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To the Labor Party of Great Britain, Given the clear indications of forgeries, please reinstate George Galloway back into the Labor Party, with apologies due, Philippa Winkler [This is a message from Media Workers Against the War] From: Stop the War Coalition [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 12 May 2003 10:01 To: email@example.com Subject: Fw: Daily Mail admits Galloway Papers Forgeries Stop the War Coalition PO Box 3739, London E5 8EJ 020 7053 2153/4/5/6 www.stopwar.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org Press Release May 11 2003 Witch-hunt falls apart Already the witch-hunt against George Galloway MP is unravelling. A report in today's Mail on Sunday reveals that the newspaper has uncovered evidence that documents incriminating the MP are forgeries. The Mail had paid £1500 for documents claiming to show that Galloway received millions of pounds from the Saddam regime. Now the paper admits that the documents it bought were crude forgeries 'littered with inaccuracies'. These documents have been used in reports by the Christian Science Monitor and given credibility in many other newspapers. This revelation casts further doubt on the recent Telegraph story which claimed that George Galloway had received £375,000 over several years from the United Nations oil for food programme. That story was based on documents miraculously discovered in a burnt out building in Baghdad by Telegraph reporter David Blair. These documents, written in a crude literary style with an indecipherable signature at the bottom, formed the basis of a campaign by the Telegraph to smear the entire anti-war movement. A spokesman for Stop the War said 'there are many in the Blair government who are desperate for these allegations against George Galloway to be true. They hope it will divert attention from the illegality of both the war and the current occupation of Iraq.' George Galloway has been suspended from the Labour Party under rule 28a 'bringing the party into disrepute'. This suspension was carried out in a totally undemocratic manner. The National Executive Committee has not discussed the suspension and it appears to have been the act of David Triesman, the general secretary, alone. Galloway's crime has been his principled opposition to the war on Iraq. The Stop the War Coalition calls for George Galloway's suspension from the Labour Party to be lifted immediately and for an independent inquiry into whether there has been collusion between British security services and others against the MP. The Stop The War Coalition fully supports George Galloway against this vicious witch-hunt and we would strongly urge you to do the following: Write/phone/fax David Triesman at the Labour Party demanding that Mr Galloway's suspension is lifted immediately. Details as follows: David Triesman The Labour Party 16 Old Queen Street London SW1H 9HP E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 08705 900200 Fax: 0207 802 1111 Send messages of support to Mr Galloway on email@example.com Petition - We now have in the office Defend George Galloway Petitions. Please use this at meetings, street stalls and workplaces. Pass resolutions (model resolution available from the STW office) in your union branches. Invite George Galloway to speak at public meetings and union meetings. (Please phone the office to book him). The attack on George Galloway is a general attack on the biggest anti war movement that this country has ever seen and that is why it is vitally important that we to all that we can to defend him. Further information contact: Lindsey German 07810 540 584 Andrew Burgin 07939 242229 Dave For Media Workers Against the War www.mwaw.org ** For great Emap magazine subscription & gift offers visit http://www.emapmagazines.co.uk ** ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -- The information in this email is intended only for the addressee(s) named above. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorised. If you are not the intended recipient of this message any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken in reliance on it is prohibited and may be unlawful. Emap plc and or its subsidiaries do not warrant that any attachments are free from viruses or other defects and accept no liability for any losses resulting from infected email transmissions. Please note that any views expressed in this email may be those of the originator and do not necessarily reflect those of this organisation. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -- _______________________________________________ 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