Eight minutes, Forty-six Seconds

Eight minutes, Forty-six Seconds

JUNE 5, 2020, By Barbara Nimri Aziz. Eight minutes, forty-six seconds is a long time: a long time when you are meditating; a long time while waiting for a protest march to pass; a long time with your finger on…

A Risky Referendum for Kurdistan Underway in Iraq

A Risky Referendum for Kurdistan Underway in Iraq

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017, Globalresearch.ca. The referendum is opposed by neighboring powers, but most significantly by the central government in Baghdad. It is a far more serious move that the well publicized Catalonian vote in Spain scheduled for October 1st, also…

Women as Pawns in the Political War Game

Women as Pawns in the Political War Game

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017, Globalresearch.ca. The referendum is opposed by neighboring powers, but most significantly by the central government in Baghdad. It is a far more serious move that the well publicized Catalonian vote in Spain scheduled for October 1st, also…

Who, What and Where are Iraq’s Turkmen?

Who, What and Where are Iraq’s Turkmen?

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014, Counterpunch.org. Know your Yazidi. An anthropological sketch will assure support for US and Peshmarga military advances across Iraq, and sequester a competing other minority—Iraq’s Turkmen.

Demolishing More Than Just Palestinian Homes

Demolishing More Than Just Palestinian Homes

APRIL, 1996, Christian Science Monitor It’s quite a spectacle, a Palestinian home being blown apart. Furniture, dishes, and clothes, hastily removed, are deposited helter-skelter in the path or road. Villagers stand by, silent and grim. Heavily armed soldiers are massed…

‘The Neighbors Are Talking:’ Despite past differences, Syria and Iraq are teaming up again

‘The Neighbors Are Talking:’ Despite past differences, Syria and Iraq are teaming up again

AUGUST 1997,  Toward Freedom. What nobody in the US—no journalist or academic or politician wanted to talk about, has actually happened. Syria and Iraq have opened their borders and may be on the way to normalizing their relations.