media links

These links are in no particular order of date or “importance”.  Just interesting and informative articles relating to the plight of our Iraqi allies.

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http://leahy.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/111611LeahyEtAlToPanetta-IraqiSIV.pdf

leahy.senate.gov

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Timz & Majid
Kakka – Refugee (Official Music Video)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfhL1pkXSt4

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http://www.change.org/petitions/iraqi-interpreters-translators-crisis

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http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-25/war-winds-own-organization-helps-iraqis-who-risked-their-lives-helping-u

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http://kirkwjohnson.com/

kirkwjohnson.com

Kirk Johnson is the founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, a non-profit organization which helps Iraqis who have become imperiled as a result of working with the U.S.  The List Project has marshaled hundreds of attorneys from top firms who have given over 100,000 hours of pro bono leg…

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Making my daily phone call asking for help for the Iraqi translators whose lives are in danger as the American troops withdraw.  Their lives have been threatened because they helped our soldiers and we should help them to be safe.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call#call

www.whitehouse.gov

WhiteHouse.gov is the official web site for the White House and President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This site is a source for information about the President, White House news and policies, White House history, and the federal government.
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www.chomsky.info

The Official Noam Chomsky Website.
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thelistproject.org

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http://kirkwjohnson.com/the-list/

kirkwjohnson.com

After a draining year in Iraq with USAID, first in Baghdad and then as the coordinator for the reconstruction of Fallujah, I took what was supposed to be a week-long vacation in the Caribbean.  In the middle of my second night, I experienced a PTSD-triggered fugue state, in which I sleep-walked out …
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 Have you guys seen the HATE Comments (15) by Real Ahmed? at:
http://www.scpr.org/programs/madeleine-brand/2011/11/08/21310/thousands-of-iraqi-translators-are-being-left-behi#comment-366288292

www.scpr.org

Thousands of Iraqis helped American forces during the war, working as interpreters and subcontractors. In 2008, Congress established a special visa program that was supposed to fast-track their passage to the U.S., but the program has stalled.
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http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/11/iraqi_interpreters_those_who_a.html

<b>Joe Coon:</b> Whatever one’s views of this war, we should agree that our country has a responsibility to Iraqi interpreters. Many have already lost their lives, and many more will remain in peril long after U.S. soldiers board the last flight bound for the States.
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  • wemeantwell.com

    A short history of visas for Iraqis who worked with the US Government as translators. For those in a hurry: most Iraqis who helped us are marked men and women at home, targeted as collaborators and the visa program isn’t going to help many of them.
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Journey Home – A Story of the Iraqi Diaspora

www.kickstarter.com

An intimate look in the lives of Iraqi’s post-occupation; a story of those returning to Iraq and those still displaced in Jordan.
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Taliban Say They Killed 4 Afghan Interpreters

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Betrayed: The Iraqis Who Trusted America the Most

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Hounded by Insurgents, Abandoned by Us

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Allies Left Behind? Iraqis Who Helped U.S. Feel ‘Betrayed,’ Marked for Death

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Iraqi Interpreter: ‘Now I have no future’

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Translators Dying by the Dozens in Iraq

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Interpreters used by British Army ‘hunted down’ by Iraqi death squads

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Interpreters executed for ‘turning their back on Iraq’

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Iraqi Translators: Visas Or Death?

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Iraqi translators feel ‘abandoned’

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Iraqi interpreters risk their lives to aid GIs

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International Federation of Interpreters Press Release – Assassinations of Iraqi Interpreters

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A chance for U.S. compassion

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Denmark airlifts 200 Iraqi translators and relatives

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Senator Wyden et al to Secretary Gates

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2 thoughts on “media links

  1. If you wish to leave a remark about a particular article or link, please make reference to that article or link in your comment. Soon I hope to figure out how to make it so you can make a comment directly after a link, but I am still learning how to make these things work. Thank you for your patience.

  2. I’m one of those peoples who are waiting for his Visa to be issued , a lot of us will get killed if they didn’t get their Visas soon , and delay put their lives at risk , those who helped US mission in Iraq need to be taken to a safer place before insurgents and Iranian backed militias kill them , and they already promised to kill interpreters once US leaves , please help interpreters

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