Iraq

Les États-Unis se retirent d'Irak

Submitted by martin on 22 December, 2011 - 1:02

A la fin du mois de décembre, les dernières troupes américaines se retireront d'Irak, huit ans et huit mois après l'invasion de mars 2003.

Bâclant jusqu’à la fin, les États-Unis ont envoyé le vice-président Joe Biden pour visiter l'Irak en déclarant l'opération comme un succès, et il dissertait à un public perplexe sur les grandes choses que les États-Unis ont fait à Bakou. Bakou est en Azerbaïdjan et non pas en Irak.

US withdraws from Iraq

Submitted by Matthew on 14 December, 2011 - 9:27

By Martin Thomas

At the end of December, the last US troops will withdraw from Iraq, eight years and eight months after the invasion of March 2003.

Bungling to the last, the USA sent vice-president Joe Biden to tour Iraq declaring the operation a success, and he held forth to a puzzled audience on the great things the USA has done in Baku. Baku is in Azerbaijan, not Iraq.

Campaigning for women's rights in Iraq

Submitted by Matthew on 24 November, 2011 - 5:41

Emily Muna gives an account of an interview with Houzan Mahmoud of the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq.

When you meet an extraordinary person, it can be in the most mundane of places.

Our interview with Houzan Mahmoud, of the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), a socialist-feminist activist, was carried out in a softly-lit, sleek little café, not far from Hampstead station.

Houzan was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973; she is a socialist and campaigner for women’s rights in Kurdistan, Iraq and the Middle East.

In memory of Sardasht Osman

Submitted by AWL on 22 June, 2011 - 5:10

This is a speech by Houzan Mahmoud on behalf of the Freedom Umbrella campaign, at an event in the memory of Sardasht Osman hosted in the UK Parliament 15 June 2011.

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I'm speaking in memory of Sardasht Osman and in support of the 62 days of mass uprising violently suppressed by the Kurdistan Regional Government.

On behalf Chatre Azadi, the Freedom Umbrella Kurdish Action Group, I would like to welcome you all and thank you for coming to commemorate Sardasht Osman, who is a symbol of the fight for freedom in Kurdistan.