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Anti-War event in Malden 3/24
20 Mar 2002
Modified: 06:20:35 PM
Greetings from Missile Street-video and discussion on effects of Iraqi sanctions


Iraq has been increasingly focused on in the media as a probable next target for US military force. The Iraqi people have been suffering under economic sanctions for more than 10 years; they cannot withstand another attack. Join us in viewing a new video about the effects of the sanctions. A facilitated discussion will follow the film and will include the perspectives of people who have traveled to Iraq on humanitarian missions.

Greetings from Missile Street (2001, Tom Jackson)
In the summer of 2000, members of Voices in the Wilderness, a campaign to stop the economic sanctions against Iraq, went to live in Basra with families who survive on the U.N. Oil for Food Program rations. Delegates witnessed first hand the hardships Iraqi families face due to the economic sanctions imposed against their country.
UNICEF states that 5000 children under the age of five die every month, and one in ten children under the age of one in Iraq will die before his or her first birthday as a direct result of the economic sanctions. Mainstream media in the United States has shown extensive coverage of Saddam Hussein, but virtually nothing about the people and families who live in Iraq. Greetings from Missile Street shows the people who are paying the price under economic sanctions.

St Paul's Episcopal Church
26 Washington St, Malden
Sunday, March 24th

Sponsored by MACAW (Maldonians Concerned About War)
For more information e-mail: mcaw5 (at)
Event is free and open to the public,
refreshments will be served.
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Protest Mis-directed
20 Mar 2002
Any protests against the suffering of innocent civilians in Iraq should be directed against Saddam Hussein and not the United States government. If anything, military action against Saddam should be applauded and backed fully by anyone interested in the human rights of the Iraqi people.

I don't understand why you liberals cannot see that the party responsible for suffering in Iraqi is Saddam. If Hussein were not in power, there would be no economic sanctions, billions of dollars would no longer be diverted to build this madman new palaces and new bunkers to keep him safe. Furthermore, Iraqi people would no longer have to live in fear that their own government might gas them, murder them and steal their God given right to life.

We all know the story of this dictator and the harm he has caused his people. We saw him rape, kill and torture thousands of Kuwaitis. We've seen him gas his own dissidents. When are you hippies going to wake up and realize that Saddam needs to be removed from power. The blame for suffering in Iraq should be placed solely on his shoulders.

If you want something to protest against, protest the fact that this demon has been holding a United States pilot captive for the past 10 years. Protest the fact that billions of dollars are stolen from the Iraqi people and used to fund Saddam's weapons programs. Protest something real for once.