Muntaha Flufel says on most days she sits alone at home watching TV, unable to interact with the community she lives in. She keeps her windows and doors locked, in fear that someone might break in and attack her like they did in Baghdad in 2004.
Iraq is a country that is on the verge of collapse. Violence is on the upswing, and these people who bravely served America have been left twisting in the wind. Many have been forced into hiding. Others and their families have not just been threatened; they've been killed.
I hope when we talk about Iraq and the billions of dollars spent on the war, the American lives sacrificed, or how the war has damaged our reputation, I hope that we will also discuss how many millions of Iraqi lives have forever been changed by the war.
The unintended consequences of Operation Iraqi Freedom will have to be endured by us all for a very long time. Ten years after, it is still as if we are just getting started.
From its founding 32 years ago this month, Jesuit Refugee Service has made it a priority to work with "forgotten" refugees -- those living in the shadows -- whose plight is overlooked by others.
Militarism in the U.S. seems to have a gravitational force pulling a wide array of resources and sectors into its orbit. Our involvement with Iraq serves as a case study for how deeply rooted militarism is in American culture and political life.
On Monday last, I went to Charles de Gaulle airport with members of the AEMO to meet family members of people wounded in the October 31 attack on the Baghdad Cathedral.
Americans should reflect the "character of a nation" by not forgetting the millions of Iraqi and Afghanistan refugees who are, once again, the wretched legacy of wars they had no hand in.
Silhouetted by a searing light, actress Kim Schultz transforms. With arms pleading, head vaguely lifted, she recites, "There is no place for us in Iraq now -- no place called home."
One of the least talked about aspects of the 2003 US-led allied incursion into Iraq is the Iraqi refugee crisis. Over the past seven years, over four million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes.
2010 is the deadliest year thus far in Afghanistan. How much war chatter do Americans have to endure? When does the President call it "game over"?
The US political and military establishments have made numerous grave errors in judgment when it comes to Iraq policy, foremost of which is the choice...
We must exercise our moral responsibility and provide meaningful financial support for the millions of innocent Iraqi men, women and children who are the wretched legacy of a war they had no hand in.
We started CODEPINK in an attempt to stop the war in Iraq. We need your help getting out the truth that the war has left Iraq in tatters, drained our resources and must not be repeated for years to come in Afghanistan.
By Jesse Bernstein, Pennoyer Fellow/Senior Associate- Refugee Protection Program and Ruthie Epstein, Researcher & Advocate- Refugee Protection Program...
By Jesse Bernstein- Pennoyer Fellow/Senior Associate Refugee Protection Program, and Parastou Hassouri AMMAN - Fatima is a single mother who fled Ir...