FW: UK anti-war protest planned for September 28
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From: Eli Pariser, MoveOn.org [mailto:moveon-help@...]
Sent: 24 September 2002 06:25
To: Stephen Rigg
Subject: UK anti-war protest planned for September 28
Here is an important announcement from Stop the War Coalition for those of
you interested in peace activities in the UK.
* Eli Pariser
23 September 2002
Massive UK anti-war protest planned for September 28
For details see:
On Saturday, 28th September there will be a huge "Don't Attack Iraq"
demonstration in central London. It promises to be easily the biggest
anti-war demonstration in Britain since 11 September 2001 (marches in
November and April attracted more than 100,000) and one of the biggest
anti-war actions in Western Europe in many years.
Assemble 1pm Embankment to march to Hyde Park
COACH TRANSPORT TO LONDON - See http://www.stopwar.org.uk
<http://www.stopwar.org.uk> for details
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is George Bush's key ally. British
bombers and British troops are expected to join US forces if the war against
Iraq goes ahead. Yet opinion polls here consistently reveal massive
opposition to the planned war - opposition that will be visible on the
streets of London on 28 September.
Tony Blair risks losing the support of the British public and his own party
by continuing to endorse Bush's policies.
According to a survey carried out for the Daily Mirror newspaper by ICM
Research, 71 per cent of people in Britain oppose joining a war on Iraq
without the approval of the UN. 51% consider George Bush a threat to world
peace, and 22% consider him the biggest threat to world peace.
The demonstration on 28th September is jointly organised by the Stop the War
Coalition and the Muslim Association of Britain. It is supported by eleven
national labour unions, including the country's largest, UNISON, as well as
numerous religious organizations, Members of Parliament and Members of the
European Parliament, the Mayor of London, human rights and community-based
campaigns, along with prominent individuals from all walks of life.
see http://www.stopwar.org.uk <http://www.stopwar.org.uk>
We believe it is in the interest of people in the USA to be aware of the
widespread and mounting opposition in Britain to the planned war against
For more information or comment, please contact:
Stop the War Coalition office 020 7053 2155
Stop the War Coalition
PO Box 3739, London E5 8EJ
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