Perspectives on World Refugee Day

“Over the past five years, the US has resettled just 5,000 Iraqis. Compare that to Sweden, a country of only nine million people, which resettled 18,000 Iraqis last year alone. And among the most desperate seeking asylum are those Iraqis who have been forced from their homes because they helped the US government in Iraq, serving as interpreters and civil society experts for the military, State Department and federal agencies such as USAID.”
-DemocracyNOW!-

Read Amy Goodman’s interview with Kirk Johnson, former USAID worker in Iraq and founder of the List Project, Haydar Saeed Assad, a translator with the US Army in Najaf, Iraq for four years, and Maura Stephens, journalist, educator and peace activist who co-authored the book Collateral Damage.
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