The protest movement convulsing Iraq is a heroic revolt powered by unemployed, precarious, and informal workers. Their aim is to overturn the entire political system, which has produced nothing but violence and poverty for the vast majority of Iraqis.
Janan Aljabiri is a PhD in social and policy sciences. Her work centers on NGOs, sectarian violence, Shi’a political parties and militias, and the Iraqi labor movement.
Even after ISIS is defeated in northern Iraq, the country won’t see an end to violent conflict.