International Workers’ Day celebrations were held in different countries of West Asia and North Africa on Monday, May 1, with trade unions and left parties organizing mass demonstrations. Marking the day, workers raised slogans of unity and revolution against capitalist exploitation.
An estimated couple of thousand of people to "several thousand" marched on March 18 in downtown Washington D.C. The weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The demonstration aimed to link the lack of funding for people's needs in the United States with the diversity of tactics the United States uses to perpetuate wars on people around the world. TF editor Julie Varughese reports from Washington.
Three years after a wave of protests rocked Iraq, not much has changed with respect to the structure of the economy or political system. A new government is in place, but faces numerous challenges, reports Peoples Dispatch.
Climate change, dam projects, and poor water and pollution management in Iraq's Kurdistan region threatens food production and livelihoods in rural communities, reports Alessandra Bajec.
July 28 marks the 1-year anniversary of the passing of Glen Ford, founding executive editor of Black Agenda Report. Ford invented phrases to help burn the impact of injustice into people's minds. But he made clear in his writings it was not enough to be against injustice. One had to explain it in a way so people would be inspired to organize a movement. TF editor Julie Varughese reviewed "The Black Agenda."
For more than two months, residents of Sinjar have protested the presence of armed groups following May’s clashes in Iraq’s Yazidi-majority district. Those clashes triggered—yet again—an exodus of Yazidi minorities seeking shelter in the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI). This comes as tens of thousands of Yazidis have already dealt with protracted displacement since the ISIS takeover of 2014. Alessandra Bajec reports from Iraqi Kurdistan.