The ICP Celebrates May Day

1 May 2008
The Iraqi Communist Party Celebrates May Day with big rally and march in Baghdad
The Iraqi Communist Party celebrated May Day with a big mass rally in Firdos Square in central Baghdad, followed by a march to the headquarters of the party. The rally and march were attended by leaders of the party, including the Secretary of its Central Committee, Comrade Hameed Majid Mousa. Thousands of trade unionists, members democratic organisations and people participated, carrying banners greeting the Iraqi working class on International Workers’ Day.
www.iraqcp.org

IFJ Mourns Loss of President of Iraqi Union of Journalists after Terror Attack

The International Federation of Journalists today expressed deep regret and shock at the death of the President of the Iraqi Union of Journalists in Baghdad who has succumbed to wounds sustained in a targeted attack by gunmen at the weekend.
Shihab Al-Timimi, 75, suffered a heart attack today and died in hospital where he was taken after sustaining wounds to the stomach, shoulder and face when his car was hit by a hail of bullets in the attack. His son Rabei was also in the car and was slightly injured. Please click here for more….. www.ifj.org

Iraqi trade unionism under threat

TUC condemns attempt to kill Iraqi journalists’ leader
The TUC has joined Iraqi unions and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in condemning the attempt to assassinate the President of the Iraqi Union of Journalists in Baghdad this morning (Saturday). For more information please click here: www.tuc.org.uk