Tag Archives: Kurds

The Forgotten Trauma of a Forgotten War As the World Looks Away, Death Stalks the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Nick Turse

With at least $24 trillion in gold, diamonds, tin, coltan, copper, cobalt, and other natural resources beneath the ground, it’s often assumed that Congo’s violence is intimately connected with the desire to control its mineral wealth. By Nick Turse  Tom Dispatch  October 10, 2019 GOMA, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo — The boy was sitting next to […]

Rebellions! Worldwide: Brazil, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Haiti and more

Haiti: 4 More Dead in Longest Bout Of Protests Against President Telesur  October 12, 2019 So far, around 17 people have died and almost two hundred have been injured in the month-long protests. At least four people have died and dozens were injured between Friday and Saturday in strong protests in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after police used tear gas to […]

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Sami Rasouli | Iraq Report: The War Never Ended

War creates profound pain and intense agony and destroys the environment. My work with Muslim Peacemaker Teams is like a drop in the ocean, but we continue to maintain water filters and plant trees. Every green tree gives birth to life. By Sami Rasouli   WAMM Newsletter Vol. 35, No. 5, 2017 Sami Rasouli, founder […]

Catherine Shakdam: Mapping A Geopolitical Future: America’s Adventures In Divvying Up Iraq

From the article: The U.S. is not just playing one country against another — here, Kurdistan against Iraq — it is pitting people and religious groups against one another rather than promote cooperation against radicalism.

▶ Foreign Oil Interests in Iraqi Kurdistan and the Rise of ISIS with Nafeez Ahmed and Antonia Juhasz

Nafeez Ahmed and Antonia Juhasz say that the U.S. is using the possibility of Kurdish independence as a threat against the central government in Baghdad Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times […]