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IRAQ – 11 YEARS ON Silent Protest, Galway

19/03/2014 - 13:00
21/03/2014 - 18:00
 IRAQ – 11 YEARS ON

Silent Protest on Shop Street, Galway
 
At the top of Shop Street, Galway this Wednesday 19th March at 12.45pm the Galway Alliance Against War will mark the 11th anniversary of the illegal Iraq War and the 9th week of Margaretta D'Arcy's imprisonment with a 45 minute silent protest.
 
Ireland played a significant role (via Shannon airport and Irish airspace) in the unnecessary Iraq war. The people of Iraq to this day continue to suffer its legacy. In seven months of 2013 some twenty thousand people lost their lives as a result of the civil and sectarian divisions that were fomented because of the US and British invasion in 2003.

Pilger: The truth about the criminal bloodbath in Iraq can't be 'countered' indefinitely

The truth about the criminal bloodbath in Iraq can't be 'countered' indefinitely

The media cover-up has been a weapon in the crimes of western states since the first world war. But a reckoning is coming for those paid to keep the record straight
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A baby in a Baghdad hospital in July 2003. 'Half a million Iraqi infants died as a result of sanctions, according to Unicef.' Photograph: Joseph Barrak/AFP/Getty Images

WHO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers/ Birth Defects in Iraq Caused by d.u. ammunition

WHO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers and Birth Defects in Iraq Caused by Depleted Uranium Ammunition
By Denis Halliday

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has categorically refused in defiance of its own mandate to share evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of
Depleted Uranium and other weapons have not only killed many civilians, but continue to result in the birth of deformed babies.
This issue was first brought to light in 2004 in a WHO expert report "on the long-term health of Iraq's civilian population resulting from depleted
uranium (DU) weapons". This earlier report was "held secret", namely suppressed by the WHO:

The study by three leading radiation scientists cautioned that children and adults could contract cancer after breathing in dust containing
DU, which is radioactive and chemically toxic. But it was blocked from publication by the World Health Organization (WHO), which employed the main
author, Dr Keith Baverstock, as a senior radiation advisor. He alleges that it was deliberately suppressed, though this is denied by WHO.

(See Rob Edwards, WHO 'Suppressed' Scientific Study Into Depleted Uranium Cancer Fears in Iraq, The Sunday Herald,
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Almost nine years later, a joint WHO- Iraqi Ministry of Health Report on cancers and birth defect in Iraq was to be released in November 2012.

53% of Britons think Iraq invasion was wrong, 22% say put Tony Blair on trial 14 March 2013 Richard Norton-Taylor

53% of Britons think Iraq invasion was wrong, 22% say put Tony Blair on trial

Half of those questioned said they believed Blair deliberately set out to mislead the British public about the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction.

Ten years after Iraq what is Tony Blair good for today? 13 March 2013 Matt Carr

Ten years after Iraq what is Tony Blair good for today?

Governments pay millions for his advice; he picks up vast speaking fees; he's regarded by the US and UK media as the go-to man on anything to do with the Middle East.

How the Iraq war compares to the worst horrors in world history - David Swnson 180313

How the Iraq war compares to the worst horrors in world history

If instead of spending five trillion dollars destroying Iraq, the United States had chosen to do good with it, at home or abroad, just imagine the possibilities.

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