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Stories written by Dr. Adnan Al-Daini
Dr Adnan Al-Daini (PhD Birmingham University, UK) is a retired University Engineering lecturer. He is a British citizen born in Iraq. He writes regularly on issues of social justice and the Middle East. Adnan is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post.

The Obscenity of War in a World of Need and Suffering

The Obscenity of War in a World of Need and Suffering

This obscene spending on death and destruction is done by a country, the US, where 15% of its citizens, 46 million, live below the poverty threshold.…

In Pursuit of Happiness

It is not something to be pursued; it is a by-product of our relationships with other human beings, and best achieved by helping others and by being kind, empathetic and…

The Narrow Framing of Debate on the Economic Crash Stifles Democracy

The Narrow Framing of Debate on the Economic Crash Stifles Democracy

A major contributor to the crash has been the reckless lending by banks that are: (a) “too big to fail”, and are (b) able to create money out of thin…

Food Waste and Hunger Side by Side, Scandalous

How does the human race measure up to this wise saying when it comes to one of the essentials of life, food? Not well, it seems.…

Global Warming: Doing Nothing Is Not an Option

Global Warming: Doing Nothing Is Not an Option

Doing nothing or very little is not an option.…

Money, Politics and the Science of Global Warming

Money, Politics and the Science of Global Warming

Politicizing (in the US) the greatest threat to life on our planet in this way is a tragedy for humanity that could have devastating consequences for billions of lives.…

Boom and Bust, Fueled by Banks for Benefit of Banks

Will our politicians, from whichever party, push for these reforms and save us from the misery of the collapse of the next bubble? I am not holding my breath.…

The Corruption of Western Liberal Democracy

Illegal wars and financial rip-offs are manifestations of corrupt practices. But they are not recognized as such by Transparency International. Why not? …

Workers’ Rights Are Fundamental Human Rights

Exploitation and oppression have been with us since the dawn of time, by the strong of the weak, men of women, the rich of the poor. A measure of…

Biopiracy at Its Most Blatant: Bremer’s Order 81 Is the Ruin of Iraq’s Agriculture

Iraq's freedom and sovereignty will remain questionable for as long as Iraqis do not have control over what they sow, grow, reap and eat.…

The Economic Collapse: Is the Solution Creating the Next Bubble?

The Economic Collapse: Is the Solution Creating the Next Bubble?

It is bizarre that governments keep pumping money into the institutions that were the cause of the problem, in the hope that they will lead nations out of depression and…

The Plight of Iraqi Children

Of all the statistics that describe the devastation wreaked upon Iraq by the illegal war, I find the figures describing the plight of Iraqi children the most troubling and heart-wrenching.…

Economics of the Madhouse

Economics of the Madhouse

Those whose job it is to distribute the cash earned by hardworking ordinary people, to fuel society’s engine, have run away with the loot and the system has seized up.…

The “War on Terror”: Profit for the Few. Death, Injury and Misery for the Many

Putting aside the immorality, the suffering, and sheer inhumanity of these wars, they have been a gigantic fraud on American and British taxpayers.…

The Arab Spring: Fears and Hopes

Sectarianism is but one of a number of setbacks and difficulties on that road on which the Arab masses have embarked. But make no mistake, these will be overcome and…

The Agony of Iraq, Country of my Birth

It is time for the Iraqis to take charge of their destiny.…