Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. In this US election year, Democracy Now! is more important than ever. For 20 years, we’ve put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. We lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. A generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar if you donate right now. That means when you give $10, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you every day.

Your Donation: $

Treasury Dept. Fines Voices in the Wilderness Thousands for Delivering Medical Supplies to Iraq

August 01, 2003
Story
WATCH FULL SHOW

The Chicago-based humanitarian group is fined tens of thousands of dollars for violating sanctions against Iraq. We speak with Voices in the Wilderness co-founder and two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly.

The Treasury Department notified the humanitarian group Voices in the Wilderness three days ago that they have twenty days to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating sanctions against Iraq.

Since its founding in 1996, Voices in the Wilderness has campaigned to end economic and military warfare against the Iraqi people. They have done this mostly by organizing delegations to Iraq in deliberate violation of U.N. economic sanctions and U.S. law, to publicly deliver small amounts of medical supplies to children and families in need.

Many of the group’s members refuse to pay taxes for war.


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.