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Salam Adil · January, 2006

- not my real name. Why? I run a well known Arab company and blogging lets me say what I really think without worrying about who is reading. I am an Iraqi who has lived nearly all my life in London. I feel blogs give people a small snapshot into the worlds of ordinary people from their front door, which the media cannot. Without blogging you would only ever see the journalists side of the picture.
Finally – I also blog. You can read my thoughts at http://asterism.blogspot.com

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Latest posts by Salam Adil from January, 2006

Iraq: Mosul Library

29 January 2006

A Star From Mosul starts a campaign “to collect books for the out-of-date libraries in Mosul University in Iraq.” Aunt Najma is asking for: • Donations of money • books from their wishlist • supscriptions to magazines for the university • a call for different universities to hold drives in...

Iraq: Security Meltdown

29 January 2006

Nibras Kazimi posts more on the backroom deals to form the next Iraqi government. Significantly, he reports that there is a security meltdown in Baghdad. “There has been a spike in non-terrorist related violent crime lately throughout Baghdad … a third of Baghdad’s sprawling mass is almost totally lawless.”

Iraq: Drowning in Rain

28 January 2006

Baghdad Dweller posts some photographs of the rain-swept streets in Baghdad “Millions Dollars spent on “Iraq reconstruction” and the situation as you see in the pictures.“ He also links to the list of Iraqi academics that have been killed, threatened or kidnapped. “Iraqis without exception will not benefit from assassinating...

Iraq: Konfused Kid

27 January 2006

Konfused Kid publishes a couple of posts that did not make it to his NY Times blog. Here is a taster: “all of a sudden, people started to scuttle inside their shops and cars- not from a nearby explosion like u usually see them run away from but this time...

Iraq: Raeds Roadmap

26 January 2006

Raed Jarrar has updated his three-point Roadmap for an American exit from Iraq. Parts of which has gained the interest of Noam Chomsky. Raed writes, “If any of the occupation governments really believed in democracy, freedom, and the right of Iraqis to rule themselves, here are the three simple steps...

Iraq: Back To Iraq is Back

26 January 2006

Journalist and blogger Christopher Allbritton is returning to Iraq after a long break. He wonders ho much longer he can carry on after so many of his friends have been kidnapped or killed. Christopher has also upgraded his technology plans to post regular podcasts.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

26 January 2006

Welcome to my first weekly blog on Global Voices Online reviewing the Iraqi blogs. There are many and the variety makes it one of the most interesting areas to report on. As this is my first post I still need time to familliarise myself with all the bloggers out there....

Iraq: Backroom Dealing

23 January 2006

Nibras Kazimi of Talisman Gate has heard rumours that a secret deal has been struck between Ayad Allawi and Nadim Al-Jabiri of the Fadhila Party under American auspices. This could move 20 seats from the UIA to Allawi's coalition. The idea being that Allawi can then assemble enough supporters to...

Iraq: NY Times buys up Iraqi bloggers

22 January 2006

After a hiatus of three months Zeyad of Healing Iraq is back. But only to give the news that he and four other Iraq bloggers are now writing for the NY Times. Unfortunately yours truly cannot tell you what is in there unless he pays out the $50 it costs...

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