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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] CALL FOR AN END TO IRAQ'S REPARATION PAYMENTS “I support the campaign for an end to Iraqi debt and reparation payments. Why should the people of Iraq still be paying for Saddam’s crimes?” Ahmed Mukhtar, Iraqi Oud Player and Composer. SINCE THE FALL OF SADDAM, IRAQ HAS PAID $1450 MILLION IN REPARATIONS. This issue has had no coverage in the media and has been ignored by the Coalition. However, the UN Compensation Commission is meeting again on 9-11th March to award yet more reparations against Iraq. Now is the time to tell the world that Iraq has paid enough. (Almost $19 billion has been paid and $48 billion awarded so far). In response, a demonstration has been organised for 10th March at the UNCC in Geneva. EVERYONE IS URGED TO ATTEND. If you support the campaign for the cancellation of Iraq’s debt and reparation payments, please forward this e-mail. This has been initiated by Jubilee Iraq, a neutral organisation campaigning for the cancellation of all Saddam’s debt and reparations, involving people across the political spectrum (for details see the Jubilee Iraq website). Iraqis are taking a role in the event and we would especially welcome the support of those from the Gulf who can mobilise public opinion in their countries. CAN YOU JOIN US? Please contact Fay Mahdi by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 00 44 781 406 7725. Information is also available at www.jubileeiraq.org *Arrangements The demonstration will take place on the 10th March between 1-3pm at the UNCC offices in Geneva, while the commission is meeting to make new awards. UNCC offices, Villa La Pelouse, Palais des Nations, CH-1211, Geneva 10, Switzerland. *From London There will be a group of people flying out together from London on the evening of the 9th and staying overnight. Accommodation will be arranged at the City Hostel in central Geneva for those who need it and we are planning a get together on the evening of the 9th. Alternatively people could fly in on the morning of the 10th and meet at the UNCC. Flights on Easyjet from London Luton and Gatwick airports and are reasonably priced (at around £80 return, or as low as £40 if you return on the morning of the 11th). *From other parts of Europe Please get in touch and let us know your plans. If there’s a group going it could be arranged for people to travel together. Again, Easyjet flights are reasonably priced and go to Geneva from most major European cities. *Upon arrival in Geneva It takes around 20 minutes from the airport to the centre of Geneva (where the City Hostel is for those who want to stay overnight on the 9th). It takes roughly a further 20 minutes from the city centre to the UNCC offices. Maps will soon be available on www.jubileeiraq.org *Banners Please bring along banners and placards if you can in Arabic, French or English. *Media If you have any contacts in the media, please tell them about the demonstration. _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk