Iraqi trade union leader kidnapped: please publicise

We feared that something like this would happen. The so-called resistance is attacking the leadership of the emerging labour movement in Iraq and seeks to intimidate all workers. This brutal attack is just the latest in a long line that all labour movement organisations should condemn without delay. We all hope that Talib will be released. If you wish to send messages of support email Gary Kent, Director LFIQ

Voting enthusiasm

Norman Geras blogs about the enthusiasm among Iraqis living in Manchester for the January 30 Poll and transcribes part of an interview with an Iraqi Kurd (HA) on Radio 5 Live.