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[casi-analysis] Fw: [iraq-tribunal-info] Fw: URGENT APPEAL FOR FALLUJAH !!!

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Dear Friends,

There is an unreported humanitarian crisis unfolding today in Iraq.  Please take a moment to read 
the following email to Medea Benjamin from Dahr Jamail.

(Dahr has spent a total of 6 months in occupied Iraq, and has now returned to continue reporting on 
the occupation.  One of only a few independent reporters in Iraq, Dahr has appeared on Democracy 
Now! and disseminates his dispatches through the site .)

We, as San Diegans, have a special opportunity to help Falluja's refugees directly.  Our own 
Fernando Suarez del Solar is, together with Medea, organizing the relief effort which Dahr Jamail 
writes about in the following email.

The relief effort is part of the Families for Peace in Iraq campaign in which family members who 
have lost a loved one in Iraq, or in the 9/11 attacks, will travel to the Jordanian border with 
Iraq to bring in the New Year with a special appeal for solidarity and peace.  (more information on 
how you can help follows the email)

Fecha: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 11:06:55 -0800
Asunto: Re: Need Supplies Now!!!
De: Medea Benjamin
A: Dahr Jamail , Aryeh
CC: Harb Mukhtar , chris michael ,
gael murphy , jodie evans ,
Fernando Suarez

YES, yes. Rather than sending our materials right away, wouldn't it be
better if we sent $5,000 right away to someone in Amman to buy the goods?

Medea and Aryeh,

The supplies cannot wait.   I have just come from a refugee camp in Baghdad of Fallujans.   They 
need medicine for their camp and the other camps now.

Can you ship what you have immediately to Jordan?   I can get you contact information and a person 
there to send it to who can bring it in immediately.   This cannot wait.

 The suffering is beyond description.   It's worse than anything you've  read or anything I've 
written so far.   I'm going to more camps tomorrow, and Fallujah.

 Please respond as soon as possible. We have an organization set up of 5 doctors who can distribute 
the medicines and supplies.

Also-I have arranged for 4 doctors who are ready to leave Iraq to come to Amman to meet you.  Can 
you cover their expenses and accommodations to and from and inside Amman? One of them is a 
pharmacology, one an ophthalmologist, and the others are general doctors.

 Thank you and please respond ASAP. This is a humanitarian crisis that cannot wait until the first 
of January.


ps If you can't send the medicines right now can you send money so we can buy medicines here to 
spread them to the refugee camps? You can send it through Bank of Baghdad to me and we can then get 
the money to the doctors.

Take Action:

 Help Send Humanitarian Supplies to Iraq

Dear friend,

When the US bombed a hospital in Falluja and seized another, leveled
virtually the entire city, killed hundreds of desperate civilians,
refused to let humanitarian aid workers into the city, and left an
estimated 50,000 civilians without water, electricity and food, we
knew we had to do something - fast -because Falluja is just one
terrifying example of the escalating devastation in Iraq.

We can't let this face of devastation be the only face that the Iraqi
people, and the world community, see from the American people. We
must show that there are kind, compassionate Americans who are
appalled by this violence and want to help - not kill - the Iraqi

So we have put together a delegation of parents who lost loved ones
in Iraq and on 9/11, as well as health care workers, to take a
shipment of humanitarian aid to the people of Iraq. This delegation
will take desperately needed medical supplies to the Iraqi/Jordanian
border, where we will meet with Iraqi humanitarian aid organizations
that will take the supplies to Falluja and other places in need.

We plan to leave for Jordan on December 27 and usher in
the New Year with this gesture of solidarity BUT we need your help
in raising $20,000 in the next two weeks to make this happen.

** These supplies will only get to those in need if each of us does
our part **

Here's what you can do NOW:

1. DONATE NOW securely online and ask your friends, family and
co-workers to MATCH your donation. Please visit:

2. HOST a house party to raise money for humanitarian supplies. List
your house party at to make sure
others in your community can attend.

3. SEND checks made out to  ASD/GAP to P.O. Box 300221,Escondido,Ca

    92030-0221. Please specify "IRAQ PEACE" in the memo line of the check.

4. SPREAD the word about the Humanitarian Delegation and the
recent events in Iraq. For the latest info on Iraq, please visit and
sign up to Occupation Watch at:

5. FORWARD this email on to everyone you know and challenge them to
MEET or BEAT your pledge when they take action for the people of Iraq.


In peace and solidarity,

Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange and CODEPINK

Fernando and Rosa Suarez del Solar, parents of Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez del Solar Navarro, died 
in Iraq on March 27, 2003

Cindy Sheehan, mother of Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, died in Iraq on
April 4, 2004

Nadia McCaffrey, mother of Army Spc. Patrick McCaffrey, died in
Iraq on June 22, 2004

Amalia Gonzalez, mother of Lance Cpl.Victor Gonzalez, died in

Iraq on October 13, 2004

Adele Welty, mother of New York City firefighter Tim Welty, died in
the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001

And others

PS: Remember, your donation is tax-deductible. It is one way to
transfer money from war to money for health, peace and justice.

** Please forward this email to everyone you know **

Que dios les bendiga.
Fam. Suarez del Solar.
Jesus Alberto Suarez del Solar Navarro Lance Corporal USMC
1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division

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