Category: Iraq

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David Bacon: Iraq’s Oil Union Defends Protesters

Iraq’s trade unions, especially the oil workers, have played a central role in organizing the demonstrations

Ibrahim Saleh: Water Wars

Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Needed To Keep Iraq’s Water Flowing

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Sadrist Victory in Iraq: Victory for Whom?

On May 12, 2018, Muqtada al-Sadr’s list unexpectedly won a plurality in the Iraqi legislative elections

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David Bacon: Iraq Elections: Rebuilding Popular Power

The combination of street protests, electoral activism and increasing union strength is one of the most important features of Iraq’s political landscape

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Vijay Prashad: America Recedes from Dominance in Afghanistan and Iraq

A women’s rights advocate and the journalist who threw his shoe at George W. Bush are among the leaders defining Iraq’s political future

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Patrick Cockburn: US and Iran battle for influence in Iraq election

Any Iraqi leader will seek to maintain good relations with both Washington and Tehran

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Juan Cole: Trump Warmonger Moves on Iran are from Iraq Playbook

The charge against social media today that it reinforces extremism by its algorithms could be equally well laid against elements of the US press throughout history

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Juan Cole: Iraq on Syria Strikes

We’ve seen this Movie and it doesn’t End Well

Cathy Breen: Who Calls Anyone Civilized?

Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet and professor of Creative Writing at Texas State.  Her father was Palestinian and a refugee journalist. In one of her poems after 9/11, entitled “Blood,” she writes: I call my father, we talk around the news. It is too much for him, neither of his two languages can reach Read more…

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Patrick Cockburn: Isis not a global force

Isis is far less important than it was three years ago, even if it can still inspire atrocities geared to produce maximum publicity

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