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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] http://www.democracynow.org/ Dear Friends, Democracy Now for Wednesday plays an important documentary about the Children In Iraq. I also wanted to draw your attention to something I found on the internet at the web site http://boston.indymedia.org. I've written some of it below. Feb. 28.2003 All US Patriots who oppose a war against Iraq are called to walk in the footsteps of Gandhi and Martin Luther King by joining a national citizens strike on Friday Feb. 28th. In the tradition of nonviolent direct action, those who support peace will on that day refuse to collaborate with our government's plan to launch a war for oil against a country that is already devastated by twelve years of US led bombing and sanctions, a country in which at least a million innocent civilians have died at our hands, and a country that has no way to defend itself. On Feb. 28th, we will instead bring business as usual to a halt and engage in peacemaking work in every town and city all over this nation. By taking this action, we demonstrate to our government leaders that they DO NOT have our consent to inflict yet more suffering and death on the people of Iraq. By taking this action, we demonstrate to our government leaders that we are not willing to exchange young American lives for the oil reserves that lie beneath Iraqi soil. By taking this action, we demonstrate to our government leaders that we see through their fear-mongering, disinformation, and news control. By taking this action, we demonstrate to our government leaders that they can expect widespread active resistance to any war they choose to launch with such callous disregard for the human cost. by taking this action, we put the powers in Washington DC on notice that the people of the US still do have the power too and are not about to relinquish it to those who neither represent our interests nor speak in our name. Boycott, Boycott. Media distributor Murdock here in the US bangs the drums of war continually here in the US. I would suggest boycotting all and any of his holdings. Here in the US and in the UK. And not just on Feb. 28. Money seems to be the only language,these folks who want war understand; I think we need to think how to hurt them heavily in their pocketbooks. Peace to all. Sincerely, Peggy _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk