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John Pilger in devastating form

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Thursday November 15, 2007 15:14author by Miriam Cotton

'The forgotten fallen'

While whole forests were felled to do justice to the memory of 'our boys', not an inch of it was used to speak of the dead who they refuse to acknowledge. Or did amnesia afflict the mainstream media on remembrance day?

Pilger puts the establishment to shame.

" "The mortality of children in Basra has increased by nearly 30 per cent compared to the Saddam Hussein era," said Dr Haydar Salah, a paediatrician at Basra children's hospital. "Children are dying daily and no one is doing anything to help them." In January this year, nearly 100 leading British doctors wrote to Hilary Benn, then international development secretary, describing how children were dying because Britain had not fulfilled its obligations as an occupying power under UN Security Council Resolution 1483. Benn refused to see them. "

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