Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Sad Postscript

Another Trade union leader and his wife have been murdered by terrorists in Iraq. . This is a sad postscript to the last item I posted where I ended just prior to my summary with a reference to the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW) who have issued this statement. Moaaid Hamid was Vice-President of the Federation. In 2003 he helped set up the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions(IFTU) which is now part of GFIW. I am myself an honorary member of the IFTU, so to me Moaaid was very much a comrade. In the memory of Moaaid and his wife we need to work to ensure that we do what we can to aid the success of the Iraqi Labour Movement.

3 comments:

Mikael said...

I'm very sorry to read this, Harry ; and do, therefore, extend my most heartfelt condolences to you.

You can expect to see me at some LFIQ-hosted events once I get to England this autumn.

Take good care,

Mikael

Harry Barnes said...

Mikael,

I look forward to meeting you in the autumn. Ann and I have just returned from a holiday touring around ancient sites in mainland Greece. Normal blogging will be resumed shortly. It gave me a chance to read the book below, so a review will emerge sometime -
http://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History-Iraq-Communist-Movements/dp/1931859140

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