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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.
Iraqi Social Forum (ISF)
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...
Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference - Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 2014

Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference – Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 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 bi-annual event, and in partnership and with support...
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...
Is the passage of the amending law of the elections law will give signs for political change in Iraq?

Is the passage of the amending law of the elections law will give signs for political change in Iraq?

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) – November 2013 As the elections season approaching, and will take place on the 30th of April, 2014 after long disputes between the political blocs which have represented a major political crisis, the Iraqi parliament approved a law to amend the election law of the House of Representatives....
Multimedia material, Iraqi Social Forum 2013

Multimedia material, Iraqi Social Forum 2013

Videos recorded while streaming some Iraqi Social Forum sessions: - day 26 Sep http://openfsm.net/projects/iraq-social-forum/isf-video26 - day 27 Sep http://openfsm.net/projects/iraq-social-forum/isfvideo27 - day 28 Sep http://openfsm.net/projects/iraq-social-forum/isfvideo28 Videos of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Iraqi Social Forum: 1. Opening Ceremony Iraqi Social Forum_Un Ponte Per Part 1  2. Opening Ceremony Iraqi Social Forum_Un Ponte Per Part...
The Iraqi Social Forum was a success!

The Iraqi Social Forum was a success!

The first Iraqi Social Forum (ISF) took place in Baghdad, from the 26th to the 28th of September 2013. It was the first large gathering in Iraq based upon the World Social Forum Charter of Principles and, with more than 3000 participants, it was the largest national social forum ever in the Arab World. The...
Sports Against Violence: Looking to Sports through another lens

Sports Against Violence: Looking to Sports through another lens

No matter if you play sports alone, as a form of training for your well being or for a race preparation, or if you compete with another athlete individually or as part of a team for fun or to win the championship, all sport practices are based on the pleasure of running, playing, sweating to...
Solidarity from the Madrid Social Forum (FSM Madrid)

Solidarity from the Madrid Social Forum (FSM Madrid)

From the Madrid Social Forum (FSM Madrid) we want to send our solidarity and our support to the Iraqi Social Forum that  held these days in Baghdad. We take this opportunity to  send our greetings to the Iraqi organizations and social movements whoare fighting for the implementation of social justice and human rights in  this...
Warm greetings from Oslo!

Warm greetings from Oslo!

Dear friends in Badhdad, Warm greetings from Oslo!  Today we congratulate you – the first Iraqi Social Forum – for standing together as a collective voice and proclaiming that “Another Iraq is possible:  An Iraq of Peace, Human Rights, and Social Justice.”   As the ISF planning committee has expressed, the withdrawal of the US and...