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10 Years of Occupation and Resistance

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the American occupation of Iraq, shakomakoNET is presenting Iraqi Frequencies, a one hour radio program that features voices of scholars, artists, journalists and activists reflecting on and assessing the last decade of social, political, economic and environmental upheaval created by the occupation of Iraq. These voices will not just capture the last ten years of this calamity, but also the resilient spirit of Iraqis that has continued to flourish in spite of all that has happened, and continues to happen every day. Produced by renowned journalist Nora Barrows Friedman in Oakland, California, the radio program is being made available by shakomakoNET as a free resource to stations, programmers, and journalists around the world who are interested in sharing an important and relevant piece with listeners, many of whom were deeply impacted by the war on Iraq, ten years ago.

Nora Barrows-Friedman

Nora Barrows-Friedman is a journalist, longtime radio producer and a staff editor with The Electronic Intifada. She is based in Oakland.

Friedman brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the piece as she interviews an array of voices in a meaningful way that analyzes the multiple ways in occupation has impacted the lives of millions, inside and outside of Iraq.

This radio program is part of a wider initiative to create a resource kit for community organizers, activists, and all people affected by the occupation of Iraq to forge out responses and disseminate information as a means of making sure that this is not just another anniversary that passes us by.

Special thanks to our interviewees:

Dahr Jamail, journalist and author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq and The Will to Resist: Soldiers who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan

Dr. Sabah Alnasseri, political science professor at York University

Liisa Schofield, activist and anti-poverty organizer

Ali Issa, activist and organizer with War Resisters’ League and journalist with Jadaliyya

Sundus Abdul Hadi, multimedia artist

Rijin Sahakian, artist and co-founder of Sada, a non-profit project supporting new and emerging arts practices through education initiatives in Iraq and public programs internationally

Ahmed Habib, writer, journalist, and part of the editorial team at shakomako(dot)NET.