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Bush and Blair are going for it: Time to act

Davy Carlin • 8.1.03

At the European Social Forum, anti-war organisations in 11 European countries agreed to demonstrate against Bush and Blair's war on the same day: 15 February 2003. A follow-up meeting in Copenhagen on 15 December agreed to co-ordinate European-wide actions. In December a landmark conference in Cairo initiated a new International Campaign Against US Aggression on Iraq. We encourage people around the world to unite for a world-wide day of demonstrations on 15 February against the prospect of war.

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In Belfast, as in Dublin, we will be holding a rally on the 15th February to tie in with the international movement and also are calling for a picket of the Belfast US Consulate (Queens St) at 4pm the day after the bombing - war - slaughter begins. To coordinate and build these events we are organising local anti-war groups. We are encouraging everybody to get involved - either in their local group or to come along to the steering meeting this Thursday to see what role you can play.

Details are as follows:
Steering group :
Meets 7.30pm, BIFHE Brunswick, every Thursday

Local groups estabished - Central Belfast, South Belfast, West Belfast, BIFHE, Queens Uni; Details of Belfast North, East and other local universities to follow shortly:

For info on above groups or other anti war groups being established in the North contact Davy Carlin












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9 January 2003


Other Articles From This Issue:


Pressure on Sinn Fein Grows
Tommy McKearney


Hiroshima non amour: Desmond Fennell’s predictable dissent

Seaghán Ó Murchú


Bush and Blair are going for it: Time to Act
Davy Carlin


Lied His Way In - Lied His Way Out
Anthony McIntyre


Six Soldiers
Annie Higgins


Imperialism - It Hasn't Gone Away, You Know
Brian Kelly


Picket In Support of Human Rights Activists


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Hammering Dissent
Anthony McIntyre


Maria Duce non Dulce (et decorum est)

Seaghán Ó Murchú


Amnesty International & Israel: Say It Isn't So!
Paul de Rooij


A Northern Majority for Irish Unity is Not Too Remote to be of Relevance
Paul A. Fitzsimmons




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