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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, [...]

Hope of Healing for Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi Mother by Alice Walker

Friday, October 4, 2013

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When the US invaded Iraq in 2003 Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother of five, lost her home and her property, and was forced to flee to Jordan.  A decade later, Saleh is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against six key members of the Bush administration. They’re arguing that, since the war was [...]

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