the million-strong march against war in Florence last
November, a gathering of the social movements who
had organised that protest issued the following statement:
all citizens of Europe! Together we can stop this
war! We are fighting for social rights and social
justice, for democracy and against all forms of oppression.
stand for a world of diversity, freedom and mutual
respect. We believe this war, whether it has the backing
of the UN or not, will be a catastrophe for the people
of Iraq - already suffering because of the embargo
and Saddam Husseins regime - and for people
across the Middle East.
should be opposed by everyone who believes in democratic
political solutions to international conflicts because
it will be a war with the potential to lead to global
disaster. There is a massive opposition to war in
every country of Europe. Hundreds of thousands have
already mobilised for peace.
call on the movements and citizens of Europe:
To start organising now against war.
war starts to protest immediately and organise demonstrations
in every country the next Saturday after the war
start organising now for demonstrations in every
capital in Europe on 15 February.
are asking for the support of individuals and organisations
for this statement and to help organise major protests
in both Dublin and Belfast on Saturday 15 February,
to coincide with the international day of action.
Please add your name or that of your organisation
to the list of sponsors and help us build a mass movement
that can halt this dangerous drive to war.
add your name/organisation to the list of sponsors
for Feb 15 International Day of Action in Ireland
Ciaran Cuffe TD,
Trevor Sargent TD,
Leader of Green Party, John Gormley TD,
Paul Gogarty TD, Joe Higgins TD,
Eamonn Mc Cann, Journalist,
Denis Keane, President CPSU,
Hazel O Conor, Singer,
Marnie Holborrow, President SIPTU Education Branch,
Roger Cole, Peace and Neutrality Alliance,
Mary Van Lieshout, US Citizens in Ireland for Alternatives
Colin Coulter, Lecturer,
Richard Boyd Barrett, Irish Anti War Movement,
The Labour Party, The Green Party, NGO Peace Alliance.
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