The producers of The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes are proud to present a series of discussions at the Arcola Theatre focusing on the issues surrounding the play and its international context. These informative and informal panels will be open to anyone who has booked a ticket to see the show at any point during the …
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Jun 30 2014
By Laura Raymond, Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights “I would like to recall the first US war in Iraq, in ’91 at 2:30 a.m. when those bombs went down and they devastated our reality forever.” – Yanar Mohammed, testifying at the Right to Heal People’s Hearing, March 26, 2014.
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Jun 30 2014
NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–June 12, 2014. In the past 48 hours, militants have seized control of cities across northern Iraq, including Mosul, the country’s second largest city. Led by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), the insurgents’ rapid advance is raising fears of an all-out civil war as they move south towards …
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Jun 30 2014
Among most traumatized are women and children, drawn into a new humanitarian crisis — the most severe in living memory for its swiftness and intensity. When a savage Islamic insurgency hit Mosul like a sudden summer storm on June 10, the northern Iraqi town was caught unawares.
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Jun 23 2014
IN SOLIDARITY WITH IRAQI WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS European Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI and MENA partners, among them women’s rights organizations from Iraq and Kurdistan Region, are working together to advocate in the Euro-Mediterranean political space for the values of equality between women and men and the demand for the recognition and implementation of women’s fundamental right …
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Jun 23 2014
The Iraqi society is suffering unprecedented crisis that threatens the future of peaceful co-existence of citizens, and augments genocides and civil conflicts based on the sectarian identities that were established on the Iraqi population, and were strengthened throughout more than a decade of the American occupation to Iraq.
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Apr 03 2014
Male, Class, and Sectarian Oppression are Strengthened Through Exploiting and Subjugating Us Eleven years of violence in Iraq have resulted in the escalation of a sectarian, authoritarian, backward, and oppressive rule; these years led to the creation of a dictatorial power that violently opposes any actions for liberation and egalitarian demands; an authoritarian dictatorship that …
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Apr 03 2014
JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: On a planned presidential trip to the E.U. headquarters, it was supposed to be all handshakes and photo ops about a new trade deal. But instead, President Obama, in his speech before the E.U., took to defending the United States’ decision to invade Iraq.
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Dec 25 2013
A decade after the US invasion of Iraq, only one of the straw-man arguments for going to war remains standing: “We did it for democracy and women’s rights.” And yet we hear the same thing again and again from women in the shelters we operate throughout Iraq: “Why are we living in these violent times?”
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Dec 24 2013
Our only hope is in a cultural and political revolution: The International Women’s Day celebration this year coincides with the tenth anniversary of the tragic attack of the US war-machine on millions of unsuspecting Iraqi civilians, causing one of the biggest human crises of modern times, under the pretext of liberating Iraq and the women …
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Dec 22 2013
Women’s rights have come a long way since the first International Women’s Day in 1900. Talks of gender equality have come to dominate the agenda of politicians of all credos leaving many wondering if there is still a need for a feminist struggle – especially within Western democratic societies.
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Dec 21 2013
“Growing up in such high level of political violence, state oppression, and degradation had left its impact on me of course… from a very early age I became very rebellious against imposed norms and restrictions.”
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Dec 19 2013
After threatening and terrorizing us, Women of OWFI, August 8 2012, Eman Dakhiliya (female) was finally arrested in the late hours of Sunday night September 2\3 with the company of other traffickers and their serving pimps by an Iraqi security troop in central Baghdad. Eman’s many houses in Al Battaween,
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Dec 12 2013
To Whom It May Concern: We are outraged to learn that 23 year old writer Hamza Kashgari is in prison after being deported to Saudi Arabia from Malaysia where he had fled in fear of his life. T he deportation of a person with a well-founded fear of persecution is a violation of human and …
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