Revolution #196, March 28, 2010

What the Democracy Sponsored by the U.S. Means for Women in Iraq Today

Recent parliamentary elections in Iraq have been hailed by the U.S. government and media as a success in establishing democracy in Iraq. Most people in the U.S. see photos of women covered head to toe and figure that this is a longstanding tradition that has always prevailed in Iraq. Wrong! Women had more rights under the brutal Saddam Hussein regime than they do now. Here is some of what the U.S. invasion and occupation and U.S.-installed government has meant for women in Iraq:

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