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BUILD THE NATIONALLY COORDINATED ACTIONS AGAINST THE US SANCTIONS AND BOMBING WAR UPON IRAQ Dear Colleague! For more than eight years, the US government has been waging a silent war against the people of Iraq. This month, the US-led sanctions will kill 4,500 infants and toddlers, according to UNICEF reports. Today, this policy will kill 250 people in Iraq, as it did yesterday... and as it will tomorrow. Since 1991, more than one million people have died due to the scarcity of food and medicine and the spread of water-borne diseases - all direct consequences of the sanctions. During the week of April 25 - May 1, there are three sets of coordinated initiatives being sponsored by national and local organizations throughout the United States including the Student Days of Action April 25 to May 1 (http://iraqaction.org/call2action.html) , an April 27 National Day of Action called by such national groups as Peace Action, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, War Resisters League and others (http://iraqaction.org/april27.html) AND a national lobbying effort scheduled for Washington DC for April 25 - 28 sponsored by Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) (http://leb.net/epic/LobbyDays.html ) We now have nearly 100 actions planned during that time period (http://iraqaction.org/days.html - Some actions are not yet listed.). Wouldn't it be great if we can double the number of actions to 200? Can we count you , your campus, your organization or your community among those who are ready to stand up and be counted against policies that are resulting in 250 children dying each day? Can you please put me in contact with students and organizations at your campus and in your community who/that are willing to stand up and raise their voices against US policies toward the Iraqi people ? We are two weeks out from the beginning of the days of action. I have seen campuses and communities organize tremendously effective events in some cases on an over night basis. It is not too late to become part of these historic initiatives. Let's turn the tables and move toward the dismantling of the deadly U.S. policies that are creating so much misery for the Iraqi people. Please use the coupon below to commit your organization, campus, community or yourself TODAY toward doing SOMETHING to bring about an end to the genocide in Iraq during the week of nationally coordinated action. Large or small, we urge you to do something. Even if your campus or community has not been active, you can start by setting up a table to collect petition signatures (see below for petition and literature links) or schedule some video showings (see below for videos link). If your organization has held activities on other days but is unable to organize something during the week of action, we want to know what you have done and will be doing. In that case or if you might be able to do something during the week but need some assistance OR you are unable to organize for the week of action but are interested in finding out how to get things started with future activities contact us at mailto:email@example.com . Many thanks for your consideration. - Bob Witanek To those campuses and organizations on board with these activities already: We are about 2 weeks out from the beginning of the week of action. By now, you should start getting fliers out to your campuses and communities and press releases out to the media. If you need assistance with ANY ASPECT of your effort, please contact us IMMEDIATELY at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 281-7873. Thank you. - Bob Witanek VISIT * VISIT * VISIT * VISIT * VISIT * VISIT * VISIT * VISIT * VISIT Student Call for April 25 - May 1 Days of Action Against the US Sanctions and Bombing War on the Iraqi People http://iraqaction.org/call2action.html List of campuses already in motion: http://iraqaction.org/days.html Three Calls for Action including Student Call April 25 - May 1, National Peace and Justice organizations unified call April 28 and the EPIC days of lobbying April 26 - 28. http://iraqaction.org/call2action2.html For the EPIC days of lobbying April 25 - 28: http://leb.net/epic/LobbyDays.html For information about the effort of Pittsburgh activists to use baby dolls to symbolize the Iraqi children being killed: http://iraqaction.org/dolls.html To get general information about the Student Committee of the Iraq Action Coalition: http://iraqaction.org/students.html For a directory of campus contacts around the issue of Iraq: http://iraqaction.org/students4.html To research the issue of Iraq and find information to develop your own materials and to link to organizations engaged in the struggle to end the war on the Iraqi people: http://iraqaction.org Videos: http://iraqaction.org/videos.html Speakers: http://iraqaction.org/speakerslist.html The Million Signature Petition: http://leb.net/epic/petition.html Ready to use informational fliers: http://iraqaction.org/4activists.html Let Bob Witanek mailto:email@example.com know if you want to be added to the list serve for the Student Committee of the Iraq Action Coalition. PLEASE FORWARD TO ANY/ALL APPROPRIATE LIST SERVES, ORGANIZATIONS, ACTIVISTS AND CONCERNED INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS & FACULTY MEMBERS AT YOURS AND OTHER CAMPUSES AND TO COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS! = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = YES! OUR ORGANIZATION WILL SPONSOR AN ACTIVITY (OR ACTIVITIES) AGAINST THE SANCTIONS WAR ON THE IRAQI PEOPLE DURING THE WEEK OF APRIL 25 - MAY 1, 1999! Name: Organization: E-MAIL: Activity: Teach-in or panel discussion ____ March, rally or demonstration ____ Vigil _____ Visit / Demo at Congressional Office _____ To be planned ____ Other: ________________________________ University / City / State: Phone / Fax / Snail: = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = (Please send the above information to Bob Witanek @ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ) = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To be removed/added, email email@example.com, NOT the whole list. Archived at http://linux.clare.cam.ac.uk/~saw27/casi/discuss.html