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6TH AUGUST SANCTIONS MEMORIAL Where: opposite Downing Street, Whitehall, London When: 6.30pm - 8pm, Wednesday 6th August. 'The struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting' Milan Kundera August 6 is the 13th anniversary of the imposition of economic sanctions on Iraq. For 12½ years these sanctions devastated Iraq's infrastructure and economy 'contribut[ing] to pervasive life-threatening public health conditions for millions of innocent people' (Human Rights Watch, August 2000) - a policy which CAFOD condemned as 'humanly catastrophic and morally indefensible' (CAFOD, February 2001). According to UNICEF these sanctions contributed to the deaths of over half a million Iraqi children (www.unicef.org/newsline.99pr29.htm). Despite the enormity of the crime, many people are unaware that it has even taken place - or believe the US/UK lie that 'Saddam alone' was to blame for this suffering. PLEASE JOIN US on this day, to remember the victims of sanctions, to hold the US and British governments responsible for their actions, and to rededicate yourself to standing in solidarity with ordinary Iraqis. For more information please contact Voices UK on 0845 458 2564 (local rate call) or visit the Voices UK web-site: www.voicesuk.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