Iraq: Sectarian tensions or wider discontent?
April 26, 2013 · By Phyllis Bennis
Phyllis Bennis discusses civil society movements in Iraq challenging the U.S.-backed sectarian government system.
"[The ]Iraqi civil society has been in motion in extraordinary, impressive ways. Yes it’s been non-violent, but that’s not the only thing , it has also been broad-based ... challenging the existence of a sectarian government system that was put in place by the United States at the very beginning of its occupation."
- Phyllis Bennis, director at the Institute for Policy Studies