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I've put links to all the resources mentioned below on my "No war on Iraq and Stop the Sanctions" webpage, which is at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/ug/greenrd/project/nowar.htm Please visit it! It's much easier to just go straight to the information that someone has already found rather than trying to find it yourself! The page contains quite a few of the important mailings to the CASI email list (Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq), plus lots of information and opinion from a very wide range of sources. On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Gabriel Carlyle wrote: > > %%%%%%%%%%%%% IRAQ: RESOURCE LIST %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% > > 1. The CASI (Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq) discussion list. To get > onto this very informative mailing list send an e-mail to Sebastian Wills > at Cambridge asking to be placed on the list. e-mail address: > firstname.lastname@example.org. > > 2. Salam Review (www.salam.org). Useful source of alternative information > about the middle east. The links section is particularly useful. The Iraq > section includes the 1995 FAO report "Evaluation of Food and Nutrition > Situation in Iraq" and Edward Said's aricle "Apocaylpse Now". > > 3. Iraq Action Coalition (leb.net/iac) Another very useful site - lots of > links (the CASI homepage, and the International Action Center are both > listed and worth visiting). > > 4. Pacifica Radio's "Watch on Iraq" can be accessed at > www.pacifica.org/programs/iraq/index.html > > 5. The Noam Chomsky Archive > (http://www.worldmedia.com/archive/archive.htm) contains some very good > essays about the 1991 gulf "war" and much else besides. > > 6. Summary of Facts (Iraq Action Coalition homepage) > http://leb.net/iac/updated.html > > Worth singling out from the IAC homepage as a useful summary of statements > from the WHO, FAO, > UNICEF etc.. Also contains > brief summary of "oil-for-food" and a list of charters, constitutions and > declarations which the embargo violates. Good for > leafleting/postering/writing to the papers. > > 7. "The Scourging of Iraq" by Geoff Simons. Only published in hardcover at > the moment (so very expensive). A detailed account of the embargo and its > effects up till > 1996 when it was last updated. Includes account of the role of the UN. > Supposedly due out in paperback in the not > too distant future. Four chapters: The Legacy of War, The > Chronology of Sanctions, Targeting the Powerless and The Face of Genocide. > Numerous appendices including UN Resolutions 687, 706, 712 and 986. > > 8. New Internationalist, No. 236, October 1992 "The Gulf in Flames: The > Real Cost of Desert Storm". Available from the NI office in Rectory Road, > Oxford. > Also Felicity Arbuthnot's article in the Jan/Feb issue this year. > > 9. Peace News: issues 2420, 2422, 2423 and Iraq Crisis supplement.The > phone number fo PN is 0171-278 3344. > > 10. ReliefWeb (www.reliefweb.int) Contains press releases and reports from > UN bodies, the US state department, news agencies etc.. > > > %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% LETTERS TO THE INDEPENDENT %%%%%%%%%%%%% > > Send your e-mails to email@example.com. > > Yesterday and today (4th and 5th March) the Independent has carried > articles by Robert Fisk concerning the plight of "the cancer-stricken > children of southern Iraq". Fisk's articles have been very good and the > possible DU (depleted uranium) ordnance link has been. It's worth noting > (since the "leading article" on page 18 refers to "Robert Fisk's > discovery") > that all this has been known for a long time (see eg. Geoff Simon's book > "The Scourging of Iraq", Ramsey Clark's International Action Center has a > book on the subject of DU ordnance). > > On today's comment page a "leading article" says: > > "As for the current medical condition of the people in Basra hospitals, > they are - evidently - the victims of the application to Iraq of economic > sanctions, depriving the country of the wherewithal to import drugs and > equipment. It would be hard to resist any bid to lighten the burden > sanctions impose on Iraqis if - it is a big, big "if" - Saddam were to > comply with the conditions for weapons inspections agreed with Kofi Annan > last week." > > Turning back to page Robert Fisk's article on page 14, we find a small box > accompanying the article. The box contains the following text: > > " Basra Appeal: > > Readers who wish to help the cancer-stricken children of southern Iraq can > send cheques made out to The Independent Basra Fund to PO Box No. 6870, > London E14 5BT" > > Of course it's not just the children of Southern Iraq who're suffering - > as those > who've heard Mil's talk about his recent trip to Baghdad can testify. > Also it's not just cancer that's the problem though this is the angle that > the Independent has decided to pick up and run with. > Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that: > > "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health > and > well being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing > and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security > in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age, or > other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control." > > To make the cessation of such a gross human rights violation conditional > upon the > actions of Saddam Hussein - a man over whom the "leading article" (which I > should stress isn't by Robert Fisk) acknowledges the people of Iraq have > little or no control - seems to me to be obscene. > > %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% > > Gabriel Carlyle > Magdalen College > Oxford OX1 4AU. > tel. 01865-276012. > > > > > > > > > > -- > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- > This is a discussion list run by Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To be removed/added, email firstname.lastname@example.org, NOT the > whole list. 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