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[casi] August 6th: Iraq Sanctions Memorial



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 12 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.




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