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(My apologies if you receive this email more than once! ) Protest 10th anniversary of the Gulf war and 10 years of sanctions Assemble at Central Bank, Dame Street Saturday Jan. 27th at 3 PM Speakers include: Patricia McKenna (Green Party, MEP); Michael D. Higgins (Labour Party); Joe Higgins (Socialist Party, TD); Michael Birmingham (Campaign to End Iraq Sanction) Iraqi speaker; Palestinian speaker; Rory McDaid (Equality Officer, USI); Richard Boyd Barrett (Socialist Workers Party) End the Sanctions on Iraq! It's ten years since the US and it's allies declared war against Iraq. During 'Operation Desert Storm' more than 88,5000 tons of explosives were dropped on Iraq. This massive bombing operation was primarily a war against civilian life. The Gulf war alone killed more than 100,000 people but it also left the basic infrastructure of Iraqi society in tatters. In the decade since the end of the war the UN sanctions have prevented Iraqi life from returning to normal. So far 1,5 million men, women and children have died as a direct result of the sanctions. Over half a million were children under 5 years old. "Iraq's children are dying at the rate of 6,000 a month--one every eight minutes in the name of we, the people of the United Nations. "Denis Halliday (Ireland's former UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Iraq, who resigned in 1998 and anti-sanctions campaigner) is right when he says history will slaughter those responsible." (Felicity Arbuthnot, journalist) Join the protest to put an end to this terrible injustice. IF YOU CAN DISTRIBUTE OUR LEAFLETS OR POSTERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY/NEIGHBOURHOOD PLEASE CALL ME AT 6727803 -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk