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Press release January 15th 13.20 Voices in the Wilderness UK www.voicesuk.org Call 0845 458 2564/ 0794 7839992 Iraq Peace Team member to join Northwood anti war actions Jan 18-19 Matt Barr, who later this month is expected to travel to Iraq with the Iraq Peace Team, will join actor Nabil Shaban and hundreds of activists from around the country this weekend at Northwood, Britain's military HQ. A pantomime horse ridden by George Bush will also join activists. Mr Bush will brandish a whip which he will use to spur on the horse by flagellating its rump, decorated with a Tony Blair mask. Most of the British public regard Mr Blair as "the back end of George Bush's pantomime horse" according to BBC Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman. The weekend of protest starts with a public meeting and sanctions breaking auction at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn on Friday 17 January 7.30pm. On Saturday activists will assemble at the main gate of Northwood at 12pm, for Operation Internal Look (OIL), a mass breach of the Official Secrets Act. On Sunday, after gathering at Northwood tube at 11 am, activists will march up to the base and blockade the main gates. Among those planning on risking arrest are disabled actor Nabil Shaban, who starred in City of Joy, Derek Jarman's "Wittgenstein" and the BBC TV sci fi series Dr Who ( http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Arc/3165/nabsresumme.html ) Richard Byrne, press spokesperson for Voices said, "This weekend we are putting Britain's military HQ in the public glare. Most people don't know that in this sleepy London suburb Britain's military plan and scheme war 24 hours a day. Staff at Northwood were in Qatar in December for Operation Internal Look (OIL), practising for an invasion of Iraq. This is the heart of Britain's war machine, this is where the orders will be given to kill Iraqis, nearly 10 million of whom are under the age of 16." For more details call 0845 458 2564/ 0794 7839992 www.voicesuk.org For more info on Northwood see http://people.freenet.de/ask/e_northwood.html sign the pledge of resistance to the "war on terrorism" www.j-n-v.org _______________________________________________ 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