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11th Anniversary March for the People of Iraq: August 5th

Dear friends,

We'd be very grateful if you could help spread the word about the following
event in London on August 5th to mark the 11th anniversary of the sanctions
on Iraq.

Best wishes,

voices uk

11 Years of Suffering: 1990 - 2001
Lift the Economic Sanctions. Re-inflate the Iraqi Economy.


**With anti-sanctions balloons!**

Meet 1pm, Sunday 5th August at Temple Place, Embankment
(nearest tube Embankment) for this march to Downing Street.

August 6th 2001 is the 11th anniversary of the imposition of
economic sanctions on Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children
have been killed over the last 11 years by this economic weapon
of mass destruction.

Please join us on August 5th to show  your solidarity with ordinary
people in Iraq and your support for a genuinely 'smart' policy:
the immediate lifting of economic sanctions.

Followed by ...

3 day round-the-clock fast/vigil opposite
Downing Street : 6pm, August 5th  to 6pm, August 8th.

Both events organised by:
voices in the wilderness uk, 16b Cherwell Street, Oxford OX4 1BG
tel. 0845 - 458 2564 (local rate call), web-site:

***If you can commit to being part of the vigil (not necessarily fasting)
for any of this time, please contact Mil as soon as possible - 0845 458 9571


Children are still dying of sanctions in Iraq, 11 years after they were

The Government pretends that the so-called “smart sanctions” resolution it
recently circulated at the UN Security Council is the solution. It isn't.

‘What is proposed at this point in fact amounts to a tightening of the rope
around the neck of the average Iraqi citizen.’ Hans von Sponeck and Denis
Halliday, former UN Humanitarian Coordinators for Iraq, 29 May 2001.

‘Iraq needs massive investment to rebuild its industry, its power grids and
its schools, and needs cash in hand to pay its engineers, doctors and
teachers. None of this looks likely to happen under smart sanctions’
(Economist, 26 May 2001). ‘It won’t improve life for the ordinary Iraqi’
(aid agency official quoted in the Financial Times, 1 June 2001).

Without the re-inflation of the Iraqi economy, there will continue to be
hundreds of thousands of malnourished children in Iraq. We must lift the
economic sanctions on Iraq.

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