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Dear Mark, The purpose of this list is not primarily to "win people over to the cause", because as you say most of its readers are already won over, but it is to provide them with fuller information than they may already have on the situation, making it easier for them to convince other people and campaign effectively. As for CASI's public awareness-raising efforts, your question is mostly answered in the newsletter you received by email a few days ago. Starting next Saturday is a national speaking tour by Denis Halliday who CASI is flying to the UK specially and whose public events in 5 different cities in the UK (including Cambridge) are being widely publicised. The hectic schedule of media work incorporated into his tour may reach tens or hundreds of thousands more people around the country. More locally, later this term we are starting an informational poster campaign in Cambridge, and are participating in a national day of action against the sanctions on 27th February (an idea conceived at a national planning meeting for groups working against the sanctions which we hosted in Cambridge last December). At risk of repeating the entire contents of the newsletter, another project in its early stages is a national newspaper advertisement endorsed by a variety of 'famous or important people'. A final thing worth mentioning is our website, which attracts quite a lot of enquiries from people who are interested enough to be looking for information but are not necessarily convinced. The primary contraint stopping us doing even more than this is lack of time -- most of this work is done by a small core of people, so if you (or anyone else reading this) are offering to help, let me know and I'll invite you to a committee meeting! (or come to the Cambridge-wide planning meeting tomorrow (Monday) at 7:30 in Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane). The second constraint is money, and the plea which goes with that is to encourage people who support us but haven't yet officially joined CASI to send us 5 pounds. It'll be put to good use and you'll become an official CASI member. (send a cheque payable to CASI, to Seb Wills at Clare College (Cambridge, CB2 1TL)) Hope this answers your question! (please send any replies directly to me not to the list unless you're sure it's of interest to the whole list) regards, Seb (CASI coordinator) -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To be removed/added, email email@example.com, NOT the whole list. Archived at http://linux.clare.cam.ac.uk/~saw27/casi/discuss.html