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>The protests in Washington, DC were far less. And the rally in the UK for countryside issues (a few weeks ago) was more successful than the protests against action with Iraq. The Countryside March (on a budget of £1 million) appears to have mobilised about 300-400,000 people. The Stop the War march on Sept 28 appeared to have mobilised about 150,000-200,000 on a budget of £40,000. I think that both will have the same immediate effect on government policy: none at all. However, getting 150k people out is a good morale-boost for any antiwar movement. Hopefully it will inspire us to do things that will have an impact: - Educate our friends, neighbours and relatives, and propagandise against the war - Carry out direct action to slow down the war effort Chris Williams _______________________________________________ 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