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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] *^*^*^*^* PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY *^*^*^*^* 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 www.DahrJamailIraq.com .) 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 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. Solidarity, Dahr 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 people. 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: http://codepink.kintera.org/helpiraqis 2. HOST a house party to raise money for humanitarian supplies. List your house party at http://www.unitedforpeace.org 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: http://www.occupationwatch.org 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. PLEASE HELP!!!! 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 ** POR UNA GENERACION LLENA DE PAZ Y AMOR!! EL GUERRERO AZTECA Que dios les bendiga. Atentamente: Fam. Suarez del Solar. Padres del "GUERRERO AZTECA" Jesus Alberto Suarez del Solar Navarro Lance Corporal USMC 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division firstname.lastname@example.org Fvsuarez2000@yahoo.com.mx www.guerreroazteca.org http://girights.objector.org www.projectyano.org http://mx.geocities.com/fvsuarez2000/guerreroazteca.html http://cpeace.com/C/Iraq/fernando.htm WWW.mfso.org www.activistsandiego.com www.globalexchange.org http://www.occupationwatch.org _______________________________________ 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