Massive Protest Wave in Iraq Challenges Sectarianism

Baghadad, Iraq - Tahrir Square - 9.4.15

Latest piece on the protest upsurge in Iraq by WRL's Ali Issa: 

"Since a new wave of protest in Iraq — the largest in decades — has forced the Iraqi government to finally begin acknowledging the fundamental problems with the now 12-year-old quota system, Iraqis across sectors and at the grassroots are striving to chart a new political course. It’s also time for the world at large to see Iraqis in a new way. Not as simply Sunni, Shi’ite or Kurd, Gulf-backed or Iran-backed, terrorist or victim. Iraqis are asking us to do much better than that."

Read more here.

Originally posted on Waging Nonviolence 9.9.15