CALL FOR AN END TO IRAQ'S REPARATION PAYMENTS
"I support the campaign for an end to Iraqi debt and reparation
payments. Why should the people of Iraq still be paying for Saddam's
crimes?" Ahmed Mukhtar, Iraqi Oud Player and Composer.
SINCE THE FALL OF SADDAM, IRAQ HAS PAID $1450 MILLION IN REPARATIONS.
This issue has had no coverage in the media and has been ignored by the
Coalition. However, the UN Compensation Commission is meeting again on
9-11th March to award yet more reparations against Iraq.
Now is the time to tell the world that Iraq has paid enough.
(Almost $19 billion has been paid and $48 billion awarded so far).
In response, a demonstration has been organised for 10th March at the
UNCC in Geneva. EVERYONE IS URGED TO ATTEND.
If you support the campaign for the cancellation of Iraq's debt and
reparation payments, please forward this e-mail.
This has been initiated by Jubilee Iraq, a neutral organisation
campaigning for the cancellation of all Saddam's debt and reparations,
involving people across the political spectrum (for details see the
Jubilee Iraq website). Iraqis are taking a role in the event and we
would especially welcome the support of those from the Gulf who can
mobilise public opinion in their countries.
CAN YOU JOIN US?
Please contact Fay Mahdi by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone
on 00 44 781 406 7725. Information is also available at
The demonstration will take place on the 10th March between 1-3pm at the
UNCC offices in Geneva, while the commission is meeting to make new
UNCC offices, Villa La Pelouse, Palais des Nations, CH-1211, Geneva 10,
There will be a group of people flying out together from London on the
evening of the 9th and staying overnight. Accommodation will be
arranged at the City Hostel in central Geneva for those who need it and
we are planning a get together on the evening of the 9th. Alternatively
people could fly in on the morning of the 10th and meet at the UNCC.
Flights on Easyjet from London Luton and Gatwick airports and are
reasonably priced (at around £80 return, or as low as £40 if you return
on the morning of the 11th).
*From other parts of Europe
Please get in touch and let us know your plans. If there's a group
going it could be arranged for people to travel together. Again,
Easyjet flights are reasonably priced and go to Geneva from most major
*Upon arrival in Geneva
It takes around 20 minutes from the airport to the centre of Geneva
(where the City Hostel is for those who want to stay overnight on the
9th). It takes roughly a further 20 minutes from the city centre to the
UNCC offices. Maps will soon be available on http://www.jubileeiraq.org
Please bring along banners and placards if you can in Arabic, French or
If you have any contacts in the media, please tell them about the
Iraq has paid enough reparations!
If you want to help Iraq and the Iraqis to heal their wounds and scars please do that with action if you can!