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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] This is an automated compilation of submissions to email@example.com Articles for inclusion in this daily news mailing should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a full reference to the source of the article. Today's Topics: 1. [JNV Announce] BBC's John Simpson refuses to speak at Iraq business conference (Emma Sangster) 2. [JNV Announce] Falluja Protest (R.A. Laurence) --__--__-- Message: 1 To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org From: Emma Sangster <emma@DELETETHISdrifting.demon.co.uk> Subject: [JNV Announce] BBC's John Simpson refuses to speak at Iraq business conference Reply-To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 12:12:28 +0100 PRESS RELEASE Voices in the Wilderness UK [A] 22nd April 2004 Contact 0845 458 2564 or 07947 839 992 BBC'S JOHN SIMPSON REFUSES TO SPEAK AT IRAQ BUSINESS CONFERENCE Activists to protest at oil and arms trade-backed Iraq Procurement Conference The BBC's World Affairs Editor, John Simpson, has refused to speak at a business conference next week at which representatives from 300 companies - including Shell, ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco and US arms manufacturer Raytheon - will meet members of the US-installed Iraqi "government" to discuss 'the wide range of =E2=80=A6 opportunities availabl= e' to make a profit out of the increasingly blood-soaked occupation of Iraq [B]. Mr Simpson's agency had apparently forgotten to inform their client, who only found out that he was listed on the conference web-site [C] as the 'guest speaker' at the conference's 'four course [gala] dinner with wine' yesterday afternoon, after Voices UK circulated a press release urging him to pull out of the event. In an email to Voices UK, Mr Simpson explained that the moment he heard his name was on the conference web-site he 'immediately rang the organizers to make it clear there was no possibility of [his] taking part.' 'I'd never accept an invitation to anything that was as contentious as this,' he added. Voices spokesperson Gareth Evans said 'We are very pleased to learn that John Simpson will not be speaking at this conference and that he was unaware his name was being used by the event's organizers. John Simpson was one of the few journalists to speak out against the devastating UN sanctions on Iraq, so we are not surprised to learn that this "booking" had nothing to do with him. We would urge any other public figures that are approached to speak at this event over the coming week to similarly decline.' Voices is one of a number of groups and individuals helping to organise a protest to coincide with next Tuesday's conference dinner. Two suited 'pigs' bearing corporate logos will gorge themselves on a trough of blood-stained banknotes at 6.30pm next Tuesday outside the London Hilton on Park Lane to protest against the 'corporate feeding frenzy' taking place at the business conference and dinner. The Hilton is the 'official hotel of choice' for the conference. The protest, in support of the rights of Iraqi workers and demanding 'reconstruction, not rip-off', will also feature speakers from the Union of Unemployed Iraqis, the Organisation for Women's Freedom in Iraq, and the Campaign Against Arms Trade amongst others. For more info. contact 0845 458 2564 or 07947 839 992 NOTES [A] Voices in the Wilderness UK has been campaigning on Iraq for the last six years. For more info. see www.voicesuk.org. [B] See www.iraqprocurement.com [C] See www.iraqprocurement.com/docs/agenda.htm -- Emma Sangster ________________________________________ Sent via the Justice Not Vengeance announcements list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.j-n-v.org/mailman/listinfo/jnv-announce. JNV's website is at http://www.j-n-v.org --__--__-- Message: 2 Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 17:30:10 +0100 (BST) From: "R.A. Laurence" <ral45@DELETETHIShermes.cam.ac.uk> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [JNV Announce] Falluja Protest Subject: [JNV Announce] Falluja Protest Justice Not Vengeance 29 Gensing Road East Sussex TN36 0HE 0845 458 9571 The first Falluja massacre, one year on On the first anniversary of the massacre of 13 civilians in the Iraqi town = of Falluja, while the recently besieged town remains under threat of assault by US marines, anti war group J-N-V is holding a vigil opposite Downing Street of protest and remembrance. Last year 13 civilians where massacred during a protest in Falluja where Ir= aqis were demanding US troops leave a school they were occupying. Among the dead was a 13-year-old boy. Controversy still shrouds the events as witnesses=92 stories conflict with = the official account. US troops claim they were fired at, however the evidence does not support this. Justice No= t Vengeance are staging a street performance of the event. It presents both the official side of the story, journalists and eye witness accounts. For more details contact JNV on 0845 458 9571 www. j-n-v.org ________________________________________ Sent via the Justice Not Vengeance announcements list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.j-n-v.org/mailman/listinfo/jnv-announce. JNV's website is at http://www.j-n-v.org End of casi-news Digest _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk