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Will Iraq Refer The Issue Of Ilisu Dam To The UN Security Council?

Will Iraq Refer The Issue Of Ilisu Dam To The UN Security Council?

by Johanna L. Rivera Save The Tigris And The Iraqi Mashes Campaign and ICSSI On March 22nd in Baghdad, the Iraqi Social Forum – a gathering of several Iraqi civil society organizations – and the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, in cooperation with the Baghdad Provincial Council, held a seminar to discuss Iraq’s...
Banned for Bad Behaviour: Criticising Iraqi PM Enough to Get MPs Banned from Elections?

Banned for Bad Behaviour: Criticising Iraqi PM Enough to Get MPs Banned from Elections?

Niqash | Baghdad | 20.03.2014 A number of high profile MPs have been banned from running in Iraq’s upcoming general elections – allegedly because they contravene an electoral rule about good conduct. However there is also another thing they all have in common: They are all vehement critics of the current Prime Minister.  There are...
Shiite leader retires: what next for the millions in the sadrist movement?

Shiite leader retires: what next for the millions in the sadrist movement?

Baghdad - Niqash After Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced his retirement from politics this week, there were many questions being asked. Firstly, why was he going? What would happen to his followers, some of whom are in political office? What did it mean for the elections? And what was going to happen to associated militias –...
Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against ILISU Dam

Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against ILISU Dam

The Inhabitants of the antique city Hasankeyf have blocked the main road through their city in order to protest the Ilisu Dam Project and especially the resettlement process. The road connects the provincial capital Batman with the cities Midyat, Cizre and the Iraqi border and is intensively used. More than 500 people gathered on the...
Iraqi youth interpreters and translators, assert that: another Iraq is possible!

Iraqi youth interpreters and translators, assert that: another Iraq is possible!

For the first time in Iraq a training session to train Iraqi youth volunteer on interpretation techniques. Within the accelerated preparations for the Iraqi Social Forum ISF which will be held in Baghdad, nineteenth volunteers (boys & girls) completed training in interpretation techniques. The Preparatory Committee of the Iraqi Social Forum in cooperation with the...
Resistance Against Destruction of Taksim Gezi Park

Resistance Against Destruction of Taksim Gezi Park

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————-This is a call for INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY International Human Rights Organizations and Dear Friends, Comrades, Press Members from all over the world; This is an urgent call from human rights defenders, activists, NGOs, professional chambers, grassroots, neighbourhood associations and Istanbulites. Since the 27th of May,Istanbulites from all social and political backgrounds and ages and from...
Global Solidarity Against Water Grabs by Dams and Mining Projects

Global Solidarity Against Water Grabs by Dams and Mining Projects

These are highlights from our session at the World Social Forum in Tunis titled “Global Solidarity Against Water Grabs by Dam and Mining Projects.” We had interventions and case studies from people affected by dams in Turkey, Iraq, and India; and communities affected by mining in Mexico and Peru. Claudia Campero a local organizer from...