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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...
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...