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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Hello all. I know that there were countless individuals here in the US who called, wrote, marched, and shouted against this recent vote in the Congress. Unfortunately, many, most of our Congresspeople ignored the will of the people. I know that I will continue to call, write, march, and shout in hopes that they will begin to hear. I am not too optimistic. I know that the UK has apparently had more people marching than have we US'rs, apparently also to no avail. So if the politicians are not listening, then what? My question to you all, since this is a "discussion" list, is what next? It has been suggested that we inundate the UN Security council members with emails, calls, Petitions? Etc. Is this appropriate, is it worthwhile? Do we, collectively, do this? Also, for those of you who are participating in the peace petition to (43)George W. via (41)George H. I wanted to remind you that George H. will be where I am on November 1st, so I need the petitions in the next couple of weeks. If any of you missed this, it is a petition calling on "nonviolent means of conflict resolution" which George H. will be given to pass on to George W. This will be one of those petitions that someone who has some level of influence will actually see! I am fairly confident that George W. will at least know of this petition from his "dad." For those of you who need the mailing address please email me directly. If any of you wish to participate, email me and I will send you the attachment directly. Peacefully yours, Roger Stroope "Ideas are more powerful than weapons" Austin College "Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience…Therefore [individual citizens] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring" -- Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal, 1950 _______________________________________________ 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