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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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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...
Intolerant Tendencies in Iraqi Society

Intolerant Tendencies in Iraqi Society

Paper written for the Iraqi Social Forum participation in the WSF – Tunisia 2015. By Ghailan Al-Joboori. Introduction Sectarianism and sectarian intolerance is a problem in Iraq, and one that influences many important interactions within society. In this paper we present an international framework in which to address the issue of sectarian intolerance, and attempt...
Violence, Intolerance and the Future of Civil Peace in Iraq

Violence, Intolerance and the Future of Civil Peace in Iraq

Paper written for the Iraqi Social Forum participation in the WSF – Tunisia 2015. By Husam Salim, Ezidi Solidarity and Fraternity League.        Discrimination is an old phenomenon in Iraq, with strong social roots: it has been enhanced and spread by many factors in Iraqi society. Discrimination against religious minorities, which has existed...
Solidarity Message from the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras to the World Social Forum

Solidarity Message from the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras to the World Social Forum

Dear friends and comrades, Fourteen years ago, at the beginning of the new millennium, the World Social Forum came to the fore as the response of the people to the globalization of the markets. It was deliberately meant as versatile meeting of movements, trade unions and associations from around the world, looking for progressive solutions...
Join Iraqi activists at the World Social Forum! (Tunis, 24-28 March 2015)

Join Iraqi activists at the World Social Forum! (Tunis, 24-28 March 2015)

In 2015, four years after the Arab spring, the World Social Forum (WSF) will gather again in Tunis, from March 24 to 28. This international meeting of social movements, unions and NGOs that share an alternative vision for the world, based on social and environmental justice, has definitely moved its axes from Latin American, where...
The Iraqi Social Forum: Its Origins, Its Current Work, And Its Ambitions For The Future

The Iraqi Social Forum: Its Origins, Its Current Work, And Its Ambitions For The Future

Ali Sahib- Coordinator of the ISF A paper prepared for the NSF- held in Oslo- Norway Nov. 2014 Origins Given the difficulties which Iraq has gone through, and continues to endure today — caused by the accumulated burden of dictatorship and occupation, the repeated failures of government due to the dysfunctional ‘quota approach’ that defines...
Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance

Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance

Tammuz Organization for Civil Development held a seminar, with the framework of the Iraqi Social Forum activities to preserve the civil peace, under the title “Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance” at the TOSD headquarter in Baghdad on Sat. 23-08-2014. The symposium witnessed a broad participation of official personalities representing the Minister...
A Call from The Iraqi Social Forum to Civil Society Groups and Social Movements Inside and Outside Iraq for Positive and Constructive Social Action

A Call from The Iraqi Social Forum to Civil Society Groups and Social Movements Inside and Outside Iraq for Positive and Constructive Social Action

The National Committee of the Iraqi Social Forum Baghdad 09/07/2014 Our country, Iraq, is suffering under the weight of a merciless attack which threatens our territorial integrity, seeds discord between the various sects of the Iraqi people, which cares not a bit for the safety of the people, and which shows a complete and utter...
Delegation of the Iraqi Social Forum ‎participate in international forums

Delegation of the Iraqi Social Forum ‎participate in international forums

A delegation of members of the preparation committee of the Iraqi Social Forum, participated in the meetings of the Follow-up Committee of the Mashariqi/Maghribi Social Forum, and the International Council of the WSF, from December 14 to 18, 2013 in Morocco, Casablanca.  There was wide international and regional participation.   Meeting of the Follow-up Committee...
Iraqi Social Forum: The military solution is not the only option. The time has come for social, economical, and political solutions to defeat the terrorist obscurantist ideology!

Iraqi Social Forum: The military solution is not the only option. The time has come for social, economical, and political solutions to defeat the terrorist obscurantist ideology!

As we obsessively keep our eyes on the security operations orientation taking place in Al-Anbar province, where the security forces since three weeks is trying through to impose its control over the province after the domination of the terrorist forces on a number of its cities. While we strongly condemn the violence exercised by those...