issue 316 - September 1999
You can contact local groups through these main ones:
Iraq Sanctions Medical Alert
PO Box 7343, Wellington South.
Campaign Against Militarism
PO Box 186, Northbridge WA 6865
Tel: 08 9227 7880.
Gulf Peace Action Committee,
Emergency Committee on Iraq
George Galloway MP, Room 501, 7 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA.
Tel: 0171 219 2874.
Fax: 0171 219 2879.
Gulf Veterans and Families Association
c/o 4 Maspin Close, Kingswood, Hull HU7 3EF.
Tel: 01482 833 812.
Fax: 01482 833 816.
Campaign to End Sanctions Against the People of Iraq (CESAPI)
240 Holyrood Road, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2R5.
Tel: 604 985 7147.
Fax: 604 985 1260.
The Global Movement to End the War against Iraq
c/o OPIRG McMaster, PO Box 1013, Mcmaster University,
1280 Main St West, Hamilton, Ont L8S 1CO.
Tel: 905 525 9140 ext. 27289.
Fax: 905 523 0107.
Iraq Action Network Canada,
PO Box 40052, 75 King St S, Waterloo, Ont, N2J 4V1.
Houston Coalition to End the War on Iraq
1844 Kipling St, Houston, Texas.
Tel: 713 524 2682
International Action Center Anti-Sanctions Project
39 W 14th St, #206; New York, NY, 10011.
Tel: 212 633 6646.
Fax 212 633 2889.
International Peace Project
900 Mission Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara CA 93105.
Tel: 805 569 3738.
Voices in the Wilderness
1460 West Carmen Ave, Chicago, IL 60640.
Tel: 773 784 8065.
Fax: 773 784 8837.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (see Britain for website).
The Scourging of Iraq: Sanctions, Law and Natural Justice, Geoff Simons (Macmillan 1998). An angry book, but an invaluable reference tool. Simons has also written Iraq: Primus Inter Pariahs, a crisis chronology 1997-98 (Macmillian 1999) which minutely charts the disputes between the US and Iraq that led to the expulsion of the weapons inspectors, and Imposing Economic Sanctions: Legal remedy or genocidal tool? (Pluto,1999) looking at sanctions worldwide and their implications, as well as Iraq: From Sumer to Saddam (Macmillan 1996) which goes back 10,000 years! Sarah Graham-Brown’s Sanctioning Saddam: the Politics of Intervention (IB Tauris,1999) is a thorough and detailed analysis of the politics of economic sanctions. It includes material on the Kurds. For those wishing to look in more detail at Kurdish issues, David McDowall’s definitive A Modern History of the Kurds (IB Tauris 1997) is a must. For an historical view, The Fire this Time by former US Attorney-General Ramsey Clark (Thunders Mouth Press, updated 1994) gives a searing analysis of Gulf War propaganda, as does Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War by John R Macarthur (University of California Press, 1993). For more information on depleted uranium, read Metal of Dishonour: how the Pentagon radiates soldiers and civilians with DU weapons (International Action Center).
Gulf States Newsletter
Box 124, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 3YT.
Tel: 01342 712 929.
Fax: 01342 712 829.
Middle East Report MERIP,
1500 Mass Ave NW, Suite 119, Washington DC 20005.
This first appeared in our award-winning magazine - to read more, subscribe from just £7