FEATURING JODIE EVANS – As the US-backed Iraqi effort to oust the Islamic State from its stronghold in Mosul drags on, many are asking the question of how the war strategy is playing out and whether it will work.
But we often forget to remember the broader context of thirteen years of violence in Iraq, and that is the war that President George W. Bush launched after the September 11th attacks and the Afghanistan war. It is the war that President Barack Obama continued, and tried unsuccessfully to end. It is the war that gave birth to the Islamic State. And sadly, like the Afghanistan war, it is a war that has seemingly no end.
Now a group of antiwar activists who have spent the past decade or more working tirelessly for peace and justice, are holding a People’s Tribunal on the Iraq war in Washington DC over a two day period on December 1st and 2nd.
Watch the Iraq Tribunal proceedings live at www.iraqtribunal.org on December 1 and 2.
Jodie Evans, co-founder and co-director of CODEPINK and has been a peace, environmental, women’s rights and social justice activist for forty years and has traveled to Iraq many times.