The Irish activist
Richard Birmingham, a housing advocate with Voices in the Wilderness, has been in Baghdad for awhile, before and after the war. He was in the UN building when it was bombed, arguing for a continuation of the food distribution system left over from the Oil for Food program. Living frugally, as all these activists do, he's suffered a beating on the streets of Baghdad, and seen Iraqis beaten to death. Richard is quiet and unassuming, but will not be deterred.