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40 Days Later:

Distance Between Iraq’s Politicians And Iraq’s Protesters Grows

Mustafa Habib
Neither of the two opposing groups seem to want to give any quarter and despite impactful events and legislative manoeuvres, nobody is any closer to common ground.
6.12.2019
Staying Put:

Iraq’s One-Woman Anti-Emigration Campaign

Saad Nadhum
A 50-year-old Iraqi says she has convinced around 4,000 potential émigrés to stay in Iraq, by providing opportunities, support and logic.
6.12.2019
Boy’s Own:

Meeting The Youngest Policeman In Basra

Hussein a-Amiri
One Basra teenager, who dreams of becoming the kind of detective he sees in the movies, is getting a head start in his career – by volunteering to direct city traffic.
11.12.2019
Sex Parties + The Lazy Generation:

How Iraq’s Protests Are Also Changing The Country’s Culture

Mustafa Habib
Iraq’s ongoing anti-government protests are turning out to be about more than just political demands. They’re also changing the country’s culture around sexism, ageism and other long-held prejudices.
28.11.2019
Classes In Protest:

In Dhi Qar, Volunteers Set Up ‘School Of October Revolution’

Murtada al-Houdoud
Nasiriyah teachers are volunteering to give classes to teenage protesters. They have set up a school amid demonstrations.
30.11.2019
In Basra, protesters sent 'letters to God' via balloons. (photo: Hussein Faleh / AFP / Getty)
In Basra, protesters sent 'letters to God' via balloons. (photo: Hussein Faleh / AFP / Getty)
In Basra, protesters sent 'letters to God' via balloons. (photo: Hussein Faleh / AFP / Getty)
Letters To God:

Basra Protesters Set Up Tent Town, Focus On Peace + Games

Muntaser al-Amin
Demonstrators in Basra have been organising their own semi-permanent community too. Activities have involved games, ‘most corrupt’ contests and synchronised marches.
7.11.2019
Reedy And Willing:

Visiting The DIY Museum For Iraq’s Famous Marshes

Murtada al-Houdoud
Iraq’s iconic southern marshes draw visitors from around the world but up until now they had nowhere to see how ordinary people lived in this area – until one local student started showing off his collection.
28.11.2019
Brassed Off:

A Meeting With The Last Coppersmith In Basra

Mohammed Samar
This century, Iraq’s traditional artisans must compete with imported goods. Many of them find it hard to make a living, despite their skills. Now Basra’s last brass craftsman is also thinking about giving up.
6.12.2019
With Love, From Mosul:

The Theatre Group That Made Iraq’s Most Popular Protest Video

Mustafa Habib
A group of young volunteers in northern Iraq produced the slick ‘Bella Ciao’ music video because they couldn’t join anti-government protests themselves.
19.11.2019
Aging boats in the Shatt al-Arab, Basra. (photo: احمد محمد خضر) Aging boats in the Shatt al-Arab, Basra. (photo: احمد محمد خضر) Aging boats in the Shatt al-Arab, Basra. (photo: احمد محمد خضر)
River Of Death:

What’s Really Polluting Southern Iraq’s Most Important Waterway?

Hussein a-Amiri
Locals want to know why it’s radioactive and disease-ridden and rumours abound. In fact, local researchers know exactly why the Shatt al-Arab is polluted.
14.11.2019