The War on Iraq: Six Years of Women's Resistance
Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2009
After Six Years, Some US troops Will Leave Iraq. But Where Are We Leaving Iraqi Women?
Demand a Withdrawal of US Troops from Iraq
This week marks six years since the US invaded Iraq. In that time, women have not only faced mounting violence—they have also organized a movement to confront US occupation and violence against women.
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MADRE in Iraq: The Last Six Years
MADRE has been protesting the war in Iraq since its very beginning. Below is a series of articles we've written on the topic.
10 Reasons to Oppose US Militarization of Aid and Reconstruction in Iraq
US-Appointed Council Abolishes Rights of Iraqi Women: MADRE Supports International Campaign to Repeal Resolution 137
Iraq's Second-Class Citizens
The Iraq Debate: Looking for a Few Good Principles With debate raging about what the US should do in Iraq, one thing is clear: nobody has a full solution to the horror that the US has unleashed. Yet, this week’s release of the Iraq Study Group’s (ISG) report offers some hope—not because the ISG is calling to bring home the troops quickly (they’re not) or because their recommendations will yield justice for Iraqis (they won’t). On balance, the ISG’s conclusions don’t depart much from plans emerging from the White House these days. The value of the ISG report is that it makes it official: Bush’s Iraq policy is a failure. Read more>>
Beyond the Surge: Demanding an End to Bush's WarWednesday night, Bush the Decider announced his intention to throw gasoline on the inferno he ignited in Iraq. He will send in another 21,500 US soldiers, who will kill and injure many more Iraqis and may be killed themselves. Bush's move shows total contempt for the demands of public opinion and the better judgment of Congress, the Iraq Study Group, and his own top generals (two of whom had to be replaced in order to push the plan through). This decision is not just "stay the course." It is speed up the course even though you're headed straight off a cliff. Read more>>
Iraqi Women Say No to US Occupation, No to Islamist Violence: Will US Progressives Stand with Them?
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MADRE Makes News
Stoking Fire: Addressing the Specific Needs of Female Syrian Refugees (RH Reality Check, May 17, 2013)
An Open Letter to the Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala (Common Dreams, May 15, 2013)
Mothers Fight Back (RH Reality Check, May 9, 2013)
How Not to End the War in Syria (Common Dreams, May 9, 2013)
Conditions in Jordan Syrian refugee camp are worse for women (Women's News Network, April 19, 2013)