An Iraqi Farmer Mourns the Loss of the Al Galal River

Ali remembers when he and his four brothers worked on their family farm in the village of Salolh, outside of Badra town in Wasit Province, and less than two miles from the Iranian border. Then, their plentiful date trees, pomegranates, lemon trees and vegetables were nourished by the Al Galal River, flowing from the foothills… Read More An Iraqi Farmer Mourns the Loss of the Al Galal River

Taking a Pause for the Cause

Even while not posting here, new posts, updates, documents, and videos will appear on ZA’s pages on Facebook, Twitter,, and ZATV. You can also follow Anthropologists for Justice and Peace, where the majority of new articles will appear for the next 18 months and which will be the focus of online efforts in that period….It’s time for a break: I planned to announce this at the end of May, when my sabbatical begins, a sabbatical in which I have committed myself to an astounding amount of work (I blame it on a workaholic binge that caused blood poisoning). Instead, it seems right to extend the break a bit further, starting from now…I will be around, more as a spectator, but not as a writer or site administrator, which effectively brings this site to a halt…until September of 2012….… Read More Taking a Pause for the Cause