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Inspiration for Your Friday

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Tighe Barry makes his position known at the confirmation hearing of Ryan Crocker, US ambassador to both Iraq and Afghanistan. by Janet Weil As the US government, once AGAIN, decides whether to bomb Iraq in response to an armed uprising in that oil-rich, war-poor, DU-contaminated country, more than ever we need inspiration, that deep in-breath [...]

Inspiration for Your Friday

Friday, May 16, 2014

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by Janet Weil CODEPINK has always had a magical, trickster energy, from the very name of the organization satirizing the now-retired and mostly long-forgotten color-coded alert system, to our presence at locations where the president, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, or other decision-makers appear. Those [...]

Mother’s Day letter from Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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Dear American Mother, I wish you a good morning, if you are reading this in the morning, and I wish you a good evening if you are reading this in the evening. I am an Arab, eastern mother from Iraq. Today, I stand before you and share with you your day and give you my [...]

Letters from Iraqi mothers on this Mother’s Day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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عيد امهات سعيد ..اعذريني ايتها الام الامريكية اهنئك وفي عيناي دمعتان الاولى على ابني الذي استشهد في الحرب والثانية على ابني الاخر لانه في المعتقل .. كنت اتمنى ان اهنئك وانا زاهية .. مثلما كان بلدي . مطمئنة ..مثلما كانت بغداد تغرد بضحكات اطفالها ..واصوات هدير الحمام وهي تحلق فوق النخيل ..كنت اتمنى ان احتفل [...]

An Open Letter to Drew Houston, Dropbox CEO @DrewHouston @DropBox

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Dear Mr. Houston, I hope this letter finds you well. You don’t know me, but my name is Farah Muhsin Al Mousawi and I am an Iraqi citizen living in the United States. I wanted to address a letter to you personally in the light of your company’s recent decision to include former Secretary of [...]

No sir the war is not over!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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No sir the war is not over! by Farah Muhsin Eleven years have passed since the historic day of the fall of Baghdad dawned on all Iraqis, marking the end of an era but the beginning of another deadly one. Eleven years have passed and over 100,000 lives were lost and millions were displaced, more [...]

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