Cathy Breen

And We Allow This Madness To Continue

   Cathy Breen, an eyewitness to sanctions and war in Iraq, struggles to imagine crueler punishment afflicting Iraqi children. Try as I did, I found it impossible to send New…

Who Calls Anyone Civilized?

  Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet and professor of Creative Writing at Texas State.  Her father was Palestinian and a refugee journalist. In one of her poems after 9/11,…

What Will Baghdad Face In 2017?

January 2, 2017: Being stuck in traffic is daily fare in Baghdad. While checkpoints have been dramatically reduced in recent times, and the number of concrete walls appear markedly decreased,…

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