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[NOTE ADDED BY CASI: THE APPEAL WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED TO BE FALSE (see message with subject "Final Word: Nobel Laureates Appeal was False")] Dear friends, Is this appeal for real? Do we have confirmation of this appeal? It seems more like a dream -- especially since the signatories include Shimon Peres. My recommendation is that we hold this until we get confirmation of the truth of this appeal. I'm afraid that if we distribute this to the media, and then it turns out to be false, we'd have lost some of our hard-earned credibility. Sincerely - Rania M. On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Hathal Alqassab wrote: > FOUNDATION APPEAL OF THE NOBEL > PEACE LAUREATES FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD > > Email : email@example.com > Fax : +33 (0)3 44 86 39 07 > Web : http://www.nobelweb.org/ > Address : 58 Avenue de Huy - F60200 - Compiègne FRANCE > > > May Peace prevail on Earth and all beings be happy. > > > To: Heads of States of all member countries of the General Assembly of the > United Nations, the United Nations Security Council, the United Nations > General Assembly, Legislators, Media, and Citizens: > > Today, in Iraq, there are many children silently suffering the effects and > consequences of the sanctions. > > The suffering takes many different forms: chronic malnutrition, dysentery, > typhoid, cholera, dehydration, vomiting, and anemia. Many children - too > many children - live in a "culture of suffering." > > We wish to contribute to reduce their suffering. We believe that each > child deserves the basic rights to food, medicine, and clean drinking > water. We also believe that it is possible to do this for the children of > Iraq. > > Keeping in mind that the United Nations has declared the years 2000-2010 > the "Decade for a culture of Non-Violence," and in accord with our appeal > to "make children of the world aware of the real, practical meaning and > benefits of non-violence in their daily lives, in order to reduce violence, > and consequent suffering, perpetrated against them and humanity in > general," we make this solemn appeal: > > § That all Heads of States cooperate in the lifting of all of the > sanctions against Iraq except those which limit the trade of items which > can only be used for military purposes and that the President of the United > States and the Prime Minister of Great Britain do everything in their power > to ensure that the sanctions are lifted; > > > § That the United Nations Security Council votes to lift the sanctions > against Iraq and that the representatives from the United States and Great > Britain do everything in their power to ensure that the sanctions are > lifted; > > > § That the General Assembly works to ensure that the sanctions are > lifted; > > > § That the Legislators of all States cooperate in the lifting of the > sanctions against Iraq and that the Congress of the United States of > America and the Parliament of Great Britain pass bills to that effect and > do everything in their power to ensure that the sanctions are lifted; > > > § That the media around the world fulfills its obligation to expose the > catastrophic suffering that are the result of the sanctions against the > Iraqi people and that the media do everything in their power to ensure that > the sanctions are lifted; > > > § That all citizens of the world do everything in their power to ensure > that the sanctions against Iraq are lifted. > > > Together, we can build a new culture of non-violence for humankind which > will give hope to all humanity, and in particular, to the children of Iraq. > > > With Deepest Respect > > > The Nobel Peace Prize Laureates > > > Signed by > > Mairead Maguire Corrigan > Nelson Mandela > Aung San Suu Kyi > The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) > Mikhail Gorbachev > Shimon Peres > Elie Wiesel > Mgr. Desmond Mpilo Tutu > Adolfo Perez Esquivel > Yasser Arafat > Mgr. Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo > Jose Ramos-Horta > Norman Borlaug > Oscar Arias Sanchez > UNICEF > Frederik Willem de Klerk > Betty Williams > Lech Walesa > Joseph Rotblat > The Friends Service Council / The American Friends Service Committee > The International Committee of the Red Cross > The International Association of Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear > War > Doctors Without Borders > Institute of International Law > Permanent International Peace Bureau > Nansen International Office for Refugees > Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees > International Labour Organization > Amnesty International > International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Inc > The United Nations Peace-Keeping Forces > International Campaign to Ban Landmines > Jody Williams > John Hume > David Trimble > > > ******************************************************** > Peter Lems > Program Assistant for Iraq - Middle East Peace Education > American Friends Service Committee > 1501 Cherry Street > Philadelphia, PA. 19102 > Tel: 215/241-7170 > Fax: 215/241-7177 > http://www.afsc.org/iraqhome.htm > > > -- > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq > For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org > Full archive and list instructions are available from the CASI website: > http://welcome.to/casi > ==================================================== http://iraqaction.org ----------------------------------- Also see: http://rightofreturn.org/ http://saveageneration.org/ http://www.nowarcollective.com/ http://miftah.org -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full archive and list instructions are available from the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi