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A statement of solidarity with the peoples of Iraq and Syria

The people of Iraq and Syria have suffered beyond what many of us could ever comprehend. We acknowledge our deep complicity in and relationship to the brutal violence devastating their homelands. Our inability to stem the roots of violence at home and abroad is manifested in the bloodshed and oppression wrought upon the Syrian and Iraqi peoples.

The Initiative of Iraqi Intellectuals for the Unity of Iraq

On June 17, 2014, we are a group of Iraqi intellectuals (academics, artists, authors, journalists, and civil activists) from all Iraqi provinces, including Kurdistan region, who agree to launch a comprehensive national initiative to save Iraq, stop

Inner Journey: A meditation at Ramadan

The Ka`ba is the cubical stone building that forms the focus of the hajj pilgrimage. It is also the point of convergence for Muslims at prayer everywhere, who turn to face it when the time comes for ritual devotions.

Iraq's "sectarian furies": The conventional and wrong U.S. narrative

“Those Iraqis have been fighting each other for centuries,” a friend recently said to me.  I have heard this mistaken view so often that I had to take several deep breaths before replying.

Iraq and the U.S.: Legitimizing the criminals

In 1991, the United States bombed and invaded the sovereign country of Iraq. While Iraq at the time was ruled by a dictator, as were other countries in the region, the country functioned reasonably well for most Iraqis.

Young adults & allies: The Future Is NOW!

This August 15 to 17 in Berkeley, California, young adults and their elders will gather for an intergenerational summit on social, economic, and racial justice. Will you be there?

In Rejection to the Massacres Happening Now in Iraq

I left Iraq in 2010 and studied academic English in Damascus for a year then started my bachelor’s degree in Montana. I was born and raised in Baghdad.

A voice from inside Mosul

This interview with an Iraqi human rights defender (“QC”) from Mosul was conducted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by a member of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative.

A Pilgrimage to Abolish the Death Penalty from Livingston to Austin

Dallas, TexasMoved to pilgrimage in prayer for the abolishment of the death penalty, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Board Member Rev. Jeff Hood will conduct “A Pilgrimage to Abolish the Death Penalty from Livingston to Austin” from Friday, June 13, 2014 to Thursday, June 19, 2014.