Monthly Archives: January 2013

Backtrack

I left Khanaqin for Sulaymaniyeh again, due to if I went on further from my final frontier peace camp in Khanaqin, I was likely going to get into the hands of extremists, and my peace mission might have been stopped.

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Khanaqin

After Richie’s release by the judge we took all our stuff and headed out from the military zone and away from the Iraqi-controlled border of Manzariyah towards the town of Khanaqin. I walked and he cycled for about 5km and

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Mistaken Border

Hello, I hope everyone is doing very well out there. After a long journey from a snowy Halabja, we were briefly stopped at a checkpoint at the entrance to the town of Darbandikhan. After about 15 minutes of questioning we

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Halabja Camp

After setting up my peace camp here, I discovered this place has become called Azadi’s Garden, this new name has extended in use after the Arab Spring and Occupy (Wall Street, London and everywhere) – ‘azadi’ means ‘freedom’ or ‘liberty’

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Journey to Halabja

After New Year’s day and a good rest with Chris and Hanna, on 2nd Jan I set off on the second leg of my journey towards the historic town of Halabja, a Kurdish town which was the victim of a

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New Year on Salam St

Here on New Year’s Eve, I packed all my stuff after three days of cleaning it up at someone’s kind place, after the wind-blown incident at my fifth peace camp in Azadi Park. I put all my stuff on a

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