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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, Gabriel voices uk **************************************** 11 Years of Suffering: 1990 - 2001 Lift the Economic Sanctions. Re-inflate the Iraqi Economy. MARCH FOR THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ **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 ... FAST FOR THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ 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: www.viwuk.freeserve.co.uk ***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 email@example.com ************* RE-INFLATE THE IRAQ ECONOMY Children are still dying of sanctions in Iraq, 11 years after they were imposed. 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. -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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