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

On youtube: Part1
Part 3
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Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Hands off Iraqi Oil Newsletter



1) OIL LAW FAILS TO PASS, FOR NOW
2) IRAQ PETROLEUM CONFERENCE: 'OPEN FOR BUSINESS'
3) POLL: IRAQIS SAY NO TO OIL THEFT
4) SIGNED COPY OF NEW NAOMI KLEIN BOOK - BID NOW!

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1) OIL LAW FAILS TO PASS, FOR NOW

The good news is that the Iraqi government - in spite of intense pressure from the US government - has still not passed an oil law; due both to ethnic and sectarian differences, and also to the increasing Iraqi opposition to long-term contracts with foreign companies. Today's White House's report on its 'benchmarks' for Iraq says: "The Government of Iraq has not made satisfactory progress" on passing the oil law, which "remains a high priority for the United States and the Government of Iraq". It also repeats the lie that the Hydrocarbon Law is about revenue sharing - it's not, the separate Revenue Management Law is.

Meanwhile, the Kurdistan Regional Government has gone ahead and passed a regional law, allowing contracts to be signed within Kurdistan – the latest of which was signed with Dallas-based Hunt Oil last week. Not to be outdone, the federal Oil Minister is now threatening to sign contracts on the larger fields in the south of Iraq even without the oil law, using legislation from the era of the Saddam Hussein regime.

Be an Oil Law Mythbuster: http://www.iraqoccupationfocus.org.uk/resources/mythbusters.pdf

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2) IRAQ PETROLEUM CONFERENCE: 'OPEN FOR BUSINESS'

Meanwhile, multinational oil companies, including BP, Shell and Conoco, have met with the Oil Minister and other Iraqi government officials at the Iraq Petroleum Conference in Dubai, themed “Iraq is open for business”. The conference took place at the same time as oilworkers held a conference in Basra, with a slogan “the oil wealth belongs to the Iraqi people”. The next few months will be crucial in resolving which of these two visions for Iraqi oil prevails – whether it is for the benefit of multinational companies or of the people of Iraq.

See the conference website via: http://www.handsoffiraqioil.org/

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3) POLL: IRAQIS SAY NO TO OIL THEFT

A poll released last month for the first time asked ordinary Iraqis what they think of the oil law. At the centre of it is a proposal to give multinational oil companies such as BP, Shell and Exxon the primary role in developing Iraq’s oilfields, under contracts of up to 30 years.The poll finds that Iraqis oppose plans to open their oil fields to foreign corporations by a factor of two to one. 63% of poll respondents said they would prefer Iraq’s oil to be developed and produced by Iraqi public sector companies rather than foreign companies, with 32% strongly favouring public sector companies. Only 10% strongly preferred foreign companies, and 21% moderately. Meanwhile, just 4% of Iraqis feel they have been given ‘totally adequate’ information for them to feel informed about the oil law. A further 20% describe information provision as ‘somewhat adequate’, and 76% as inadequate.

Full poll results: http://priceofoil.org/iraqi-oil-law-poll-june-july-2007/

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4) SIGNED COPY OF NEW NAOMI KLEIN BOOK - BID NOW!

Naomi Klein's new book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, includes a section on Iraq, covering attempts to pass the oil law. Naomi says: "The Hand Off Iraq's Oil campaign is on the front lines of the global battle against disaster capitalism. If reading The Shock Doctrine leaves you with the urge to take on the disaster capitalists, supporting this campaign is the very best place to start!"

After last night's book launch one of Hands Off Iraqi Oil's supporters has now placed a signed copy of the book on eBay to raise money for the campaign - view now and place your bids!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260160283275


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Campaign materials: A reminder that you can download Hands Off Iraqi Oil campaign materials - including a factsheet on Shell's attempts to influence the oil law, a leaflet to hand out outside Shell garages, a model union motion and a window poster - from our website at http://www.handsoffiraqioil.org/.

About this list: This is the news and action list for supporters of Hands Off Iraqi Oil, a UK coalition campaigning against any foreign exploitation of Iraq's oil reserves that rips off the Iraqi people.

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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