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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basra protesters atop a billboard last Friday. (photo: جيتي)
‘Complete Chaos’:
On The Frontline At Protests In Basra
28.10.2019  |  Politics
Protesters carry a wounded fellow demonstrator in Baghdad last week. (photo: جيتي)
The Young People Today:
Iraq’s ‘Youth Bulge’ Will Change The Country
11.10.2019  |  Politics
Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of the Sadrist movement, meets the Saudi ruler.
Traitors + Foreign Agents:
Shiite Moderates In Iraqi Politics On a Losing Streak
12.09.2019  |  Politics
Anti-government demonstrations in Najaf, southern Iraq.
Change We Can Believe In
Iraq’s Historic Opportunity
16.08.2018  |  Politics