Iraq 

Domestic violence has become entrenched as a routine part of daily life in Iraq

However despite the oppression, there is hope in the October uprising, which is being harnessed to fight for change, says the IRAQI WOMEN’S LEAGUE-UK TODAY the world will mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In Iraq, the day will undoubtedly be dutifully marked by the government, but the sad reality is that domestic violence has become entrenched as a banal and routine part of daily life in Iraq.

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Iraq marks first anniversary of popular uprising

Tens of thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in Baghdad and several other provinces on 1st October 2020 to mark the first anniversary of the Popular Uprising that shook the foundations of the corrupt political system. Despite succeeding in overthrowing the government and forcing the ruling groups to succumb to the demand for early elections, other demands for radical reform and change remain unfulfilled. Key among the demands is investigating the killing of more than 700 young protesters and bringing the criminals to justice.

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Iraq 

Iraq marks first anniversary of popular uprising

Tens of thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in Baghdad and several other provinces on 1st October 2020 to mark the first anniversary of the Popular Uprising that shook the foundations of the corrupt political system. Despite succeeding in overthrowing the government and forcing the ruling groups to succumb to the demand for early elections, other demands for radical reform and change remain unfulfilled. Key among the demands is investigating the killing of more than 700 young protesters and bringing the criminals to justice.

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Stop the Repression and Killing Immediately

The Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party issued the following statement on 27th July 2020: At a time when the protesters and participants of the Uprising are impatiently waiting for the interim government to fulfil its promises, announce the names of the martyrs of the October Uprising and honour them along with their families, open the case files of the killers and those who gave ordersreferring all of them to the judiciary to receive their fair punishment for the massacres committed against the peaceful protesters, and provide protection for…

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Iraqi Communist Party: Early elections is people’s urgent demand after formation of new government 

The new Iraqi government headed by Mustafa al-Kadhimi was finally endorsed by the Parliament in the early hours of 7th May after several weeks of manoeuvres by the ruling blocs and an undeclared US-Iranian consensus. This important development came about more than 5 months after the previous Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi was forced to announce his resignation after a massacre of tens of young protesters committed by security forces in the city of Naseriyah in southern Iraq. Two previous nominees for the post of PM had failed to win consensus…

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Plight of the Poor Aggravated by Coronavirus Pandemic and Government Failure

The Coronavirus pandemic in Iraq has seriously impacted the people, especially the poor. According to the latest official figures, on 24 May 2020, the total number of confirmed cases was 4469, with 160 deaths and 2738 recovered. The government initially issued health advice and warnings to the public. However, when the Coronavirus was declared a global health emergency by the WHO, and neighbouring Iran became one of the major hotspots of the pandemic, strict measures were imposed, culminating in a curfew. It was partially lifted on 20 April 2020 in…

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Iraqi Communist Party: Statement of the Central Committee

Issued at a Press Conference held at its headquarters in Baghdad on 29th January 2020 Almost four months have passed since the eruption of the courageous popular October Uprising, and its basic demands remain unfulfilled. Procrastination and playing for time, along with premeditated killing and other repressive practices, is the policy pursued by the forces in power in order to end the broad peaceful popular movement rather than complying with its legitimate demands. However, the recent developments have demonstrated that these hopes to end the protest movement are doomed to…

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How long will the bloody repression and killing of demonstrators continue?

The Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party issued the following statement on 25th January 2020: The past few days have again witnessed the escalation of bloody repression by the security forces against the demonstrators in Baghdad and other provinces, which led to the death of more demonstrators and dozens injured. In addition to repeatedly using live bullets, yesterday the security forces also attacked the sit-ins in squares in Baghdad and Basra and burned the protesters’ tents, in a new attempt by the regime to end the peaceful protests by…

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