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fyi - best, felicity a. ---------- From: Vietnam Veterans Against the War Anti-Imperialist <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Recipient List Suppressed:; Subject: : Not in Our Name ad in NYT in opposition to attack on Iraq Date: Wed, Aug 28, 2002, 5:24 am If anyone would like to donate $$$ to endorse and to endorse in the name of our organization: VVAWAI - please let us know. Or endorse in your orgs name. I thought I would pass this on for individuals that would like to add their organization's name to this ad or contribute financially, or both. It's not very clear, but if you go to the following link, http://www.nion.us/Guardian.htm, the ad's message is more clear. It simply states that not everyone here in the U.S. supports U.S. policy in Afganistan or the "planned" attack against Iraq. Edie Date: Tue Aug 27, 2002 4:44am Subject: Not in Our Name Homepage: http://www.nion.us The Statement: http://www.nion.us/nion.htm The Not In Our Name statement of conscience is going to be printed as an ad in the New York Times in the second half of September. With the advancing plans towards war and attacks on our civil liberties more intense every week, that is not a minute too soon. To publish the ad, your financial support is needed. We are suggesting $200, but contributions of any size are very much appreciated. It will take 200 contributions of $200 to fund the ad, and we need to collect the funds quickly to meet our September 12 deadline. Since the Not In Our Name statement first appeared as an Op-Ed in the Guardian (London, June 14, http://www.nion.us/Guardian.htm), the statement has been reprinted in papers from Australia, to Cuba, to Bangladesh. It has appeared on many websites and over 2,000 people have added their names. This statement has become the principal written voice of opposition in the US. But symbolic of the current climate, it has yet to be printed in the American mainstream press. We decided to publish the ad in the Times because it is imperative for this viewpoint to enter the national public dialogue in a powerful way now. The statement stands for the principle that we are first and foremost responsible for what OUR government does, and it lets people throughout the world know that the American people are NOT unified behind a government whose crude motto is "You're either with us or against us." The statement opens up space for more voices of opposition, and helps creates real possibilities for resistance to grow to a level commensurate with the terrible juggernaut we are facing. To accomplish this, the New York Times ad will feature those names with the greatest potential to have an impact on public opinion, but we will make every effort to list everyone who contributed to the ad. In addition, the ad will also refer people to a web site were the name of every signer will be available. We are not stopping with the New York Times. That is only the beginning. The Times ad will solicit money to publish the statement in major regional dailies across the country. We are also asking students and faculty to organize the publication of the statement when schools reopen, and we would like to see it published in various professional magazines and journals. We encourage each of you to take initiative in spreading the message of this statement throughout society, as part of transforming the public discourse on these life and death questions. Make your check payable to "Not In Our Name" and mail to Not In Our Name 158 Church St, PMB 9 New York, NY 10007-2204 USA If you would like a 1-5 word descriptive phrase after your name (such as a profession or organization), please indicate that. This contribution is not tax-deductible. We hope to get a fiscal sponsor for the statement project soon that would allow tax-deductible contributions, but to publish the ad in September we need to begin to collect funds now. So please mail your check today. The Advisory Board for the statement consists of: Russell Banks, Kimberley Crenshaw, Eve Ensler, Jeremy Glick, Abdeen Jabara, Robin D.G. Kelley, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Tony Kushner, Dave Marsh, Rev. E. Randall Osburn, Michael Ratner, Naomi Wallace, and Howard Zinn. We now have a web site for the, http://www.nion.us. Please check there for further developments and a more complete list of signers (if your name is not yet posted, please be patient) . Thank you for your support, The NION statement working group Terri Allred VVAW AI Seattle, WA email@example.com www.oz.net/~vvawai _______________________________________________ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk