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[casi] Morale boosting snippet

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 Dowker                       Physics Department               +
+                                   Queen Mary, University of London +
+  E-mail:       Mile End Road,                   +
+  Phone:  +44-(0)20-7882-5047      London E1 4NS.                   +
+  Fax:    +44-(0)20-8981-9465                                       +
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