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Al-Rafidain Coalition – 144 Campaign and Political Platform

To achieve the aspirations of our people for settlement, prosperity and civil peace, to strengthen national partnership, and to ensure rights and freedoms; is what we work on and as follows: 1) To increase the efforts to return the displaced people to their areas, rehabilitate and reconstruct their homes and infrastructure of the cities and towns that were destroyed by the terrorist group (ISIS) and then during the liberation war. To compensate the affected citizens and support the development process in their areas to provide employment opportunities and launch national and community reconciliation campaigns. 2) To disseminate a culture of tolerance, dialogue and the acceptance of the others on the principle of citizenship and loyalty to the homeland. To activate…

Hundreds of Mosul Citizens Celebrate the Assyrian Babylonian New Year by the Walls of the City of Nineveh.

More than 1,000 Mosul citizens celebrated the anniversary of the Assyrian Babylonian New Year known as Akito at the Gate of Adad, which was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. The initiative was lead by Gilgamesh Center which focuses on the protection of archeological & historical sites, headed by its President Dr. Faisal Jaber. The event also included the support of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, Ms. Juliana Taimoorazy who came from the United States of America, President of the Assyrian Aid Society in Iraq, Mr. Ashur Sargon, and the official of the Assyrian Aid Society of Chicago, Ms. Rania Benjamin. Other attendees included members of the Assyrian Democratic Movement and representatives of several civil society organizations in Mosul. The ceremony…

The Administrative Court of Baghdad approves the decision to dismiss charges against Faiez Jahwareh and return him to his post as Mayor of Alqosh District

After the demonstrations organized by the Communist Party of Iraq and the Assyrian Democratic Movement in Alqosh against the decision to dismiss Faiez Abed Mikha (Jahwareh), Mayor of Alqosh District, in addition to the support of the people of Alqosh, and the pressure of our people around the world and the efforts of Al-Rafidain Members of Parliament, the Administrative Court in Baghdad responded to the decision to return Mr. Faiez Jahwareh to his position as Mayor of Alqosh. The Court of Administrative Justice in Baghdad confirmed the rejection of the initial dismissal decision. The court stated that when the Supreme Administrative Court of the State Council examined and deliberated on the decision, they found that the discriminatory appeal was within…

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL YACOOB GEWARGIS MEETS WITH ASSYRIAN INSTITUTIONS IN WIESBADEN, GERMANY

ssyrian Democratic Movement Deputy-Secretary General MP Yacoob Gewargis Yaco met with a number of Assyrian national institutions in Wiesbaden, Germany. The meeting included Assyrian Democratic Organization, Assyrian International Union, Bet Nahrain Democratic Party, Bet Nahrain Assyrian Foundation, and several community figures. During the meeting, they reviewed the following: general politics in the homeland, the situation of our Chaldean Syriac Assyrian people and the Nineveh Plain, including preparations for Iraqi National Elections. The participants exchanged views on the topics in which MP Yacoob G Yaco presented Movement’s views on the situation and future direction post-elections. In addition, Mr. Yacoob elaborated on the need of achieving the establishment of the Nineveh Plain Province. In turn allowing our people to enjoy rights within…

MP Yonadam Kanna met with H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia in Sydney

The Assyrian Democratic Movement’s Secretary General and Member of the Iraqi Parliament Yonadam Kanna met with the Assyrian Church of the East’s Metropolitan of Australia, New Zeland, and Lebanon H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia. The meeting took place in Mar Meelis’s residence in Elizabeth Hills, Sydney on March 17, 2018. Mr. Kanna was accompanied by one of the Movement’s Senior Officials Mr. Immanuel Sada alongside several members of the Sector. he two sides discussed important issues concerning our Chaldean Syriac Assyrian people, consisting of challenges facing the Iraq post-liberation and remnants of terrorism in certain areas. MP Kanna briefly discussed the general political scenario in the country, the upcoming electoral process scheduled for May 12, 2018, and the important role our…

MP Yonadam Kanna met with Archbishop Mar Emil Nona in Sydney

Secretary General of the Assyrian Democratic Movement, MP Yonadam Kanna met with the Patriarchal Vicar of the Chaldean Church of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, Archbishop Mar Emil Nona, in his residence of Poseley Park, Sydney on March 17, 2018. MP Kanna was accompanied by Mr. Immanuel Sada (senior official of the Movement) along with several members of the ADM. he two sides discussed many issues concerning the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac people as well as the issue of displaced people. Additionally, the group discussed ways of returning the displaced to their homes and provide security, safety, stability, and compensation. MP Kanna discussed the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for May and the importance of educating our people in Diaspora…

MP Yacoob Gewargis Yaco meets with Deputy Speaker of the British Parliament and Chairman of the Defense Committee.

As part of his tour within the delegation of the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to Britain, which is headed by Dr. Jaafar Ibrahim (Deputy Speaker of Parliament) MP Yacoob Gewargis Yaco (Head of Al-Rafidain List in the Parliament of the Northern Region of Iraq) met with Ms. Zoe Winterton (Deputy Speaker of the British Parliament) as well as Dr. Julian Lewis (Chairman of the British Parliament’s Defense Committee) in London. In his statement during the meetings, MP Yacoob asked the international community to play its role in supporting small national components that have been subjected to genocide and displacement at the hands of ISIS. He confirmed that the sincerity of the international community towards small indigenous components,…

Akitu & Easter Celebrations in Nohadra

Happy Easter and Happy Assyrian Babylonian Year 6768 to our people We invite you to participate in celebrating the new Assyrian Babylonian Year 6768 on the 1st of April in Nohadra – Duhok. Due to the coinciding Akitu celebrations with Easter Sunday, the Higher Committee for the Celebrations of Akitu would like to announce the gathering for Akitu parade will be at the Assyrian Cultural Center at 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 1st. The parade will march in Duhok, followed by a mass gathering to complete our joy by celebrating the New Year and the Resurrection of Christ together! Happy Easter and Happy New Year! A glorious resurrection with a year of renewal and revival for our people! – The…

Shooting by terrorists at a fake check point during the passage of the convoy of MP Imad Youkhana and the martyrdom of civilians on the road to Kirkuk

A fake check point set up by a criminal terrorist group targeted civilians on Daquq-Tuz Khurmatu road leading to the death and wounding of a number of unarmed civilians. The incident took place while the convoy of MP Imad Youkhana, member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, was passing by on his way to Kirkuk on Tuesday evening March 20, 2018. A number of leaders, and cadres of the Assyrian Democratic Movement were a part of the convoy as well, and they all arrived safely to their destination. Regrettably there were many victims that were killed and wounded during this cowardly incident. Mercy for the righteous martyrs and healing and safety for the wounded and survivors. The Popular Mobilization Forces…