News directly from Iraq and Iraqis

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    There is a project called "alive in baghdad". Cameras have been giving to Iraqis who are now reporters and they go around and interview Iraqi people and follow up stories and people. There are the archives so you can see many various stories on a range of things in Iraq.

    They have a new video every few days or so. Its a great site to visit and see Iraqi stories told by Iraqi people in Iraq.

    http://aliveinbaghdad.org/

    Here is a recent story on rebuilding.

    http://aliveinbaghdad.org/2007/08/06/repairing-services-in-iraq-and-adhamiya/
     
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    Are you sending money to this site ?
     
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    No I havent, but I really should, its a great project and helps people be able to view stories directly from Iraqis.

    Nothing of course on the actual stories right? This one might interest you though, its about the surge.

    http://aliveinbaghdad.org/2007/02/12/surging-around-the-house/

    I am guessing that story will make you quite warm and fuzzy inside.
     
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    Ruby,
    There are a million stories about Iraq. Some bad-some good. I'm not going to make a comment about everyone of them because I don't know how true ANY of them are. "Journalists" are too busy pushing their agendas using these little vignettes to capture our emotions. I would prefer they tell me stories that help me learn the truth about the big picture before I throw money at somebody who I have never heard of.
     
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    Who asked you for money? I didnt post this to ask anyone for money for them. I posted it because it is a valuable tool that allows people to have their voices heard and just tell us whats going on in their world, in their nation.

    The corporate news has much more of an agenda than your average fellow human being. You are quick to accuse the Iraqi citizens of an agenda but willing to trust politicians and corporate owned news media right?

    This gives us somthing unique, just people being able to talk to each other and, no political pundits or professional spin.....just people who are living it talking about it. Iraqis have the same range of views that we have here, that exist EVERYWHERE. If you take some time and listen to them you might at least have new information and a point of view that is hardly ever heard.
     
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    The site you posted wants my money. Read it. What do they plan on doing with it. I took the time---I read your site. There's nothing new about what they presented. Everyone knows thats things are shitty in Iraq. The bigger question is why?
     
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    Goodness gracious, you really cant handle Iraqi voices getting to tell their stories directly without someone else telling it for them huh?

    Many projects that are wonderful projects and not corrupted by corporate money or special interests like donations but you dont have to donate a thing nor do you have to donate to gain access and see the stories, nor do you have to even give your email.

    Its just there so people can actually get voices directly from Iraq and considering how many people like to talk about "iraqis and what they need, want, think, should have" AND since we have invaded their nation and are occupying them, it might be a good idea to actually listen to them directly.

    No worries, its obvious it scares you to even contemplate, it might make it harder to dehumanize them and distance yourself from the reality of the situation.
     
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    Try to accept the truth, Ruby. Every Iraqi has a differerent story to tell. Some are very condemning of US actions--others praise them. You're insistence that I am trying to dehumanize all Arabs is laughable. Do you have any statistics on stories that your web site WON"T distribute?
    I think I'll go back and see how many stories this site has about Iraqis who support US presence there.
     
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    Yes, I already said they have varied views just like we do here and like people do everywhere! THAT WAS THE POINT, to hear them and their range of stories, situations, their views etc. You seem to want to make more out of it, you seem defensive and afraid.
     
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    You seem nuts----let's get every possible news story we can out of Iraq. The more the better. Your particular web site begs for money so that I will pay them for to march around Iraq. Apparently they can't fund their own little business adventure.
     
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