Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq

Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq

Get your copy now!  Co-published by WRL and Tadween Publishing, we are proud to announce "Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq" which is now now available. For over four years, our Field Organizer Ali Issa has been interviewing Iraqi activists and compiling reports from actions: all culminating in this rare collection of cross-movement voices.

Featuring dozens of interviews with and reports from Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders,Against All Odds presents unique voices of progressive Iraqi organizing on the ground.

Co-published by WRL and Tadween Publishing, we are proud to announce "Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq" which is now available. For over four years, our Field Organizer Ali Issa has been interviewing Iraqi activists and compiling reports from actions: all culminating in this rare collection of cross-movement voices.

Featuring dozens of interviews with and reports from Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders, Against All Odds presents unique voices of progressive Iraqi organizing on the ground. Dating back to 2003, with an emphasis on the 2011 upsurge in mobilization, as well as the subsequent embattled years, these voices belong to Iraqis asserting themselves as agents against local, regional and global forces of oppression. 

As Vijay Prashad notes in the foreword:

"Other histories had been possible for Iraq, and indeed might yet be possible. The social basis for the Popular Movement to Save Iraq remains, even if in the shadows. It is the only force that could provide an alternative to the history of blood that stands before Iraq, the nest of bones, the sky of death."

Worker's justice, gender liberation, anti-imperialism and global solidarity have been on the agendas of many Iraqi organizations, in contrast to almost all media and scholarly representations--even those sympathetic to popular Iraqi struggles. Media and scholarship instead focus on geopolitics, mass violence and sectarianism to the exclusion of attempts at independent political action and imagination in Iraq. With the legacy of war since 1980, followed by the brutal sanctions of the 1990s and the 2003 US invasion and occupation, not to mention the recent emergence of the threatening forces of the Islamic State, understanding and acting in solidarity with these struggles is more crucial than ever.

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Press Coverage of Against All Odds

June 25: The Groundbreakers on CKUT

July 1:    The Center for Constitutional Rights Blog

July 5:   Truthout

July 6:   Asia Pacific Forum WBAI 

July 13: Tadween Blog - "New Texts Out Now" 

August 3: Law and Disorder Radio

August 11: al-Araby al-Jadeed (Arabic) 

August 13: Waging Nonviolence 

August 14: Ecosocialist Horizons 

 

 

 

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