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    March Against Sanctions @ Trafalgar

    Just passing it along, for those of you who are interested.


    Mission Statement

    In support of the Iraqi people, we will be holding a march from Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square on Sunday 8th April, 2001 commencing at 3:00pm.

    We demand an end to the suffering of the Iraqi people, caused primarily by the economic sanctions imposed on the country by the UN for the past decade.

    Unicef estimates that an additional half million Iraqi children under five have died since sanctions were imposed in 1990. Two UN Assistant Secretary-Generals, sent to Iraq to run the UN’s humanitarian programme, have resigned and now campaign against the sanctions. The second, Hans von Sponeck, asked, “How long should the civilian population be exposed to such punishment for something that they have never done?”

    A growing number of countries - including France, the Netherlands, and Canada – and organisations – including the Liberal Democrats, Amnesty International, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Catholic and Anglican Churches – are attacking the sanctions. Britain remains publicly supportive of the US’ hardline policy, in spite of this growing chorus of criticism. It also routinely accuses sanctions opponents of sympathy for the Iraqi regime. We completely condemn the oppressive Iraqi regime, which has contributed tothe destruction of an entire people and catalysed the destructive effects of the sanctions on the innocent population. However, this does not make Britain's support for the economic sanctions any less criminal. In particular, we regard elected officials who support this policy as having a
    hand in this crime.

    All are welcome to attend. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] , or if you prefer, you can call us on 07801 289 148.

    I wish I could come.

    Good luck in making your point!


      thats trafalger square in London, UK

      Right GFQ?
      There are similar protests in Boston,MA and New York (USA) later on this year. If anyone is interested in particpating and would like information let me know.


        hmcq, yep thats right.
        >>>If anyone is interested in particpating and would like information let me know.<<
        *wry smile* u stole my line weeell not really, but if anyone wants any info about protest marches/rallies/etc. in canada lemme know

        ps.Pilot i wish i could go also *rueful smile* but unfortunately or fortunately whatever the case may be i'm not in the UK. But we held a rally 'here', last week, and it was really good, had a great turnout, got alot of publicity 'n that was our aim, so alhamdulillah, and inshaAllah our efforts will make a difference.