Plea to help Iraqis escape their isolation

This letter appears in the Guardian on 3rd March. Your reports indicate that Iraq provides both cause to celebrate and cause for concern as, for example, improvements in security coexist with corruption. Likewise, the growth of an independent labour movement is constrained by continuing restrictions from the Saddam era plus new curbs – their funds were frozen by the Iraqi government in 2005. We now understand that the leaders of the very large Iraqi Teachers’ Union are being threatened with jail if they don’t hand over their assets and membership lists. Longer term, there is great scope for increasing the … Continue reading Plea to help Iraqis escape their isolation