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Violation of International Law: Where is Obama’s “Authorization to Use Force” in Iraq

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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There was much enthusiasm in 2008 that President Barack Obama would bring a saner and more lawful approach to issues of foreign policy and war and peace. Six years later — with Americans still being killed in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay still in active operation, US drones killing people in several countries and even American citizens, and [...]

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 [...]

Help an Iraqi single mother!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Help an Iraqi single mother! In the lawsuit against the Bush war criminals, Saleh v. Bush, single mother of five, Sundus Shaker Saleh alleges the Iraq War was a premeditated war against the Iraqi people.   Sundus Saleh with her four children Here’s Yes Magazine’s account of Saleh’s story: “Prior to the arrival of U.S. forces, [...]

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