1. Losing Power: Iraq's oil flows while locals lack electricity, water


    from Lucy Kafanov Added 39 0 0

    Iraq is estimated to have the world’s second-largest oil reserves, with reserves of 143 billion barrels. By the 1970s, Iraq’s oil resources had enabled the country to reach middle-income status, with a modern infrastructure, and good education and healthcare systems. Since then, however, the country has suffered through three devastating wars, a long period of economic and financial mismanagement, and international sanctions imposed during the 1990s. These events severely damaged political and economic institutions and undid earlier economic and social gains. Ten years after the intervention in Iraq by the US-led coalition in March 2003, the Iraqi population is still affected by multiple humanitarian consequences of the ongoing violence. Access to essential basic services such as healthcare and clean water remains a challenge for many Iraqis, as Lucy Kafanov reports. http://www.lucykafanov.com/

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    • 60 Billion Reasons Why the War on Iraq was a Rotten Idea


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      In 2011 the Commission on Wartime Contracting found that between 31 and 60 billion dollars was lost in Iraq to waste, bribery, or fraud. FUN! But if that doesn't convince you of the war's distastefulness, let me count the other 60 billion reasons that this was a neconservative hatched plot to make crazy money. DISCLAIMER: THERE MAY BE SOME FACTS IN THIS VIDEO. THEY HAVE ALL BEEN RESEARCHED. I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE. Written, directed, and edited by Francesca Fiorentini Camera by Patricio Guillamón Like LaughToNotCry on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LaughToNotCry Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/franifio Visit my tumblr site: http://www.laughtonotcry.com

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