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- Proceedings of relevant conferences on sanctions:
- Can sanctions
be smarter?: summary of the proceedings of a December 1998 conference
jointly hosted by the Overseas
Development Institute (ODI) and the Humanitarian Practice Network
(HPN; until April 2000, called the Relief and Rehabilitation Network).
HPN's "summary of the summary" of the conference can be found here.
An extensive annotated bibliography on the issues discussed can
be found here.
The summary and bibliography were put together by Koenraad Van Brabant.
- The Interlaken Process is the name for an ongoing discussion
on "smart sanctions" administered by the Swiss State Secretariat
for Economic Affairs. The website of Smart
Sanctions is dedicated to this purpose. The site also contains
details of the Expert Seminars of March
1998 and March
1999 on Targeting UN Financial Sanctions. A manual for the design
and implementation of targeted financial sanctions (originating
from a July 2001 conference) is available here.
- Some photo sites on Iraq:
- Personal homepages about Iraq (also see here
for organised campaign groups):
- Other sites providing resources that may be useful in campaigning
against sanctions (see also the Campaign Groups
- CASI's news clippings. See also this
archive of news related to Iraq.
- CASI's list of multimedia resources
- Future of Iraq
Portal (a collection of links with a focus on what friends of
Iraq and Iraqi ex-pats can do to support and empower the Iraqi people)
- Ajeeb's Arabic
to English free on-line translation facility. Please note that
the quality of the translations can often be poor.
- The Children of Iraq,
an independent newsletter produced by an association of US Christian
- The Open
Directory Project category on the sanctions.
- The Association
of Iraqi Academics, based in Essex, UK.
- Iraq Peace Team: peace
advocacy organisation with a presence inside Iraq.
- Iraq Journal: a collection
of reports from Iraq compiled by journalist Jeremy Scahill.
- Sanctioning Peace:
a US site with campaigning ideas and some links, opposed to US/UK
military action against Iraq.
- Iraq Resource Information
Site, providing information on sanctions.
- Background to, and extracts
from, John Pilger's documentary Paying the Price: Killing the
Children of Iraq. Of further interest may be Professor
Martin Shaw's critique of the documentary, and Eric
Herring's reply to Shaw.
- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting's
They Go Again: The Washington Post's Iraq Tall Tale on reporting
that Unscom was expelled from Iraq in December 1998.
- Catholic workers
fast against sanctions (August 1998).
- Out There - Many
interesting articles and interviews.
Iraq Page Contains many essays by Noam Chomsky, Edward Said,
Howard Zinn, Edward Herman and others.
- Pacifica Radio:
has an extensive list of links
pack about sanctions on Iraq put together by the Medical Foundation
for the Prevention of War (Australia). Draft: January 2001.
- GULF2000 Project
- "designed to make available in a single location a wealth of information
on the eight countries of the Persian Gulf region". Includes a news
- Iraq.Org Some links to
news sources and articles.
- antiwar.com has some links
- The Middle East Research and Information
Project publishes Middle
East Report, a quarterly review with occasional articles on
Iraq. Report 215 (Summer 2000) is entitled "Iraq: A Decade of Devastation",
and some of its articles are on the web here.
- The Eldis
gateway to development issues site has an overview document
on sanctions including sections on their impact, legality, and alternatives
- Background information on Iraqi history and politics
- Iraqi Political, Civil and Minority Rights Groups. For short
histories of many of these groups, see the information provided by the
UK Home Office here;
a more extensive list, with longer histories and links, is this
page. Related articles and further documents are listed on this
- The Iraqi National Congress:
created in June 1992 to provide an umbrella for the disputing opposition
factions. Based in London, led by Ahmad Chalabi.
- The Iraqi National Accord:
created in 1990, largely made up of Ba'thists and former military
officers who oppose Saddam Hussein's leadership. Originally under
Saudi sponsorship. Now based in Amman, and led by Iyad Alawi.
- Iraqi Communist Party: created
in 1934. In alliance with the Ba'th government from 1973 to 1979,
and retains support in Iraq, despite heavy persecution.
- Iraq Liberation
Action Committee: US lobbying organisation.
- The Iraqi Democratic Union.
- Iraq Institute for Democracy:
led by Hussain Sinjari, a liberal democratic forum based in Irbil,
- The Iraqi Jurists' Association
- The Iraqi Human Rights
Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq: the main Shi'a
opposition party, with its main constituency in Southern Iraq and
its base in Tehran. Was established in 1982, and is led by Muhammad
- al-Da'wa al-Islamiyya
(Islamic Call): established in 1968, with the support of prominent
Shi'a leaders. Currently led by Ibrahim al-Ja‘fari, and is supported
- al-Khoei Foundation: established
to support the teachings of Ayatullah Seyyid Abulqasim Musawi Al-Khoei,
the leading shi'a scholar and Grand Ayatullah of Najaf. A charitable
organisation, but coordinates with the opposition to the Iraqi regime.
- Constitutional Monarchy Movement,
led by Sharif Ali bin al-Husayn, the cousin of the deposed King
- Worker-Communist Party
of Iraq: established in 1993 out of a merger between smaller
- The Iraq Foundation
- US non-profit NGO working among Iraqi expatriates "for democracy
and human rights in Iraq".
- The Kurdistan Democratic Party:
historically, the main Kurdish party in Northern Iraq; led Ma'sud
Barzani. Established in December 1945, as the Kurdish Democratic
Party. Won 45% in the June 1992 elections in Northern Iraq.
- The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan:
formed in 1975 as a Leninist opposition grouping to the Barzani
clan; led by Jalal Talabani. Won 44% in the June 1992 elections
in Northern Iraq.
- Kurdistan Regional Government:
the coalition authority presently running Northern Iraq.
of the Kurdistan Regional Government issued on meeting a United
Nations delegation headed by Ramiro Armando de Oliveira Lopes
da Silva, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Oil-for-Food
Program (6 August 2002).
National Assembly: the quasi-legislative body in Northern Kurdistan,
deriving from the June 1992 elections.
- Kurdistan Socialist Democratic
Party: splinter group from the KDP, led by Hama Hadji Mahmud.
Web site under construction.
- The Washington Kurdish Institute:
a research and educational organization, rather than a lobby group,
that also maintains a searchable
archive of news postings since June 1997.
- Turkomans People's
- The Assyrian Democratic
- Assyrian Progressive
Nationalist Party, based in Baghdad and pro-regime.
- Indict, who campaign for
the creation of an ad hoc International Criminal Tribunal to try
leading members of the Iraqi regime
- Oil and energy information:
- Depleted uranium poisoning and "Gulf War Syndrome":
- Special Oversight Board
for Department of Defense Investigations of Gulf War Chemical and
Biological Incidents - final
report published December 2000
- Gulf War
Illness Studies at RAND.
This site also contains an extensive "Review
of the Scientific Literature as it Pertains to Gulf War Illnesses"
from December 2000.
on Gulf War-Associated Neurologic Illness By the Division of Epidemiology,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
- "Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Sarin, Pyridostigmine
Bromide, and Vaccines", Institute
of Medicine of the National
Academy of Sciences:
War Illness Research Unit at King's
- Steve Fetter and Frank N. von Hippel, The
Hazard Posed by Depleted Uranium Munitions, from Science &
Global Security, 1999, Volume 8:2, pp.125-161.
Chugoku Shibun Newspaper, Hiroshima, Japan's website about DU
- Robin Stott and Douglas Holdstock (Medact), WHO
should undertake full inquiry into Gulf war illness, from The
British Medical Journal, 318:1422 (22 May 1999).
- Scott Peterson, The
Trail of a Bullet, from Christian
Science Monitor (29 April 1999).
from December 2-3, 1998 depleted uranium conference in Baghdad.
- Bill Mesler, Pentagon
Poison: The Great Radioactive Ammo Cover-Up, from The
Nation (26 June 1997).
- Bill Mesler, The
Pentagon's Radioactive Bullet, from The
Nation (21 October 1996).
- Maps of Iraq:
- Travel guides:
- Iraqi culture:
- shakoomakoo.com, according
to media-arabia.org, 'a complex site, offering the avantgarde viewpoint
of a good literary magazine.'
- IraqiArt.com, containing
the home pages of Iraqi artists, folk song lyrics, callligraphy,
poetry and more.
of Iraqi Art.
- Strokes of Genius,
Iraqi art exhibition (world premier, London 16 October 2000).
- Iraq 4 U - "This site is for all
Iraqi people, regardless of ethnic, religious or political background.
Although we recognize all religions, ethnicity and political views
in Iraq, we prefer not to indulge in religious and political discussions;
but rather focus on Iraq's culture, people and art, something we
all love and miss dearly."
their history and culture: basic information on the land, people,
social structure, language, history etc.
- IraqNet - An "Iraqi cybercafe".
- Iraqi Community Association
- for Iraqis living in the UK
- Iraq in European and American cultural forms: