MARCH 3, 2003
the War Coalition
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Global Anti-War Movement Announces Plans to
- March 3 - 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.
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.
by the London Meeting of the international coordination against
war March 1st 2003:
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.
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.
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.
Saturday we call for mass demonstrations in every capital city.
We stand shoulder
to shoulder with the people of Iraq in urging everyone, everywhere
to play their part in trying to stop this insane war.
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