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The Iraqi Civil Initiative is Launched by 90 Civil Society Organizations!

The Iraqi Civil Initiative is Launched by 90 Civil Society Organizations!

 11 July, 2014 In the face of the vicious terrorist onslaught against our country, and the inability of the ruling political blocs to fulfill the constitutional obligations in the aftermath of the recent elections, ninety civil society organizations have signed this declaration to launch the Civil Initiative under the slogan: “Achieving Civil and Societal Peace...
DONATE NOW: Water Emergency in Qaraqosh (Bakhdeda) and Karemlesh - 22 June 2014

DONATE NOW: Water Emergency in Qaraqosh (Bakhdeda) and Karemlesh – 22 June 2014

Appeal by Un ponte per… Update of June 29 – Some 70% of Christian IDPs from Qaraqosh and Karemlesh (Ninewa Region, Hamdaniya – Mosul), who recently fled to Ankawa due to fights between ISIS/ISIL forces and KRG military forces, have gone back to their homes after an appeal by the Syriac Catholic Patriarch, H.E. Iohan...
The Initiative of Iraqi Intellectuals for the Unity of Iraq

The Initiative of Iraqi Intellectuals for the Unity of Iraq

In June 17th 2014, we are a group of Iraqi intellectuals (academics, artists, authors, journalists, and civil activists) from all Iraqi provinces including Kurdistan region, agree to launch a comprehensive national initiative to save Iraq, stop the political and security deterioration, and get our homeland out of the crucial crisis that threatens its unity.  ...
The Iraqi Alliance for Education (IAE) Call for the Protection of Displaced Students and Teaching Staff in North and West Iraq

The Iraqi Alliance for Education (IAE) Call for the Protection of Displaced Students and Teaching Staff in North and West Iraq

The Iraqi Alliance for Education (IAE) appeals to: Iraqi Government, KRG government, United Nation and the international community, Iraqi and international NGOs to protect displaced students and teaching staff in north and west Iraq. Following is the text of the appeal:   Subject /an Appeal   Iraq –June 23rd 2014   The Iraqi Alliance for...
OWFI Statement: On the Occupation of Mosul and the Cities of Western Iraq

OWFI Statement: On the Occupation of Mosul and the Cities of Western Iraq

Statement published on June 23, 2014, by the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq. The Iraqi society is suffering unprecedented crisis that threatens the future of peaceful co-existence of citizens, and augments genocides and civil conflicts based on the sectarian identities that were established on the Iraqi population, and were strengthened throughout more than a...
Inside Baghdad After Isis Attack: Guns, Rumours and Rising Prices

Inside Baghdad After Isis Attack: Guns, Rumours and Rising Prices

Niqash | Kholoud Ramzi | In Baghdad, embassies are shutting down, the Internet has been turned off, there’s a checkpoint on every corner and there are more weapons carried openly on the streets than ever. Food prices are rising, militias roam the streets and all anybody can talk about is whether the extremists will attack....
A Voice From Inside Mosul

A Voice From Inside Mosul

Interview by the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), with an Iraqi human rights defender (“QC”) from Mosul – the 18th of June 2014 What is the situation now in the city of Mosul? QC: In terms of the security situation, there is no fighting or bombing. The roads are open, but there is a...
Iraqi Elections in 2014, A Step Forward, Two Steps Backward!

Iraqi Elections in 2014, A Step Forward, Two Steps Backward!

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) – Rome May, 2014 From the perspective of Iraqi civil society, there is no way to deny the fact that the elections held in 2014 — the first Iraqi elections since the U.S. army withdrew from Iraq — were an accomplishment in itself and a very positive step...
Iraqi Wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2014 :"Frankenstein in Baghdad"

Iraqi Wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2014 :”Frankenstein in Baghdad”

Beyond good and evil, Ahmed Saadawi’s novel “Frankenstein in Baghdad” has won the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Khaled Hroub presents the book © Qantara.de 2014 Turning the final page of Ahmed Saadawi’s novel “Frankenstein in Bagdad”, the reader’s head is full of questions: who is really the monster of Bagdad? Who created it? What...
Syrians and Iraqis protest the kurdish ‘Berlin wall’

Syrians and Iraqis protest the kurdish ‘Berlin wall’

niqash | Abdul-Khaleq Dosky | Dohuk  To better protect their borders, authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan are digging a large trench in the area bordering Syria. Locals are protesting about it, saying that links with family and friends in neighbouring towns will be severed and economic opportunities lost; some are already describing it as a Kurdish...
Will a New Force Emerge in Iraq?

Will a New Force Emerge in Iraq?

The fact that political entities have not yielded anyone with an alternate vision reflects the nature of post-2003 Iraqi politics and of its political classes By Fanar Haddad  Gulf News There is little cause for anticipating major structural changes after Iraq’s forthcoming elections. The most likely result would be business as usual: another ‘national-unity’ government...
The Right to Heal Hearings

The Right to Heal Hearings

On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects of war and the rights of veterans and civilians to heal. The Iraq war is not over for Iraqi civilians and U.S. veterans who continue to struggle with...