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The Iraq Freedom Congress (or Iraqi Freedom Congress, IFC) is a libertarian, progressive, democratic, and secularist group that opposes the foreign military occupation, all forms of sectarian violence, Ba'athism, Islamism, and nationalism. The Congress was formed in March 2005 by members of groups including the Worker-Communist Party of Iraq[1], the Worker-Communist Party of Iran, the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, the Middle East Centre for Women's Rights, the Union of the Unemployed of Iraq, Japan's Movement for Democratic Socialism, and various other activists and university professors[2].

The IFC has organized self-defense Safety Forces that patrol neighborhoods in Baghdad with a population of around 5,000. They have reduced sectarian violence there to zero.

In September 2006, US troops raided the Baghdad office of the IFC, for the crime of putting up posters and banners opposing the US occupation of Iraq. Troops confiscated most of the office's property and destroyed most of what they left behind. [3]

On June 7, 2007, US troops again raided the headquarters of the IFC. [4]

On July 4th, 2007, US forces abducted Abdelhussain Saddam, the head of the IFC Safety Forces, from his home, shooting his daughter in the process. His body was discovered at a morgue two days later. [5] [6]

The IFC has received no mass media coverage, and very little coverage in alternative media.

An American anti-war group, the National Organization for the Iraqi Freedom Struggles, supports the IFC and other freedom-oriented Iraqi groups.

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