Press "Enter" to skip to content

Amid Low Election Turnout, “Iraq’s Streets Littered with the Memories of Our Dead”

Voter turnout on the fifth parliamentary election in Iraq hit an all-time low, with many Iraqis refusing to vote as widespread religion within the democratic course of and politics falters.

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has been a vocal opponent of overseas invasion, gained essentially the most seats. He has additionally been accused of kidnapping and killing his critics.

“The election has more to do with making this regime and this system look good than responding to the demands of the people,” says Nabil Salih, Iraqi journalist and photographer, who additionally discusses protests that sped up the election and situations in Iraq’s hospitals. His newest piece for Middle East Eye is “Iraq’s streets are affected by the reminiscences of our lifeless.”

Democracy Now! produces a every day, international, unbiased information hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting consists of breaking every day information headlines and in-depth interviews with individuals on the entrance strains of the world’s most urgent points. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a range of voices talking for themselves, offering a novel and typically provocative perspective on international occasions.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or go to the present web page for the most recent clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is likely one of the final standing nationwide, unbiased information networks dedicated to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is accessible on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and on-line at

Democratic Process
Foreign Invasion
Middles East
Muqtada al-Sadr

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    %d bloggers like this: