'The conditions in Iraq are appalling. Malnutrition is running
at about 30% for children under 5 years old.... This is directly
attributable to the impact of sanctions, which have caused the
breakdown of the clean water system, health facilities and all the
things that young children require....It's incompatible with the
UN Charter, with the Convention on Human Rights, with the
Convention on the Rights of the Child....'
- Denis Halliday, 34-year veteran of United Nations, upon resigning his post as UN administrator for the 'Oil for Food' program
Details of a public meeting at Liberty Hall, Dublin, 7:30 PM, Wednesday 25th
A policy that leads to the death of children is morally unacceptable.
Ten years of crippling sanctions and military attacks have taken the lives of well over 1.5 million Iraqi people. The sanctions are inflicting the cruelest genocide in history: slow deaths by malnutrition, polluted water, manufactured sicknesses, and forced deprivation of health care and medicines. Please help us end the suffering. Join us and others around the world in calling for an end to the economic and military attacks on the people of Iraq.
Ireland, say no to the sanctions!
As a member of the international community, Ireland has fully supported the criminal sanctions. It is now time to end this support. Call your TD's and local representatives. Tell them that Ireland must end it's compliance with the sanctions against Iraq. One and a half million deaths is enough. No genocide in our name!
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Write to newspapers, call radio shows, talk to friends. Distribute copies of this leaflet in your community and church and your school. Call us to obtain more information. Write to the Taoiseach and the ministers and to your representatives in Dail. Volunteer to help at our weekly stall every Saturday from 2PM to 3PM in front of Bank of Ireland, College Green. Sponsor showings of the educative videos available with us.
(Photo by Bill Hackwell)
The Campaign has launched a petition drive calling upon Ireland to unilaterally end the sanctions. The text of the petition is belwo but you can also download and print out the PDF file of the petition.
Ten years of brutal sanctions and repeated bombing have destroyed Iraq and made life impossible for itís 22 million people. Over 1.5 million people have died as a direct result of the sanctions. Over half a million were children below the age of 5 years.
We are past the point where silence is passive consent - when a crime reaches these proportions, silence is complicity. (Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Howard Zinn)
We ask that the Dail pass a resolution demanding that the government stop complying with the sanctions immediately.
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Important information for all anti-war activists and concerned people:
There is growing apprehension that the United States may be preparing to launch a major military attack on Iraq. The oncoming presidential election in the US and Iraq's refusal to allow in arms inspectors have increased the fear that an attack may be eminent
IF THERE IS A MAJOR BOMBING OF IRAQ BY THE US OR UK ALL ANTI-WAR AND OTHER ACTIVISTS ARE REQUESTED TO GATHER AT THE US EMBASSY AT BALLSBRIDGE AT 7PM ON THE DAY OF THE BOMBING.
PLEASE CALL MICHAEL BIRMINGHAM AT 087 6888853 FOR UPTO DATE INFORMATION"