Tom Sager was coordinator of the Veterans for Peace Iraq Water
(http://www.veteransforpeace.org) from 2001 to March 2003. He has
traveled to Iraq five times, four times with the Water Project.
most recent trip was in June/July 2003 during which he visited
the six water treatment plants which Veterans for Peace has
Iraq. These six plants serve approximately 100,000 people with
One of the VFP plants in the Basrah area has become a major
station for the water tankers which truck purified water to the
neighborhoods in Basrah with no direct access to purified water.
Unfortunately, some of the plants which VFP rebuilt have been
by bombing, looting, and general deterioration due to problems
associated with the sanctions and the invasion. Veterans for
continue its work in Iraq by repairing the damage to its water
treatment plants caused by bombing, looting and deterioration.
Besides rebuilding water treatment plants, the Iraq Water
sought to publicize the devastating effects of sanctions and war
people of Iraq, and mobilize people in the US to work for peace
justice for the Iraqi people.
Tom has been an advocate for peace and justice since 1959 when
participated in the "ban the bomb" campaign. He retired from his
associate professor of computer science at University of
in 2000 in order to be able to spend more time with family and
for peace and justice. The following year, he became an
member of Veterans for Peace and began working with the Iraq
Project. After 9/11/01 he began writing Peace Porridge, an
electronic newsletter. The most recent letters are posted at