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

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Iraqi Government Orders Arrest of Oil Workers' Leaders

Wednesday, 6 June 2007
أبدت لجنة نفطنا للتضامن مع نقابات عمال النفط العراقيين قلقها و أستنكارها بعد أن أصدرت حكومة المالكي أمراً بالقاء القبض على أربعة من قيادي نقابات النفط في العراق والأمر يشمل رئيس الأتحاد العام للنقابات النفطية
حسن جمعة الأسدي و ذلك بتهمة تخريب الأقتصاد العراقي

Naftana members spoke to IFOU leader Hassan Jumaa Awad today who alerted the support group to an arrest warrant issued by Prime Minister Maliki's office. The warrant names four leaders of the Federation including Hassan Jumaa Awad and demands their arrest for 'sabotaging the Iraqi economy'. The Federation is asking for unions and organisations world wide to support them in their unfulfilled demands and to protect them from repressive measures.Please send faxes and emails of support for the union to Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki and Oil Minister Dr Hussein al Sharastani. Below is a model letter:Model Letter:Dear Mr MalikiDear Dr Hussein al SharastaniI am writing to express support for the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions in their right to take industrial action over issues relating to their members' economic and social welfare.I am also concerned about the decision to arrest union leaders for deciding to take strike action. I trust that the Union will not be penalised for taking action which is legal according to the Iraqi constiution and a fundamental trade union freedom recognised all over the world.The Union has repeatedly asked for involvement in the drafting of the Hydrocarbon Law but has been ignored. Iraqi civil society should be involved in the decision making process over the future of the Iraqi economy - this includes trade unions.I will be monitoring the forthcoming news from the union and would like assurance that union members will not be harmed or punished for their actions. Yours Sincerely,.....For the attention of:Prime Minister Nouri Al MalikiMinister of Oil, Dr Hussein al SharastaniC/O Embassy of the Republic of Iraq169 Knightsbridge London SW7 1DW
Phone: (020) 7581 2264Fax: (020) 7589 3356E-mail: lonemb@iraqmofamail.net
Telephone: +44 207 602 8456 Fax: +44 207 371 1652

Naftana Press Release
6 June 2007 – 12 noonIraq government orders arrest of oil workers’ leadersIraq’s powerful oil workers’ trade union today expressed alarm as anarrest warrant was issued for its leaders, in an attempt to clamp downon industrial action.Members of the union have been on strike since Monday 4th June, inprotest at the government’s failure to meet any of its promises made in ameeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on 16th May. The union’s 16 demandsincluded improvements to wages, health and other working and livingconditions as well as consultation on the proposed oil law, which theunion opposes. The union added a 17th demand yesterday demanding thesacking of the General Manager of the Southern Pipeline Company.On Tuesday, al-Maliki warned that he would meet threats to oilproduction“with an iron fist”.The arrest warrant, based on a charge of “sabotaging the economy”specifically names Hassan Juma’a Awad, the leader of the 26,000-strongFederation of Oil Unions, and three other leaders of the Federation.Hassan Juma’a commented, “the government is intimidating the union butweare determined to gain our legitimate rights.” He added that the strikewould continue in accordance with the union’s plan.The strike entered its third day today and is in its “second phase,”whichnow includes the closure of the main distribution pipelines, includingsupplies to Baghdad. “Phase one” closed some of the smaller distributionpipelines. Phases one and two did not include production and exports.The union is calling on all its supporters and unions across the worldtoback the union at this critical juncture. Sami Ramadani from the union’sUK-based support committee, Naftana said: “Issuing a warrant for thearrest of the oil workers’ leaders is an outrageous attack on tradeunionand democratic freedoms.”For further information contact:
Sami Ramadani – 07863 138748 sami.ramadani@londonmet.ac.uk
Kamil Mahdi – k.a.mahdi@exeter.ac.uk
Sabah Jawad – 07985 336886 sabah.jawad@idao.org

Notes for editors:Naftana is an independent UK-based committee supporting democratic tradeunionism in Iraq. It works in solidarity with the IFOU. It strives topublicize the union’s struggle for Iraqi social and economic rights andits stand against the privatisation of Iraqi oil demanded by theoccupying powers.For more information see the IFOU’s website www.basraoilunion.org

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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