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  • The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland

    This book is the author's "account of a fifteen -year journey with the Kurds of Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran, beginning in 1991 in refugee camps in the mountains and ending in 2005 n the corridors of power in the Green Zone in Iraq. It is an intimate portrayal of an independence-seeking people.."
  • The Case Against Saddam

    This documentary delves deep into the war in Iraq, gathering evidence against Saddam Hussein alongside investigators and judges. The investigation focuses on Hussein's 1988 chemical attack on the Kurds, known as "Anfal." Under the command of Saddam's cousin, Ali Hasan al-Majid, the campaign consisted of eight chemical attacks over a period of six months and left behind a mass grave in Al-Hatra.
  • Hidden Wars

    The Dallas Morning News reveals that wars rage in many countries even today and the victims are not just soldiers. Hidden War points out peace is a dream in many places around the globe and the resources that could have been used to feed the hungry, cure the sick are still used for war. In Sudan, two million people have died so far. The Kurds' long struggle for identity has encountered stiff resistance. A dozen forces, including the armies of six nations, fight in Congo. And the main casualty in all these are ordinary people.
  • Turkey's War on the Kurds

    At 25 million, the Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without their own state. With a similar language, religion, and culture, the Kurds have lived for thousands of years in an area that is now part of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and the former Soviet Union. The civil strife in Turkey has received comparatively little coverage in the U.S. media. It is almost as though there are two sets of Kurds - the Kurds in Iraq, who seem to be viewed as the "good" Kurds because they oppose Saddam, and the Kurds in Turkey, who are "bad" because they oppose a U.S. ally. It doesn't seem to matter that there are four times as many Kurds in Turkey, or that both populations have suffered repression from their respective governments.
  • The Kurds

    ABC News exposes evidence of the atrocities committed against the Kurdish people by the regime of Saddam Hussein; reporter obtained access to documents captured by the Kurdish resistance revealing the systematic campaign to wipe out the Kurdish people; U.S. government was aware of the attacks, but turned a blind eye because good relations with Saddam were considered more important, May 11, 1992.
  • Tragedy in Iraq

    Village Voice (New York) gives account of the Kurdish rebellion against Iraq, and the circumstances surrounding the murder of the only journalist to die covering the Persian Gulf War.