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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Tomorrow (Sat.): Conference to End Sanctions against Iraq

Conference tomorrow!: 

Sanctions against Iraq have triggered an humanitarian disaster of
catastrophic proportions. Over 1.5 million Iraqi civilians already have
died. Oil-for-Food 'relief' has failed to reverse soaring mortality rates
in Iraq, estimated by UN agencies at over 8,000 deaths per month.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13 1:00 - 5:15 PM

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education Lamoureux Hall, Rm. 122
145 Jean-Jacques Lussier, University of Ottawa

Registration $10.


1:00 pm Welcome 

Overview of CANESI and Conference Goals

Moderator: Dale Hildebrand

1:15 pm Introduction of Keynote Speaker 

- Bill Janzen 

1:30 - 2:15 Keynote Address: “Justice, Not Retaliation, for the Iraqi People” 

- Hans von Sponeck (Geneva), former UN Coordinator of the Humanitarian
Program in Iraq

2:15 - 2:45 Questions and Discussion

2:45 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 4:00 PANEL : International Perspectives

- Kathy Kelly : ‘Smart Sanctions’: Tightening the Noose

- Rania Masri: US Policy and International Law

- Felicity Arbuthnot: Public Access to Information: Role of Media 

4:00 - 5:00 PANEL : Canadian Perspectives

- TBA : Canadian Policy on Sanctions Against Iraq

- Neil Arya Public Response: Canadian Churches, 

Dale Hildebrand Disarmament Organisations

5:00- 5:15 Summary, and Further Directions


- Panelists: - Kathy Kelly, Voices in the Wilderness (Chicago)

- Rania Masri, Iraq Action Coalition (Raleigh)

- Dale Hildebrand, Kairos (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives) 

- Neil Arya, President, Physicians for Global Survival

- Felicity Arbuthnot, Journalist (UK)

Conference Goals
1) Public Education

To make accessible UN information on current conditions in Iraq and
analysis of the on-going Security Council impasse.

2) A Forum for Broader Participation

By Canadian human rights, international development, and peace /disarmament
organisations to learn about CANESI, and to discuss the broader
implications of economic sanctions policy in relation to international law
and global security.

Keynote Talk: “Justice, Not Retaliation, for the Iraqi People”
by Hans von Sponeck (Geneva), former UN Coordinator of the Humanitarian
Program in Iraq

Panel discussions: “International Perspectives” & “Canadian Perspectives”

Organised by the Canadian Network to End Sanctions on Iraq (CANESI)
SPONSORS: Kairos (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives), Physicians for
Global Survival, National Council for Canada Arab Relations, Voice of Women
for Peace.

For information marca@arobas.net    Tel: (514) 722-5538

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