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
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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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Following the American occupation of Iraq in 2003, the US civilian governor Paul Bremer introduced a law fixing women’s participation in parliament at 25%. In the country’s first governing council in 2003, appointed by Bremer, three women were chosen, out of 25; but their selection was made on sectarian and ethnic background, not merit. Iraq’s permanent constitution, approved in 2005, fixed the percentage of women MPs at 25% (paragraph 5, article 49). Thus in the first election of 2005, 73 women gained seats out of 275 (26.5%).
In the 2010 elections there were 82 women MPs out of 325. Yet only four women candidates got enough votes (30,000) to actually win their seats: the rest were appointed as part of the 25% quota (some appointees only won around 100 votes). This quota did not apply to the cabinet where numbers varied according to the wishes of the prime minister: one woman out of 25 male ministers (2003), six out of 31 (2004), six out of 36 (2005), four out of 37 (2006); that dropped to only two out of 42 in the present (2010) cabinet.
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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
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