Protest the suffering of Iraqi Christians: No to terrorism No to state terrorism.Hands off our minorities. Hands off our people. Shame on the human rights violators on all sides. Assemble 11:30 on 28/7/14 near Parliament Square, near Westminister tube station London. For more past events click here
We women of Tadhamun condemn the persisting practice of arbitrary arrests by the Iraqi security forces. We condemn their arrests of women in lieu of their men folk. These are 'inherited' practices. We are alarmed by credible media reports of the Green Zone government’s intentions of executing hundreds of Iraqi men and women.
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Friday, March 30, 2007
By Tahrir Swift, Arab Media Watch adviser and exile from Saddam Hussein's regime
29 March 2007
Dozens of people took part in a teach-in organised by the Hands off Iraqi Oil Coalition on the 24 March 2007 in Union Chapel, London.
A press release the previous month launched a coalition of organisations (*) to campaign against the introduction of an oil law which was approved by the Iraqi Council of Ministers on 26 February 2007 and is currently in front of parliament. The law will basically facilitate the daytime robbery of Iraqi oil, as the speakers at this event stated.
"The Iraqi oil law is the world's best kept secret," said Greg Muttitt of PLATFORM, an activist and expert speaker on the proposed law. Until January this year, the transcript of the law, put together by parties close to the big oil companies, has been kept under wraps. It was only disclosed recently to Iraqi MPs, who are expected to vote on it this spring.
In the book A Game as Old as Empire, Muttitt explained in his chapter on The Hijack of Iraqi Oil Reserves that the sort of contracts this law seeks to introduce, commonly known as Production Sharing Agreements, have been resisted by the Gulf states, including Kuwait and Saudi Arabia:
"Iraq, with 10% of the world's oil reserves, seems to be the easiest to turn around. And if Iraq can be re opened to the multinationals, perhaps its neighbours could be pressured to follow suit." - read more: ►
المقالات المنشورة على هذا الموقع لا تعكس بالضرورة آراء منظمتنا أو أعضاء منظمتنا
While the point itself may not have more than Abbasid houses under the ground, it is adjacent to the palace of Sur Isa, the remains of which can be seen in the photo. While the initial construction might or might not touch the palace, accompanying activities will certainly spread over it.Sur Isa can be identified with the palace of al-Burj, built by the
Abbasid Caliph al-Mutawakkil, probably in 852-3 (Northedge, Historical Topography of Samarra, pp 125-127, 240). The palace is said to have cost 33 million dirhams, and was luxurious. Details are given by al-Shabushti, Kitab al-Diyarat.
Samarra was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO at the end of June. The barracks could easily have been built elsewhere, off the archaeological site.--
Alastair Northedge Professeur d'Art et d'Archeologie Islamiques UFR d'Art et d'Archeologie
Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) 3, rue Michelet, 75006 Paris
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