This video from Iraq says about itself:
February 25th, Al Tahrir Square-Baghdad. Iraqi helicopters dispersed protesters in a savage and violent way.
The reality of US-imposed “democracy” in Iraq is being displayed in police raids on opposition parties and mass arrests of demonstrators against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki: here.
Hundreds of members of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW) demonstrated in Al-Tahrir Square in the centre of Baghdad last Saturday, to demand the returning of union work and the drafting of its related laws: here.
The Iraq War and Women: A Case for Reparations. H. Patricia Hynes and Yanar Mohammed, Truthout: “In August 2010, the United States marked the formal end of combat operations in Iraq with divergent assessments of the nearly eight-year war. At the closing military ceremony in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno drew forth America’s self-image as the force of global liberation: ‘[The war] was for the shared ideals of freedom, liberty and justice.’ Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz (2001-2005), one of the architects of the Iraq war, penned an upbeat take on the post-war state of Iraq for The New York Times. He sees a cleansed country with the potential to become another South Korea as the engine of political and economic progress in the Middle East. And, he added, at a bargain of collateral damage (read bloodshed) compared to the Korean War”: here.
The Revolution of Hope Is Changing the Way Americans Look at Islam. James Carroll, TomDispatch: “Since 2001, Americans have been living with a nightmare Arab, a Muslim monster threatening us to the core, chilling our souls with the cry, ‘God is great!’ Yet after two months of world-historic protest and rebellion in streets and squares across the Arab world, we are finally waking up to another reality: that this was our bad dream, significantly a creation of our own fevered imaginations. For years, vestigial colonial contempt for Arabs combined with rank prejudice against the Islamic religion, exacerbated by an obsession with oil, proved a blinding combination. Then 9/11 pulled its shroud across the sun. But like the night yielding to dawn, all of this now appears in a new light. Americans are seeing Arabs and Muslims as if for the first time, and we are, despite ourselves, impressed and moved. In this regard, too, the Arab revolution has been, well, revolutionary”: here.
Security forces fired on protesters in Change Square in front of Sana’a university injuring at least ten protesters, two seriously, a source in the protest told News Yemen: here.
Yemeni Protester Dies After Police Attack: here.