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NOT IN OUR NAME: 15 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD MARCH ON.. FEB 15.

1MORE than half a million children have died in Iraq as the result of the first Gulf War and 12 years of sanctions.

2A CONFIDENTIAL UN report estimated that a second Gulf War could cause up to half a million casualties, two million refugees and leave five million struggling for survival in the face of a full-blown humanitarian disaster.

3YOU are not alone. A Daily Mirror survey found 80 per cent of us do not want a war without UN backing. Be there to show Tony Blair.

4THE cost of the 800 cruise missiles planned for the initial attack on Iraq could pay for five years of monthly penicillin treatments for 12 million children.

5SHOW Blair you don't agree when he says we must "pay a blood price for our alliance with the US.

6IRAQ is in breach of 12 UN resolutions. Israel is in breach of 68 and is rewarded with pounds 1.5billion in annual US military aid.

7IT'S about oil - ask US Vice President Dick Cheney, who said: "The good Lord did not see fit simply to put oil under those countries friendly to the United States.""

8...AND the Chevron oil company, which named a super-tanker the SS Condoleezza Rice to thank the US National Security Adviser for her support.

9GEORGE Bush and his Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have raised the possibility of using battlefield nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

10CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown can find pounds 1billion for the war - but not to pay firefighters, nurses and teachers a fair wage.

11DESPITE so-called pinpoint accuracy bombing, the proportion of civilian deaths to military deaths has risen in every war of the past 100 years.

12WE have seen no real evidence that Saddam is in league with al-Qaeda or developing weapons of mass destruction. The UN is not convinced. Nor are Russia, China, France or Germany. Are you?

13WE have UN weapons inspectors in Iraq and US Secretary of State Colin Powell says we can watch every move Saddam makes from space - so why the rush to spill blood?

14THE Pentagon has promised to shatter Iraq "physically, emotionally and psychologically" by hurling 800 cruise missiles at its people in two days - double the number launched during the entire 40 days of the 1991 Gulf War.

15THIS will violate the Geneva Convention, which prohibits attack upon "objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population".
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:7IRAQ
Date:Feb 13, 2003
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