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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] [A] Upcoming Iraq-related events and actions across the UK [B] New 'Counter Terror, Build Justice' DVD from JNV ********************************************************* [A] UPCOMING IRAQ-RELATED EVENTS AND ACTIONS ACROSS THE UK [Please let us have the details of any relevant events that aren't listed here] EVERY MON-SAT, BRISTOL: PEACE VIGIL. Running since a few days after 9/11. 5.30-6.30pm (Mon-Fri) & 3-4pm (Sat). City Centre, opposite The Hippodrome, St. Augustines Parade. 10 MAR - 16 MAR: BRING THE TROOPS HOME SPEAKING TOUR. Events in London Metropolitan University (10 Mar), Watford (11 Mar), Newcastle (12 Mar), Wandsworth (13 Mar), East London (14 March), Dulwich (16 Mar). For more info. contact the Stop the War Coalition at email@example.com or tel. 020 7278 6694. 7–14 MARCH, DUBLIN: PUT THE WAR ON TRIAL WITH THE PITSTOP PLOUGHSHARES. Trial of 5 saboteurs at Dublins Four Courts for disabling a US war plane at Shannon Airport in the run up to the invasion. See www.warontrial.com for details and impressive roster of supporting events, including talks by Kathy Kelly (Voices US), US Bishop Thomas Gumbleton & Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire. 7 - 11 MARCH, AROUND THE COUNTRY: SPEAKING TOUR BY IRAQI SOCIALIST FEMINIST Houzan Mahmoud from the Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq. Organised by No Sweat. Cambridge Uni (7 Mar, 7pm, Latimer Rm, Clare College, 01223 356 454), Sussex University (8 Mar, 1pm, Falmer Campus, 07779 251 478); SOAS, London (8 Mar, 7.30pm, Khalil Lecture Theatre, 07863 346 179), Sheffield University (9 Mar, 1pm, 07746 759 773); Leeds University (9 mar, 6pm, postgard lounge, Leeds Univ. Union, 0113 380 1242), Oxford benefit gig (10 Mar, 9pm. The Jericho, Walton St, £3.50, 07950 216 692), Durham Uni (11 Mar, 1.15pm, Leech Hall, St John's College, 07989 562 541). See www.nosweat.org.uk for details. 11-12 MARCH, LONDON: NATIONAL LOBBY DAY TO DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES. End indefinite detention without trial, no to ID cards. Org. by CAMPACC and supported by voices, Liberty, the Green Party and many more. See www.cacc.org.uk 11-12 MARCH, LONDON: PEACE BUS IN SOUTH WEST LONDON. Open top bus touring Balham, Clapham, Brixton, Dulwich, Wandsworth and Tooting, with stops for speakers and leafleting. Org. by Wandsworth Stop the War. Timetable on-line at www.wandsworth-stopwar.org.uk/docs/wwpeacebustt.doc 12 MARCH, BIRMINGHAM: CANAL BOAT DEMO & ANTI-WAR GIG. Late morning, in Gas Street basin area (below broad street) central Birmingham. Followed by anti-war gig at Flapper and Firkin Pub.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 12 MARCH, MANCHESTER: DANCE FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE IN IRAQ. Fundraiser for Greater Manchester STWC. 8pm - 2am, Contact Theatre, off Oxford Rd, Manchester. Call Rich on 07753 273860 for more info 12 MARCH, LONDON: MAKING A KILLING: CORPORATIONS, CONFLICT AND POVERTY. 1pm - 6pm, Saturday 12th March, London School of Economics, Houghton Street. War on Want's annual conference this year focuses on the role of corporations in fostering and exacerbating conflict situations around the world, including in Iraq, Palestine and Colombia. £5/£2 or free to War on Want members. 12 MARCH, LONDON: REFUSENIKS AND MILITARY FAMILIES SPEAK OUT. Video premiere of Refusing to Kill: Refuseniks From Around the World Speak Out Against Military Murder, Rape & Other Torture, and speakers Rose Gentle, mother of Gordon Gentle, a young soldier killed in Iraq last year, and Sue Webster, wife of Abdullah, a US soldier currently serving a 14-month sentence for refusing to serve in Iraq. 2 - 5 pm, Trinity United Reformed Church (TURC), Buck St, London NW1 (Kentish Town Rd end, behind Camden Sainsbury's). Wheelchair accessible Donations suggested £5 waged, £2 unwaged (but no one turned away for lack of funds). Org. by Payday: www.refusingtokill.net 14 MARCH, NOTTINGHAM: IRAQ, WHAT FUTURE AFTER THE ELECTIONS? Meeting to launch the Nottingham chaper of Iraq Occupation Focus and to build for the London demo. on the 19th (coach tickets will be available at the mtg). Speakers include Haifa Zangana (painter, ex-political prisoner of the Ba'ath regime and occasional Guardian columnist). 7pm, Room A-48, Grainger Building (aka Economics and Geography), Uni. of Nottingham. For further information or directions, please ring 07775863750 14 MARCH, LONDON: DEFEND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST. Protest in Parliament Sq. as Lords debate new government legislation that would effectively give the police the power to ban almost all protests within 1km of Parliament. 4-6pm, Parliament Square. For more info. see www.parliament-square.org.uk 14-17 MARCH, ROEHAMPTON: WEEK OF EVENTS including films, comedy, public meetings and poetry. See www.stopwar.org.uk/new/events/regional/Roehampton.htm for details. 15 MARCH: BAD NEWS FROM BABYLON: TWO YEARS OF OCCUPATION AND INSURGENCY IN IRAQ. 7pm, 15th March, Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornaugh Street. With George Galloway MP, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (author and Independent columnist), and Patrick Cockburn (author and Middle East correspondent for the Independent). Organised by SOAS Said-Fanon Society. 15 MARCH, BRIGHTON. AN AUDIENCE WITH GEORGE SOLOMOU (UK CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR). 7.30 pm, Mad Hatter Café, Western Rd, (Corner of Montpelier Road). "I'm proud to be part of Military Families Against the War. There will be more soldiers coming out soon, & I'll be proud to stand next to them on 19 March at the anti-war demo in London. We can help stop this illegal & immoral war, & that is our duty now." 16-19 MARCH, LONDON: PEACE CAMP IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE. Organised by Military Families Against the War (www.mfaw.org.uk). 16 Mar: 5pm press call at 5pm, followed (7pm) by an evening with Mark Steel. 17 Mar: Tony Benn, Shami Chakrabati (Director of Liberty), Lindsey German (SWP/STWC), and Jeremy Corbyn MP discuss 'Bush wars and terror laws' (7.30pm onwards). 18 Mar: Military Families Speak Out followed by Hip Hop against war. For further info or to sponsor the camp please ring Andrew Burgin 07939 242229 or Chris Nineham 07930 536519. 18 MARCH, SWANSEA: PROTEST AT WELSH LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE. From 12 noon onwards, Guildhall, Swansea. Called by Swansea Coalition Against War and supported by Cardiff Stop The War Coalition, Newport Stop The War Coalition, Neath Stop The War Coalition and Blackwood Stop The War Coalition. Contact email@example.com 18 - 20 MARCH, LONDON: DIRECT ACTION TRAINERS WORKSHOP. Contact Seeds for Change (www.seedsforchange.org.uk) for details: 0845 458 4776 18-19 MARCH, ABERYSTWYTH: ALL WALES ANTI-WAR MARCH & PEACE FESTIVAL. 18 Mar: Film (Uncovered: The War on Iraq) and discussion, from 8pm iat the Aberystwyth Arts Centre (on the University campus). 19 Mar: march starting at 10.30am in the big car park opp. the police station, followed by seminar with Clive Stafford Smith, Phil Shiner, Milan Rai and others. Organised by Aberystwyth Peace and Justice Network. Timetable: www.aberystwythpeaceandjusticenetwork.co.uk/diary.php 19 MAR – 15 APRIL 2005: COUNTER TERROR, BUILD JUSTICE. International month of anti-war action. Sponsored by Voices (UK and US), Hands Up for Peace, Edinburgh People and Planet and many more. See http://counter2005.org/ 19 MAR, NORWICH: MAKE LOVE NOT WAR BENEFIT with disk spinning, belly dancing, puppet palaver and much more! All proceeds to support local activists. 7.30pm, Hog in Armour, Charing cross, Norwich. £4/£3. 07760161755 firstname.lastname@example.org 19 MARCH, LONDON. NATIONAL MARCH AGAINST THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ on the 2nd anniversary of the invasion. Assemble 12 noon, Hyde Park. Organised by Stop the War (020 7278 6694). See www.stopwar.org.uk/coachdetail.asp?id=13 for details of coaches to London from points around the country. 19 MARCH, GLASGOW: ANTI-WAR PROTESTS TO MARK THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVASION. Officials Coalition for Justice Not War event: assemble South Hanover St, 12 noon for march, followed by rally in St Enoch Square at 1pm. Autonomous event with open mike: meet 12 noon at Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchannan St (contact email@example.com). Coaches to London leave at midnight from George Square on the 18th. 21 MARCH: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DIRECT ACTION AGAINST THE ARMS TRADE. www.dsei.org 21 MARCH, WREXHAM: HOW CAN WE STOP AL QAEDA? Talk with Milan Rai (www.j-n-v.org). Wrexham Peace and Justice Forum: 0845 330 4505. 22 MARCH, ILMINSTER: PEACE: ANY QUESTIONS? Discussion about the General Election and peace. Representatives from the main political parties have been invited to answer your questions. Organised by South Somerset Peace Group. 7.30 - 9.30pm, Minster Rooms (behind the Dolphin). Entry £2.- incl. drinks. Disabled access. 24 MARCH, SOUTHAMPTON: PUBLIC MEETING WITH ROSE GENTLE (MILITARY FAMILIES AGAINST WAR) AND EWA JASIEWICZ (ACTIVIST AND JOURNALIST). 7:30pm, James Matthews Building, Above Bar, Southampton. Wheelchair accessible. 26 MARCH, CHARD: SILENT ANTI-WAR VIGIL. 11am - 12 noon in Chard Holyrood St. For more information ring 01460 53165 or visit www.southsomersetpeace.infoaction.org.uk. 28 MARCH, ALDERMASTON: EASTER RESISTANCE AT ALDERMASTON ATOMIC WEAPONS ESTABLISHMENT. Help stop the next generation of nuclear weapons. 12 noon - 5pm. See http://www.blockthebuilders.org.uk/action/easter.php for info. 1-7 APRIL: WEEK OF ACTION AGAINST THE CORPORATE PLUNDER OF IRAQ. Called by Stop the Plunder! firstname.lastname@example.org or 07749 421 576. Friday 1 April, Glasgow: Think the war is ludicrous? Then come and show it by having a good old April Fools laugh at the army recruitment office in Queen St. Time tba. Contact email@example.com Friday 1 April, London: April fools day pro-privatisation party. 11am, outside the offices of Windrush Communications Ltd, Mark Street, London EC1. Saturday 2 April, London: Nonviolent direct action (NVDA) training workshop. 12-5pm, RampArt Social Centre, 15-17 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA. Monday 4 April, London: Buried treasure: corporate plunder and the reality of occupied Iraq. 7.30pm, London School of Economics, Room D202. With speakers Yaser Hasan (Jubilee Iraq), Haifa Zangana (Iraqi artist, exile from Saddam's regime), Ewa Jasiewicz (human rights activist) and speaker from Rising Tide. Tuesday 5 April, London: Vigil outside the offices of Windrush Communications, Ltd, Mark Square, London EC1. From 8.30am. See http://corporatepirates.gzzzt.net for more info. 2 APRIL, BRISTOL: FUNDRAISING GIG for Child Victims Of War with Rita Lynch, Clockwork Sniper & Alien Stash Tin. Bristol County Sports Club, 40 Colston Street, BS1 5AE. 8pm till late. Tickets (on the door): £4/£3. 14 APRIL, LONDON: IRAQI WORKER SOLIDARITY GROUP MEETING with speaker (Yahia Said) on academic life and student organisation in Iraq today. 6.30pm in the Golden Lion, Britannia St/ Kings Cross Road, near Kings Cross. 21 - 25 APRIL: SPRING PEACE CAMP AT RAF BRIZE NORTON with the main purpose of dialoguing with members of the military. Other activities include: march through nearby Carterton on the 23rd; speakers from Veterans for Peace and Military Families Against the War; banner making; yoga; singing; creative writing; tour of the base; bird-watching; a mock-exorcism ceremony with bonfire on the 22nd (in which participants will be invited to cast into the flames whatever evil thing they want banished from our society: cluster bombs?; the spirit of New Labour?); and plane spotting. No drugs, dogs of alcohol. Nearest railway and National Express stations to Carterton are in Oxford, 20 miles away. Local buses run to Carterton regularly. More detailed transport information nearer the time. For directions to the camp from April 21, phone 07711-214-168. To help with artwork and banner making before the camp, call Ornella (0117)- 373 00 99. General enquiries: (0117) - 94 66 885, or e-mail Nabataat@yahoo.co.uk Donations to: Box 1, 82 Colston St., Bristol BS1 5BB. (Make cheques out to "Rowland Dye (BN)." 23 APRIL, BRIGHTON: BLAIR'S WARS: FOREIGN POLICY UNDER NEW LABOUR. Day conference organised by the Hands Off Forum. 11am - 3.30pm, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton. Speakers include Sami Ramadani, David Chandler, Haifa Zangana, Ana Lekaj, Nicholas Gilby and Howard Davies. Timetable: http://www.watchingthewarmakers.org.uk/Conference.html. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 01273 706820 29 JUNE, LONDON: PROTEST OUTSIDE 'IRAQI PETROLEUM CONFERENCE 2005' ('Time to re-build and develop the oil and gas fields in a country containing the world's second largest oil reserves'). The Hilton, Paddington. Time tba. Called by the Stop the War Coalition (www.stopwar.org.uk). ****************************************** [B] NEW 'COUNTER TERROR, BUILD JUSTICE' DVD FROM JNV JNV have made a short (20 minute) documentary about the war on terror and why people become terrorists. It was made in Hastings and includes interviews with Michael Foster local Labour MP, Dr Rajbee Chair of East Sussex Islamic Society and Bruce Kent Vice President of CND. The extras on the DVD include talks by Milan Rai on i) How getting involved can make a difference and ii) How to resolve terrorism. The other extra is a presentation of the Counter Terror, Build Justice Statement. The DVD can be obtained from JNV for £5 plus £1.50 for postage and packaging. Contact JNV: email@example.com, 0845 458 9571 or JNV, 29 Gensing Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 0HE. See also www.j-n-v.org. --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.859 / Virus Database: 585 - Release Date: 14/02/2005 _______________________________________ 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