London Statement For International Antiwar Action
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 08:10:15 -0500 From: NYCLAW Subject:
URGENT ACTION: London Statement For Intl. Antiwar Action
Global anti war movement announces plans to escalate resistance.
On Saturday March 1 representatives from the anti war movement from
26 countries and three continents met together in London to plan the
next steps in the world campaign against war on Iraq.
All countries reported rapidly growing opposition, and the meeting
mapped out a plan of escalating action over the next weeks to try to
stop war, including student occupations, mass direct action, strikes
and popular assemblies against war. (See statement below)
If war starts the meeting called on the movements across the world to
organise mass protests on the day of an attack in every town and city
and mass demonstrations in every capital city the following Saturday.
Chris Nineham 07930 536 519 Andrew Burgin 07939 242 229 Stop the War
Statement issued by the London Meeting of the international
coordination against war
March 1st 2003
Following the unprecedented success of the global anti war day on
February 15 we announce a massive escalation of action in the next
weeks to try to prevent war. We believe a war on Iraq is wrong
whether it has the backing of the United Nations or not.
There will be direct action at military installations and to stop
military transport, mass pressure on parliamentary and United Nations
representatives, student strikes and occupations, workplace
industrial action, the establishment of peoples' assemblies and
popular consultations against war.
Every day now is crucial in the campaign to stop war.
In many countries there will be mass demonstrations on International
Womens' Day March 8.
In many countries there will be demonstrations, protests and mass
civil disobedience on March 15 in solidarity with the 'Converge on
the White House' demonstration in Washington.
March 21st will be wherever possible a day of workplace solidarity
against war. This will involve workplace assemblies and various forms
of industrial action. In some countries national strike action
against war is being already being planned on this day.
We call on trade unions everywhere to support and promote action
against war on March 21st.
We put the warmongers on notice that if they ignore world opinion and
launch a new attack on Iraq there will be a tidal wave of resistance.
On the day of an attack we call for mass protests in the centre of
every town and city in the world.
The following Saturday we call for mass demonstrations in every
We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Iraq in urging
everyone, everywhere to play their part in trying to stop this insane
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