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

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Latest Status of Forces Agreement --AFSC English Translation

Wage Peace Campaign

Read the first public English translation of the latest draft agreement between the U.S and Iraqi administrations, an agreement designed to permit U.S. troops to remain in Iraq once the United Nations mandate ends this year and may begin the process of establishing permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq.
A major Arabic-language newspaper, Al-Sabah Al-Jadeed, published the Arabic version on Monday, October 20."This agreement could further entrench the U.S. military in Iraq," says Raed Jarrar, the AFSC Iraq consultant who translated the agreement, based on a leaked Arabic version. "It cannot be negotiated behind closed doors. The public, Congress, and the Iraqi Parliament should be informed and weigh in before we set a direction for the future."The AFSC has also sponsored visits to the U.S. Capitol by Iraqi Parliamentarians so the two legislative bodies could exchange views about the future of their countries and U.S. forces in Iraq. Many Parliamentarians and Members of Congress have stated their opposition to an agreement that keeps U.S. forces in Iraq.At the end of 2008, the current annual U.N. mandate allowing the United States military presence in Iraq expires. Instead of seeking another, the administration has been negotiating a long-term bilateral 'status of forces' agreement with the Iraqi executive branch. The agreement will provide the legal basis for a U.S. troop presence in Iraq. The document seeks to answer critical questions of sovereignty and authority, concepts best respected when the international community is able to provide oversight. This is the latest version that has been made public.Members of the U.S. and Iraq executive branches have worked to define what will happen with the U.S. troops, but neither government have commented on the agreement's details to the public. In addition to legislators' opposition, a large part of the Iraqi public have voiced opposition to signing this agreement. Three days ago, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis demonstrated in the streets of Baghdad, asking for a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops and opposing any long term agreements with the United States.
In September, AFSC posted the translation of the draft agreement, in addition to the Arabic-language original.

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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
Part 3
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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