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With the Flag and a Phone, Young Protesters Surprise Iraq’s Politicians and Political Parties with the Power of their Message

Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative 8 October 2019 The 1 October uprising, which began in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, is an extension of the Iraqi nonviolent protest movement that began in the same place in 2011. The earlier peaceful protests challenged the existing political system; this time, though some of the issues are the same, […]

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Iraq: Lethal Force Used Against Protesters

Attacks on Fleeing Demonstrators, Ambulances, Media Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – Iraqi security forces have used excessive and unnecessary lethal force in confronting at times rock-throwing protesters, killing at least 105 and wounding over 4,000 since October 1, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces followed protesters as they dispersed, shooting at them and spraying them […]

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Water Must Not be Used as a Weapon of War: Refrain from Civilian and Environmental Harm in Northeast Syria!

Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign, 12 October 2019 On 9 October, Turkey started a military offensive in northeast Syria. A move which will have disastrous consequences for the region. This armed conflict will have a direct impact on populations, ecosystem and post-conflict recovery of the area. Concerns mount of a humanitarian catastrophe. Water is […]

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Iraq: Authorities must immediately rein in security forces and protect freedoms of assembly and expression

Amnesty International The Iraqi government must immediately order security forces to stop using excessive, including lethal, force against protesters and ensure that the investigation announced into the reported killing of at least 18 protesters and one police officer begins immediately and is fully independent and impartial, Amnesty International said today. It also called on the […]

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Anti-government protests, some of which centred ​on the dismissal of a heroic general, symbolize both Iraq’s hope for a new unity and the negative impact of US-Iran tensions.

Mustafa Habib –Niqash Protests by Sunni Muslim residents in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, in support of a Shiite Muslim army officer from the south, are a hopeful sign of a new, less sectarian national identity in Iraq. But the fact that this general was part of the reason for recent protests is also […]

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Nonviolent Popular Protests Erupt Again in Iraq

Lastest update – Saturday, October 5 -Police forces and snipers deployed at high buildings, committing a massacre against young protesters: the number of martyrs rises to more than 73 (mostly protesters, including 7 police). the number of wounded exceeds 3000 according to the Office of Human Rights,– Witnesses and pictures of martyrs killed as a […]

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Building the Network of Water Activists in Basra

It’s been one year since the city of Basra was rocked by large-scale protests following a major pollution crisis in which citizens decried the lack of access to fresh water and services. Earlier this year, Human Rights Watch released an extensive report on the crisis. One year onward, Save the Tigris Campaign traveled to the […]

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A Training Prepares Young Men and Women to Protect the Rich Cultural Heritage in Dhi Qar

September 2019 The cultural heritage of any country is a powerful force, one that operates at many levels. Economically, it may help to revitalize tourism and create employment. But there are other, deeper levels on which cultural heritage has an effect, for instance, social and moral ones. This is because the cultural heritage of a […]

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Fallujah Peace Forum Holds a Training on the Role of Women in Peacemaking

On September 4-5, the Peace Forum in Fallujah, in cooperation with the Kahramana masar (path) of the Iraqi Social Forum (ISF), held a training on the management of advocacy campaigns. 12 activists from Fallujah and a number of members of the masar attended. On the first day, participants discussed how to manage campaigns effectively, with […]

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Sports Against Violence Organizes a Training on Peace Building And Prevention of Violent Extremism

From 12-14 September, 17 young activists gathered at the Iraqi Social Forum to take part in a successful training given by Sports Against Violence. The workshop was dedicated to exploring issues relating to peacebuilding and the prevention of violent extremism. The workshop was both practical and theoretical: together, participants looked at key principles of peacebuilding […]

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Iraqi journalists blacklist politicians who attack them

Al-MONITOR Mustafa Saadoun Some Iraqi journalists are attempting to limit repeated attacks against them in peaceful and legal ways in a bid to provide a safer environment for the free press in Iraq. The Journalistic Freedom Observatory (JFO), one of the most prominent organizations working to defend press freedom in Iraq, announced Aug. 22 that it […]

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Meet the Iraqi Activists Who Are Standing Up for the Environment

Water Fannack Author: Sara Manisera Reviewer : Juliane Schillinger The year 2018 was marked by a severe drought in Iraq, a formerly water-rich country. The water crisis is complex, however, with multiple causes and the potential for future conflicts. A group of young Iraqi activists is trying to raise awareness about the issue. Another Iraq is possible, the […]

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