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Founding Statement of Sport Against Violence Iraq

Founding Statement of Sport Against Violence Iraq

Baghdad – 25 December 2016 Since we believe in the values of peace and good citizenship in our country, as we want Iraq to be free and all its citizens to be equal in rights and duties, we find in sport an effective community tool to confront violence and entrench the principles of peaceful coexistence...
The Final Deceleration of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference 2017 in Sulaimaniyah

The Final Deceleration of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference 2017 in Sulaimaniyah

The Sixth Conference of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Sulaymaniyah – Iraqi Kurdistan Region 18 January, 2017 Solidarity with Iraqi Civil Society in Its Nonviolent Struggle Against Injustice and Extremism Activists of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI], the Iraqi Social Forum [ISF], and the Kurdistan Social Forum [KSF], celebrated the big and...
The Bad Conditions of People’s Livelihood and Non-Violent Strike in KRG

The Bad Conditions of People’s Livelihood and Non-Violent Strike in KRG

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی Awat Hassan Abdulla – Civil rights activist Paper presented at the ICSSI Annual Conference, 18th of January 2017, in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan Region Beforehand, I want to say that the population of this region is almost 5 million people, more than 1, 600.000 people are employees!! In the past, people...
Social Movement in Iraq: Various Methods Aiming for A Civil State and Social Justice

Social Movement in Iraq: Various Methods Aiming for A Civil State and Social Justice

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی Written by: Dr. Jassim Al-Hilfi presented by Ali Saheb in ICSSI Sixth Conference, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan region 01/18/2017 Introduction Large demonstrations began in Iraq, in February 25, 2011, and grew into a widespread mass movement by July 31, 2015. These demonstrations occurred in all provinces and districts of Iraq, and...
We Are Part of a Global Struggle: Building International Solidarity

We Are Part of a Global Struggle: Building International Solidarity

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی Nonviolent, Civil-Society Organizing in the U.S. and Opportunities for Solidarity with Iraq   Terry Kay Rockefeller September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows   Paper presented at the ICSSI Annual Conference, 18th of January 2017, in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan Region   Let me start by saying a little about myself. On...
The Civil and Nonviolent Alternative to the Current Military Response to DAESH

The Civil and Nonviolent Alternative to the Current Military Response to DAESH

بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی By Martina Pignatti Morano, President, Un ponte per… www.unponteper.it Paper presented in ICSSI Sixth Conference, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan region 01/18/2017 When the Mosul offensive really started, back in March 2016, people in the West did not realize it. When it escalated into the Battle of Mosul, in October, journalists called...
Lessons from Sulaymaniyah on International Solidarity

Lessons from Sulaymaniyah on International Solidarity

  بەر دەستە بە زمانی کوردی Ismaeel Dawood  – Paper presented at the opening session of ICSSI Sixth Conference, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan region 01/18/2017   Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning, I would like to start this speech on behalf of myself, and on behalf of ICSSI and all the attendees, with words of greetings and...
Iraq's Muslims Celebrate Christmas in Solidarity with Christians

Iraq’s Muslims Celebrate Christmas in Solidarity with Christians

BAGHDAD — AlMonitor With every year, Christmas in Baghdad is marked with more festivities than the year before. Is this merely a celebration of joy or a deep expression of solidarity with the threatened Christian minority? Commercial streets such Karada, al-Mansour, Palestine and Zaytouna are adorned with Christmas trees and Santa Claus. Zawraa park in the...
Kurdish Officials Shut Down Group Aiding Yezidis

Kurdish Officials Shut Down Group Aiding Yezidis

Human Rights Watch – Belkis Wille Closure Comes as Humanitarian Needs in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan Soar Yesterday, a prominent nongovernmental organization supporting the Yezidi religious minority said it was shut down by security officers from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The organization, called Yazda, is located in the city of Dohuk in the Kurdistan Region of...
Who is Responsible for Destruction of Iraq's Cultural Heritage?

Who is Responsible for Destruction of Iraq’s Cultural Heritage?

Almonitor – Adnan Abu Zeed  BAGHDAD, Iraq — Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage, a conference held in Abu Dhabi December 3-4, called for international support to protect the endangered cultural heritage of the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria. Conference participants approved establishing a $100 million fund and a safe haven network for use during conflicts. The problem in Iraq is one of conflict...
Do Minorities Have Role in Iraqi National Reconciliation?

Do Minorities Have Role in Iraqi National Reconciliation?

BAGHDAD — Al-Monitor By: Saad Salloum The national settlement document, which put forward a project for national reconciliation, is facing some difficulties that seriously threaten the possibility of establishing this project. The main issue is that this national settlement is limited to the large groups in Iraq — Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds — while it excludes civil...
Water Wars: Iranian Dam Threatens Iraqi Kurdistan’s Legendary Sirwan River

Water Wars: Iranian Dam Threatens Iraqi Kurdistan’s Legendary Sirwan River

Salam Handani – Niqash When neighbouring Iran tested their new dam recently, levels on an important Iraqi Kurdish river dropped four meters. Locals fear when the dam is completed, the water will dry up altogether. The Sirwan River in northern Iraq is an important part of the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan’s history and heritage;...