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Dear all Today, Friday 14 September, Voices in the Wilderness US ends a 40- day liquids-only fast in New York, at 1pm New York time. After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, the fasters discontinued their vigil outside the UN. Originally their plan was to end the fast outside the US Mission to the UN - this may still go ahead, as this excerpt from an earlier pre-11 September press release suggests. For more please go to http://www.nonviolence.org/vitw/alerts.htm EXCERPT: Cynthia Banas, a librarian from Vernon, NY who has been fasting since August 6, said that she plans to end the fast, with the group, on Friday, September 14, at 1:00 p.m. at their vigil site across from the US Mission to the UN. Banas faces four court dates for previous arrests during her time fasting. "We'll cook enough embargoed lentils, purchased in Iraq, to share a meal with the general public. We hope UN workers and visitors will symbolically break the embargo with us as a sign of approval for breaking ranks with lethally cruel policies that have harmed Iraq's children. I've worked as a UN volunteer for twenty years, but participation in the "Breaking Ranks" fast was the best contribution I could make to the UN." "Current policies in Iraq violate the UN's own charter. The UN should never be used to wage warfare, economic warfare, against children and other innocent civilians." END OF EXCERPT Please remember that 20-30 November is the International 11 Days of Action Against the Economic Sanctions On Iraq. The 11 Days of Action are needed now more than ever. Best wishes Mil Milan Rai Joint Coordinator, Voices in the Wilderness UK firstname.lastname@example.org 29 Gensing Road, St Leonards on Sea East Sussex UK TN38 0HE Phone/fax 0845 458 9571 local rate within UK Phone/fax 44 1424 428 792 from outside UK Pager 07623 746 462 Voices website http://www.viwuk.freeserve.co.uk -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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