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The mass protests in Baghdad and Southern Iraq continue

The mass protests in Baghdad and Southern Iraq continue By Zaher Baher Iraq-Sulaymaniyah 24/07/2018 The protests in Baghdad and Southern Iraq still continue and have entered the 3rd week now. So far the protesters have been able to protect their own independency and none of the political parties or the regional governments have been able to tame or control them. While some of the media outlets...

Mass protest in central and southern Iraq

Mass protest in central and southern Iraq Zaher Baher Iraq- Sulaymaniyah 16/07/2018 It looks like the US and Western Countries’ propaganda, and the illusions of religion and nationalism, are no longer working for the people in central and southern Iraq. It might be that the time has arrived to end the sectarianism between Shia and Sunna. It’s fifteen years since the collapse of Saddam...

Interview with Beyond Europe about Turkey Election

Interview with Beyond Europe about Turkey Election 21/06/2018   1) Is there still a chance that Erdogan will not win the game? If so, who are his counterparts? What strategy do they pursue and what goals do they have? What is going to happen if the HDP exceeds 10 % and moves into parliament?   A: I believe Erdogan will win again but may be narrowly.  Erdogan controlled everything in...

President Erdogan is as dangerous as President Trump

President Erdogan is as dangerous as President Trump By Zaher Baher May 2018 The system is always able to create dangerous people but the real danger is the system itself. The system also makes the people powerless, helpless and slaves too through its dark forces of which the Media is one. Media is a part of this system, portraying heads of state, powerful people and celebrities as either good or...

Afrin and the Policies of the Democratic Union Party

Afrin and the Policies of the Democratic Union Party By: Zaher Baher March 2018 Afrin is one of the districts in northern Syria forming the region commonly known as Rojava.  Until 17/03/2018, Afrin was one of Rojava’s cantons that the seven year Syrian civil war did not reach. It was the safest place in the whole of Syria until January 20th when the Turkish State invaded. Around 200,000 people...

Confederalism, Democratic Confederalism and Rojava

Confederalism, Democratic Confederalism and Rojava By Zaher Baher Feb 2018 Many religions and ideologies from left to the right have tried to tackle class issues and other societal problems, but none of them has been able to resolve these problems, rather most of them have made the situation even worse. Whilst these problems have remained unresolved, groups, political parties and individuals have...