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Sunday August 17th KIDS AGAINST CLUSTERS ACTION WITH ANTI- CLUSTER BOMB BALLOONS! Meet in Parliament Square at 12 noon for photocall, activities (see below) and walk to Downing Street. All welcome (including adults!) Organised by Voices UK and Children Against the War. Since the end of the war over 1000 children have been injured by weapons such as cluster bombs dropped by the US/UK, or by the thousands of tonnes of munitions stockpiled and abandoned by Iraqi forces in public buildings and residential areas (UNICEF press release, 17 July 2003). According to UNICEF' s representative in Iraq, Carol de Rooy, the US and Britain 'have a clear obligation under international law to remove these dangers from communities. ' Oxfam believes that 'cluster bombs . can by their very nature only be indiscriminate' and that their use is therefore illegal (Oxfam press release, 20 March 2003). PLEASE JOIN Voices UK and Children Against the War on the 17th to demand: - an immediate ban on the use of cluster bombs and other indiscriminate weapons - that the US/UK fulfil their obligations under international law and use all the resources at their disposal to clear up the cluster bombs and other unexploded ordnance currently littering Iraq. ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE: - giant (cardboard) cluster bomb - balloon release - hand paints 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