Ali Issa, “Against All Odds”

 

A conversation with author Ali Issa (March 18, 2016).

Collected from dozens of interviews with, and reports from, Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders, “Against All Odds” presents the unique voices of progressive Iraqi organizing on the ground.

Ali Issa is the National Field Organizer with War Resisters League, where he is co-coordinator of a campaign to end police militarization. He is originally from Iowa and holds a masters degree in Arabic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. His literary translations have appeared in Banipal, the PEN World Atlas Blog, and Jadaliyya, where he is a contributor on Iraqi social movements.

Full audio of the lecture is available here.

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