TADHAMUN تـضـامـن

Tadhamun (solidarity) is an Iraqi women organization, standing by Iraqi women's struggle against sectarian politics in Iraq. Fighting for equal citizenship across ethnicities and religions, for human rights, and gender equality.

جمعية تضامن تدعم المساواة في المواطنة بغض النظر عن الأنتماء الأثني أو الديني وتسعى من أجل العدالة الأجتماعية و حماية حقوق الأنسان في العراق
Petition sign and circulate:

Release Iraqi women hostages, victims of terrorism themselves

بعيدا عن الوطن؛ حراك التضامن مع الوطن فنا، شعرا وكتابةً
Away from Home; Memory, Art and women solidarity: you are invited to an evening of poetry and music 22/3/2017 18:30 at P21 Gallery London click here for more details
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Public meeting at The Bolivar Hall, London Sat.14/5/2016 at 15:00 IDPs : Fragmentation of Cultural and National Identity



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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

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Halt All Executions! Abolish The Death Penalty!

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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Professor Zaineb Al Bahrani of Columbia University NY speaking at a our meeting on the destruction/damage to historical sites in Iraq

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Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Marine: Leader shot unarmed Iraqis


POSTED: 3:36 a.m. EDT, May 10, 2007


Rasheed Abdul Hamid Hassan Ali, seen with his wife, died in the 2005 Haditha raid along with 23 other Iraqis.

CAMP PENDLETON, California (AP) -- A Marine squad leader who led an attack that killed 24 Iraqi civilians shot five men as they stood with their hands up and told comrades to lie about it, a Marine sergeant testified.
Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz said that in the moments after a roadside bomb hit a Humvee in his convoy November 19, 2005, killing a comrade, he saw five men standing by a white car with their hands interlocked behind their heads. The squad leader, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, then fired about six to eight rounds at the men, Dela Cruz testified.
"They were just standing, looking around, had hands up," Dela Cruz said. "Then I saw one of them drop in the middle. I didn't know what was going on, sir. Looked to my left, saw Staff Sergeant Wuterich shooting."
Dela Cruz spoke Wednesday at a preliminary hearing Wednesday for Capt. Randy Stone, a Marine lawyer. Stone is accused along with three officers of dereliction of duty for failing to investigate the deaths.
Three enlisted Marines are charged with murder, including Wuterich, who is accused of killing 18 civilians. It is the biggest U.S. criminal case involving civilian deaths in the Iraq war. (Read the Time magazine report on Haditha)
Stone's civilian attorney, Charles Gittins, contends Stone, 34, did nothing wrong because he thought the killings were a legitimate outcome of combat. Gittins noted that Stone reported the incident up the chain of command and said he had been told not to investigate further.
After Wuterich shot the five men, Dela Cruz said, he "sprayed" the bodies with automatic gunfire.
"I knew they were dead, I wanted to make sure," Dela Cruz said.
Dela Cruz said Wuterich then shot the men again in the upper torso and head, and told him several times to lie if asked about the killings in Haditha, about 120 miles (195 kilometers) west of Baghdad. (Map)
"He told me that if anybody asked, they were running away and the Iraqi army shot them," Dela Cruz said.
Wuterich's attorney, Neal Puckett, said in a phone interview that Dela Cruz's account was false and that the Marine had given investigators up to five different versions of events.
"It's unfortunate that in exchange for his freedom he's being forced to testify against his brothers," Puckett said.
Dela Cruz initially was charged with murder, but prosecutors dismissed charges against him last month. He has been given immunity to testify.
After the five men died, a fire team led by Wuterich cleared two houses with grenades and gunfire in an effort to find insurgents. The dead included women, children and the elderly. The Marines involved have said their response was a legitimate action because they were under attack.
Earlier on Wednesday, 1st Sgt. Albert Espinosa testified that he repeatedly told higher-ups that the killings warranted an investigation, but he was told not to worry about it.
"Knowing what happened on Nov. 19, I knew something had to be done with an investigation," said Espinosa, who maintained casualty reports for Kilo Company at the time of the killings.
Espinosa said in the days after the killings, he told Stone and the company's commander, Capt. Lucas McConnell, that an investigation should be launched.
"They said don't worry about it, battalion will handle it," he said. "It wasn't the answer I was looking for."
Espinosa also testified that log books from November 19 were incomplete or missing.
The hearing is part of an Article 32 investigation, the military's equivalent to a grand jury proceeding. Maj. Thomas McCann, the investigating officer, will hear evidence and recommend whether the charges should go to trial.
Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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أطلقنا النار على رؤوسهم بعد استسلامهم.. وتبولنا على جثثهم
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ادلى المتهمون من عناصر المارينز فى مذبحة الحديثة امام المحكمة باعترافاتهم حول جريمتهم التى راح ضحيتها 24 مدنيا عراقيا. واعترف السرجنت سانيك ديلا كروز احد جنود المارينز بأنه كذب في قضية مقتل خمسة مدنيين عراقيين في بلدة حديثة في نوفمبر 2005، وحمل ديلا كروز قائد وحدة المارينز في حديثة السرجنت فرانك وتريش المتهم بعدد من جرائم القتل، مسؤولية موت خمسة مدنيين، موضحا انه شاهد وتريش يطلق النار عليهم بينما كانوا يرفعون ايديهم في وضع الاستسلام. واوضح ان وتريش اقترب بعد ذلك من كل جثة واطلق عليها النار في الرأس والصدر. وقال كروز انه تبول على جثة عراقي كان بين 24 مدنيا عراقيا قتلهم افراد وحدته في بلدة حديثة بعد ان غضبوا لمقتل زميل لهم في انفجار. واكد ان وتريش طلب منهم ان يقولوا "اذا طرح احد ما اي سؤال، ان الجيش العراقي هو من اطلق النار". ووتريش متهم بـ 12 جريمة قتل وبانه امر الجنود الذين كان يتولى قيادتهم بقتل ستة اشخاص.وكان ديلا ركوز الذي وعدته هيئة الاتهام بالحصانة، يتحدث في تحقيق تمهيدي حول الكابتن راندي ستون المتهم بأنه لم يحقق بنزاهة في موت 24 مدنيا عراقيا في اخطر جريمة اتهم بها الجيش الامريكي في العراق.واتهم الكابتن راندي ستون بالتقاعس عن التحقيق في هذه المجزرة وعدم الابلاغ عن موت مدنيين عراقيين.وعقدت جلسة الاستماع الاولى الثلاثاء في قاعدة كامب بندلتون جنوب كاليفورنيا قرب سان دييغو. وفي شهادة مثيرة اثناء جلسة استماع سابقة على المحاكمة لاحد افراد مشاة البحرية السبعة الذي وجهت اليهم اتهامات في حوادث القتل التي وقعت في حديثة وصف كروز ما شعر به من مرارة بعد ان قتل زميله ميجيل تيرازاس في انفجار قنبلة كانت موضوعة على جانب الطريق وانشطار جثته الى نصفين.وأبلغ ديلا كروز المحكمة "أعرف ان ما فعلته كان شيئا سيئا لكنني فعلته لأنني كنت غاضبا لمقتل تي.جيه «تيرازاس» وتبولت على رأس عراقي."ووصف نيل بوكيت محامي وتريتش قائد المجموعة شهادة ديلا كروز بأنها كاذبة. وقال في رسالة بالبريد الالكتروني "انها الرواية الرابعة او الخامسة للاحداث التي نسمعها من السارجنت ديلا كروز. انها كاذبة بالتأكيد.شيء محزن ان يطلب منه ان يشهد ضد زملائه من مشاة البحرية لضمان حريته. انه ضحية ايضا".وقال سلاح مشاة البحرية في باديء الامر ان مقتل المدنيين العراقيين نجم عن معركة مع مسلحين. ودفع تقرير بمجلة تايم الامريكية في يناير 2006 مشاة البحرية الى التحقيق في الحادث.
وقال ديلا كروز انه طلب منه اربع مرات ان يكذب بشأن ما حدث في حديثة.وتتعلق القضية بما حدث في 19 نوفمبر 2005 عندما انفجرت قنبلة على طريق فقتلت أحد مشاة البحرية وأصابت اثنين آخرين. فما كان من جنود مشاة البحرية الناجين الا أن أوقفوا سيارة وأطلقوا النار على ركابها الخمسة ثم اقتحموا منزلين وقتلوا من كانوا في الدخل. وفي وقت سابق ادلى السارجنت البرت اسبينوزا وهو ايضا من مشاة البحرية بالشهادة امام المحكمة وقال انه حث على تحقيق في قتل العراقيين في حديثة فور وقوعه في نوفمبر 2005 .واضاف أنه شعر بالاحباط بسبب اللامبالاة الواضحة من جانب قادته الضباط.

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Samarra Minrate built in 852 AD

Samarra Minrate built in 852 AD
Building of 1 500 massive police station !
From the angle of the photo, it is possible to calculate that the complex is being built at E 396388 N 3785995 (UTM Zone 38 North) or Lat. 34.209760° Long. 43.875325°, to the west of the Malwiya (Spiral Minaret), and behind the Spiral Cafe.
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
tel. 01 53 73 71 08 telecopie : 01 53 73 71 13 Email :
Alastair.Northedge@univ-paris1.fr ou anorthedge@wanadoo.fr