new internationalist
issue 316 - September 1999

Action and worth reading on Iraq


You can contact local groups through these main ones:

Iraq Sanctions Medical Alert
PO Box 7343, Wellington South.

ISMAG Peace Movement Aotearoa
PO Box 9314, Wellington.
Tel: 04 382 8129.
Fax: 04 382 8173.

Campaign Against Militarism
PO Box 186, Northbridge WA 6865
Tel: 08 9227 7880.

Gulf Peace Action Committee,
Adelaide SA.

Campaign Against Depleted Uranium (CADU)
c/o GMD CND, One World Centre, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2.
Tel: 0161 834 8301.
Fax: 0161 834 8187.

Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq (CASI)
c/o Seb Wills, Clare College, Cambridge CB2 1TL.

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.

Voices in the Wilderness
12 Trinity Road, London N2 8JJ.
Tel/Fax 0181 444 1605.

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.

Objection de Conscience / Voices of Conscience
8166 Henri-Julien, Montréal, Québec H2P 2J2.
Tel: 514 858 7584.
E-mail: or

Friends Committee on National Legislation
245 Second Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
TEL: (202)547-6000
FAX: (202)547-6019

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.

Iraq Action Coalition
7309 Haymarket Ln, Raleigh, NC 27615.
Tel: 919 848 7438.
Fax: 919 846 7422.

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: (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 International
21 Collingham Road, London SW5 ONU.
Tel: 0171 373 5228.
Fax: 0171 370 5956.
UK E-mail:
US E-mail

Middle East Report MERIP,
1500 Mass Ave NW, Suite 119, Washington DC 20005.

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