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Hi, Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will be one of the speakers at the "Transforming the United Nations" conference being held in Dublin. Activists from the Campaign to end Iraq Sanctions -- Ireland and the Iraqi Human rights Organisation will be at the gates of the conf. location to hand out leaflets and in particuler ask Mary Robinson Why she had not spoken out against the sanctions which kill about 300 Iraqi babies each day. (Copy of our leaflet is at the bottom of this email.) Where: The Royal College of surgeons, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2 Time: 9:30 AM, Saturday. July 8 Please join us. We will supply the banners and lots of leaflets. We will also sit through her speech and look for opportunity to ask her questions. Denis Halliday, David Andrews, Paddy McGuiness, Maura Quinn and Tom Hyland are among other speakers. Also, a reminder of our weekly picket: Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2 Time: @PM - 3PM. In solideraty, Sandeep Vaidya Campaign to end Iraq Sanctions -- Ireland Phone: (01) 6727803 The Leaflet: United Nations kills Iraqi children 10 years of criminal sanctions; 1.5 million Iraqis dead What has Mary Robinson, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to say about the UN supervised slaughter of Iraqi people? Nothing. An American Congressman has called the sanctions on Iraq “infanticide masquerading for foreign policy.” In the next 10 minutes one Iraqi will have died due to lack of food, clean drinking water, medicine, and/or a dilapidated civilian infrastructure; all the result of 10 years of sanctions and almost daily bombings since December 1998. UN agencies working in the fields of health, food, agriculture, and sanitation have repeatedly warned us of the ongoing genocide in Iraq: “We are destroying an entire society. It is as simple as that.” Denis Halliday, former UN Asst. Secretary General and Oil for Food Coordinator said. Death rates for children under age five have doubled. -- UNICEF Report, 1999. 50% of rural people have no access to potable water and waste water treatment facilities no longer function in most urban areas. --WHO Could it be that nobody told Mary Robinson ? She claims to be “a moral voice for victims of human rights violations.” So, why is she silent now? Don’t the people of Iraq deserve equal protection from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights? Campaign to End the Iraq Sanctions — Ireland 125 Winter Garden; Pearse Street; Dublin 2 Phone: 6727803/087 6888853; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Iraqi Human Rights Organisation P. O. Box 5375 Dublin 1 -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi