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Moving Forward After the Liberation of Mosul

This post is a response to: "Battle of Mosul: what comes next?"

I agree with a lot of what Catherine Shakdam, director at the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies in London, says in her interview with PressTV News:

Battle of Mosul: what comes next?

I am following the last few days of battle is Mosul where there are only a few pockets of Daesh fighters left. The second largest city of Iraq is about to be fully liberated from Daesh.

I just wanted to share a few interesting recent videos that I found.

First, this excellent short video which explains why Mosul matters:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtEPNVCy4_8

The following interview is interesting because, in light of the previous video, it provides some hope for the future of Iraq, as a peaceful, multi-cultural nation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyE1HqM5HnM

Public Domain Images and Infographics for Using and Sharing

People are free to use the "USSR: There was no attempt at communism or equality" infographic and translations of it.

Enta Omry - Umm Kulthum انت عمرى - ام كلثوم


Marlene Dietrich - Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind


Specious Arguments for Oligarchy and Imperialism

Tampa police: Marine reservist attacked Greek priest he mistook for terrorist


[Image: Jasen Bruce; Alexios Marakis]

Marine reservist Jasen Bruce was getting clothes out of the trunk of his car Monday evening when a bearded man in a robe approached him.

Basic Income: A Solution to Inequality

Scott Santens gives a detailed blueprint of how to reform the welfare and tax system to make basic income a practical reality. His strategy involves: welfare state reform, invisible welfare state reform, social security reform, carbon tax (fee and dividend), Robin Hood tax (FTT), seigniorage reform, value-added tax (VAT), land-value tax (LVT), and a prosperity dividend.


[Image by Mike Ramsey]

Blue Moon

Billie Holiday - Blue Moon (1952)


["Boy with Baby Elephant." 2003, Worth1000.com photoshop entry, DesignCrowd.]

Photography

Post photography!


[Colbert, Gregory. "Boy Reading to Elephant, Mexico City." Series: Ashes and Snow, Photograph, The Nomadic Museum, Mexico City.]

Phoney Liberalism

Examples of Phoney-Liberalism

One

Israel, an apartheid regime, painted its fighter jet pink in October of 2016 for Cancer Awareness Month while denying Gaza cancer patients access to treatment.1

World Refugee Day

This World Refugee Day, Remember Women and Girls

June 20 is World Refugee Day, a day on which we celebrate the strength and resilience of refugees. It is also a day we raise awareness about the current refugee crisis with 21.3 million refugees worldwide, more than at any time since World War II.

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