IRAQ'S CIVIL RESISTANCE

Eclipsed from the headlines by the ongoing carnage in Iraq, there is an active civil resistance in the country that opposes the occupation, the regime it protects, and the jihadist and Baathist "resistance" alike. This besieged opposition—under threat of repression and assassination—is fighting to keep alive elementary freedoms for women, leading labor struggles against Halliburton and other U.S. contractors, opposing privatization of the country's oil and resources, and demanding a secular future for Iraq. They note that what they call "political Islam" dominates both sides in the Iraq war—the collaborationist regime and the armed "resistance."

See our full reports:

IS THE U.S. PULLING THE PLUG ON IRAQI OIL WORKERS?
http://ww4report.com/node/9051

IRAQI LABOR LEADERS SPEAK
Their Fight for Workers and Against the Occupation
http://ww4report.com/node/7883

IRAQ'S CIVIL RESISTANCE
The Secular Left Opposition Stands Up
http://ww4report.com/node/4896

FROM BAGHDAD TO TOKYO
Japanese Anti-War Movement Hosts Iraqi Civil Resistance
http://ww4report.com/node/1660

Iraqi Secular Forces Struggle Against US and Religious Fundamentalists
http://ww4report.com/node/7183

See our recent posts on Iraq's civil resistance:

Charges dropped against Iraq oil union leader
http://ww4report.com/node/12733

Iraq: civil resistance leader assassinated
http://ww4report.com/node/12733

Iraq: workers protest "apartheid-like" conditions at oil fields
http://ww4report.com/node/10451

Iraq drafts harsh anti-protest law as Baghdad gets Tahrir Square movement
http://ww4report.com/node/10124

Iraq: thousands of protesters defy curfew
http://ww4report.com/node/9585

Iraq: UN concerned over repression of protesters
http://ww4report.com/node/9562

Iraq gets a Tahrir Square
http://ww4report.com/node/9528

Iraq: deadly sreeet clashes in Kurdistan
http://ww4report.com/node/9505

Protests spread to Iraq —but not Syria (yet)
http://ww4report.com/node/9428

Iraq: police raid electricity unions
http://ww4report.com/node/8874

Iraq: protests mount to "recolonization" of Rumaila oil field
http://ww4report.com/node/7943

Iraq: Basra oil pipeline workers score labor victory
http://ww4report.com/node/7299

Iraq: labor conference pledges to fight for workers' rights, against privatization
http://ww4report.com/node/7118

Iraqi unions announce new confederation at international labor conference
http://ww4report.com/node/7036

Iraqi civil resistance statement on International Women's Day
http://ww4report.com/node/6993

Iraqi workers march against Gaza aggression
http://ww4report.com/node/6653#comment-315923

Iraq unions call for international labor conference in Irbil
http://ww4report.com/node/6624

Iraq: civil resistance leader injured in Kirkuk terror blast
http://ww4report.com/node/6516

Campaign to stop polygamy in Iraqi Kurdistan
http://ww4report.com/node/6391

Iraq's civil resistance to Obama: end the occupation
http://ww4report.com/node/6299

Iraq: Basra workers march against austerity
http://ww4report.com/node/6225

Iraq: workers protest IMF policies
http://ww4report.com/node/6210

Interviews:

Samir Adil, president of the Iraqi Freedom Congress, June 2006
Houzan Mahmoud  of the Iraqi Women's Rights Coalition, June 2006 
Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, August 2004
Khayal Ibrahim of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq and Samir Noory of the Worker Communist Party of Iraq, May 2004
Interview with Issam Shukri of the Union of Unemployed in Iraq, May 2004