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Iraq General Strike: YANKEE GO HOME!

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A Week-Long Strike Is Announced In The Industrial Sectors

In a Continuation of the campaign announced by the leaders and activists of the labor unions to carry out demonstrations and strikes against the decisions of the Ministry of Industry, which prevented the payment of benefits and salaries of workers, a demonstration involving more than 3,000 workers was organized in the city of Alexandria (65 Km south west of Baghdad) By GFWCUI and IFC. Also thousands of copies of IFC statements pertained to workers struggles were distributed. Sana TV was present to broadcast full coverage of the rally. And VoteStrike.com conducted dozens of interviews with the workers leaders and activists.

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The leaders of the demonstrations in Alexandria announced a week-long strike in the industrial sectors until their demands are met. Iraq Freedom Congress has chosen the civil resistance and mass mobilization route to build a free, civil, and democratic society and form a secular non-ethnic government that recognizes its people on the basis of their human identity in Iraq. This route involves general strikes, civil protests, demonstrations and all possible means available except violence to     end the occupation.

Samir Adil President of Iraq Freedom Congress said "We took this

path not because we do not know how to use a weapon, or afraid of

the US troops or even follow what Jesus said “If someone strikes

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you on the right cheek, turn to him the other one also”.  We have

not chosen the armed resistance although we recognize it as one

of the means of struggle; however we consider it inappropriate

tactic at the present time and we expressed our position and views

in our statements and interviews. We preferred civil resistance

because it is more effective with the least possible damage."

VoteStrike agrees the Iraqi people have extremely suffered from

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wars especially the last three years in which the armed groups and

under the pretext of fighting the occupation have committed

every vicious act to push their agenda. They attacked the

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