The following is an archived copy of a message sent to a Discussion List run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.
Views expressed in this archived message are those of the author, not of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.
[Main archive index/search] [List information] [Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq Homepage]
Traprock Peace Centre 103A Keets Road Deerfield, MA 01342 413 773-7427-- 1. HOW TO STOP THE NEXT WAR, July 23, 7pm, Boston 2. RESOURCES TO STOP THE NEXT WAR: Reaching out to 19 states -- Do you have a contact there? 1. HOW TO STOP THE NEXT WAR: Traprock helps bring Scott Ritter to Boston Tuesday, July 23, Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont street, across from the Park Street T station. Follow signs to room 295. Martin Voelker will tape this event for us on digital equipment. 2. RESOURCES TO STOP THE NEXT WAR: A PERSUASIVE SPEECH: Audio CD of Scott Ritter in Boston, or in Gloucester (a very strong appeal to ask the tough question at Senate hearings, 53 min.) or order a cassette of an inteview done for WMUA, mostly on the history and the success of weapons inspection. May we suggest a $10 which will help cover handling and $3.85 for priority mail. We are also circulating copies at Green Fields Market; see Suzanne Carlson. At Mt. Toby Meeting ask George Levinger. At U-Mass ask Scott Morris. Feel free to make copies. JUST IN: Interfaith Mtg to stop the war — St. Marys church, Northampton, 7 pm Tues, Aug 13 * * * * * * Dear Friends, Success! — Sen. Joseph Biden, Jr. says he will hold hearings on US plans for war in Iraq before and after the summer recess. But a Senate Foreign Relations Committee aide confirmed today by phone that hearings will be held next week, July 29--> with only 2-3 days notice. Scott Ritter warns that Biden wants a regime change in Iraq. Focusing on that end-game could distract the public from the issue of whether Iraq poses any threat and arguments against going to war in Iraq. There is always a chance that hearings can be arranged to move Senators toward easiest choices in an election year. But timely evidence is also of interest to an often disinterested public and can build a ground swell of opposition, so crucial right now. We believe ordinary people across the country will respond if they get to hear Scott’s compelling message ... “Iraq was disarmed.” Help tell activists and media contacts at universities, peace centers, radio stations, etc. that disamament works! We’ve distributed twenty of Scott Ritter’s powerful appeal for public participation to hold our representatives accountable. Your colleagues, friends and relatives in these states could have a great influence. I think they’d be inspired to hear Scott on the CD. We’ve begun to help arrange speaking appearances in some of these states. Which tough question will you urge Senators to ask? Senate Foreign Relations Committee Joseph Biden D-DE, Jesse Helms R-NC, Paul Sarbanes D-MD, Richard Lugar R-IN, Chris Dodd D- CT, Chuck Hagel R-NE, John Kerry D-MA, Gordon Smith R-OR, Russell Feingold D-WI, Bill Frist R-TN, Paul Wellstone D-MN, Lincoln Chafee R-RI, Barbara Boxer D-CA, George Allen R-VA, Robert Torricelli D-NJ, Sam Brownback R-KS, Bill Nelson D-FL, Michael Enzi R-WY. Jay Rockefeller D-WV, The Congress Switchboard number is (202) 224-3121. We’ve faxed many letters to inspire and hold accountable our own reps, and continue that effort. Eight of your neighbors met with Senator Kerry’s foreign affairs aid here on Friday afternoon. Elders and youth from 80 to 20 spoke eloquently on the many reasons to take leadership opposing a war that could send 70,000-250,000 ground troops off to the killing fields. We sent an armful of flowers, a pint of sweet raspberries, and a framed cartoon of a child pointing out the missile a grown-up is hiding behind his back, back to the Senator’s Boston office. Our caption read, “Thanks for noticing.” Scott Morris described both his fear provoking greater hostility and outrage among Arabs and the crumbling state of his school, U-Mass, Amherst. Frances Crowe’s parting words were, “Give ‘em hell.” And as George Levinger put it, with the heat of global warming and fires in so many states, isn’t it time we and people in Washington start paying more attention to “Terra-ism” than terrorism? - - - - Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: http://mobile.msn.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk