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Iraq (audio) - Michael Birmingham explains what the people of Iraq went through and still have to endure
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le 2004 Août 6 - 1:46am
Reflections (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Causes & solutions | •Démocratie | •Soc: Associations | ::Droits humains:: | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | ::Nations Unies:: | Media: non profit

Challenges for the anti-war movement

Michael Birmingham was in Iraq before the invasion and during a good part of the occupation. In fact he spent about a year and a half in Iraq.
He explains with great passion, strenght and honesty what the people of Iraq had to endure under both the violent policies of the former regime, of the US governments and other foreign powers. In this 45 minute conference, Michael allows us to understand why most Iraqis feel that Saddam Hussein, George Bush, Bill Clinton and George. W. Bush are all one and the same, and that the current occupation is a new dictatorship.

This audio (MP3) file begins with an introduction by Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices in the Wilderness (VitW). Michael Birmingham gave this conference with VitW in Chicago (IL, USA).

www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=9758

See also : www.vitw.org

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Irak: Les crimes de guerre "à l'ombre des guerres justes" (par le Prés. de Médecins Sans Frontières)
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le 2004 Mai 26 - 7:03am
Réflexions (Fr) | Afghanistan | Irak | Sudan | USA (États-Unis) | •Propagande mensongère | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | ::Nations Unies:: | Media: non profit

Les 15 et 16 mai, se tenait la 33ème assemblée générale de Médecins Sans Frontières. A cette occasion, Jean-Hervé Bradol, président de l’association, a exprimé de très vives critiques quant à la conduite de la guerre en Irak par les forces coalisées, dans un évident non respect des Conventions de Genève. Interview.
:: Pour lire cet interview…

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Indep. interview (audio: mp3): Systemic Torture and Humiliation in Iraqi Prisons
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le 2004 Mai 7 - 10:55pm
News-Current (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | •Propagande mensongère | •Soc: Associations | ::Droits humains:: | Media: non profit

Last week, explicit photos of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison being humiliated and tortured by US Occupation Forces were circulated in the media. The photos caused an international outcry, and the White House and the Pentagon went into a damage control frenzy, condemning the acts they claimed were aberrations, committed by a few bad soldiers who don’t represent the values of the USA. But to many Iraqis, the photos are graphic representations of what they have known for many months to be a systemic practice of humiliation and torture of detainees in the largest detention center in the country.

Ismail Dawood is an activist with the National Association for the Defense of Human Rights in Iraq who co-authored a report on human rights violations and the compensation process in January, 2004 and is currently working on a second report documenting human rights violations perpetrated by occupation forces against detainees. In this interview, he speaks with Andrea Schmidt of the Iraq Solidarity Project (PSI: Quebec, Canada) and CKUT 90.3 FM about detention, systematic humiliation and torture in Occupied Iraq.

www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=9146

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Project Solidarité Irak / Iraq Solidarity Project: Andrea Schmidt
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le 2004 Mai 4 - 11:50am
Actualités (Fr) | Canada & Québec | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | ::Droits humains:: | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | Media: non profit

Textes autres que des nouvelles - Texts other than news
France Ces rapports ont été écrits par Andréa Schmidt pour le Projet Solidarité Irak (PSI): un groupe militant indépendant, basé à Montréal, qui vise à offrir un soutien direct non-violent à la population irakienne en lutte contre l’occupation (plus d’info, contacts et liste de diffusion sont à la fin des articles). Elle est restée trois mois à Bagdad.
Nouveau / New Bagdad occupée: Tous les articles d’Andréa (en français), rédigés lorsqu’elle était en Irak, sont dans un document téléchargeable ici! (90K)

These reports were written by Andrea Schmidt for the Iraq Solidarity Project (PSI – Projet Solidarite Irak), a Montreal-based grassroots initiative to provide direct non-violent support to Iraqis struggling against the occupation (more info, contacts and mailing list info are at the end of the articles). She was in Baghdad for three months.

: Occupied Baghdad :
We Would Have Liked to Explain”—From Occupation to Liberation in Kurdistan (May 9, 2004)

Our Borders Are Blast Wall (April 19, 2004)

A War Without End: Iraq is a country at war (April 10, 2004)

Everything Changes So Quickly: Thawra Under Attack (April 6, 2004)

There’s no explosions: it’s not an important area… Traffic, security, freedom and justice in Thawra (March 29 2004)

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" What do we do now? " ( US occupation of Iraq )
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le 2004 avril 27 - 8:08pm
Reflections (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Causes & solutions | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | •Propagande mensongère | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | Media: non profit

by Howard Zinn, in The Progressive (April 26, 2004).

Excerpts :
Amnesty International, a year after the invasion, reported: “Scores of unarmed people have been killed due to excessive or unnecessary use of lethal force by coalition forces during public demonstrations, at checkpoints, and in house raids. Thousands of people have been detained [estimates range from 8,500 to 15,000], often under harsh conditions, and subjected to prolonged and often unacknowledged detention. Many have been tortured or ill-treated, and some have died in custody.”
(...)
The suggestion that we simply withdraw from Iraq is met with laments: “We mustn’t cut and run. . . . We must stay the course. . . . (...)” That is exactly what we heard when, at the start of the Vietnam escalation, some of us called for immediate withdrawal. (...) The history of military occupations of Third World countries is that they bring neither democracy nor security.

>>> To read this article

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Iraq: Fallujah Cannot Even Bury Its Dead
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le 2004 avril 21 - 6:45pm
News-Current (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Crime de guerre | ::Droits humains:: | Media: non profit

by Aaron Glantz (Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 by the Inter Press Service)

Excerpts :
... The doctor says many were buried in the football until it became full. “When you are burying you cannot stay long because they (the U.S. marines) will just shoot you,” he says. ...
Filmmaker Julia Guest who traveled to Fallujah in a convoy delivering relief supplies told IPS that the clinic’s ambulance was fired upon twice by U.S. snipers—during the ceasefire. ...
The U.S. military does not deny shooting at ambulances. But it blames the resistance fighters. U.S. marines spokesperson Lt Eric Knapp says his forces have seen fighters loading weapons into ambulances from mosques in the area.

To read this article :

www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0420-12.htm

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Report from Baghdad -- Hospital Closings and U.S. War Crimes
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le 2004 avril 19 - 10:30pm
News-Current (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Crime de guerre | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | Media: non profit

by Rahul Mahajan (April 19, 2004)

Excerpts :
When the United States began the siege of Fallujah, it targeted civilians in several ways. The power station was bombed; perhaps even more important, the bridge across the Euphrates was closed. Fallujah’s main hospital stands on the western bank of the river; almost the entirety of the town is on the east side. Although the hospital was not technically closed, no doctor who actually believes in the Hippocratic oath is going to sit in an empty hospital while people are dying in droves on the other bank of the river. (...)
In Najaf, the Spanish-language “Plus Ultra” garrison closed the al-Sadr Teaching Hospital roughly a week ago (as of yesterday, it remained closed). With 200 doctors, the hospital (...) is one of the most important in Iraq. Troops entered and gave the doctors two hours to leave, allowing them to take only personal items—no medical equipment. (...)
>>> To read this article, go to :

www.empirenotes.org/hospitals.html

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Australian activist in Iraq shot at by US forces when offering humanitarian assistance
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le 2004 avril 16 - 3:39pm
News-Current (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Crime de guerre | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | Media: non profit

Dear friends,

I’m back from Fallujah and it was quite an experience.

I was shot at by American soldiers when we tried to accompany an ambulance containing medical aid across the city. Later we were taken by local Mujahadeen soldiers and held for 24 hours. They treated us with respect and kindness.

I was appalled by the situation in Falluja and the plight of its people.

I’m very glad I went there to witness this and to show solidarity with the people there.

I’ll write stories about all this to send you, but in the meantime, just wanted to send you this media statement which is a short summary about the two main events for me.

AUSTRALIAN AID WORKER IN IRAQ RELEASED

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Iraq is a War of National Liberation (John Pilger)
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le 2004 avril 15 - 11:34pm
Reflections (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Causes & solutions | •Crime de guerre | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | •Propagande mensongère | ::Droits humains:: | Media: non profit

Textes autres que des nouvelles - Texts other than news by John Pilger [a journalist of great honesty, known for his reporting of the Vietnam War -Siriel Admin]; first published in The New Stateman, April 15, 2004 then on ZNet

Excerpts :
... Once, in the Edwardian colonnade of Baghdad’s book market, a young man shouted something at me about the hardship his family had been forced to endure under the embargo imposed by America and Britain. What happened next was typical of Iraqis; a passer-by calmed the man, putting his arm around his shoulder, while another was quickly at my side.
“Forgive him,” he said reassuringly. “We do not connect the people of the west with the actions of their governments. You are welcome.” ...

Were I to undertake the same journey in Iraq today, I might not return alive. (...) With the most lethal weapons that billions of dollars can buy, and the threats of their cowboy generals and the panic-stricken brutality of their foot soldiers, more than 120,000 of these invaders have ripped up the fabric of a nation (...). They have brought to Iraq a daily, murderous violence which surpasses that of a tyrant who never promised a fake democracy.

Amnesty International reports that US-led forces have “shot Iraqis dead during demonstrations, tortured and ill-treated prisoners, arrested people arbitrarily and held them indefinitely, demolished houses in acts of revenge and collective punishment”.
>>> To read this article

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Iraq/Irak: Eyewitness in Falluja: US letting civilians die / Témoin à Falloujah: É-U laissent mourir les civils
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le 2004 avril 14 - 7:31pm
News-Current (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Crime de guerre | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | Media: non profit

Siriel notice – Urgence :
(En) There are now many independent reports stating the same atrocious information: that US forces are blocking medical aid and rescue in and out of Falluja. The absence of US medical aid to victims is already quite appalling, but what is being reported are utterly horrible crimes of war. Would the US people accept this if they were informed by CNN for example?
(Fr) Il y a maintenant de nombreux rapports indépendants qui affirment la même information atroce: que les forces états-uniennes bloquent l’aide médicale et les secours vers et hors de Falloujah. L’absence d’aide médicale états-unienne aux victimes est déjà plutôt révoltante, mais ce qui est rapporté, ce sont des crimes de guerre des plus horribles. Est-ce que le peuple des États-Unis accepterait cela s’il était informé par CNN par exemple?


Excerpts of Eyewitness Report from Falluja by Jo Wilding, April 13th, 2004.

Snipers are causing not just carnage but also the paralysis of the ambulance and evacuation services. The biggest hospital after the main one was bombed is in US territory and cut off from the clinic by snipers. The ambulance has been repaired four times after bullet damage. Bodies are lying in the streets because no one can go to collect them without being shot.

Some said we were mad to come to Iraq; quite a few said we were completely insane to come to Falluja and now there are people telling me that getting in the back of the pick up to go past the snipers and get sick and injured people is the craziest thing they’ve ever seen. I know, though, that if we don’t, no one will.

To read this article : www.occupationwatch.org/article.php?id=4105


Extraits – traduction libre de Eyewitness Report from Falluja par Jo Wilding, 13 avril 2004.

Les francs-tireurs provoquent non seulement un carnage, mais ils paralysent aussi les ambulances et les services d’évacuation. Le plus gros hôpital, depuis que le principal a été bombardé, est en territoire états-unien (sic) et coupé de la clinique par des francs-tireurs. L’ambulance a été réparée quatre fois vu les dommages des tirs. Des corps gisent dans les rues, car personne ne peut aller les chercher sans se faire tirer.

Certains disent que nous sommes fous d’être venus en Irak; plusieurs disent que nous sommes complètement aliénés d’avoir pensé venir à Falloujah et maintenant il y a des gens qui me disent que d’embarquer à l’arrière d’un pick-up, passé les francs-tireurs, pour aller chercher des gens malades ou blessés, est la chose la plus cinglée qu’ils n’ont jamais vue. Je sais, par contre, que si nous ne le faisons pas, personne ne le fera.

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See also / Voir aussi :
Nouveau / New Fallujah Cannot Even Bury Its Dead
Report from Baghdad—Hospital Closings and U.S. War Crimes
Australian activist in Iraq shot at by US forces when offering humanitarian assistance

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Iraq: Indep. reports :: Iraq Solidarity Project
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le 2004 avril 14 - 5:39am
News-Current (En) | Canada & Québec | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | ::Droits humains:: | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | Media: non profit

Textes autres que des nouvelles - Texts other than news Reports written by Andrea Schmidt for the Iraq Solidarity Project (PSI – Projet Solidarite Irak), a Montreal-based grassroots initiative to provide direct non-violent support to Iraqis struggling against the occupation (more info, contacts and mailing list info are at the end of the articles).

>>> Click here to view the report titles

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Irak-rapport indép.: Il n’y a pas d’explosions, ce n’est pas un secteur important...
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le 2004 avril 1 - 7:53pm
Actualités (Fr) | Canada & Québec | Irak | •Démocratie | ::Droits humains:: | Media: non profit

Nouvelles / News Ce rapport a été écrit par Andréa Schmidt pour le Projet Solidarité Irak (PSI): un groupe militant indépendant, basé à Montréal, qui vise à offrir un soutien direct non-violent à la population irakienne en lutte contre l’occupation; à renforcer la mobilisation contre la domination économique et militaire et le travail anti-guerre au Québec et au Canada; et à bâtir des liens de solidarité entre les luttes contre l’occupation de l’Irak et les luttes contre l’oppression au Canada et au Québec.
(Les contacts et la liste de diffusion sont à la fin de l’article)

Il n’y a pas d’explosions, ce n’est pas un secteur important…
La circulation, la sécurité, la liberté et la justice dans le quartier Thawra

29 mars 2004
Bagdad occupée

Sadr City est une énorme subdivision accrochée à l’extrémité nord de Bagdad. C’est là qu’habitent deux des cinq millions de résidentEs de Bagdad. Un secteur chiite, majoritairement très pauvre.

À l’époque du régime, le secteur était connu sous le nom de Saddam City et était pratiquement interdit aux étrangers. Les Chiites ont été maintenus en dehors des universités et des emplois gouvernementaux pendant les années ‘80 et ‘90 — exclusion silencieuse de la majorité des IrakienNEs, à travers laquelle Saddam cherchait à diviser les Sunnites et les Chiites et à asseoir son contrôle. Plusieurs étaient maintenus isolés à Saddam City par la pauvreté et par les Mukhabarat (police politique).

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Five indep. audio interviews from Baghdad - in English and Arabic
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le 2004 avril 1 - 5:04am
News-Current (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | •Propagande mensongère | •Soc: Associations | ::Droits humains:: | Media: non profit

From: CKUT Community News Collective : news
(radio from McGill University, Canada. Community news program is helping to amplify voices from Iraq)

5 audio (MP3) reports: four from Producer Andrea Schmidt, now in Baghdad, who is filing weekly reports. The last report, from CKUT’s Off the Hour, is a commemoration of the 1 year anniversary of the latest war which began last March 19th, 2003, offering an in-depth look at survival under war and occupation from a mother in Baghdad.

  1. Iraq to the World Arabic & English : Ismail Daoud, National Association for the Defense of Human Rights in Iraq.
  2. Human Rights Violations Under the New Regime in Iraq : Ismail Daoud (NADHUI) & Paola Gasparoli (Occupation Watch).
  3. Justice for Detainees in Occupied Iraq : Peggy Gish of the Christian Peacemaker Team in Iraq.
  4. Workers’ Struggles in Occupied Iraq : Fallah Alwan (Federation of Workers’ Counsels and Trade Unions in Iraq)
  5. Damn War and Occupation: An Iraqi Mother Speaks Out

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Iraq/Irak : There's no explosions: it's not an important area :: Il n'y a pas d'explosions, ce n’est pas un secteur important
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le 2004 avril 1 - 4:30am
News-Current (En) | Canada & Québec | Irak | •Démocratie | ::Droits humains:: | Media: non profit

Version française: Il n’y a pas d’explosions, ce n’est pas un secteur important

Nouvelles / NewsThis report was written by Andréa Schmidt for the Iraq Solidarity Project (PSI – Projet Solidarite Irak), a Montreal-based grassroots initiative to provide direct non-violent support to Iraqis struggling against the occupation; strengthen the mobilization against economic and military domination and anti-war work in Quebec and Canada; and build links of solidarity between struggles against the occupation of Iraq and struggles against oppression in Canada and Quebec.
(PSI Contact and mailing list info are at the end of the article.)

There’s no explosions: it’s not an important area
Traffic, security, freedom and justice in Thawra

March 29 2004
Occupied Baghdad

Sadr City is a massive subdivision tacked on to the North end of Baghdad. It is home to 2 million of Baghdad’s 5 million residents. It is a Shia area, and mostly very poor.

During the regime era, the area was known as Saddam City and was strictly off limits to foreigners. Shia were kept out of universities and government jobs throughout the 80s and 90s – a silent freeze-out of the majority of Iraqis through which Saddam sought to divide Sunni and Shia and shore up his control. Many were isolated in Saddam City by poverty, and by the Mukhabarat.

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Noam Chomsky speaks to 25,000 in Vancouver (Canada)
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le 2004 Mar 30 - 11:45pm
News-Current (En) | Canada & Québec | Grande Bretagne (R-U) | Irak | Palestine | USA (États-Unis) | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | •Propagande mensongère | •Soc: Associations | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | Media: non profit

The featured speaker was Dr. Noam Chomsky for the March 20, 2004 Vancouver protest, which was part of the International Day of Action Against the Occupation of Iraq and Palestine.

Content :
Video : March and rally highlights
Video : Interview with Noam Chomsky
Video : Dr. Chomsky’s speech

www.workingtv.com/peacerally8.html

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