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Dear friends, The 9th voices uk sanctions-breaking delegation to Iraq will be leaving Britain tomorrow (see press release below). If you'd like to see them off they'll be handing in a letter at Downing Street (nearest tube Westminster) at 11am tomorrow morning (1st August) at 11am. They will be reporting back on their trip on Friday 17th August at 7.30 pm at the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square (nearest tube Holborn). The talk will be accompanied by slides and there will also be a sanctions-breaking auction of locally-purchased goods from Iraq. All welcome. Finally, don't forget the 11th anniversary March for the People of Iraq (5th August) and Fast for the People of Iraq (5th - 8th August). Gather 1pm at Temple Place (nearest tube Embankment) this Sunday for the March to Downing Street with anti-sanctions balloons. The fast and vigil - which will be on Whitehall, opposite Downing Street - will start at 6pm on Sunday 5th August and continue until 6pm on Wednesday 8th August. All welcome, including those not fasting! Best wishes, Gabriel voices in the wilderness uk ******************************************************* VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS UK PRESS RELEASE Sunday 29 July: For Immediate release tel. 0794 7839992 or 07979 211 897 BLAIR'S FRUITY FOE JOINS IRAQ SANCTIONS BREAKING DELEGATION Jo Wilding, who hit the headlines when she launched an anti sanctions rotten orange at Tony Blair in Bristol in January in protest at sanctions on Iraq, will head for Iraq this Wednesday 1 August with four other members of anti sanctions campaign group Voices in theWilderness UK. (1) The delegates will risk 5 years in a British prison by taking painkillers, vitamins and children’s shoes with them to Iraq, without applying for an export licence, the US/ UK backed UN import sanctions on Iraq. The flight leaves London Heathrow airport Wednesday 1 August at 1805, flight LH4503. The other 4 delegates are Jenny Gawain, a marine biology student in Wales, 22, Patricia King, a social worker from London, 54, Hazel Simons, an archeologist , 36, Alex Higgins, a history student at University College London, 21. Jo, a trainee lawyer, 27, said, "When the UN assessed Iraq after the Gulf slaughter they said that ‘most means of modern life support’ were destroyed or rendered tenuous’. Eleven years of sanctions have prevented Iraq ever repairing that situation. Iraqi children need clean drinking water, they need a functioning electricity grid, they need a functioning sanitation system. They need their parents to earn money which means something, they need a health and education system free of the devastating effects of war and sanctions. Tony Blair and George Bush continue to deny the Iraqi children, Iraq’s lost generation, a future. That’s why we are breaking the sanctions." -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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