Iraq: 831 dead or injuried in anti-government protests

According to the Baghdad-based war monitor Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, mass protests in Iraq had left 831 protesters killed and injured over the past 10 days. Mostafa Saadon, the spokesman for the monitor said that the Iraqi government is currently launching “a wide-scale security campaign in search of the activists who took part in

What’s Iraqi for ‘Newspeak?’

The media fanfare pronouncing that ‘sovereignty’ was transferred back to the Iraqis at the end of June showed how it bows down to power. That they could, in the main, report with a straight face that the Americans giving limited powers to a group of US-appointed Iraqi politicians shows a willingness to genuflect that knows