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Public Interest Lawyers is in fact Phil Shiner in Birmingham, UK. He has also a letter warning Blair and Straw about possible consequences of mass bombing etc (which according to one of Peter Brook's posts is still part of planning (ie bombing water and power). I have a copy of his letter, but it is about 39 pages wrong and not really suitable for posting to a list. I shall ask Phil if he minds me making it available on the web. We had a brainstorm about this on Friday night and concluded that what is needed is accurate, professional contemporaneous records of whatever may happen during whatever happens in the Middle East. We have a communications centre, but need some volunteers who are accurate and used to academic/legal standards of evidence to come to Birmingham (living costs would be provided) to keep detailed contemporaenous records of what happens. The plan would be to source information from NGOs, people in Iraq, the media generally etc. We particularly would like to find people who speak and read Arabic as some of our media are in Arabic often that which appears in Arabic does not appear in English. Also people who speak Farsi and/or dialects of Kurdish would help. We do have people who can translate Arabic/Kurdish/Farsi etc, but would like full timers who could do this. The key, however, is professional sourced records of events during whatever may happen. Phil and I should be meeting up later today to look further at this. If anyone is interested in helping could they please email me off list with a CV. Travel costs within the UK can be found as well as costs of living. It could be a task that may take 6 months although we may be able to change over people dealing with it. _______________________________________________ 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