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Update: Al Jazeera & Iraq 15-August-2007


Starting next week, a 30 minute edit of Disarm will be screened in the U.S. by Al Jazeera International on its English-language broadcast. Screening details follow, but if you can’t get to a TV, it will also be video streamed from their website at the same times. Visit: http://english.aljazeera.net/English and click ‘Watch Now’ in the upper left corner. Al Jazeera’s ‘People & Power’ series begins screening Disarm (Eastern Standard Time): Weds. August 22 at 10:30am & 9:30pm, Thurs Aug. 23 at 9:30am, Fri. Aug. 24 at 2:30am, 4:30pm, and 11:00pm.


A major landmine meeting takes place in Jordan this November, providing a continued opportunity for the landmine campaign to increase its lobbying of governments in the Middle East that have not joined the Mine Ban Treaty. A couple of weeks ago, Kuwait acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty and on Wednesday August 15 IRAQ deposited its accession instrument with the United Nations (a real big, and very cool surprise!). The Al Jazeera piece is screening at a perfect time!