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UK: March to end sanctions and corrected start time (fwd)

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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 , or if
you prefer, you can call us on 07801 289 148. 


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