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Starting  from April 30th , UMD Students for Peace and CSS Amnesty  International  will be hosting a 5 day fast and encampment to raise the awareness of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, and our country's responsibility to end it!

Economic Impact ofthe War:   

Ø      Cost of the Iraq War

o       National:  $418,833,590,287

o       Minnesota: $ 10,058,426,675

o       Duluth: $ 127,373,158 … and rising by the second!

Ø      36cents of every tax dollar paid by Minnesotans in 2006 went to military spending

Ø      THE FY2008 budget proposal would cut $13 million of non-security discretionary spending which includes: low-income energy assistance programs, head start, Child acre and Development block grant, Special Education and Clean Water Revolving Fund

 Human Costs

Ø      As of July 2006, 654,965 excess Iraqi deaths have occurred

Ø      3311 U.S. soldiers dead as of April 20th, 2007

Ø      Number of Violent civilian deaths have increased by 53% since the invasion in Iraq; majority are gunshot related

Ø      Cancer rates among Iraqi children have increased by 700% due to the use of depleted uranium.

 Sponsored by:  Duluth Area Green Party, Northland Anti-war Coalition, Veterans for Peace, Loaves and Fishes, 
UMD Students for Peace, CSS Amnesty International

 
Schedule:

Monday, April 30, 2007

  • Campus Panel Discussion, UMD Kirby Lounge, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
 Tuesday, May 1, 2007
  • Veterans’ Discussion panel, CSS Science Building, S3209, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

 Wednesday, May 2, 2007

  • The Costs of War: Health, Environmental and Fiscal Consquences of the War in Iraq, UMD Chemistry 200, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
  • Acoustic Concert and Open Mic night, CSS Science Lawn, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
 Thursday, May 3, 2007
  •  The Culture and History of Iraq, a talk by Dr. Sabah Alwan, CSS Somers Main Lounge, 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
  • Michael Pfau: Activist Workshop, CSS Somers Main Lounge, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
 Friday, May 4, 2007
  • Student Walk out and Rally, outside the Duluth Civic Center, downtown Duluth, 11 am walkout, 12:00 pm Rally


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