|from the Voices in the Wilderness - United Kingdom
Over the last ten years hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children have died as result of United Nations imposed economic sanctions. Denied adequate food, clean water and medical facilities, children succumb rapidly to malnutrition and infectious disease.
"We are in the process of destroying an entire society.
It is as simple and terrifying as that. It is illegal and immoral".
- Denis Halliday, former UN Humanitarian
Coordinator for Iraq, October 1998
"If people could hear and see what is being done in their names in Iraq, they would be outraged. But they don't, so it continues".
- John Simpson, BBC World Affairs Editor, April 2000
(wood engraving by Emily Johns)
(The following is a poem written about the forgotten
victims of Chernobyl. It also applies to the forgotten
victims of our duel wars against Iraq - for not only
do the sanctions kill indiscriminately, but so does
the radiation left over from our indiscriminate
bombing of Iraq with depleted uranium munitions.)
|To Vasily Deomidovich Dubodel, who passed away in August 1988, and
to all past and future victims of Chernobyl.
They didn't register us
They did not register us