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> Wondering if anyone has heard anything on the CH? Have they > included Ritter, Sponeck, Ekeus, Halliday???? I havent heard > or seen a thing from here, the blanket of Democracy. Hi Roger, I attach below an alert from EPIC (the Education for Peace in Iraq Center) in Washington. As an aside on democracy, I have been encouraged by these hearings. Whatever one thinks Iraq policy should be, I think that the argument for a public debate about its strategy is vital. I think that the hearings are an important step in this direction. In taking it, the US is now well ahead of the UK, whose Prime Minister has given the impression of seeking to present a fait accompli to Parliament. Obviously, public hearings of this sort did not take place in Iraq prior to either its invasion of Kuwait or its invasion of Iran. I am sure that we would all have added some witnesses to the list below, and removed others, but the list has been formed, to some extent, in response to public pressure. Best, Colin Rowat work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham | Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | web.bham.ac.uk/c.rowat | (+44/0) 121 414 3754 | (+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) | email@example.com personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) | (707) 221 3672 (US fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org EPIC Alert - July 31, 2002 ************************ I. WATCH the HEARINGS TODAY! (July 31, 2002) II. Update – National Call in Day Makes a Difference! III. Articles of Interest ************************ I. WATCH the HEARINGS TODAY - Wednesday July 31st You can watch the hearings today on a live web cast by going to the Senate Foreign Relations home page http://foreign.senate.gov/menu.html and following the link to the live video. Hearings begin at 9:30 AM Eastern Time. The Updated Witness List is posted on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee webpage. For Wednesday’s witness list go to http://foreign.senate.gov/hearings/hrg020731a2.html For Thursday’s witness go to http://foreign.senate.gov/hearings/hrg020801a.html Hearings will also be covered on C-SPAN. Check local listings. II. Update – Nation Call in Day Makes a Difference! After the past week of intense lobbying by literally THOUSANDS of activists, we are very hopeful that a pre-emptive war with Iraq is not fait accompli. Please know YOUR CALLS MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE! The Senate offices have felt the power and commitment of thousands of people who do NOT support war on Iraq and who demand their elected officials take part in this debate.While the witness list is still very far from balanced, thanks to your calls, there are some important voices present and challenging questions should be asked. EPIC is working diligently to get testimony into the Congressional Record on the “Potential civilian consequences of increased US military action against Iraq”. Let us continue to work in preventing war on Iraq, together we can make a difference! III. Articles of Interest By Attacking Bush, Kerry Sets Himself Apart New York Times – 7/31/02 http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/31/politics/31KERR.html Profound Effect on U.S. Economy Seen in a War on Iraq New York Times - 7/30/02 http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/30/international/30COST.html Weapons inspections were 'manipulated' Financial Times – 7/29/02 http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c =StoryFT&cid=1027953256453&p=1012571727102 U.S. Exploring Baghdad Strike as Iraq Option New York Times – 7/29/02 http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=68&ncid=68&e=1&u=/nyt/20020729/ts _nyt/u_s__exploring_baghdad_strike_as_iraq_option Some Top Military Brass Favor Status Quo in Iraq Washington Post – 7/28/02 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10749-2002Jul27.html EPIC Alerts Education for Peace in Iraq Center 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Washington, DC 20003 USA Tel.: 202.543.6176 Fax: 202.543.0725 http://www.epic-usa.org EPICmedia@igc.org _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk