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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:

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: 
> 2. Salam Review ( 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 ( 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
> 5. The Noam Chomsky Archive
> ( contains some very good
> essays about the 1991 gulf "war" and much else besides.
> 6. Summary of Facts (Iraq Action Coalition homepage)
> 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 ( Contains press releases and reports from
> UN bodies, the US state department, news agencies etc..
> %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%  LETTERS TO THE INDEPENDENT %%%%%%%%%%%%%
> Send your e-mails to
> 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.
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