Saturday, May 21, 2005

War crying

“Many people were working with the Americans, so I felt it would be ok.”
Dahr Jamail, Electronic Iraq, 20 May 2005

Her name is Ahlam Abt Al-Hassan.
Yesterday was the one year anniversary of when she was shot twice in the head by member of the Mehdi army while waiting for a taxi to go to her job with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) in Diwaniyah.
After nearly three months of work searching women as they entered one of the US bases in Diwaniyah, she was paid a total of $475 from KBR. In return she has lost her eyesight, had to move from Iraq and can't return because of threats from the Mehdi Army. Her ex-employers will not return any of her calls or requests for assistance....the rest here

How much of a bonus was Halliburton recently given? Was it 72 mil from our government? And they can't provide benefits or assitance to this young woman? They won't even return phone calls?


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