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Political Art:

In Dhi Qar, Meeting The ‘Painter Of Protests’

Murtada al-Houdoud
Every week, a Nasiriyah political cartoonist makes a new drawing skewering authorities. He’s become famous among local anti-government demonstrators.
14.11.2019
Welcome To Freedom:

Visiting The Square In Baghdad, Where Protestors Rule A Utopian Iraq

Mustafa Habib
Tahrir Square in the central city has become a centre for Iraq’s anti-government protesters. Visitors will find a whole new country in the making there.
7.11.2019
River Of Death:

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

Special Correspondent
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
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
A boat on the Euphrates. (photo: Abdullah al-Anazi / Wikimedia Commons) A boat on the Euphrates. (photo: Abdullah al-Anazi / Wikimedia Commons) A boat on the Euphrates. (photo: Abdullah al-Anazi / Wikimedia Commons)
Farmers Cry Foul:

Dhi Qar’s Problem With Dirty Channels

Murtada al-Houdoud
There’s plenty of water in the southern province right now. Yet somehow it is still not getting to the farmers who need it most.
14.11.2019
Protests in Baghdad.
Protests in Baghdad.
Protests in Baghdad.
Qom Vs. Najaf:

Protests Heat Up Long-Standing Rivalry Between Iraq And Iran Religious Leaders

Elias Thomas
Behind the scenes of Iraq’s demonstrations, a decades-old rivalry between two centres of religious learning and authority, one local and the other in Iran, is playing out.
3.11.2019
Oil tankers in Basra. (photo: Wikimedia Commons) Oil tankers in Basra. (photo: Wikimedia Commons) Oil tankers in Basra. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
In Deep Water:

Construction On Iraq’s All-Important Faw Port Continues

Special Correspondent
Locals in Basra have been waiting over a decade for construction to properly start on a port project that could change their, and many other Iraqi, lives for the better.
14.11.2019
Best Practice?

Diwaniyah Protests Reveal Divide, When It Comes To Anti-Govt. Tactics

Manar al-Zubaidi
While some demonstrators in Diwaniyah cleaned up the street, provided free meals and supported peaceful protesters, others burned politician’s offices and homes.
29.10.2019
Opinion:

The Answer To Iraq’s Problems Is (Still) Education

Christine van den Toorn
The author will open the country’s first international business school in Baghdad in 2021. She explains why the government’s intention to simply provide more jobs for local youth is not enough.
31.10.2019
Playing dominoes in Nasiriyah, during protests. Playing dominoes in Nasiriyah, during protests. Playing dominoes in Nasiriyah, during protests.
Calm After The Storm:

In Dhi Qar, Volleyball And Dominoes Instead Of Death + Destruction

Murtada al-Houdoud
In Nasiriyah, violence has given way to more peaceful protests in the provincial capital. Demonstrators hope to send a message with games, poetry and sports.
29.10.2019