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Dear listmembers, The Observer has a shocking track record on its reporting of sanctions and of responding adequately to reader letters and complaints. For example, a recent article by Nick Cohen generated a large number of letters, coordinated in part by MediaLens (http://medialens.server101.com). The Observer printed not a single one of them, but the Observer editor Roger Alton responded by email to one of the letter writers who forwarded their letter directly to him. Alton wrote: ``This is just not true ... it's saddam who's killing all the bloody children, not sanctions. Sorry" This is the view of the EDITOR. This what we're up against with the Observer. So, I do encourage people to send a letter, no matter how short -- in fact short is good. If we can keep count of the number of letters it might be useful, so please send a note to Voices UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) to say you've done it, or forward them the letter. Then, if the Observer publishes none of them, we can ask how many letters it takes to get a response. best wishes, Fay ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Fay Dowker Physics Department + + Queen Mary, University of London + + E-mail: email@example.com Mile End Road, + + Phone: +44-(0)20-7882-5047 London E1 4NS. + + Fax: +44-(0)20-8981-9465 + + Homepage: http://monopole.ph.qmw.ac.uk/~dowker/home.html + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk