Eyewitness To Iraq Massacre - Moreland Peace Group
Eyewitness To Iraq Massacre
Invitation to Moreland Peace Group event
EYEWITNESS TO IRAQ MASSACRE
Donna Mulhearn, a volunteer aid worker recently returned from six months in Iraq, will present a unique and personal account of life under occupation at a meeting to be held at:
Brunswick Town Hall on Sunday, August 29, at noon.
The presentation, organised by the Moreland Peace Group, will include stories, photographs and video footage from occupied Iraq, otherwise not seen in Australia.
Donna was one of only five foreigners present in Fallujah during the US military assault on the city that resulted in the death of thousands of civilians.
She came under fire from American troops while trying to deliver medical aid to a clinic.
"The siege on Fallujah was a massacre," she said.
"American snipers were randomly shooting women and children. The media was denied entry to the city so it went unreported by the mainstream media."
Donna was in Iraq for the first time last year before and during the war as part of the human shield movement.
She returned to Iraq late last year to set up a shelter for street kids in Baghdad.
During this time she experienced first-hand the hardships of daily life in occpued Iraq and witnessed the impact of the war on ordinary Iraqi people.
"The suffering of the Iraqi people is not portayed in the mainstream media, there are so many stories that have been left untold.
"I tell stories about the human cost of war.
"Life in Baghdad is extremely difficult. The Iraqi people are physically and emotionally exhausted and seek the peace that can only come as a result of a full withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq."
Donna's presentation reveals the reality of war and the consequences of violence on the people of Iraq."
For interviews contact Donna on 0422 749 319.
For information on the Moreland Peace Group, contact David Glanz on 0418 316 310.