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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 demo. 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 <email@example.com> Subject: * * * * LONDON DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST WAR IN THE GULF * * * * 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