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

Thursday, August 28, 2008


This is an important study of 73 pages, of the proposed security agreement between US and the Iraqi Government, by the prominent Iraqi commentator and oil expert, Fouad Qasim Al-Amir. The author has published several important studies on the subject of occupied Iraq, mainly on the oil question in Iraq and of the subject of world energy.

Mr Al-Amir starts his study by alluding to the fact that despite the importance of the US-Iraqi agreement there is almost complete absence of official details of the proposed agreement, with the result that the author had to base his analysis and conclusions, on what has been leaked by the press and the incomplete and misleading pronouncements of US and Iraqi officials.
However, the author’s unique knowledge of the country, of the oil problem and his contacts with those interested in the Iraqi affairs, compensates some of the gaps in the closely guarded subject.
He discussed, in several chapters, the relevance of Section 7, of the UN charter to Iraq, both during Iraq’s occupation of Kuwait, and that of the US, of Iraq. One of the main themes in this regards is US posture to claim that it is making a favour to Iraq by felicitating its release from the restrictions of Section 7, by Iraq signing the proposed Security Agreement. He showed that those restrictions of UN Resolution 1483, on 22 May, 2003, had been placed to define, and restrict, the US unlawful occupation of Iraq which is a victim of unlawful occupation. The author points out in many places in the study, that it is the US who is the restricted party by Section7, not Iraq.
Then the study points out the US attempt to mislead Iraqi and international public opinion in mixing-up the case of Saddam’s occupation of Kuwait in 1990, with that of US of Iraq. Here US logic turns the victim into an aggressor, and vice versa.

Towards the end of the study the author refers to the probability of US attacking Iran in the hope of escaping its failure in Iraq and the region. Mr Al-Amir warns of the serious consequences of such action and its probable results. After this the author discusses the role of the Kurdish parties, their shaky position, and the attitude of its leaders towards the situation in Iraq and the proposed US-Iraq agreement.

This Study should be read by all those interested in fate of Iraq, the region and the world.

Al-Amir US-Iraq Agreement Study (Arabic)

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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
Public meeting at The Bolivar Hall, London Sat.14/5/2016 at 15:00 IDPs : Fragmentation of Cultural and National Identity


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
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Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe


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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