Our most pressing goal is to offer Reparations to internally displaced Iraqis Amidst spreading chaos and violence in Iraq, so many of our friends have become internally displaced. Some are trapped: doctors in Mosul are calling for urgent supplies to continue life saving surgeries, and trauma care. People in Fallujah and Ramadi still witness daily killing. Those able to flee Anbar and Nineveh provinces to Duhok and Erbil are not safe from illness and death. Crowded, hot conditions mean some children, pregnant women, and the elderly are dying from heat stroke and dehydration. Bad sanitation and inadequate shelter induce disease. Doctors and locals are calling for basic antibiotics and antiviral medications, nutritional supplements, underwear, sanitary napkins, etc.
Envisioning the Postwar: A Dialogue with Scholars, Organizers, and Veterans
In the video to the right our Director, Kali Rubaii, discusses our vision of grassroots reparations at a symposium, Envisioning the Postwar: A Dialogue with Scholars, Organizers, &Veterans, on April 7th, 2016. We organized this symposium in collaboration with NYU’s Culture’s of War and Post-war Research Collaborative, the Iraqi Transnational Collective, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and the Center for Constitutional Rights.