Amid deadly sectarian attacks, Iraqis outline path of social justice, human rights at Baghdad forum
- Year: 2013
- Length: 8:30 minutes (7.78 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Today in Baghdad, local residents, youth, labor groups, women’s rights advocates and activists from across the region and the world gathered for the opening day of the first Iraqi Social Forum. The event is bringing people together at a difficult time for the country. Just today a series of bomb explosions hit public markets in and around Baghdad, killing more than two-dozen and wounding scores more. It’s the latest in a series of sectarian attacks that, according to the UN, has claimed some 4,000 lives in the past five months. But participants at today’s forum are offering hope and resistance under the slogan: “Another Iraq is possible...An Iraq of peace, human rights & social justice.” For more, we go to Baghdad to speak with Nadia al-Baghdadi, one of the organizers of the Forum and part of the Save the Tigris campaign.
To access the full program of the Iraqi Social Forum and more information: http://openfsm.net/projects/iraq-social-forum/isf-program/#_Toc367532405
To find out more about the Save the Tigris campaign: http://www.iraqicivilsociety.org/campaigns/save-the-tigris-and-iraqi-mar...