WASHINGTON - February 5 - Khury Petersen-Smith, RIT student and member of the Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) just got back from Iraq. During an interview with Sunny Miller, Executive Director of Traprock Peace Center, he describes the brutality and devastation of the war and occupation, as well the continuing effects of the lethal economic sanctions that had been imposed on Iraq for more than a decade.
Visit http://traprockpeace.org/iraq_reports.html to hear this interview (mp3 audio). Download it and share it. Please ask local and campus radio stations to play it. You will also find Khury's written report at the site. He is available for interviews and speaking.
Khury represented the Campus Antiwar Network http://www.campusantiwar.net on a delegation to Iraq that was organized by United for Peace and Justice, Global Exchange and Occupation Watch.
As a student organizer, Khury stresses how important it is for Americans to oppose the war and occupation. We should become "active wherever we are."
You'll also find the moving letter from Michele Naar-Obed, who recounts her recent two week stay in Baghdad. Michele is on her way to prison for 30 days after planting flower seeds on an ELF site, part of the Navy's submarine transmitter system. The navy used the ELF system to communicate with subs that launched cruise missiles against Iraq.
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