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Forwarded message from MARCH AGAINST SANCTIONS Mission Statement In support of the Iraqi people, we will be holding a march from Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square on Sunday 8th April, 2001 commencing at 3:00pm. We demand an end to the suffering of the Iraqi people, caused primarily by the economic sanctions imposed on the country by the UN for the past decade. Unicef estimates that an additional half million Iraqi children under five have died since sanctions were imposed in 1990. Two UN Assistant Secretary-Generals, sent to Iraq to run the UN's humanitarian programme, have resigned and now campaign against the sanctions. The second, Hans von Sponeck, asked, "How long should the civilian population be exposed to such punishment for something that they have never done?" A growing number of countries - including France, the Netherlands, and Canada - and organisations - including the Liberal Democrats, Amnesty International, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Catholic and Anglican Churches - are attacking the sanctions. Britain remains publicly supportive of the US' hardline policy, in spite of this growing chorus of criticism. It also routinely accuses sanctions opponents of sympathy for the Iraqi regime We completely condemn the oppressive Iraqi regime, which has contributed to the destruction of an entire people and catalysed the destructive effects of the sanctions on the innocent population. However, this does not make Britain's support for the economic sanctions any less criminal. In particular, we regard elected officials who support this policy as having a hand in this crime. All are welcome to attend. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or if you prefer, you can call us on 07801 289 148. k -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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://www.casi.org.uk