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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Please forward far and wide ! War on Iraq, Not in Our Name! Public meeting Program: Slide Show, Speech, Discussion, Live Music from Turkey / Occupied Kurdistan, Video with Ramsey Clark in Iraq (entrance £1) Time: 3 pm , Sunday 2nd February 2003 Place: 100 Flowers Cultural Centre, 2a Belgrade Road, Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16. Nearest Train Station: Dalston Kingsland (North London Line) Buses: 67, 76, 149, 243 World Peoples Resistance Movement (Britain) firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.wprm.org The Drums of war are beating faster and lauder. The world is shaking with the pounding pace of US–UK military deployment and international structures of power and economics are being wrenched and forcibly recast. The US is arming puppet regimes in the Middle East into supporting its imperialist goals. After twelve years of war and killer sanctions, more than one million people in Iraq have died, the country’s infrastructure has been mainly destroyed and Iraq has bled to its weakest position. The open attack is already on: air attacks have escalated in the last five months, the CIA has stepped up covert operations and "psychological campaigns" by dropping millions of leaflets within Iraq. The UN resolution 1441 and the inspection campaign are not "constraining" the US–UK war machines. They were created as an elaborate scheme of manoeuvres to produce a legal pretext for war. This is not a plan for avoiding war, this is a plan for justifying war. What the UN inspection regimen does is to place Iraq in a "die-if-you do, die-if-you don’t" trap that serves the US–UK preparations for war. The UN resolution and weapon inspections are designed to disguise US–UK war moves as some act of the "world community". The gangster logic of "with us or against us" is in full operation on a world scale. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council (US, UK, France, China and Russia) are the producers of nearly all "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and they are the ones who have waged wars and sold arms all over the world making our planet an unsafe place. The people and their desires are not represented anywhere in their Sordid negotiations and war preparations. In fact, the vast majority of people on this planet oppose this war. Millions of people around the globe have spoken out in resistance to this war saying that this is "Not in our Name!", yet Bush and Blair continue their moves towards war, showing that despite their claim to represent democratic will of the people, in fact they represent a handful of imperialists. In the US and European imperialist countries there is the widespread feeling that many innocent people will die, this is about oil and global power, something awful is happening and the governments justification’s are just lies. In the Middle East puppets of the US speak of danger of "explosion" among the people, and the people speak of US-UK plundering the region and the occupation of Palestine. There is no legitimacy in the war that US-UK are preparing to launch, no matter what Bush, Blair, other heads of states, or the UN says. The US and the UK governments have no right to launch an attack on Iraq. They say Saddam Hussein is a dictator. The only difference is that the new regime will oppress the Iraqi people and plunder the country’s oil resources directly for and on the orders of the US rulers. There is no justice in this imperialist war of aggression. We must not accept this, we must take matters in our own hands and make it clear to people around the world that this war is not being done in our name and act on our own initiative powerfully to resist this war. Public meeting War on Iraq, Not in Our Name! Programme: Slide Show, Speech, Discussion, Live Music (entrance £1) Time: 3 pm , Sunday 2nd February 2003 Place: 100 Flowers Cultural Centre, 2a Belgrade Road, Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16. Nearest Train Station: Dalston Kingsland (North London Line) Buses: 67, 76, 149, 243 World Peoples Resistance Movement (Britain) email@example.com Web Site: http://www.wprm.org --------------------------------- With Yahoo! Mail you can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits your needs _______________________________________________ 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