Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative

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.

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Major points from the 2000 Report of the World Commission on Dams

Some see in our scarcity a harbinger of troubled waters to come. They believe water scarcity inevitably locks peoples, regions and nations in a fierce, competitive struggle in which restless millions race to the bottom in fear and self-interest. And thus, they maintain, when rivers cross borders within or between nations, water scarcity leads to […]

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World Social Forum in Tunis 26-30 March 2013

a letter form the organizing committee of the The  World Social Forum in Tunis 26-30 March 2013 : Dear  friends, It is with great pleasure that the Tunisian and Maghrebian committee organizing the next World Social Forum, taking place in Tunis 26-30 March 2013, is writing to you. The organizing committee comprises, among others, Tunisian […]

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Call for Papers: Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign

Iraqi marshlands, Photo by: Terry Kay Rockefeller October 2012 Call for Papers: Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign Launched Sunday December the 2nd, 2013   Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), a member in the Save the Tigris and The Iraqi Marshes Campaign, is presently soliciting proposals for presentations at the Baghdad Workshop […]

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Impacts of Ilisu Dam in Iraq: A Lecture at the Marine Science Center Basra University

In the past, Southern Iraqi marsh desiccation was an environmental disaster that severely impacted a variety of species. Water buffalo, for which the marshes have provided a long-time favorable habitat, were affected by the desiccating process, with additional negative ramifications on economic livelihoods. Drying reduced the number of water buffalo in the marshes, mainly due […]

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American, Iraqi labor leaders sign to dissolve Saddam’s labor laws

American, Iraqi labor leaders sign to dissolve Saddam’s labor laws http://www.todayszaman.com/news-296152-american-iraqi-labor-leaders-sign-to-dissolve-saddams-labor-laws.html#.UIfPmE3lLU4.facebook 23 October 2012 / ALYSON NEEL, BASRA The Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum wrapped up on Monday in Basra with an important, concrete step towards a more democratic future for Iraqi workers — a joint statement and action plan to support the passage of a […]

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Declaration by Iraqi and American Unions

Declaration by Iraqi and American Delegates to the 2nd Global Forum on Non-violence Basra, Iraq on October 21, 2012 We, the undersigned union and union federation leaders, in the presence of delegates from U.S. Labor Against the War, agree that we accept the draft new labor law that was presented to the Labor Committee of […]

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Towards Baghdad marathon !

One Hundred  Runners Participated To The  First Race    Baghdad Wednesday 24th of October 2012 Inside the University of Baghdad in , more than 100 runners have take part in a race of 5 km. the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative,  together with the organization of Baghdad Marathon and Sports Against Violence have worked together […]

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Fourth Conference of The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) – Basra October 2012

For three days in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, from October 20 to 22, more than 200 Iraqi activists, trade unionists and human rights defenders met to discuss a democratic future for their country, during the Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum. About 20 international members of NGOs and journalists attended the event, to express their […]

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Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra

For immediate release Press release of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), Iraqi Nonviolence Group LAONF, and Bara Conference Organizing Committee Basra-Iraq, 20th of October 2012 Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra Yesterday, 19th of October, the Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum opened in the southern city of Basra with a […]

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Private war is still ongoing in Iraq!

It’s not the first time that a convoy of armed persons working for Private Security Companies (PMSCs) is attacked in the streets of Baghdad , but this time it looks like that we are talking about a turn in the story of the “Private War” in Iraq .  The Private War that was brought by […]

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Workshop on the Campaign to Save the Tigris and Marshes, ICSSI Conference 2012

You are invited to participate in a workshop on the Save the Tigris Campaign that will be held in Basra. This session will be part of the IV Conference of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, to be held on October 21, 2012, at the Cultural House in the city of Basra, within the Iraqi […]

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The Federal Court Once Again Postpones The Case to Repeal the “Journalists’ Rights Law”

  The Federal Court Once Again Postpones The Case to Repeal the “Journalists’ Rights Law” No Verdict Expected Until October 27 August 2012 For a second time the Federal Supreme Court has postponed issuing a decision in the case brought by The Society for Defending Press Freedom challenging the so-called “Journalists’ Rights Law.” The Society […]

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