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Ireland joins campaign

Dear all,
On August 6th I joined Cork CND in commemorating the 9th anniversary of
sanctions on Iraq by protesting at the airport in Cork. Cork CND
members held a city centre protest the next day on Saturday 7th August,
and are now adopting this as an ongoing campaign.

Reaction from Irish people was far more sympathetic than the British
public, including the man in the photocopying shop who gave a discount
on petition photocopying when he saw that it was an anti sanctions
Why the difference? 
Maybe its easy to sniff at foreign policy enforced by someone else's
government, or maybe its freedom from the media bombardment in the UK.
But it was encouraging to find that people encountering the issue often
for the first time reacted in a natural way that was reassuring about
(Incidentally the Irish F.O. while not distancing themselves from the
US and UK, did say that they "liked the French proposals " for lifting
the sanctions.)

Richard Byrne.
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