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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] For Immediate Release February 8, 2003 ELECTRONIC IRAQ PROJECT LAUNCHED AS THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PREPARES FOR FULL SCALE WAR "President Bush: War is a last resort. We have not exhausted every other possible means in the fight against terrorism and Saddam Hussein and I don't understand how you will personally justify loss of life if you don't take every other option first." -- extract from an open letter to President Bush from Fran Quigley, the mother of a US soldier, counterpunch.org, 31 January 2003. A brand new online news project, Electronic Iraq -- found at electronicIraq.net -- has been launched by veteran antiwar campaigners Voices in the Wilderness (founded 1996) and respected Middle East supplementary news publishers, the Electronic Intifada (founded 2001). Electronic Iraq was launched in February 2003 as the U.S. government made clear its determination to go to war against Iraq. Based firmly on humanitarian foundations, the Electronic Iraq online magazine offers News & Analysis, Opinion/Editorial, Iraq Diaries, International Law, Aid & Development, Fact Sheets, and Action & Activism. The Iraq Diaries section offers eyewitness reports from Iraq, and Electronic Iraq's intention is to publish diary accounts from on the ground during any hostilities. The Electronic Iraq website utilises the latest in technology to publish reports from around the world, including from on the ground in Iraq, easily added to the site by nontechnical writers and editors of the Electronic Iraq team. Content from this website can be easily syndicated onto other friendly sites by webmasters. Visit the site at http://electronicIraq.net MORE ABOUT ELECTRONIC IRAQ'S FOUNDERS Voices in the Wilderness (VitW) VitW is a joint US/UK campaign to end the economic sanctions against the people of Iraq. Since March 1996, nearly fifty Voices delegations have traveled to Iraq. Today, as the United States makes new threats against Iraq, Voices is maintaining a constant presence in Iraq in solidarity with the Iraqi people. In the schools and hospitals, on the streets and in the homes of Baghdad, Basra, Mosul and other cities we have seen the effects of more than a decade of economic sanctions and frequent bombings. Now we see the anger and fear caused by new threats of violence. For more information, see http://www.vitw.org The Electronic Intifada (EI) EI, an online educational gateway to information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, offering reference material, commentary and analysis, personal journals from the front lines of the conflict, media news and analysis, and even satire. Launched 23 February 2001, EI is independent of any political, factional, ethnic, or religious affiliation, and bases its view of the conflict on the foundations of universal human rights and international law. For more information, see http://electronicIntifada.net CONTACT INFORMATION Electronic Iraq 1507 E. 53rd Street, #500 Chicago, IL 60615, USA Fax: +1 (775) 254-4323 E-mail: webteam@electronicIraq.net Web: http://electronicIraq.net _______________________________________________ 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