The Iraqi Community Association and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit have great pleasure in inviting you to attend the Iraqi community exhibition as part of the Refugee Community Project on Thursday 22nd September 2005, 7-9 pm, at Manilowa Room, Polish Social & Cultural Association, 238 – 246 King Street, London, W6 0RF. The Refugee Community History Project is documenting the history of selected individuals from 15 refugee communities in London, through the collection of oral testimony. The project is being run by the Evelyn Oldfield Unit and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Trust for London. This exhibition will … Continue reading Iraqi exhibition in London, 22 September
The Labour magazine Progress says that liberal left knee-jerk anti-Americanism is pushing it into the arms of those who oppose its cherished values of freedom and democracy
The BBC carries a full version of the latest version of the Iraqi constitution.
Article One The Republic of Iraq is an independent state. Article Two The political system is republican, parliamentary, democratic and federal. 1. Islam is a main source for legislation. a. No law may contradict Islamic standards. b. No law may contradict democratic standards. c. No law may contradict the essential rights and freedoms mentioned in this constitution. 2. This constitution guarantees the Islamic identity of the Iraqi people and guarantees all religious rights; all persons are free within their ideology and ideological practices. 3. Iraq is part of the Islamic world and the Arabs are part of the Arab nation. … Continue reading Extracts from the draft constitution for Iraq
The Iraqi Communist Party newspaper reports a recent gathering in Baghdad.
Amir Taheri in the Times wonders if the current constitution-making in Iraq could become a litmus test of democratic success in the Middle East.
The IFTU here outlines its views on the new Iraqi constitution
The full report of the TUC Conference on solidarity with Iraqi workers is here.
Many commentators regard the London terror attacks as Tony Blair’s payback for Britain’s role in Iraq. Sami Zubaida assesses the evidence.