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Campaign to End Iraq Sanctions - Ireland 125 Winter Garden, Pearse Street, Dubiln 2 Phone: 6727803/087 240 4654 Email: email@example.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. What: A protest to mark the 10th anniversary of the Gulf War Where: At Central Bank, Dame Street, Dublin Time: 3PM, Saturday 27th In Memory of the Iraqi people who have died at the hands of "We the people…" The 17th January marked the tenth anniversary of the Gulf war. It was sold to the western world as a 'clean' war, where dead men, women and children were reduced to no more than 'collateral damage'. Over 100,000 Iraqi people died in the 40 days that it took the UN Security Council's armies to reduce Iraq and its people to a state of carnage. Depleted Uranium was used extensively for the first time. with absolutely no regard for the impact that this radioactive, poisonous and toxic substance would have on civilian lives, the environment or future generations. The cornerstones of the UN, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention were indiscriminately and wantonly violated- by the very people who were appointed to uphold these Conventions. And still the war goes on in the guise of the UN Security Council's imposed sanctions on Iraq. The Campaign to End Iraq Sanctions is holding a protest to commemorate the victims of the Gulf war and also to call for the immediate and unconditional lifting of sanctions on Iraq. Since August 6th 1990, over 1 ½ MILLION people have died - ½ million were innocent children, as a direct result of these draconian sanctions. UNICEF estimates that between 4,000 and 6,000 children under the age of five, are dying EVERY MONTH, because of these sanctions. The Protest will start at the Central Bank, Dame Street on Saturday 27th January at 3pm. Speakers include: Patricia Mc Kenna MEP Green Party, Michael D Higgins Labour Party, Niall Andrews MEP Fine Fail, Joe Higgins Socialist Party, Michael Birmingham Campaign to End Iraq Sanctions, Richard Boyd Barrett Socialist Workers Party, Rory Mc Daid Equality Officer USI and speakers from the Iraqi and Palestinian Communities. "Iraq's children are dying at a 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) is right when he says that history will slaughter those responsible". Felicity Arbuthnot, journalist and researcher for John Pilger's documentary "Paying the Price -Killing the Children of Iraq". For further information please contact Sandeep Vaidya @ 672 7803 or Michael Birmingham @ 087 240 4654 -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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