purpose of this website is to provide you with tools with which to take
the Iraq sanctions issue to your communities--local, state and national.
The site contains background papers,
one page documents suitable for fliers, a description of non-violent
action principles, suggestions on how to interface
with the media and political process, and a
section of photographs
which can be reproduced for flyers, documents, etc.
The site concludes with a section on proposed and suggested actions,
and a listing of current alerts requiring your attention.
Finally we give a set of links to other valuable actions and information,
and a means to contact us.
another era, Dr. Martin Luther King, in his famous "Letter
from Birmingham Jail," admonished the "white moderates" who are "more devoted
to 'order' than to justice" on their lack of active participation in the
cause of human rights. To that list I would add Black, Asian, Hispanic,
Christian, Muslim and Jewish "moderates," who may recognize and acknowledge
the tragedy befalling Iraqi children, but have not taken action. Dr. King
said, "Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating
than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance
is much more bewildering than outright rejection." Archbishop Desmond Tutu
states, "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen
the side of the oppressor."
welcome your feedback
and hope to serve as a useful resource to all of you committed to providing
relief to the suffering in Iraq.
Updated 1 Jan 2001.