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Security Forces Kill Eight Workers Protesting for Their Wages in Iraqi Kurdistan

In Iraqi Kurdistan, public sector workers, especially teachers, demand their unpaid salaries and denounce government corruption.

Philippe Alcoy

December 11, 2020

Hunger Revolts Return to Iraq

Iraqi youth fear hunger and unemployment more than the coronavirus or ISIS. The economic crisis in Iraq, caused by the fall in oil prices, is pushing millions into poverty. Thousands took to the streets to fight.

Salvador Soler

May 18, 2020

The Roots of the October Uprising in Iraq: Against Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the Sectarian Oligarchy

In October 2019, working class Iraqis took to the streets in defiance of the ravages of imperialism, neoliberalism, and sectarianism that has been assaulting Iraqi masses even before the current crisis. On May 10, hundreds returned to the streets chanting the familiar call for the fall of the regime. What are the roots of this movement?

Jeremy Booth

May 15, 2020

Why is the U.S. Bombing Iraq During a Pandemic?

Even as coronavirus spreads rapidly across the globe, causing a health crisis of historic proportions, the U.S. military is engaging in new military attacks in the Middle East. The U.S. must cease all military interventions and redirect its military budget to combat the pandemic.

Allison Noel

March 18, 2020

Paint and protest: Iraqi protesters transform Baghdad with murals

When the waters of class struggle are stirring, art takes to the streets.

Trump’s Attack on Iran: Why Now?

The assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by a US drone strike last Friday reflects a desperate attempt by a failing administration to reassert US hegemony in a region where it is being increasingly challenged.

Claudia Cinatti

January 6, 2020

A Step Away From War?

The U.S. assassination of an Iranian general could lead to yet another devastating war in the Middle East.

Left Voice

January 3, 2020

Iraq: A Revolutionary Situation?

The current Iraqi protests are the first united, nationwide uprisings in the country in recent memory. Protesters have exhibited admirable levels of discipline and have been exemplars of the principle that practical anti-oppression and the struggle for proletarian power are inseparable.

Ahmed Kanna

December 20, 2019

Mass Protests in Iraq Demand Jobs and Public Services

Thousands of young Iraqis continue to stage demonstrations that call for jobs, access to basic public services, and an end to corruption.

Maryam Alaniz

October 13, 2019