraq!
[Photo: Religious fanatics of ISIS marching 250 fighters of the secular Syrian Arab Army through the desert before lining them up in frnt of their graves and shooting them. From video released by ISIS late in August.]...
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:45PM
Down with the Imperialist War in Iraq and Syria!
In early August the American government decided to launch a limited “humanitarian action” – in the form of mass bombing! – in Iraq, after an international campaign to mobilize public opinion over the plight of the Yazidi and Christian minorities who have been threatened with “genocide” by the advance of Islamist rebels of “the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (better known by the acronym ISIS)....
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:13AM