Welcome to the Islah Reparations Project
The Islah Reparations Project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit that promotes grassroots reparations between those who recognize their complicity in structural violence and those who seek accountability from them. People of conscience are invited to put into action the words they speak and the goodwill they feel when considering their position in the global order and the violence wrought to sustain that position.
Islah’s Director, Dr. Kali Rubaii, speaks to Democracy now on the new burn pit legislation
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to expand healthcare and disability benefits to some 3.5 million former U.S. service members poisoned by toxic substances from waste burning pits on U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. The PACT Act, which now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law, is set to be the biggest expansion of health benefits to veterans in over 30 years but provides no aid to civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan who continue to bear the brunt of the health and economic impacts of the toxic burn pits.
Help Build the Baghdad Skatepark
We have land and we’re set to begin construction on a public skatepark at Abu Nawas Park in central Baghdad this month (September). But we are only 50% of the way towards our fundraising goal of $40,000 for the cost of the park, so please give today!
Learn more here.