If true, the loss of Khalid Al-Ageeli is a loss to all who seek more peaceful tomorrows. An unverified report on Twitter cites his assassination yesterday near his home in Baghdad. He was referred to as an Iraqi civil society activist.
YOU CAN HELP. Send solidarity messages to the Iraqi people, through pictures and selfies with slogans and messages for those who are demonstrating in Baghdad and many other cities. Post your pictures on social media using hashtag #withIraqiDemonstrations.
Who are these civil society activists? They are brave people engaging the government to foster change by concrete, non-violent actions. Working groups are slowly moving Iraq to a more just and unified society.
The new labor and anti-corruption laws mark their most recent successes. A new peace organization in Halabja is overcoming linguistic differences to promote tolerance and cultural exchange between local Kurds and the growing Arabic refugee communities.