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The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) is dedicated to bringing together Iraqi and international civil societies through concrete actions to build together another Iraq, with peace and Human Rights for all.
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Water and its Infrastructure are not Weapons of War, Protect Civilians’ Right to Water in Iraq

Water and its Infrastructure are not Weapons of War, Protect Civilians’ Right to Water in Iraq

Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign Tuesday 15 July 2014   The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign is concerned that parties involved in the current conflict in Iraq and Syria might resort to using water and its infrastructure as a weapon of war. Over the past weeks, several news stories have reported...
Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference - Oslo, Norway, 2-4 November 2014

Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference – Oslo, Norway, 2-4 November 2014

Iraqi and international members of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative and the Iraqi Social Forum have been working over the last several months to organize an international conference concerning civil society in Iraq. Following an invitation by the Norway Social Forum to take part in their biannual event, in partnership and with support of...
DONATE NOW: Water Emergency in Qaraqosh (Bakhdeda) and Karemlesh - 22 June 2014

DONATE NOW: Water Emergency in Qaraqosh (Bakhdeda) and Karemlesh – 22 June 2014

Appeal by Un ponte per… Update of June 29 – Some 70% of Christian IDPs from Qaraqosh and Karemlesh (Ninewa Region, Hamdaniya – Mosul), who recently fled to Ankawa due to fights between ISIS/ISIL forces and KRG military forces, have gone back to their homes after an appeal by the Syriac Catholic Patriarch, H.E. Iohan...
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) conducted mass executions in Tikrit

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) conducted mass executions in Tikrit

HRW (Baghdad) – Analysis of photographs and satellite imagery strongly indicates that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) conducted mass executions in Tikrit after seizing control of the city on June 11, 2014. The analysis suggests that ISIS killed between 160 and 190 men in at least two locations between June 11 and...
Minorities Need Protection in Ninawa Governorate: the Shabak are among the most vulnerable

Minorities Need Protection in Ninawa Governorate: the Shabak are among the most vulnerable

Statement by the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), June 27, 2014 A call for the protection of minorities, and in particular, civilians from the Shabak minority in Mosul: all parties should consider Shabak neutral in terms of sectarian conflicts, and they should be given permission to enter protected areas and towns. ICSSI calls the...
Iraq’s Minorities Left between Scorpions and a Hard Place

Iraq’s Minorities Left between Scorpions and a Hard Place

Letta Tayler Published in: CNN Sunday wasn’t a good day in northern Iraq’s al-Hamdaniyah district. The previous night, Sunni extremist militants had snatched 26 Shia Turkmen from their homes. For the second week, residents had no running water and almost no electricity. The local hospital was almost out of medicine, and the doctor running the...
In Breach of Official Advice Meant to Prevent Unnecessary Suffering, US Fired Depleted Uranium at Civilian areas in Iraq

In Breach of Official Advice Meant to Prevent Unnecessary Suffering, US Fired Depleted Uranium at Civilian areas in Iraq

US fired depleted uranium at civilian areas in 2003 Iraq war, report finds The Guardian Dutch peace group Pax says findings show US was in breach of official advice meant to prevent suffering in conflicts Rob Edwards US forces fired depleted uranium (DU) weapons at civilian areas and troops in Iraq in breach of official...
The Initiative of Iraqi Intellectuals for the Unity of Iraq

The Initiative of Iraqi Intellectuals for the Unity of Iraq

In June 17th 2014, we are a group of Iraqi intellectuals (academics, artists, authors, journalists, and civil activists) from all Iraqi provinces including Kurdistan region, agree to launch a comprehensive national initiative to save Iraq, stop the political and security deterioration, and get our homeland out of the crucial crisis that threatens its unity.  ...
The Iraqi Alliance for Education (IAE) Call for the Protection of Displaced Students and Teaching Staff in North and West Iraq

The Iraqi Alliance for Education (IAE) Call for the Protection of Displaced Students and Teaching Staff in North and West Iraq

The Iraqi Alliance for Education (IAE) appeals to: Iraqi Government, KRG government, United Nation and the international community, Iraqi and international NGOs to protect displaced students and teaching staff in north and west Iraq. Following is the text of the appeal:   Subject /an Appeal   Iraq –June 23rd 2014   The Iraqi Alliance for...
IRAQ: CHOICES AT THE TOP

IRAQ: CHOICES AT THE TOP

BY DEXTER FILKINS The New Yorker president Obama won the White House in part by promising to end the war in Iraq, and since then he placed his faith in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to help him do so. It was Maliki who would hold together the state that the Americans had helped build. Obama had...
Challengers Emerge to Replace Divisive Maliki

Challengers Emerge to Replace Divisive Maliki

By ALISSA J. RUBIN and ROD NORDLAND The New York Times BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials said Thursday that political leaders had started intensive jockeying to replace Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki and create a government that would span the country’s deepening sectarian and ethnic divisions, spurred by what they called encouraging meetings with American officials...
Iraq’s problems are not timeless. The U.S. is responsible.

Iraq’s problems are not timeless. The U.S. is responsible.

 Boston Review Eight years ago, Nir Rosen made a startling prediction in the pages of Boston Review: Sunnis will be cleansed from Baghdad. And the Shias will go to war against Sunnis. The Kurds, having waited for this opportunity, will secede. Today, with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) taking over cities in...