Syria’s Survival

Syria’s Survival

AUGUST 28, 2017, Counterpunch.org Syria’s current struggle against multiple assaults is not over by any means. It remains in a highly vulnerable state. Its people are scattered across the globe, its highly educated citizens lost to other nations ready to…

Iraq Then, Syria Now

Iraq Then, Syria Now

APRIL 16, 2018, Counterpunch.org When will you get the message? Comply, as Jordan, Egypt and others did and we’ll protect your leaders, ensure favorable press, shore up your economy, secure energy needs, and engage your businessmen. In short: abide by…

Iraqi Landscapes: the Path of Martyrs

Iraqi Landscapes: the Path of Martyrs

March 23, 2018, Counterpunch.org In the final thirty kilometers drive back to my home in the Catskills, along a vacant highway through hills of leafless winter trees colorless and devoid of any sign of life, I inexplicably recall my recent…

Iraqis’ Diet Fifteen Years After the Invasion

Iraqis’ Diet Fifteen Years After the Invasion

April 12, 2018, Counterpunch.org Some Iraqis might assert that today everything is available in their country. That’s true to a degree; if you exclude self-sufficiency. And trust.

Sacred Assemblies in Baghdad

Sacred Assemblies in Baghdad

April 26, 2018, Counterpunch.org If there’s any argument against our excessive reliance on digital platforms to maintain social fabric, it is surely found inside Iraq today. Forced into long stays indoors, behind walls and gates, checked a dozen times between…

Back to the Margins

Back to the Margins

May 31, 2005, Towards Freedom  In the long struggle between Iraq and the US, Iraqi women have been the most harmed of that nation’s beleaguered masses. Like men, of course, they’ve lost opportunities and seen their living standard plummet. But…