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IRAQ, Why Continue the Tragedy?

Date:
Monday, June 17, 2002
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
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Location Details:
Centro Del Pueblo 474 Valencia (between 15th & 16th)

For over a decade, the people of Iraq have suffered human rights violations imposed on them through sanctions sponsored by the US Government and oppression by their own leader Saddam Hussein. UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) recently stated that over 500,000 Iraqi children have died due to malnourshment and disease related to sanctions. Instances of childhood leukemia have skyrocketed since the Persian Gulf War after the US dropped bombs made with depleted uranium. Chemotherapy is not available to the majority of children. Now, the US Government is threatening to escalate the offensive against Iraq with a new bombing campaign. This will inevitable result in the deaths of many civilians who are already in a desperate condition. Come hear two experts speak about why the US policy against Iraq is unnecessary and what people of ocnscience in the United States can do to stop it. Paul George, Director of the Peninsula Peace & Justice Center and member of Nation Network to End the War Against Iraq Mahmood Suleiman, former member of the UN World Health Organization working in Iraq and in touch with family members in Iraq. $0-$10 sliding scale domation requested TOWN HALL COMMITTEE AGAINST WAR AND HATE (415) 705-0693 http://sftownhall.org
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