Saturday is the Global Day of Action to mark the 2nd Anniversary of the Occupation of Iraq. There are amazing events going on all over the world which you can read about at the global campaign site. To find out what you can do here, check the Indymedia site.
I for one, will definitely be marching in Wellington. I received my monthly email from International Youth Parliament this week which always features reports from the Action Partners around the world. The contribution from an Action Partner in Iraq was both humbling and inspiring.
Nour Mosawy, OIYP 2004 Action Partner, Iraq.I have been facing lots of changes in our conditions here, every day is a different day in predictions, hopes and futures from the day before! Every day is different with its fears, hopes, dreams and prayers from yesterday.
My action plan is now more directed towards youth empowerment of medical students, mostly to obtain the goals needed in health development. Water treatment requires lots of money to be spent, with no guarantees for sustainability as the situation is not yet settled and we don’t know where bombs will be!!!!
I would like to send medical students to medical conferences to get to participate and learn about the methods of achieving health projects, especially directed towards the Millenium Development Goals, as water improvement is one of these goals.
It’s always amazing to read about how people still manage to stay focussed and positive, even when the empire is bombing the hell out of your country. Yay for youth I say!