Iraqi pro-democracy action tomorrow

In one of many protests in Iraq's capital, Baghdad residents carry a mock coffin meant to symbolize the end of basic government services. (photo: Thaier Al-sudani)

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Youth plan dignity day sit-in

IRAQ: The wave of uprisings across the Arab world have emboldened Iraqi youth to organise their own Revolution for Dignity day tomorrow for improved public services, full employment and political reform.

Civilians, clerics and opposition parties expect the sit-in in Tahrir Square

not the one in Cairo, but in Tahrir Square in Baghdad (though with similar aims)

to be the first in a series of mass protests against corruption by the Iranian-backed government and ruling political parties.

Eight years since the illegal US-led invasion electricity is only available in most areas for two hours a day.

The occupied country also suffers from an acute drinking water and sanitation crisis.

Jordanians demand change: here.

Britain’s Communists have backed the popular uprisings sweeping across north Africa and the Middle East – but warned that the West and local “reactionary forces” will do everything in their power to maintain control: here.

John Pilger, Truthout: “The revolt in the Arab world is not merely against a resident dictator, but against a worldwide economic tyranny designed by the US Treasury and imposed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, which have ensured that rich countries like Egypt are reduced to vast sweatshops, with half the population earning less than $2 a day. The people’s triumph in Cairo was the first blow against what Benito Mussolini called corporatism, a word that appears in his definition of fascism”: here.

From Cairo to Madison: Hope and Solidarity Are Alive: here.

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