I was around sixteen years old when I first met #British #Trotskyist Bill Hunter, who recently died at the age of 95. Few words are adequate to describe such a phenomenal personality, who for all his life was committed to the cause for #Marxism and in whose life time, witnessed major global #events, from the second world war, to the fall of the #SovietUnion: http://totallyhussein.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/bill-hunter-life-of-revolutionary.html?utm_source=BP_recent
On Christmas Eve, the Iraqi people braved the attempts of the Islamic State to sabotage the holy festival of Christmas, and all over Iraq, celebrated the special Midnight Mass in Churches across the country.
Hussein Al-Alak is the of Solidarity (Al-Thawra) and his own writing credits include the Morning Star, Al-Ahram, The Progressive Journal and Chronicle. Hussein is also a guest for the award winning Safe for where his main focus is Post Conflict Recovery.
Watching the current events unfolding in Iraq, with predominantly Sunni protests against the Government and the Iraqi Army besieging Fallujah, one could easily mistake this for an ongoing Shiite/Sunni religious conflict.
Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra): Between Drug Dealers and Death Squads
Two of the #UK’s leading plastic #surgeons joined AMAR’s #medical team in #Iraq to review and plan follow-up treatment for some of the country’s most severely injured victims of recent conflict. Dr Graham Smith, a facial reconstruction specialist, and Dr David Gateley, an expert in hand surgery, examined several patients including Shams, a young girl who was terribly injured by a car bomb attack in #Baghdad’s #SadrCity a decade ago.