Moment of Truth, or Lies?
17 - DENIS HALLIDAY, email@example.com Former head of the UN
oil-for-food program, Halliday warns of "the catastrophic humanitarian
impact of war and the imminent collapse of the oil-for-food program."
Halliday, who was also former U.N. Assistant Secretary General,
said today: "The Secretary General should be prohibited from recalling
the inspectors without the permission of the five permanent members
of the Security Council."
Yesterday Vice President Dick Cheney claimed that Iraq has "reconstituted
nuclear weapons." Khadduri worked with the Iraqi Atomic Energy
Commission from 1968 until 1998. Now in Canada, he was recently
interviewed by UNMOVIC. Khadduri asserts that Iraq has not had
a nuclear weapons program since 1991 and accuses the administration
of a pattern of deceit.
Co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness and the Iraq Peace
Team, Kelly is in Iraq with more than 20 other Americans. They
plan to stay.
Gordon is a professor at Fairfield University and wrote "Cool
War: Economic Sanctions as Weapons of Mass Destruction" which
appeared in Harper's magazine (Nov. 2002). She has acquired confidential
U.N. documents, including minutes of closed meetings of the Security
Council committee charged with overseeing the sanctions. While
Bush and Blair cited Iraqi suffering as a reason for war yesterday,
she documents that it is U.S. policy which has ensured the devastation
in Iraq for the last decade.
Author of the report "Post-Saddam Iraq: Linchpin of a New Oil
Order," Renner is a senior researcher at Worldwatch Institute
and a policy analyst for Foreign Policy In Focus. He contradicts
administration officials who claim that oil is not a motivating
factor in administration policy.
A member of Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization of family members
of 9-11 victims seeking alternatives to violence, Campbell was
arrested on Thursday at the Capitol. Other protests with other
9-11 family members are planned today.
A founding member of Military Families Speak Out, Lessin has a
stepson deployed in the Persian Gulf. She was also arrested on
Thursday at the Capitol. She is in touch with other military personnel
who note that they are deprived of their First Amendment rights
to express their views against Bush's policies.
Clark is national coordinator of the Iraq Pledge of Resistance,
which is organizing civil disobedience actions in D.C. and around
|Common Dreams NewsCenter is a non-profit news service
providing breaking news and views for the Progressive Community.
press release posted here has been provided to Common Dreams NewsWire by
one of the many progressive organizations who make up America's Progressive Community.
you wish to comment on this press release or would like more information,
please contact the organization directly.
*all times Eastern US (GMT-5:00)
Read our Guidelines
for Submitting News Releases
1997-2003 Common Dreams.