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Dear All, I think care needs to be taken with images of death and injury. They may be dehumanising and counterproductive. These are images of people in extremis, in hell on earth. We need to make the connection between the people of Iraq and ourselves in every way. And we want people to engage with us, not turn away in horror. I have been inconsistent with this myself: I have a picture of a little girl killed in 1999 by a US bomb in Basra on my website. It is a haunting image -- she is recognisably a dear little human child, perfect in her grave of dust -- but I'm going to take it off because I can't bear it any longer, because I don't have permission from her bereaved parents and because I don't want to shock anyone any more or make them angry. There are images available, from the Iraq Peace Team for example, which have been taken so as to give human faces to the suffering of Iraqi people. They aim not to shock but to elicit compassion. best wishes, Fay ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Fay Dowker Physics Department + + Queen Mary, University of London + + E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk