A decade after the U.S. invaded Iraq, U.S. veterans, Iraqi human rights organizations and their allies launched a joint initiative, Right to Heal. Together, they are demanding that the human rights impacts of the war in Iraq be assessed and that concrete action be taken towards
Originally published on DemocracyNow, Wednesday, March 20, 2013: On the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, we look at how U.S. military veterans and Iraqi civilians have come together to launch “The Right to Heal” campaign for those who continue to struggle with the
Ten years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, veteran Maggie Martin, field organiser for Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Yanar Mohammed, co-founder of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, are fighting for a common cause. Ten years after the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, and
Sawsan is a 29 year old mother from Haweeja who spends much of her time caring for her young child Mohammed who is unable to use his limbs. He is one of many children in Haweeja effected by the toxic legacy of the U.S. military's presence.
Annetta Carman spent her time in the Army as a combat medic with a deployment to Iraq. Little did she know that her time overseas would change everything. Annetta speaks to the ugly realities of war and the challenge of coming home a different person.
Army veteran Alejandro Villatoro served in the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and later in Afghanistan in 2011. Returning home was more than he could ever have expected. Dealing with PTSD and an understaffed VA, Alejandro speaks to the traumas of war and the importance of working with other
On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects of war and the rights of veterans and civilians to heal. The Iraq war is not over for Iraqi civilians and U.S. veterans who continue to struggle with various forms of trauma and injury; the effect environmental poisoning due to certain U.S. munitions and burn pits; and with a generation of orphans and displaced people.