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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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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...
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...
Iraqi Elections: the silent majority and a new wave of violence

Iraqi Elections: the silent majority and a new wave of violence

The Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Written by: Ismaeel Dawood and Terry Kay Rockefeller , May 2013 Boycotts and Protests Provincial elections were held in two thirds of the Iraqi governorates this year on the 20th of April. The central government chose to postpone elections in Anbar and Ninevah, the two governorates that have...
From Baghdad to Boston, We Reject Violence!

From Baghdad to Boston, We Reject Violence!

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative [ICSSI] and the Baghdad Marathon want to extend our condolences to the families of the victims of the explosions that took place at the Boston Marathon, in Baghdad, and elsewhere in Iraq on April 15th. We grieve for all those killed and injured by these explosions targeting innocent, peaceful...
ICSSI Supports Popular Protests in Iraq  Demanding an End to Corruption, Sectarian Conflict and Injustice

ICSSI Supports Popular Protests in Iraq Demanding an End to Corruption, Sectarian Conflict and Injustice

ICSSI Statement of the protests follows. Read also Iraqi voices on the protests: Open letter by 16 Iraqi NGOs to the presidency of Iraq stating that the escalating conflict among the leaders of the major political blocks endangers the unity of Iraqi society and reflects negatively on civil peace. Interview to Falah Alwan, President of...
Iraq: Regional Discord and Militarization Rather than a Long-term Strategy for Peace! (Part 2)

Iraq: Regional Discord and Militarization Rather than a Long-term Strategy for Peace! (Part 2)

The tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq! The Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Written by: Ismaeel Dawood and Terry Kay Rockefeller 22/01/2013 (4) More Arms and a Huge Military   Inability to find sustainable solutions for internal problems has opened the door for regional interference in Iraqi affairs and further escalation of...
The Desire for Change, Iraqi demonstrations mark the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq! (Part 1)

The Desire for Change, Iraqi demonstrations mark the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq! (Part 1)

The Desire for Change Iraqi demonstrations mark the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq! The Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Written by: Ismaeel Dawood and Terry Kay Rockefeller 18/01/2013 10 years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, 2013 is witnessing Iraqis’ overwhelming desire for change. Massive demonstrations and sit-ins denouncing the current...
American, Iraqi labor leaders sign to dissolve Saddam's labor laws

American, Iraqi labor leaders sign to dissolve Saddam’s labor laws

American, Iraqi labor leaders sign to dissolve Saddam’s labor laws http://www.todayszaman.com/news-296152-american-iraqi-labor-leaders-sign-to-dissolve-saddams-labor-laws.html#.UIfPmE3lLU4.facebook 23 October 2012 / ALYSON NEEL, BASRA The Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum wrapped up on Monday in Basra with an important, concrete step towards a more democratic future for Iraqi workers — a joint statement and action plan to support the passage of a...
Fourth Conference of The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) - Basra October 2012

Fourth Conference of The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) – Basra October 2012

For three days in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, from October 20 to 22, more than 200 Iraqi activists, trade unionists and human rights defenders met to discuss a democratic future for their country, during the Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum. About 20 international members of NGOs and journalists attended the event, to express their...
Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra

Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra

For immediate release Press release of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), Iraqi Nonviolence Group LAONF, and Bara Conference Organizing Committee Basra-Iraq, 20th of October 2012 Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra Yesterday, 19th of October, the Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra with a...

Registration form – Basra, October 20-22, 2012

Please fill in carefully the following information to register for the conference. All internationals need a visa for Iraq. If you want to receive a visa at Basra airport, register strictly within 10th of SEPTEMBER. All questions and supplementary information must be sent to icssi.project@gmail.org IMPORTANT If possible, pay online now through the website of Un...
Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Releases Conference Statement and Next StepsL'Initiative de Solidarité avec la Société Civile Irakienne (ICSSI) publie la déclaration finale de la conférence

Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Releases Conference Statement and Next StepsL’Initiative de Solidarité avec la Société Civile Irakienne (ICSSI) publie la déclaration finale de la conférence

Press Release November 16, 2011, Erbil, IRAQ   “Another Iraq is Possible with Peace and Human Rights,” agree 250 representatives of civil society organizations who met October 8-9 in Erbil, Iraq. A final declaration from their work together has been released this week in Arabic, Kurdish, French, Italian, and English and lays out a vision for...