Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq
& Citizens Concerned for the People of Iraq

Child in Basra, February 1998.

"Sanctions are the economic nuclear bomb."
-- Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, returning from a March 1999 visit to Iraq.

   INOC is dedicated to helping the people of Iraq recover from over 16 years of economic sanctions and war, as well as educating the public about the health effects of wars and the unacceptability of bombing civilian infrastructure and economic sanctions. According to UNICEF, sanctions against Iraq contributed to the deaths of half a million children under the age of five. More about INOC and CCPI ...

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Read Rev. Rich Gamble's recent opionion piece in the Seattle Times
on Maria Cantwell and the Iraq war Cantwell can't hide from her position on Iraq

For a report on the U.S. vs Bert Sacks law suit, see

For a summary of 18 years of war on Iraq and related legal issues, see Bert On Iraq Blog

For a 3-minute startling response from Dan Rather on the sanctions, listen to Dan Rather on KUOW

Iraq Fact Sheets
  • Why didn't Iraqis welcome US troops with "open arms"?
  • What would a non-violent response to 9-11 look like?
  • Why doesn't the Bush admin. have an exit strategy?
  • Is war the best response to terror?
  • Iraq reconstruction--how is it going?
  • How does the US leave Iraq responsibly?
  • Is US policy towards Israel/Palestine creating anger?
  • Were the reasons the US went to war true or false?
  • Who dies, who pays, and who profits from the war?
    (print or photocopy double-sided, flipping on short edge; then cut, making 2 half-page flyers per sheet)
  • Economic sanctions as a weapon of mass destruction (Joy Gordon, 11/02)
  • Civilian infrastructure destroyed (DIA et al, 6/00)
  • Fox News has its own view of reality (Bert Sacks, 12/04)
  • more...
  • Occupation and War
  • 100,000 excess Iraqi deaths since war (Reuters, 10/04)
  • Occupation Watch monitoring the occupation
  • independent reporting & news
  • Facing the Truth About Iraq (Carroll, 9/03)
  • When compassion becomes dissent (Duncan, 1/03)
  • more...
    Delegations and Actions
  • Voices in the Wilderness sent its 71st delegation to Iraq in August 2003
  • Invite a speaker to talk about U.S. policies on Iraq, first-hand experiences in Iraq
  • Bert Sacks' legal complaint against federal office over sanctions (PDF version), Dept. of Justice motion to dismiss, Bert's opposition to motion to dismiss, and DOJ reply in support of motion to dismiss. See also article (P-I, 1/04) and audio clip (Free Speech Radio, 1/16/04).
  • more...
  • Related Campaigns
  • A Call for 20,000 Voices against a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit to collect a fine of $20,000 from the group Voices in the Wilderness for bringing medicines to the people of Iraq.
  • No More Victims project working with victims of U.S. foreign policy
  • Bring Them Home Now! calling for immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq
  • Other groups working for change
  • In Washington state, see Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War (SNOW)
  • Nationally, see EPIC, United for Peace and Justice, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans Against the Iraq War, Veterans for Common Sense
  • more...

    Contact Information

    For national info:
    Voices in the Wilderness
    1460 West Carmen Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: 773-784-8065
    For local info:
    INOC c/o Keystone Church
    5019 Keystone Place N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    Phone: 206-632-6021
    Website maintained by Andrew Fung.
    Last updated on May 18, 2007.

    Upcoming Events
    All meetings & events are open to the public.
    Always the first Saturday of every month: Regular INOC/CCPI meeting, 3-5 p.m., at Keystone Church in Seattle. update

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