This video from the USA is called Electricity Woes in Iraq.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Iraq‘s poorest march for change
Friday 16 September 2011
by Our Foreign Desk
Thousands of people rallied in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City yesterday to press the federal government to boost employment, improve public services and ensure that all US troops leave by December 31.
Iraq war and oil: here.
U.S. To Hand Over Iraq Bases, Equipment Worth Billions: here.
Baghdad has paid US arms giant Lockheed the first tranche of a $3 billion (£1.9bn) bill for 18 F16 war planes, officials reported on Tuesday: here.
Freedom Isn’t Free at the State Department. Peter Van Buren, TomDispatch: “On the same day that more than 250,000 unredacted State Department cables hemorrhaged out onto the Internet, I was interrogated for the first time in my 23-year State Department career by State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) and told I was under investigation for allegedly disclosing classified information…. Why me? It’s not like the Bureau of Diplomatic Security has the staff or the interest to monitor the hundreds of blogs, thousands of posts, and millions of tweets by Foreign Service personnel. The answer undoubtedly is my new book, ‘We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People'”: here.
Chickening Out in Iraq. Peter Van Buren, TomDispatch: “… I was sent to play a small part in the largest nation-building project since the post-World War II Marshall Plan: the reconstruction of Iraq following the American invasion of 2003. My contractor colleagues and I were told to spend money, lots of money, to rebuild water and sewage systems, fix up schools, and most of all, create an economic base so wonderful that Iraqis would turn away from terrorism for a shot at capitalism. Shopping bags full of affirmation would displace suicide vests”: here.