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Dima Yassine


Resisting Amnesia: Twenty Five Years After the Al Amiriyah Attack

[Al-Amiriyah Shelter--Transnational Collective Campaign Poster]

On 13 February 1991, the United States Air Force deliberately targeted the Al Amiriyah bomb shelter in Baghdad, killing 408 civilians, mostly women and children. It was a brazen act of terror that has left permanent scars on Iraqi society. The Iraqi Transnational Collective issued a statement commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of this catastrophic act of brutality and has initiated a global campaign to raise awareness about this attack. Dima Yassine of Status spoke ...

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Dima Yassine's work and writing tackles the importance of the role art and gender activism is playing in the political and social change in the Middle East. She holds a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies form Simon Fraser University in Canada. She writes poetry in her spare time. She published book of poetry in Arabic titled Shajarat al Narinj (The Narinj Tree).