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Dear Listmembers, Just a little report to encourage you. I was teaching a ``Physics Masterclass'' to about 20 14-15 years olds on Saturday morning before going to the demonstration in London. I took the opportunity to ask them, in pairs, what they thought of the war. All except 2 or 3 said they were against it. Those who were opposed to war all said that it was about oil (an excellent first approximation!) and explained to me about ``propaganda'' by the government and ``hypocrisy'' because we armed him in the first place. When I asked the ones who supported it why, they said because Saddam Hussein was a terrible tyrant. Then I asked if they thought that was the reason the US and UK had attacked Iraq, they all said no in fact that was just an excuse and the real reason was oil. So out of a pretty random sample of young people, not one believes the government. I found it immensely cheering. Best wishes, Fay ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Fay Dowker Physics Department + + Queen Mary, University of London + + E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mile End Road, + + Phone: +44-(0)20-7882-5047 London E1 4NS. + + Fax: +44-(0)20-8981-9465 + + Homepage: http://monopole.ph.qmw.ac.uk/~dowker/home.html + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ _______________________________________________ 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