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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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In solidarity with Iraqi civil society: an overview of the Extended Iraqi Social Forum

In solidarity with Iraqi civil society: an overview of the Extended Iraqi Social Forum

As the second session of the Iraqi Social Forum on Coexistence and Civil Peace took place in Baghdad from 1-3 October 2015, it was attended by internationals from Tunisia, Palestine, Italy, Zambia and Germany. Together they represented civil society movements from their respective countries. Other internationals could not make it due to the difficulty of...
The Final Declaration of the Iraqi Social Forum (Second Session)

The Final Declaration of the Iraqi Social Forum (Second Session)

Baghdad / 1-3 October 2015 On the banks of the Tigris River in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the Iraqi Social Forum convened the activities of its second session to celebrate the ideal that “Another Iraq is Possible”. The Forum adopted “Civil Peace and Coexistence” as the theme for all of this session’s activities and...
Extraordinary Success of the Second Session of the Iraqi Social Forum!

Extraordinary Success of the Second Session of the Iraqi Social Forum!

Press Statement – Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Baghdad – Monday, Oct 5th, 2015 The Iraqi Social Forum (ISF) launched its second session at Abu Nawas Gardens in Baghdad on the 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd of October 2015, under the slogan: “Another Iraq is Possible.” The ISF, with its civil society and democratic...
Solidarity message from the Norwegian Social Forum!

Solidarity message from the Norwegian Social Forum!

The Norwegian Social Forum sends a video solidarity message to the Iraqi Social Forum, currently taking place in Baghdad! Watch it here Hi Iraqi Social Forum! Here we are gathered as the Board of the Norwegian Social Forum. We are extremely saddened that we were not able to travel to your conference, but here is...
Participate in the Extended Iraqi Social Forum 2015!

Participate in the Extended Iraqi Social Forum 2015!

The Iraqi Social Forum on Coexistence and Civil Peace will take place in Baghdad on 1-3 October 2015. If you can not be there, participate in the Extended Iraqi Social Forum 2015 from everywhere in the world! Watch this page for livestream from Baghdad, connect with activists during the video exchange on 3 October or...
Registration Form for Internationals - Iraqi Social Forum 2015

Registration Form for Internationals – Iraqi Social Forum 2015

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITY TO COME TO BAGHDAD FOR THE IRAQI SOCIAL FORUM on 1-3 October 2015 PLEASE SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN INVITATION LETTER FROM THE ISF ORGANIZING COMMITTEE. THEN PROCEED IMMEDIATELY TO REQUEST YOUR VISA AT THE IRAQI EMBASSY IN YOUR COUNTRY. A...
Announcing the Iraqi Social Forum 2015. Join us in Baghdad!

Announcing the Iraqi Social Forum 2015. Join us in Baghdad!

Iraqi Social Forum on Coexistence and Civil Peace. Baghdad, 1-3 October 2015. As Iraq experiences escalating violence that has resulted in at least 15,000 civilians killed and 30,000 injured since January 2014, the Iraqi Social Forum has consistently viewed the bloodshed as the result of long years of dictatorship and military coups, then years of...
Iraqi Social Forum: Victory of anti-corruption protests in Iraq

Iraqi Social Forum: Victory of anti-corruption protests in Iraq

By the Iraqi Social Forum Secretariat. Baghdad – August 11, 2015. The Iraqi Council of Representatives unanimously voted today on a paper of reforms to combat corruption and government waste, that was approved by the Council of Ministers in an extraordinary session held last Sunday. This is a result of the public pressure produced in...
Focus on Iraq at the World Social Forum 2015

Focus on Iraq at the World Social Forum 2015

By Martina Pignatti Morano (Un ponte per… and ICSSI ) – April 2015. The World Social Forum has always been an important occasion for international and Iraqi activists to exchange views and plan joint actions, but the Iraqi delegation has never been as strong as this year. More than 25 Iraqi delegates came together, organizing...
Standing With Iraqi Women and Activists at the World Social Forum

Standing With Iraqi Women and Activists at the World Social Forum

By Suzanne DeRouen, ICSSI Volunteer from the USA (April 2015). On March 28, the World Social Forum (WSF) in Tunis, Tunisia, opened with a march to the National Bardo Museum in a show of solidarity with the Tunisian people following last month’s terrorist attacks. As a participant in both the WSF and the march, I...
When Does a Criminal Action Become Genocide? The Yazidis' Case

When Does a Criminal Action Become Genocide? The Yazidis’ Case

Paper written for the Iraqi Social Forum participation in the WSF – Tunisia 2015. By Hadi Aziz Ali, Judge and legal researcher. It took the International Criminal Court more than half a century to get to its current form. The formation of this court was based on the international heritage related to the Penal Liability...
Tolerance, Reconciliation, Law

Tolerance, Reconciliation, Law

Paper written for the Iraqi Social Forum participation in the WSF – Tunisia 2015. By Hadi Aziz Ali, Judge and legal researcher. Bertrand Russell says: “The moral thing I want to say is very simple: I’d like to say that love is wisdom and hatred is imbecility. In this world that is more and more...