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Dear CASI list members, Forgive my forwarding this to you all, as the message doesn't explicitly mention Iraq. But I believe that turning out for the demo is one of the most positive things UK people can do for the people of Iraq right now. I am very frightened at the sort of devastation that might be being planned for Iraq (hinted at in the ``Cakewalk'' article in Peter Brooke's latest roundup). The threat of nuclear weapons is always there. A group of University of London workers and students will be going to the demo. If you want to march with us (under a banner, University of London folk Against War and Racism) contact me and I'll let you know where to meet us. Best Wishes, Fay Dowker. Physics Department, Queen Mary, University of London. From: South Asia Solidarity Subject: URGENT! STOP THE WAR DEMO 2nd March BUSH AND BLAIR ARE PLANNING 'PHASE TWO' DON'T LET THEM DO IT IN YOUR NAME! Dear Friends URGENT: STOP THE WAR DEMONSTRATION 2nd March ASIAN WOMEN UNITE! and SOUTH ASIA SOLIDARITY GROUP are building a contingent for this demonstration and hope you will march with us. PLEASE BRING YOUR BANNER IF YOU HAVE ONE AND MEET US AT EXIT 9 OF MARBLE ARCH UNDERGROUND STATION BETWEEN 12.00 AND 12.30PM It is particularly important to be at this demonstration because: Bush and Blair are now about to launch 'Phase 2' of the war, planning a new attack on Iraq whose people have already faced immense suffering as a result of sanctions Bombing and military attacks on Afghanistan are continuing. The result of the war has been to bring back the Northern Alliance - notorious for their brutality and violence against women - to rule over devastated cities while thousands have become refugees The US continues to violate basic international laws in its inhuman treatment of prisoners taken in Afghanistan India and Pakistan are being pushed to the brink of war while arms dealers in Britain and the US increase their profits from arms sales to both sides. The Indian army is already carrying out joint exercises with US troops in Kashmir, Alaska and Mizoram in North-East India. New fronts of Bush and Blair's terrorist war are being opened: American troops are already in the Phillipines and Somalia The war is being used as a cover for the escalation of Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people State racism in Britain has escalated, with a new offensive against black people's rights as citizens, while racist attacks on the street and particularly anti-Muslim racism increase too. The repressive legislation brought in by the British government under the pretext of combatting 'terrorism' continues to be used daily to imprison without trial and deny people basic civil liberties Asian Women Unite! are asking all Asian women’s groups and individuals to link up and march together in the National Stop the War Demonstration on March 2 We feel that Asian women should have a strong and visible presence at this demonstration because: Women’s voices have been silenced in all the rhetoric around the war This war has already hit women hardest - the majority of refugees and victims of the bombing in Afghanistan are women and children. This war will have a devastating impact on all our countries of origin in South Asia, further strengthening forces which are oppressive of women All of us as Asian women in Britain are potentially under threat with the rise in racist attacks and anti-Muslim racism much of which specifically targets women The media has portrayed all opposition to the war among Asians as coming from ‘fanatical’ supporters of Al Qaeda. As Asian women we must assert our position. Asian Women Unite! c/o Londec,293-299 Kentish Town Road London NW5 2TJ tel: 0207 424 9535 email: firstname.lastname@example.org ________________________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: Click Here -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com CASI's website - www.casi.org.uk - includes an archive of all postings.