'The Struggles of Women and Workers in Iraq' - Brighton - Monday 2nd April '07

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'The Struggles of Women and Workers in Iraq' - Brighton - Monday 2nd April '07

Sussex Action for Peace is organising a public meeting titled 'The Struggles of Women and Workers in Iraq against both the occupation and the Islamists.' The principal speaker is Houzan Mahmoud from the Iraqi Freedom Congress (which is linked to the Worker-Communist Party of Iraq).

7:30pm, Monday 2nd April at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road (at the top, just off Queens Road), Brighton.

From Houzan Mahmoud's Blog:

Houzan Mahmoud is one of the leading figures of Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI). She is a leading international voice against the oppression of Iraqi women both under the US/UK occupation and the growing influence of political Islamists. She has led numerous campaigns on behalf of women's and workers' rights in Iraq and has been a frequent contributor to The Independent and The Guardian, among other publications.

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Mar 14 2007 12:58

sounds good, will be coming to this if i'm not working
they need any help postering/promoting and stuff?

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Mar 14 2007 13:04

not sure, though probably - i'll check and let you know

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Mar 23 2007 14:32

just got this:

Houzan Mahmoud has recently returned from Iraq. She is the
representative abroad of both the Organisation of Women's Freedom
in Iraq (OWFI) and the Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions
in Iraq (FWCUI). She is also a co-founder of the Iraq Freedom
Congress (IFC).

Houzan Mahmoud will be speaking on the current situation in Iraq. She
will report on the growing struggles of women and workers to build a
secular resistance to both the US occupation and the militant
political Islamic groups that are plunging Iraq into civil war. These
struggles have included

libcom arrow for bullet points supporting workers' strikes (for example those in the oil
industry and healthcare)
libcom arrow for bullet points supporting the protests of students and of the unemployed
libcom arrow for bullet points opposing the imposition of Sharia law and its implications for the
oppression of women.
libcom arrow for bullet points appealing for international support against the US invasion.

The IFC is based on popular networks of grass root neighbourhood
centres where local people gather and organise their self-defence.