Save Iraq's Academics
Date Published: 2/2/2006
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Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, Editors

Save Iraq's Academics

Dear CTheory Readers,

We recently received the following message, an "urgent global appeal to save Iraq's academics." We have signed the petition and hope you will consider doing likewise.

Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, Editors
CTheory

17 January 2006

Dear colleague,

http://www.brusselstribunal.org/ this week launches a global petition and call for action in defence of Iraq's educators, over 250 of which have been assassinated since 2003 with many thousands more fleeing for their lives. This appeal speaks not only to other academics, but all those who understand that education is the foundation of sovereignty and justice.

The petition below is addressed to the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) in Geneva. It is an integral part of a coordinated action aimed at providing the special rapporteur with justification for organising an immediate fact-finding country visit to Iraq.

We invite you to read and sign this petition and ask for your help in forwarding this appeal to friends and colleagues. Your signature counts.

This appeal has been endorsed by recognised champions of human conscience, including Noam Chomsky, Harold Pinter, J M Coetzee, Bianca Jagger, Tony Benn and Eduardo Galeano (see below), along with numerous academic associations.

best wishes/sincerely,

Dr Ian Douglas
Brussells Tribunal Advisory Committee

Urgent appeal to save Iraq's Academics

A little known aspect of the tragedy engulfing Iraq is the systematic liquidation of the country's academics. Even according to conservative estimates, over 250 educators have been assassinated, and many hundreds more have disappeared. With thousands fleeing the country in fear for their lives, not only is Iraq undergoing a major brain drain, the secular middle class - which has refused to be co-opted by the US occupation - is being decimated, with far-reaching consequences for the future of Iraq.

Already on July 14, 2004, veteran correspondent Robert Fisk reported from Iraq that: "University staff suspect that there is a campaign to strip Iraq of its academics, to complete the destruction of Iraq's cultural identity which began when the American army entered Baghdad."

The wave of assassinations appears non-partisan and non-sectarian, targeting women as well as men, and is countrywide. It is indiscriminate of expertise: professors of geography, history and Arabic literature as well as science are among the dead. Not one individual has been apprehended in connection with these assassinations.

According to the United Nations University, some 84 per cent of Iraq's institutions of higher education have already been burnt, looted or destroyed. Iraq's educational system used to be among the best in the region; one of the country's most important assets was its well-educated people.

This situation is a mirror of the occupation as a whole: a catastrophe of staggering proportions unfolding in a climate of criminal disregard. As an occupying power, and under international humanitarian law, final responsibility for protecting Iraqi citizens, including academics, lies with the United States.

With this petition we want to break the silence.

  1. We appeal to organisations which work to enforce or defend international humanitarian law to put these crimes on the agenda.
  2. We request that an independent international investigation be launched immediately to probe these extrajudicial killings. This investigation should also examine the issue of responsibility to clearly identify who is accountable for this state of affairs. We appeal to the special rapporteur on summary executions at UNHCHR in Geneva.

http://www.petitiononline.com/Iraqacad/petition.html or write to info@brusselstribunal.org

This petition was launched by the BRussells Tribunal and is already endorsed by CEOSI (Spain), the Portuguese hearing of the WTI, Iraktribunal.de (Germany), the Swedish Antiwar committee, the IAC (USA), the International Association of Middle East Studies (IAMES), the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) and the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES), and several personalities, including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Tony Benn, Eduardo Galeano, John Pilger and Michael Parenti. See the http://www.brusselstribunal.org/AcademicsPetitionList.htm.

See also the call for action underneath and more information on http://www.brusselstribunal.org/Academicspetition.htm


Principal endorsers of this campaign


Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Linguistics & Philosophy, USA
Tony Benn, President of the STOP THE WAR COALITION, Former MP, Cabinet Minister and Chairman of the British Labour Party, UK
Dario Fo, Nobel Prize in Literature 1997, Italy
José Saramago, Nobel Prize in Literature 1998, Portugal
John M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize in Literature 2003, South Africa
Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize in Literature 2005, UK
Eduardo Galeano, essayist, journalist, historian, and activist, Uruguay.
Denis J. Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary-General 1994-98
Hans von Sponeck, former UN Assistant Secretary General, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq 1998-2000, Germany
Howard Zinn, professor, writer, educator, and leader in nonviolent social protest, USA
John Pilger, journalist and documentary film-maker, UK/Australia
Michael Parenti, author, USA
Antonio Negri, moral and political philosopher, Italy
Robert A. Dahl, Political Theorist, Yale University
Curtis F.J. Doebbler, Dr., International Human Rights Lawyer.
François Houtart, Prof. Em., Director of the Tricontinental Center - Cetri, Belgium, executive committee BRussells Tribunal
Samir Amin, author, director of the Third World Forum in Dakar - Senegal / Egypt
Immanuel Wallerstein, Prof. Yale University, USA.
Richard Falk, Prof. Em. of International Law and Practice at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Chair of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, recipient of the UNESCO Peace Education Prize, USA
Craig Calhoun, president of the Social Science Research Council and university professor of social sciences, New York University, USA
Cornel West, professor of Religion at Princeton University, USA
Stanley Hoffmann, Buttenwieser University Professor, Harvard University, USA
Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist and author, Canada
Susan George, author of A Fate Worse Than Debt and Another World Is Possible If ..., France
Bianca Jagger, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador and member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International, USA
Franca Rame, writer, playwright, actress, Italy
Gabriel Kolko, author and historian.
Dennis Brutus, professor emeritus dept of africana studies univ of pittsburgh, USA
Norman Paech, Prof. Dr., Professor für öffentliches Recht an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik, member Deutscher Bundestag, Germany
Juan R. I. Cole, Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the History Department of the University of Michigan, USA
Michael Mann, Professor of Sociology, UCLA, USA
Jean Bricmont, scientist, Prof. specialist in theoretical physics, U.C. Louvain-La-Neuve, author of Imperialisme Humanitaire and Intellectual Imposters, executive committee BRussells Tribunal, Belgium
Lieven De Cauter, philosopher, Prof. Dr. K.U. Leuven / Rits, initiator of the BRussells Tribunal, author of a.o. The Capsular Civilization. The city in the age of fear
Dirk Adriaensens, coordinator SOS Iraq, executive committee BRussells Tribunal
Hana Al-Bayaty, filmmaker / journalist - Iraq / Egypt / France, executive committee BRussells Tribunal
Patrick Deboosere, demographer, VUB, Belgium, executive committee BRussells Tribunal
Pierre Klein, Professor International Law, U.L. Bruxelles, Belgium, executive committee BRussells Tribunal
Inge Van De Merlen, executive committee BRussells Tribunal, Belgium
Richard J. Bernstein, professor of philosophy, New School University
Paul Kennedy, professor of history, Yale University, author of The Rise and Decline of Great Powers, USA
Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology, The University of Chicago, USA
Prof. José Barata-Moura (Rector of the Lisbon University - Portugal).
Raymond William Baker, President of IAMES (International Association of Middle East Studies) and President of the Administrative Board of a transnational initiative to build an international university in Iraq, Global Partners for the International University of Iraq GP-IUI).
Guenter Meyer, Prof. Dr., Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW), University of Mainz , Germany
Helen Caldicott, president, Nuclear Policy Research Institute
Francis A. Boyle, professor of law, University of Illinois
Mark Lewis Taylor, Professor of Theology & Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA
David Cromwell, editor Medialens, researcher University of Southampton UK
David Krieger, President Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, USA
Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa, director Centre for Research on Globalization, Canada
Jean Leca, Professor (emeritus) at the Institut d' Etudes Politiques de Paris
Anthony Arnove, editor, writer, USA
Jim Harding, Dr., Past Director and retired Professor, School of Human Justice, University of Regina, Canada
Dahr Jamail, independent journalist, USA.
John Saxe-Fernández, Professor, National Autonomous University of México
Azmi Ashour, managing editor of Al Ahram Al Democratia magazine in Egypt
Michael J. Shapiro, political theorist, University of Hawai'i, USA
May Jayyusi, Executive Director Muwatin, the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy, Palestine
Paul Patton, professor of philosophy, University of New South Wales
Haitham Alnahi, Professor in AI, professor in Protein Engineering, Academic Chancellor for Omani Government in London and Dean of Oxford Research Institiute for Cultural and Technology, Chairman of War Victim Relief Association, UK
Korkut Boratav, Professor, President, Turkish Social Science Association
Stephen Eric Bronner, professor of political science, Rutgers University
Nancy Fraser, professor of philosophy & politics, New School for Social Research, USA
Harry Cleaver, professor of economics, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Raymond Bradley, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, New Zealand
Ian Douglas, Dr., Visiting Professor Political Science Department An-Najah National University Nablus, Palestine
Leslie Sklair, emeritus professor of sociology, London School of Economics, UK
Olle Josephson, Professor in Scandinavian Languages, Director of Swedish language Council, Co-editor of the Swedish socialist quarterly Clarté
Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Ph.D., Prof. Dr., Institute of Political Science, Philipps-University, Marburg/Germany
Herman De Ley, Prof. Em. Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Belgium
Bert Beyens, dean RITS, Brussels
Niloufer Bhagwat (Vice President of Indian Lawyers Association - Mumbai / India)
Karen Parker (Attorney , Association of Humanitarian Lawyers, partners of the BRussells Tribunal - USA)
Thomas McCarthy, professor of philosophy, Northwestern University, USA
Haideh Moghissi, Ph.D, Professor, Director, MCRI Diaspora, Islam, Gender Project, Atkinson Faculty, York University, UK
Jan Fermon (Lawyer of Court case against General Tommy Franks in Brussels, Progress Lawyers Network - Belgium)
Amy Bartholomew (Law professor - Canada)
James C. Faris, Prof., Director Emeritus, University of Connecticut Program in Middle East Languages and Area Studies, USA
Maurice Godelier, anthropologue, Ecole des Hautes Etudes de Paris, ex-directeur du CNRS, médaille d'or de la Recherche
Azza Madian, staff member, musicologist, Cairo Conservatoire, Head of Arts and Multimedia Section- Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
Marion Kuepker, International Coordinator on (against) Nuclear- and Uranium Weapons of GAAA and DFG-VK, Germany
Dr. Lorraine Code, Distinguished Research Professor, Philosophy, York University, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Roger W. Bowen, General Secretary, American Association of University Professors, USA
Susan Blackwell, Lecturer in English Language, Association of University Teachers, United Kingdom
Mark Shotter, Teacher, National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education, UK
Javier Couso Permuy, Brother of Jose Couso journalist murdered in Iraq by US ARMY, Spain
Saul Landau, writer, institute for policy studies, usa
Ayse Gul Altinay, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sabanci University, Turkey
Dr Martha Mundy, Reader in Anthropology, London School of Economics
Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature, Duke University, USA, co-author of Empire
Arturo Escobar, Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, USA
Thomas Fasy, Associate Professor of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
R.B.J. Walker, political theorist, University of Victoria, Canada
William E. Connolly, Political Theorist and Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Andrew Ross, professor of American Studies, New York University, USA
Diana Judit Milstein, Universidad Nacional del Comahue. Argentina
The Turkish Social Science Association
Habib Ajroud
, University of Manouba, Tunesia
Gabriele Zamparini (independent filmmaker, journalist - Italy/UK)
Paola Pisi, professor religious sciences, Italy
Jeffrey Blankfort (Former editor of the Middle East Labor Bulletin and currently hosts radio programs - USA)
Jeff Archer/Malcom Lagauche (Journalist - USA)
Corinne Kumar (Secretary General of El Taller International - Tunesia / India)
Lindsey German, Stop The War Coalition, chair, UK
Andrew Murray, chair of Stop the War Coalition and author, UK
Justice not Vengeance, Activists, UK
John Sloboda FBA, Professor of Psychology, Keele University, co-founder Iraq Body Count project, UK, England
Brendan Smith (editor, writer, co-founder of War Crimes Watch - USA)
Carlos Varea (coordinator of SCOSI - Spanish Campaign against Occupation and for the Sovereignty of Iraq - Spain)
Joachim Guilliard (Journalist, Anti-war movement - Germany)
Sigyn Meder (Anti-war movement - Sweden)
Manuel Raposo (Anti-war movement - Portugal)
John Catalinotto (International Action Center - USA)
Charles Jenks (Chair of Advisory Board and Web Manager, Traprock Peace Center, USA)
Larry Everest (Author / Journalist - USA)
Anne Provoost, writer, Belgium
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, artist - dancer, Belgium
David Catherine, curator Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, France/Germany
Anne Morelli, professeur de critique historique à l'ULB, Belgium
Nadia McCaffrey (Gold Star Families Speak Out / Military Families Speak Out - USA)
Bernard Genet (Comaguer, Anti-war Committee Marseille - France)
Bert De Belder M.D. (Coordinator Intal & Medical Aid For The Third World - Belgium)
Geert Van Moorter, M.D., witness of US-crimes (during and after the war) in Iraq, Medical Aid for the Third World - Belgium
Pol De Vos (Stop USA - Belgium)
Ludo De Brabander (Vrede - Belgium)
Katharine Gun, Iraq war whistleblower, UK
Dr. Nada M. Shabout, Assistant Professor of Art History, School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas, USA
Paola Manduca, Prof. Genetics, University of Genua, Italy
Ayse Berktay, World Tribunal Organiser, Turkey
Hani Shukrallah, Research Consultant, Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies, Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies, Egypt
Talaat Ahmed Mosallam, retired officer, Arab National Conference, National - Islamic Conference, Egypt
Dr Abdulgawad Elnady, Associate Professor of English Literature, Deptment of English, Faculty of Arts, Tanta Univ., Egypt
Lori R. Price, journalist and managing editor, Citizens For Legitimate Government, USA
Hashim Al-Tawil, Ph.D. Art History, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI, USA
Andy Griggs, Board Member, United Teachers Los Angeles; Steering Committee Member, US Labor Against the War; Executive Ctte Member, National Education, Association Peace and Justice Caucus, USA
Dan Kaplan, Executive Secretary San Mateo (CA) Community College Federation of Teachers, USA
Richard Plunz, prof of urban design, Columbia University, New York
Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D., Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Studies, CLG (legitgov.org) Founder and Chair, USA
Natasa Tucev, PhD candidate, English Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Nis, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Garbis Altinoglu, writer and activist, Turkey
Analia Diana Matas, Lic. en Ciencias de la Educación Docente Universitaria Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos. Argentina
Chana Bloch, Professor Emerita, poet and translator Mills College USA
Karen Brodkin, Professor UCLA, USA
Michael McKinley, Senior Lecturer, International Relations and Strategy, Australian National University, Australia
Dr Ismail Jalili, Consultant Surgeon, Chairman National Association of British Arabs, Past President British Arab Medical Association UK
Sherna Berger Gluck, Professor Emerita, USA
Daizo Kutsuzawa, secretary general ICTI (Internatiomal Criminal Tribunal for Iraq), Japan
S. Subramanian, Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, India
Ruth Laila Schmidt, Professor, University of Oslo, Norway
Radwa Ashour, Writer and Academic, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Egyptian Association Against Torture, Egyptian NGO, Egypt
El Nadim Center, Egyptian NGO, Egypt
Aida Seif El Dawla, Professor of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Thora Reynolds, Artist, Academic & Activist, National Writer's Union (USA)
Daniel J. Guilfoil, professor of philosophy-emeritus, USA
Kahlan Al-Qaisi, Drs., Archaeologist, The Netherlands
Amer M. Al Azem, President World Arab Translators' Association, Qatar
Sayed Zahra, political writer, Akhbar Alkhaleej Newspaper, Bahrain
Alessandro Duranti, Professor Dept of Anthropology, UCLA, USA. www.countercurrents.org supports this campaign
Dr. Adrienne Kochman, Asst. Professor of Art History, Dept. of Fine Arts, Indiana University Northwest, USA
Bruce S. Cooper, professor, Fordham University, Graduate School of Education, USA
Rosalyn Baxandall, Distinguished Teaching Prof at SUNY Old Westbury, American Studies, Chair, USA
C. M. Naim, Professor Emeritus of South Asian Languages & Literatures, University of Chicago, USA
Marc Vandepitte, philosopher and author, Belgium
Paresh Chattopadhyay, Professor of Political Economy, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Baskin Oran, Prof. International Relations, Faculty of Political Sciences Ankara
Ilhan Berktay, Prof. Civil Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul
Glen D. Lawrence, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Long Island University, Brooklyn, USA
Sister Anne Montgomery RSCJ, Christian Peacemakers Teams
Paul Rabinow, professor of anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Miel Van Campenhout, em. teacher philosophy St.Lukas Hogeschool Brussels
Vittorio Marletto, Resp. Ricerca e Sviluppo, Agrometeorologia e Telerilevamento, Italy
Eric Corijn, Prof. Dr., Centre for Urban Research COSMOPOLIS - City, Culture & Society, VUB, Belgium
Arif Dirlik, Knight Professor of History and Cultural Anthropology, Director, Center for Critical Theory and Transnational Studies, USA
Anberiya Hanifa, Coordinator Muslim Womens Research and Action Forum, Sri Lanka
Angelo Baracca, Professor of Physics, University of Florence, Italy
Alex Callinicos, Professor of European Studies, French Department, King's College London
M. Dhont, Prof., Dept Ob&Gyn, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
Moshe Lewin, professor Emeritus of History,University of Pennsylvania, USA
Stephen Gill, distinguished research professor, York University, Canada
Jayati Ghosh, Professor, Chairperson Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Heidi Toelle, professeur de litterature arabe, Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris
Elmar Altvater, Dr. oec. publ., Professor für Politikwissenschaft an der FU-Berlin, Redaktionsmitglied der PROKLA, Germany
Said Zulfica, Vice-President, Patrimoine sans Frontières, Paris (Heritage without Borders)
Aldo Bernardini, Professor Ordinario di Diritto internazionale, Università di Teramo, Italy
Sahba Abdul Wahid, England, Master degree in physical chemistry
Astridur Palsdottir, D.Phil., Molecular Biology Laboratory, Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland
Jacques Bidet, professeur à l'Université de Paris-X
Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India
Ramanujam Sooriamoorthy, Education Officer (French & English), Mauritius
David Ludden, Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Mary Jacobus, Professor, University of Cambridge, UK, Director, CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities)
Mushirul Hasan, Professor, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Tim Mitchell, Professor of Politics, New York University, USA
Electa Arenal, (Professor emerita), Ph.D. Program in Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures & Women's Studies Certificate Program, former director of the Senter for humanististk forskning (Center for Feminist Studies in the Humanities) at the University of Bergen, Norway and of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center of CUNY (City University of New York).
Beverly J. Silver, Professor, Department of Sociology, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Pablo Ortellado, Professor of Public Policy, University of São Paulo, Brasil
Kolya Abramsky, State University New York, Binghamton, USA
Dieter Christensen, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, New York
David Graeber, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Yale University, USA
David Harte (Senior Lecturer in Law, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University)
Carol Adler, President Dandelion Books, LLC, Arizona, USA
Liisa L. North, Professor, Emerita, Department of Political Science York University, Toronto, Canada
Mary Kaldor, director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics
Steve Roberts, English teacher and teacher trainer, Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, writer / activist Malaysia President, International Movement for a Just World (JUST)
Sufi Syed Sarfaraaz Somer, chairman Organization for peace solidarity right and justice
Fiona Monkman, Islington UNISON Branch Chair, UK
Patricia Coughlan, Professor, Dept. of English University College, Cork, Ireland
Faysal El-Kak, M.D., M.S., American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Iftikhar H. Malik, Professor, Oxford, UK
Rada Ivekovic, College international de philosophie, Paris, France
Anna Maria Garcia Rovira, Catedrática de Historia Contemporánea, Universidad de Girona, España
Saul Landau, writer, institute for policy studies, usa
Michael A. Lebowitz, Professor Emeritus, Economics Department, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Rosemary Sayigh, independent researcher, Lebanon, author of Too Many Enemies: The Palestinian Experience in Lebanon
Belkacem Messaoudi, Researcher / President of the Algerian Translators Union, Algeria
Dr. Syed Minhaj ul Hassan, Professor & Chairman, Department of History, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Lisa Yoneyama, Associate Professor, Cultural Studies, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego, USA
Sköld Peter Matthis, ophthalmologist, St Eriks sjukhus, Stockholm, chairman Network against war, Iraksolidaritet
Hooria Mashour, Deputy chair person of the Women National Committee (WNC) in Yemen, editor in chief of Al-Yamania Newspaper
Prof. Cinzia Vismara, Professore associato di Archeologia Classica, Università di Cassino, Italy
Brian Massumi, professeur agrégé, Université de Montréal, Canada
Annie Lacroix-Riz, professeur d'histoire contemporaine, université Paris 7
Eva-Maria Thüne, Professor Dr., University of Bologna (Italy)
Javier Azurdia, Professor of Fine Art, M.A. Painter & Digital Designer, Spain
José Mário Branco, Musician, Anti-war movement, Portugal
Abdul Ilah Al-Bayaty (Writer - Iraq / France), BRussells Tribunal Advisory Committee
Haifa Zangana (Novelist - Iraq / UK), BRussells Tribunal Advisory Committee
Tareq Ismael, Prof. of Political Science, University of Calgary.
Mohammed Aref, Science writer based in Surrey, UK Former advisor to Arab Science and Technology Foundation in United Arab Emirates (2000-2003) and science editor for Al Hayat newspaper in London (1988-2000).
Saadalla Al Fathi, former head of the Energy Studies' Department at the OPEC secretariat
Salah Almukhtar, Author , journalist and Chairman Of friendship, peace and solidarity Organisation, Iraq
Mohammed Al-Obaidi, Prof. U.K., Spokesman and Deputy General Secretary, The People's Struggle Movement - IRAQ
Mousa Al-Hussaini, Dr., Journalist and Writer, Iraq
Abdulkarim Hani, Physician, Arab National Current Movement, IRAQ
Sabah Jawad, Activist, Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation, UK
Nada Fadhil Al-Rubaiee, BSC BiosPhramaceutical Sciences Iraq, the Netherlands
Fouad Elhage, Dr., Editor in Chief, Al-Moharer
Sabah Al-Mukhtar (President of the Arab Lawyers Association - Iraq / UK)
Mujbil Al-Marsumi, University professor, IRAQ, Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan
Mourid Barghouti, poet, Palestine, author of I Saw Ramallah.
Noor A. Haithi, teacher, iraq
Maithem Hussein Alanbari, editor, IRAQ
T. S. Kadoori, Consultant Chemist, Iraq
Mae Mustafa Samarrai, civil engineer Iraq
Sabah Jasim, writer, IRAQ
M. Saleem, Scientist, Iraq
Ferial J. Ghazoul, Prof. of English and Comparative Literature American University in Cairo, Iraq
Rbiaa M. Al-Habeb, The Prince of all Rabiaa Tribes, Iraq
Ahmet Muratli, Iraqi Turkmen Front's representative to Turkiye
Dr. Jabbar Al Kobayci, 1st.Vice President Of Iraqi Ex-Patriot & Resident Abroad, UK / Iraq
Ala'a Al-Din Kadhem, IT / telecommunications engineering consultant, Iraq
Abdulwahab Alqassab, Academic Iraq
Dr. Ibrahim M. Al-Shawi, Retired University Lecturer / Researcher - Engineering, Iraq
Rafid A Najim, Professor College of Medicine/University of Baghdad
Aktham Rasheed, surgeon iraq, teaching staff in al nahrain university
Sami Salman, Professor in Medicine, Iraq
Shalash Abdulmuhsin, secretary general Free Iraqi Society Party, Iraq
Dr. Khalid Ahmed, previous lecturer in college of medicine, Iraq
Haider Al Bahrani, professor of Hebrew, Iraq
Dr. Mudhafar Amin, assistant professor-iraqi history, retired ambassador, Iraq
Dr. Alwindawi, Baghdad University, AIRSS, Iraq
Ayad K. H. Ali, Academic Pharmacist, IRAQ, University of Tikrit
Feras M. H. Ja'afer, Specialist doctor, Iraq
Faida Noori Salim Atto, Asst. Prof./Univ. of Baghdad, Doctoral student/University of Auckland, NZ/Iraq, NewZealand, University of Baghdad
Abdlsalam Altaii, professor Dr. in sociology-Bagdad And Kopenhagen, Irak and now in Sweden
Salah Omar Al-Ali, Iraq, editor Alwifaq Al Democrati
Imad Khadduri (Nuclear scientist - Iraq / Canada)
Sami Ramadani (Senior lecturer in sociology at London Metropolitan University - Iraq / UK)
Truth Teller, Doctor, Directorate of health, Ninevah, Iraq
N. D. Kharrufa, Physician, Ministry of health, Iraq
Talat Al Mukhtar, academic doctor, Baghdad University College of Medicine, Iraq
Mundher Al Adhami (Research Fellow at Kings College London - Iraq / UK)
Tahrir Swift, Director Arab Media Watch, Iraq/ UK
Amir Al Ani (Sociologist - Iraq / France)
Ghali Hassan (Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Curtin University - Perth, Australia)
Dahlia Wasfi M.D. (Anti-war activist, speaker, Global Exchange, Iraq / USA)
Ibrahim Ebeid, Co-Editor , Al-Moharer
Amir Alfarge, president of l'Association of Iraqi of France
May Muzaffar, poet-writer, Iraq
Nadje Al-Ali, Dr. Social Anthropology, University of Exeter, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, UK
Sami Rasouli, Muslim Peacemaker Team, Najaf, Iraq
Rashad Salim, Artist, cultural researcher/writer, iNCiA International Network of Contemporary Iraqi Artists, UK
Ibrahim Habib, Economic Consultant, Chairman of Iraqi Community Club - London
Wafaa' Al-Natheema, Activist, Journalist, Art Researcher and Promoter, Iraqi-American translator/interpreter
Khairalla Said, Dr., Searcher, Academic, Canada - Iraq, Arab Writer's Union
Dr. Sabah Alnasseri, Political Scientist, Germany/Iraq, Frankfurt University
Malih Salih Shukur, Retired Journalist, Iraq-USA
Hala Fattah, Researcher, Iraq/Jordan
Sabah Yaseen, specialist in Communication,Iraq, Center for Arab Unity Studies
Omar Abdul-Lateef Al-Heeti, translator, Iraq
Abdul Monem Al-Assam, Journalist & writer, Iraq / UK
Maha Shrif Yusuf, Academic, Arab Club of Britain, UK
A. H. Al Hayani, Ph.D prof Oman College of Management
Ala Al Shaikh, Engineer, Saudi Arabia
Amal Al Kazim, Psychologist, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Shaheen M. Nakeeb, Professor emeritus, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Imad Aljanabi, Surgeon, New Zealand
Dr. Suhaib Nashi, Consultant Perdiatrician, The Mandaean Society of America, USA
Zaid Al-Ali, lawyer, Iraq
Dr. Shawq G. Gazala, Consultant Urologist, Iraq, now in Canada, Vice president of Iraqi Association of Urologists
Choutri Abdelaziz, Professor, Algeria, Algerian association to help of Iraki and Palestinian peoples
Helena Alapin, Professor University of La Plata, Argentina, Fundacion Memoria Historica y Social argentina
Dr. Julie Hadeed, Founder/Director humanitarian NGOs, Bahrain
Anu Muhammad, Professor of Economics, Bangladesh, Jahangirnagar University
Josu Egireun, Member of the National Comite of ESK trade union, Basque Country
Marcos Barbosa de Albuquerque, Professor, Brasil, Faculdade Social da Bahia
Dr. Karim Naama, Economist, Bulgaria, "University""VTU""-V.Turnovo"
Saloth Sar, Political Activist, Cambodia, Committee for the Restoration of Democratic Kampuchea
Dr. Khairalla Said, researcher - Academic, Canada/Iraq, Arab Writer's Union
Ariasmanzo (Luis Arias Manzo), General Secretary, Chile, Poetas del Mundo
Ruth M Díaz G, professeur universitaire, Colombia
Ignacio Dobles Oropeza, Professor in psychology, Costa Rica, University of Costa Rica
Desiderio Navarro, Literary Scholar, Editor, Cuba, Journal Criterios
Holger Terp, Webmaster and publisher, Denmark, The Danish Peace Academy
Azurdia Javier, Professor of Fine Art, M.A. Painter & Digital Designer, Guatemala
So Alvin, Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Gaspar Miklos Tamas, Professor Social Theory, CEU, Budapest, ATTAC Hungary
Gísli Gunnarsson, Professor in History, Iceland
Kunal Chattopadhyay, Professor of History, India, Jadavpur University
Dr. Barbara Bradby, Senior Lecturer, Ireland, Trinity College, Dublin
Kiama Kaara, Researcher/Activist, Kenya Debt Relief Network/Kenya Social Forum, Kenya.
Mahdi Elmandjra, University Professor, Maroc, University Mohamed V, Rabat
Sooriamoorthy Ramanujam, Writer, teacher, translator, Mauritius, Association mauricienne des enseignants de français
Geert Booij, professor of linguistics, Netherlands
Marilyn Waring, Professor of Public Policy, New Zealand, Massey University
Ruth Laila Schmidt, Professor, Norway, University of Oslo
Giovanni Mitrovic De Risi, Professor of Anthropology, Peru, Faculty of Arts, Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, Lima
Serena Anderlini, Professor of Humanities and Italian, Puerto Rico, University of Puerto Rico
Seong Man Choi, Professor, Republic of Korea, National Association of Professors for Democratic Society in Korea
Josepa Cuco Giner, Professor of Social Anthropology, Spain, University of Valencia
Casanova Mario, Director CACT, Switzerland, CACT Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Ticino
Giles Ji Ungpakorn, Associate Professor, Thailand, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
Gabriel Kaplún, Professor, Uruguay, Universidad de la República
Daniel Salerno, University Professor, Venezuela, Universidad del Tachira
Prof. Yoo Hak Soo, Dept. of Russian Language & Literature, Sunmoon University
Marlene Santoyo, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Philadelphia PA, U.S.A
Dr. Kyung-Sup Chang, Professor/Chair, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
ChulGyue Yoo, Professor of Economics, SungKongHoe University Seoul, Korea
Shin Joon Gang, Professor Dr., Department of Economics, Dong-A University, Busan, Republic of Korea
Professor Ki Young Lee, Department of History, University of Donga, South Korea
Professor DuckJun Park, Chinese Lit. & Ling. Dept., Songsim Campus, The Catholic University of Korea
Kwangsu Lee, Prof. ept. of Indian Studies, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Busan, Korea
Yoong Kwun, Professor, Dept. of International Trade & Business, Kyungsung Univ., Korea
Haknoh Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, (Director, National Unification Research Institute)Yeungnam University, Korea
Bak Hunha, professor of Kyungsung Univ. in South of Korea
Prof. Dr. Ku-Hyun Nam, Dept. of Social Welfare, Hanshin University, Republic of Korea
Prof. Yoo Sai Jong, Dept. of Chinese Studies, Hanshin University, Korea
Byeong Cheon Lee, Kangwon National University, South Korea
Prof. Yong-Inn Lee, Physics Depart., Chonbuk National University, JeonJu, South Korea
Gyu Jong Kim, Department of Russian Language & Literature, Kyungpook Natl. Univ. in Korea
Kamal Al-Tawil, physician, USA
Yasar Daryousi, Student, Anti Globalsation Syria
Walid Ghantous, MD MPH, USA
Ernst-Peter Rührnschopf, mathematician, Erlangen, Germany,
Siegrun Dewald-Rührnschopf, Erlangen, Germany.
Joe Emersberger, Engineer, Windsor, Canada
Sarah Meyer, researcher, Sussex, UK
Herman Vanvinckenroye, Chief Designer, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Marianne Van Lindt, Styliste, retired, Belgium
Abe Hayeem, Architect UK
Barzan Ali A. Aziz, Senior Process Engineer, UAE
Patty Margaret, SEIU Local Field Representative, Organizer, USA
Adam Breasley, Melbourne, Australia
Domenico Jervolino and Alternative (Italy)
Claudio Katz (economist, argentina)
Petros Constantinou, coordinator Campaign Genoa 2001, Greece
Deborah Gerrard, Ph.D. student at DeMontfort University, Leicester, England
Steve Newman, F.I.S.T. (fight imperialism,stand together) NYC, N.Y., USA
Rev. James Richardson S.C., pastor of the Sacred Heart Church, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Tracey Wheatley, Protect the Future, Hungary
David Barsamian, Director, Alternative Radio, Boulder, CO 80304 USA
Paul Vanden Bavière (former journalist De Standaard, publicist and editor of webzine Uitpers - Belgium)
Wouter Sinaeve, Educatief medewerker Stedelijke Musea Ieper, In Flanders Fields, Belgium
Pamela Martens, Civil Rights Activist, USA
Marjorie Ramphal, USA
Guido De Schrijver, Europees Netwerk van Oscar Romero Committees, Belgium
Mary Farrar, Inverary, Ontario, Canada
Eva Manez, periodista, Spain
Dana White, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Mahomed Rashid, artist, South Africa
Pip Hall, Artist, playwright, actor, New Zealand
Ozan Asik, student in the Middle Eastern Studies MA program at METU in Turkey
Silvie Defraoui, Artiste, membre commission fédéral des beaux arts, Suisse
Julien Sigalas, Producer, TabulaRasaFilms, Belgium
Diana Bohn, teacher, Berkeley CA Adult School, USA
Sonja Zimmermann
, gender expert, volunteer for the Netherlands Palestine Committee
Ghassan H. Housainy, Operations Manager Alpha Data Processing Services L.L.C, Dubai
Marion Hennebert, Publisher. Editions de l'Aube, La Tour d'Aigues, France
Nelly Trumel, artiste peintre à Paris France
Blanca Ramirez, UAM-X, Mexico
Eva H. Richter, retired college professor formerly on the faculty of the City University of New York
John Clarke, retired lecturer in Zoology, Oxford University, England
Linda Mann, member green Party, USA
Kim Yeong-Beom, Department of Sociology, Daegu University, South Korea
Blair Seitz, photographer, USA
Yildiz Aydin, Turkey

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