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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] http://www.un.org/Docs/scinfo.htm#MEMBERS Dear friends, I also agree with Roger and Chris, in that sending emails to the Security Council members is a good idea. I know a few emails ago Chris you listed the UN emails. The above also is the web site of the Security Council members, which includes Russia and France and China. I agree it is important to write them. Emails had an incredible response in the US Congress. Though we didn't win there in votes, I think all the emails going out shook up a lot of the congress. Even those who voted for the Resolution said privately (according to Ron Paul in an interview with Bill Moyers on www.pbs.org ),that they were getting thousands of emails against the war but voted yes for the Resolution because they wanted to stand by their President. I hope their constituents vote them out of office. They are supposed to represent the People not their president. Ron Paul-R from Texas voted No to war. I guess some Texans aren't cowboys. The Honorable Senator Byrd said that in one week he got 50,000 emails and 20,000 phone calls from people all over the US. He said that was NOT INCLUDING those from his state of West Virginia. He voted No to war. I think it has had an effect on the media. Tonight on CNN for the 1ST TIME, I saw footage of the anti-war movement in Europe. Also tonight Bill Moyers on PBS did a show about the Peace Movement in the US. If it airs again( which it usually does) I would recommend it. Kathy Kelly from Voices in the Wilderness along with 3 other activists were featured. Also he did an interview Poet Naomi Shihab Nye on her new book. She published a book of poetry in 1998 called "the flag of childhood, poems of the middle east" . Also keep up the protests, civil disobediences, etc. etc. I can see they have an impact. Even wearing a T-shirt saying," No War ", people respond and talk. There is a web site called www.unitedforpeace.org It lists 55 organizations working for peace. It has some good suggestions for protests, including hanging a sign (even if it is taken down). . Their sign was hung in front of the UN when Bush was giving his speech, it said EARTH TO BUSH, NO WAR ON IRAQ. Sincerely, Peggy _______________________________________________ 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