Voices in the Wilderness: A Benefit Compilation
DIY and Proud 1
Released on February 1, 2005
This is a benefit compilation for Voices in the Wilderness, a campaign to end the economic sanctions against the people of Iraq. The Compilation features: Pezz, Anti-Flag, The Tri-Fives, Ann Beretta, Anti-Anti, One Man Army, Dynamite Boy, No More, Fifteen, The Forgotten, H.C.A., The Applicators, The Independents, The Bedrockers, Youth Brigade, Bury The Living, Jello Biafra, Virginia Black Lung, and YGC.
ABOUT THE VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS ORGANIZATION
Voices in the Wilderness is a joint US/UK campaign to end the economic sanctions and military warfare against the people of Iraq. Since March 1996, over sixty Voices delegations have traveled to Iraq in open violation of the sanctions. Each delegation represents thousands of people in America and England who oppose warfare. We are teachers, veterans, social workers,
artists, health care professionals, trades people, and church workers, who in the tradition of Mohandas Gandhi, advocate nonviolence as a means for social change. We oppose the development, storage and use by any country of weapons of mass destruction, be they nuclear, biological, chemical - or economic. Today, in Iraq, the “Iraq Peace Team” is maintaining a constant presence to stand in solidarity with the Iraqi people. In the schools and hospitals, on the streets and in the homes of Baghdad, Basra, Mosul and other cities we have seen the effects of more than a decade of economic sanctions and frequent bombings. Now we see the fear and suffering caused by new escalations in violence.