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Activists Fast Against Iraqi Sanctions</B>

July 28, 1998


Only a few months ago it seemed imminent that the United States was going to bomb Iraq. During that crisis, we talked to groups around the country and the world and heard from various peace groups and other organizations about their activism in opposing military strikes. We also heard daily reports from a small group of people who traveled to Iraq in the midst of this crisis— members of the human rights group Voices in the Wilderness.

Several dozen members of Voices in the Wilderness have begun a three week fast and vigil across the street from the United States Mission to the United Nations to call for the lifting of the devastating sanctions against Iraq, which they say have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths over the last eight years.


  • George Lopez, a fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Kathy Kelly, the executive director for Voices in the Wilderness, based in Chicago. Call: Voices in the Wilderness (773)784-8065