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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear list I would be interested to know of any thoughts on the viability and the historical record of calling some kind of national strike action in as an act of protest in solidarity with the people of Iraq. Strike action that took place worldwide in solidarity during the dockers strike for example was a very effective tool. I also remember during the nurses strike during the 80's many workers and students walked out at luchtime and went home in solidarity with the nurses. I think protests like that on 15th feb are good but it would be more impressive if the unions with or without the help of their leadership began to put the feelers out for this kind of action. Perhaps with strength of feeling against the war so high, even business or print media which like to think they are reflective of the public mood (like The Mirrors petition/campaign against the war) could get involved on some level? I have talked to my own union reps about this but so far I have heard zilch. I may be talking codswallop but I have always felt that this kind of action has always been left reletively unexplored. Perhaps because of the legal ramifications? I think it would get a lot of support. Marco _______________________________________________ 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