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Demonstrations against bombing

As you probably all know, CASI as a campaign takes no position on military
action against Iraq, focusing entirely on the sanctions.

However, I thought some of you might be interested to hear about planned
demos against the bombings. The forwarded message below gives details of
demos in London. CASI has no affiliation with the group organising the

Someone has also suggested Feb 11th as a national day of student demos
against the proposed bombing (coinciding with a definite national demos
day in the US). I can forward the original message (sent to a national
green list) to anyone who might be interested in organising something here
(CASI won't be, obviously).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 20:32:08 -0800
From: hugh <>

No more bombings!
Lift the sanctions!

If an attack is launched on Iraq during the coming days, then there will be
a Demonstration outside Number 10, Downing Street

5.00 to 7.00 p.m.

Phone on the day to confirm: 0171 436 4636
Or phone anyway to make contact and suggestions for further actions.

There will also be a Demonstration opposite Number 10 Downing Street EVERY
SATURDAY  12.00 mid-day to 1.30 p.m., starting Saturday February 7th.

Seven years have passed since the US and its British and other allies
attacked Iraq, destroying civilian targets and leaving the entire
infrastructure of the economy in ruins.
During these past seven years, the sanctions, imposed in violation of all
international law by the UN Security Council under US and British pressure,
have killed 1.2 million Iraqi children, which ranks amongst the most
massive cases of genocide in this century.
Now once again the people of Iraq face an attack by the US and Britain, in
violation of all international law.
We call on all who wish to express their concern at this situation to join
us in this and other planned activities.

Sponsored by the proposers of the
Ad Hoc Committee Against War in the Gulf

Sponsors of this proposal include:  
Alf Lomas MEP; Felicity Arbuthnot, journalist;
Philippa Winkler, editor of the book Hidden Casualties; 
Essex Region CND; Chelmsford CND;  Dave Polden,  London CND worker;
Sister Marie McGuinn;  Daniel Robicheau, Gulf War II Information Network;
Friendship Across Frontiers; the Darvell Bruderhof communities;  Roger
Bunn, Music Industry Human Rights Association; 
Peggie Preston,  peace campaigner; Catherine Stenger, artist and poet

Other organisations and individuals who wish to sponsor these activities,
please phone 0171 436 4636

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