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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.
Human Right Defenders
Freedom of Expression in Iraq is Deteriorating Rapidly. Human Rights Defenders are at Risk and Afraid!

Freedom of Expression in Iraq is Deteriorating Rapidly. Human Rights Defenders are at Risk and Afraid!

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Rome – April 2014 The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) calls on the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on the situation of human rights defenders and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, to make an...
The Right to Heal Hearings

The Right to Heal Hearings

On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects of war and the rights of veterans and civilians to heal. The Iraq war is not over for Iraqi civilians and U.S. veterans who continue to struggle with...
African Iraqis: Seeking for Political Representation

African Iraqis: Seeking for Political Representation

Niqash - Basra  Over a million African Iraqis live in the country. Yet unlike other ethnic groups, they are not recognised as a legitimate minority, nor are they represented in Parliament. Despite some politicians’ protests that there is no racism in Iraq and that affirmative action is not necessary, activists in the area are hoping that...
U.S. Labor Against the War: Statement on 11th Anniversary of the Start of the Iraq War

U.S. Labor Against the War: Statement on 11th Anniversary of the Start of the Iraq War

  With heavy heart and renewed determination, the officers, staff, and affiliates of U.S. Labor Against the War mark the eleventh anniversary of the outbreak of the illegal U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.  For many Americans, the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq at the end of 2011 marked the end of U.S....
Preserving the Abu Ghraib Culture: The Harrowing Abuse of Iraqi Women

Preserving the Abu Ghraib Culture: The Harrowing Abuse of Iraqi Women

By Ramzy Baroud Foreign Policy Journal “When they first put the electricity on me, I gasped; my body went rigid and the bag came off my head,” Israa Salah, a detained Iraqi woman told Human Rights Watch (HRW) in her heartrending testimony. Israa (not her real name) was arrested by US and Iraqi forces in...
Youth of Iraq: Our personal freedoms are not guaranteed and government authorities are responsible for nearly half of the violations!

Youth of Iraq: Our personal freedoms are not guaranteed and government authorities are responsible for nearly half of the violations!

January 2014 – A new report from Almesalla Organization for Human Resource Development concerning the personal freedoms of Iraqi youth in 2013 presents survey results indicating that more than 72% of youths questioned believe that their personal freedoms are not guaranteed, and that 41% of the violations are the result of government policies and practices...
Statement by leaders of the labor movements of Iraq, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine attending the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles On the Crisis in Syria and Threat of a Military Attack

Statement by leaders of the labor movements of Iraq, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine attending the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles On the Crisis in Syria and Threat of a Military Attack

The following statement reflects the unanimous sentiment of the signatories, who drafted it during the AFL-CIO convention, which they attended as guests. The signers welcome its broad circulation in the labor movement. We, Middle East and North Africa guests attending the AFL-CIO 2013 convention, are here representing Middle East and North Africa labor unions that...
No for "D'Hondt" method, the vote's robber!

No for “D’Hondt” method, the vote’s robber!

Sunday, 21/07/2013 Argument is continuing over the law of the next House of Representatives’ elections, where only a few months separate us from holding it, the House of Representatives is demanded to resolve the matter through unison with the decision of the Federal Court, to begin to proceed in the actual preparation for it, and...
Charges against Iraqi union leader tossed  International solidarity and oil worker unity defeat government repression

Charges against Iraqi union leader tossed International solidarity and oil worker unity defeat government repression

A joint statement by the Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI),  AFL-CIO Solidarity Center and U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) Months after the Iraq Ministry of Oil lodged a criminal complaint against Hassan Juma’a Awad, President of the Iraq Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), the charges were finally heard by a Basra court. The...
Call for support to "The Right to Heal Initiative" to hold the US accountable for the human costs of war

Call for support to “The Right to Heal Initiative” to hold the US accountable for the human costs of war

A campaign that includes U.S. and Iraqi groups request to take their case to the OAS demanding accountability and reparations from the U.S. for human rights and health crises resulting from the war of 2003 on Iraq. The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) supports The Right to Heal Initiative which was launched in the...
Your “Charges” Are Their Rights!   Drop the Charges!

Your “Charges” Are Their Rights! Drop the Charges!

Update June 18th: The hearing was again postponed for July 1st, 2013 because the judge had to travel to Baghdad. We continue to pay close attention to the case and continue our international solidarity efforts! – In the end the Iraqi government didn’t listen to national and international calls to withdraw the legal case against...
Gezi Park Voices: “We Exist, We are Here and We Have Demands”.

Gezi Park Voices: “We Exist, We are Here and We Have Demands”.

This is the latest press statement of the Taksim Solidarity - http://taksimdayanisma.org/ *** To the Government and the people of the Republic of Turkey Across the country, particularly in Istanbul-Taksim, all the citizens are demonstrating their democratic reaction to the police violence pursued by the government as a response to the social sensitivity to the attempts...