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Dear list, Is it just me, or is this football game a bad idea? To me - its only promoting competition, nationalism, patriotism, and explioting the crisis in a way. How can it be for peace, when its an aggressive game? Its like their own mini war in a sense. This is probably the first time I have heard of any anti-war event go to such an extreme - I can honestly say is ill-minded. It belittles such a massive crisis. Am I the only one that thinks any mock play between Iraq and Americans/Brits is odd? Anai Rhoads Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 4:44 PM Subject: IRAQ V. AMERICA FOOTBALL MATCH FOR PEACE Press Release: Americans Against the War IRAQ V. AMERICA FOOTBALL MATCH FOR PEACE SUNDAY 9th FEBRUARY, 4PM MARKET ROAD ASTROTURF, N7 (corner of Market Road and York Place, nearest tube Caledonian Road) AMERICANS AGAINST THE WAR have initiated a football match for peace between a team of Iraqis and a team of Americans living in London who are united in their opposition to a war in Iraq. The match will take place in Islington on the Market Road Astroturf pitch, N7, at 4.0pm on Sunday 9 February. The teams are encouraging as many people as possible to come and enjoy this friendly game as a symbolic expression of our view that the planned war is against the interests of the ordinary people of both America and Iraq. We believe that George Bush is no more representative of the views of ordinary people in the USA, where a majority now opposes war, than Saddam Hussein is in Iraq, and that this war will be an act of aggression which totally contravenes the United Nations Charter and which will foment anger and hatred which will be a blight on world peace for generations. The football match is our way of saying that this illegal and unjust war will not be carried out in the name of either the Iraqi or American people. For further information or to arrange interviews with the Americans involved in the Iraq v. America Football Match for Peace contact: Gabriel Forshung Americans Against the War Telephone 0798 680 3165 E-mail: AntiWarAmericans@hotmail.com - - - - First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist... ...Then they came for me, and by that time, no one was left to speak up. -- Pastor Martin Neimoeller, Nazi Germany during WWII _________________________________________________________________ Help STOP SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=features/junkmail _______________________________________________ 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