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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Hello all, did you sign our international peace appeal yet? Here's the english version. It can be found at: http://www.irak.be/ned/kalender/peacepledgeSOSIraq.htm in 6 languages. Do also have a look at the initial signers. Feel free to distribute widely. Greetings. Dirk Adriaensens. www.irak.be INTERNATIONAL PEACE APPEAL (English) Stop the United States of Aggression! No War Against Iraq! Three peace inspectors who visited Iraq last April, launch an international appeal against a new war on Iraq. "We oppose the war policy of the US. On 21 January 2002, US president Bush declared total war on all countries and movements not prepared to submit to world domination by the US. We oppose a new war against Iraq. The US alone spends more on defense than the nine other major powers together. No weapons of mass destruction have caused more victims than the 110,000 air attacks and the twelve years of embargo against Iraq. Iraq has been bled dry, and mourns one and a half million victims. Iraq is a third world country, not considered to be a threat by any of its neighbours. Leading UN weapons inspectors declare that 95% of Iraq's military power has been destroyed. We want to prevent Bush from igniting the whole Middle East with the sole aim of controlling the region's oil resources and putting regimes into power which are willing to invest their oil profits in the deeply indebted US economy. Bush is trying to overthrow Saddam Hussein in order to have his hands free to take on the Palestinians, Iran, Syria and even Saudi Arabia, where plunder by the US is encountering more and more resistance. A war against Iraq increases the risk that larger-scale wars will ensue. We oppose the war, because its collateral damages are racism and the breakdown of our democratic rights. National liberation movements are being called 'terrorists'. Strikes are are declared "unpatriotic" and millions of people are being enlisted to keep an eye on their neighbors. Rebuilding Iraq would cost $50 billion. The US and its allies want to spend double this amount in order to destroy Iraq completely. They will deduct this money from the social security, education, health-care and housingbudgets of the allied countries" For all these reasons, we demand: * Stop the United States of Aggression! * No war against Iraq! Stop bombing! * No sanctions! Lift the embargo against Iraq! No foreign interference! * Free Palestine! A Palestinian state now! Support the resistance of the Palestinian people! An initiative of: Michel Collon (journalist and writer) - firstname.lastname@example.org Dirk Adriaensens (S.O.S. Iraq Belgium) - email@example.com Luk Brusselaers (S.O.S. Children of Iraq, the Netherlands) - firstname.lastname@example.org * For more information or to sign this appeal on behalf of your association or trade union committee,.Contact email@example.com. Please distribute widely _______________________________________________ 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