Tag Archives: Sami Rasouli

U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum says No New Nuclear Weapons and other good news

Women Walk for Peace in Korea

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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 […]

Sami Rasouli | A Holiday Invitation from Iraq to Donald Trump

The purpose of your visit will be educational in nature and focused on learning about Arab-Islamic culture…

Marie Braun | Iraq: Forgiving the Unforgivable

[Rasouli] wonders if U.S. citizens believe these wars, which could cost up to $6 trillion, were worth it.

Sami Rasouli on Iraq (Video)

On June 11, 2016 Sami Rasouli, Iraqi American, formerly a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, now a resident of Najaf, Iraq, spoke about current issues and problems in Iraq on his recent trip to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul MN.

Mary Beaudoin/Sami Rasouli | Iraq and I$I$: Today is Better Than Tomorrow

From the article: “In Iraq, we say today will be better than tomorrow.” This is the dire pessimism with which the people of Iraq now view their circumstances, Sami Rasouli said in June when he was in Minneapolis, the city in which he had lived for so many years before returning to found the Muslim Peacemaker Teams,(5) a nonprofit organization based in Najaf that works on peace building and responding to human needs. He reported that the situation for Iraqis only continues to decline in livability and increase in danger and disaster

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Mary Beaudoin: Divide et Impera: Iraq and ISIS

 Breaking Iraq into three fragments will make it easier for the United States to ensure control. This is the cause of strife in Iraq. Sami Rasouli came to the U.S. in July to deliver a plaintive message about this in person: “I am here to tell you: don’t try to solve the problem of Iraq. […]

▶ Sami Rasouli: First-hand Account, Update From Iraq

from Bill Sorem PRO Sami Rasouli, an Iraqi-American peace activist, is visiting from Iraq. Hear this video of his first-hand account of the dangers of US intervention in Iraq and the region. He lived in the U.S. (Minneapolis) for a number of years before returning to Iraq because of the wars. Recently he was featured on Amy Goodman’s […]

Evergreene Digest: Report from Iraq: U.S. Invasion in 2003 Helped Set Path for Crisis Pulling Nation Apart

Representative of Iraq’s most senior Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called on Iraqis to take up arms against what he called “terrorists” who have overrun large swaths of the country.  We go to the city of Najaf to speak to Sami Rasouli, founder and director of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams in Iraq.  Rachel […]

No War Toys R Us: Peace Day in Najaf

By Sami Rasouli  Muslim Peacemaker Team  WAMM Newsletter   November/December 2013 On September 21, 2013, local NGOs in Najaf, Iraq, led by a group of young people called the Moja Team, held an event. Youth collected hundreds of weapon-toys from local Iraqi kids in Najaf prior to the event. The toy weapons were displayed in […]

Steve Clemens Daily Journal From Iraq> Days 1 to 12 (Nov. 9-20, 2012)

Steve Clemens has returned to Iraq. The last time he visited was 10 years ago.  Here are his experiences and impressions. The links to Steve’s blog are below.  Rather than publish the articles, I have included links to his blog for all.  Photos are included in these articles on Mennonista. Back in Iraq  Day One: Back in […]

Video> Sami Rasouli speaks at Peacestock 2012

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/45813212″>Peacestock 2012 Sami Rasouli</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user11898489″>Bill Sorem</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> Peacestock 2012 Sami Rasouli by Bill Sorem PLUS On July 14th, 2012, the 10th Annual Peacestock: A Gathering for Peace took place at Windbeam Farm in Hager City WI. Peacestock (formerly “Pigstock”) is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace in an idylic […]

Sami Rasouli> Mission Accomplished: Iraq Today

 Mission Accomplished: Iraq Today  By Sami Rasouli   WAMM Newsletter   March/April 2012  Today, after nine years of American occupation and “nation-building,” Iraq is left with destruction. Tragically, the most affected segments of the population are women and children. An estimated three million Iraqi widows and five million orphans (one fifth of the country’s children) […]

Sami Rasouli Interview: “In Terms of Destroying Iraq, It’s ‘Mission Accomplished'”

The current president of the U.S., Obama, when he ran for an office back in 2008, he was calling this war “the wrong war,” and everybody was expecting, when he’d be an office, he will pull the troops from Iraq immediately. But what’s happened, 30,000 troops only were pulled out in 2009 and sent to […]

Invisible Stitches: Must read to understand what is happening in Iraq…

From Sami Rasouli who says: Must read to understand what is happening in Iraq… Stitch by stitch and step by step. “I believe that even bad people are truly good at heart.”   —Anne Frank InvisibleStitches       Day 15 Two days ago, I hit a brick wall. It was like every insecurity I have ever […]

Luke Wilcox: Embedded with Peacemakers in Iraq

 Luke Wilcox:  Report from Iraq Luke Wilcox is Development and Communications Director with the Iraq American Reconciliation Project (IARP). For the last 5 weeks, I’ve lived and worked with the Muslim Peacemaker Teams and my host, Sami Rasouli. Tomorrow I fly back to Minneapolis. It has been an eye-opening and life-changing experience. The many Iraqis […]