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[casi] New Year's resolution -- Act with 'Great Fortitude'



Hello all. Glenn here.

In the Guardian of December 31st, a Washington spokesman was quoted as
saying it would require an "act of great fortitude" to prevent the looming
war.

Sounds like a good New Year's resolution. There are many acts we can choose
from, and if many of us do them, with "great fortitude", we can prevent or
scale down this war, and its inevitably appalling consequences. Hope it's OK
to paste some suggestions from the Arrow website below.

All the best for the new year,

Glenn.
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 Public meeting to mark the 12th anniversary of the Gulf War. With
sanctions-breaking auction!
17 January at 7.30pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London.
Organised by ARROW, Voices and Act Together: Women against Sanctions and War
on Iraq.

Anti-war Conference in Glasgow
18 January from 10.30am at Woodside Halls, Cardonald Street. 5/3. Contact
0141 423 1222.

DISRUPT THE MASTERS OF WAR at Northwood Base, London
18-19 January. Click here for full details

Anti war demo in Bradford
18 January 2003
Demonstration in Bradford in Centenary Sq. Info.

Tell Your MP - Don't Attack Iraq
Lobby of Parliament and Rally
21 January from 2.30pm and throughout evening.
Prominent figures from many walks of life will join parliamentarians to
speak out against war.
Called by CND and No War on Iraq Liaison, hosted by Alice Mahon MP. Contact
CND on 020 7700 2393.

National Demo against war on Iraq
15 February, London.
Contact Stop the War Coalition on 020 7053 2155.

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Regular actions and protests (see pledge contacts for local Pledge of
Resistance groups.)

London ARROW Anti-war vigil
Drop sanctions - not bombs/No war on Iraq
5.30-7pm every Monday, corner of Whitehall and King Charles Street, London.
Contact ARROW on 020 7607 2302. This vigil has been going 11 years.

Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp
2nd weekend of each month, at Falcon Gate. Contact Di on 023 8055 4434.

Bath silent peace vigil
every Saturday 11.30am-12.30pm, outside Bath Abbey (great West door). Email
Judith Eversley or 01225 315 480.

Birmingham Iraq vigil
5-6pm, 4th Thursday every month and 11am-noon, 2nd Saturday every month,
outside Barclays Bank, New Street. Contact 0121 449 5683.

Birmingham peace vigil
Every Saturday 12.00-12.30 outside Quaker Meeting House, 23 Watford Road.
Contact Harriet Martin

Belfast peace vigil
12-1, every Thursday outside Tesco in Royal Avenue. Contact Mark on 0771 511
0517.

Bolton peace vigil
Every second Thursday of month on Town Hall Square 5.30-6.30pm, plus
leafleting. Contact Keith Dewhurst

Bradford peace vigil
4.30-6pm, every Thursday outside the old Odeon cinema and the Alhambra
theatre. Info.
Demonstration in Bradford on January 18th in Centenary Sq.

Bristol peace vigil
5.30-6.30 Monday-Friday and 3-4pm Saturday, opposite the Hippodrome, city
centre. Bristol Stop the War

Chepstow peace vigil
Every Thursday 2.15-3.00pm at the war memorial in the town centre. Contact
Margaret Davis

Chester peace vigil
Every Saturday 12.15-1.15pm outside St Peter's Church, plus leafleting.
Contact Richard Johnson on 0151 339 1392

Coventry anti-sanctions, anti-war vigil
5-7pm every Wednesday outside Belgrade Theatre. Contact: 0247 666 3031

Gosport vigil against 'war on terrorism'
6-7pm every Friday. Contact Les on 01329 312 553

Cambridge vigil for Palestine
11am-1.30pm every Saturday, outside Guildhall in Market Place. Contact Clare
01223 245193

Cambridge vigil against war on Afghanistan and Iraq sanctions
12.30-2pm every Saturday outside Guildhall in Market Place. Contact:
Campeace on 01223 359428

Cambridge women only silent vigil
1-2pm alternate Fridays and Saturdays, outside Guildhall in Market Place.
Wear black. Contact Women in Black on 0845 458 1688.

RAF Croughton peace vigil
>From 2pm on Saturdays 30 Nov and 28 Dec with tea at 3pm each time. Contact
Rachael Milling

Diss peace vigil
Every Friday 11.00-12.00 at the Friends Meeting House, Frenze Road. Contact
Christina van Melzen

Dorchester peace vigil
First Friday of every month 1.00-1.30pm by The Pump, South Street, plus
leafleting. Contact Lindsey Cook on 0105 259 416

Dundee vigil
1-2pm first Saturday every month, outside Overgate Centre, opposite Boots.

Edinburgh women only silent vigil
1-2pm first and third Saturday of the month, outside East Register House on
Princes Street. Wear black.

Exeter peace vigil
Every Friday 5.00-6.00pm in Bedford Square. Bring and share tea at Friends
Meeting House afterwards. Contact Jim or Penelope Putz

Faslane Peace Camp
Continuous camp at Shandon, Helensburgh, Scotland, contact 01436 820901

Hertford Quaker peace vigil
Every Saturday 10.30-12.30 outside the Quaker Meeting House in Railway
Street opposite the bus station. Contact Gerald Drewett on 01992 416 442.

Huddersfield
Meeting at 7pm every Tuesday, Huddersfield Town Hall. Contact: Roger 01484
687168

Hull vigil
5-6pm, Monday - Friday, and meetings on Tuesdays 7.30pm. Contact Val.

Leeds vigil
12-1.30 every Saturday on Briggate outside Bodyshop - street stall. Meet
every Monday 7:30 at the Civic Hall Info.

Liverpool vigil
5-6pm, every Wednesday, Sacred Heart Church, Kensington L7.

London women only silent vigil against occupation and war
6-7pm, every Wednesday at Edith Cavell statue on traffic island in St
Martin's Place (tube Leicester Square). Wear black. Contact Women in Black
on 020 7482 5670

London: Wimbledon silent peace vigil
Every Friday 6.00-7.00pm in St Mark's Place next to the library, plus
leafleting. Contact Kurt Strauss

Manchester vigil against sanctions on Iraq and occupation of West Bank
12.30-1.30pm every Wednesday, outside St Peter's Chaplaincy, Oxford Road.
Contact: Salford CND on 01942 894 862

Menwith Hill Peace Camps
Nearly continuous camp at Fylingdales Peace Camp at Ellerbeck, near main
entrance; WoMenwith Hill Women's Peace Camp at Kettesring Lay-by. Info on
both on 01943 468593 or 01943 466825.

Menwith Hill vigil
7-9pm every Tuesday- protest outside main gate. Contact: Gay 230 7127.

Milton Keynes Anti-war vigil
5-7pm every Monday, outside station. Contact: Milton Keynes Gulf Crisis
Group on 01908 663 652

Milton Keynes monthly vigil against sanctions and bombing of Iraq
times vary (please ring), 1st Saturday of month outside Central Library.
Contact Milton Keynes Gulf Crisis Group on 01908 663 652

Newcastle vigil
1-2:30pm, most Saturdays - leafletting most Saturdays at the Monument, in
central Newcastle. Info.

Norwich silent peace vigil
Every Wednesday 12.30 to 1.00pm at The Forum and every Sunday 12.00-12.30.
Contact 01603 664 479.

Nottingham Stand for Peace
12:30 to 13:00 every Sunday, outside the Council House, Central Nottingham.
Also, weekly planning meetings every Wednesdays, from 19:30 to 21:00, ICC,
Mansfield Road. Contact.

Oxford peace vigil
Every Friday 4.30-5.30pm, Cornmarket, opposite St Michael at Northgate, plus
leafletting. Contact Richard Thompson

Sheffield vigil
4.30-6pm every Friday on steps of Old Town Hall. Contact Sheffield Stop the
War.

Stafford peace vigil
Every Saturday 12.00-1.00pm in Market Square. Contact Dennis Gripton on
01543 424 391.

Stroud peace vigil
12:00 to 13:00, every Saturday in the High Street. Contact John Marjoram on
01453 750962.

Winchester peace vigil
Every Saturday 2.00-3.00pm at the Buttercross, High Street. Contact Iain
Reid on 01962 733 587



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