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[casi] Letter-writing reminder-- still time!

Hello all. Glenn from Voices UK here.

Just a reminder about the sending rice to Jack Straw action. Although the
action asked for letters to be sent in the week beginning 20th January, the
important thing was for letters to reach the FCO before a public decision is
made about the weapons inspectors report.

So there is still time to get your letter in! What better to do on a Sunday

Text of suggested letter is reproduced again below. Another action next



Jack Straw, Foreign Secretary

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Whitehall, London SW1A 2AH

Dear Mr Straw

I am writing to express my opposition to the likely war with Iraq. I
consider it unnecessary, illegal, immoral and inevitably counter-productive.

Save the Children, who have long worked in Iraq, predict that a war there
will lead to a “humanitarian disaster”. Many thousands of innocent Iraqis
suffered and died in the last Gulf War, and in the years of bombing and
economic sanctions since then. For their sake, I urge you to pull back from
war and instead pursue peaceful means of promoting peace in the Middle East.

I enclose a handful of rice as a symbol of the human needs that should be
our prime concern especially in time of war. Real people are under these
bombs, and real people will die when we destroy the things they need to
survive. I welcome your reply.

Yours sincerely,

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