Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism | 10.10.2002 05:43
Protest the U.S./British war on Iraq!
5:00pm, Tuesday, October 15
Hotel Inter-Continental, 505 N. Michigan Ave.
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British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw will speak in Chicago on October 15. Let’s give him a Chicago-style welcome.
Sceptical about the Blair/Bush imperial agenda? Don’t take our word for it. Take theirs:
“If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator...heh, heh (nervous laughter).” ...Pres. George W. Bush
“What is needed is a new kind of imperialism…like in the old empire…deal with old-fashioned states outside the postmodern continent of Europe with the rougher methods of an earlier era – force, pre-emptive attack, deception, whatever is necessary.” ...British diplomat Robert Cooper
“Let us reorder this world…from the slums of Gaza to the mountain ranges of Afghanistan… This is a battle with only one outcome: our victory.” ...British Prime Minister Tony Blair
“It does not follow that we should sever relations with every country whose observance of human rights falls below standard.” ...British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw
Jack Straw is a crucial point man in the U.S./British plan to attack Iraq and solidify U.S. domination in the Middle East – and beyond. Despite Straw’s recent trip to Arab states to force support for the war from local regimes, 80% of British people still oppose war on Iraq, and less than a third of Americans support a unilateral war that includes U.S. casualties. The Bush/Britishwar on Iraq will cost at least $200 billion dollars and kill untold numbers of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians – more than one million of whom have already died under UN sanctions supported by the U.S. and Britain.
U.S. oil companies and their British partners stand to reap billions in profits by regaining control of Iraqi oil – the second-largest oil reserves on the planet. Britain is the world’s third largest arms trader – and Jack Straw led the charge to increase British arms sales this year. More than two-thirds of British arms are sold to governments with appalling human rights records, including Israel.
Add your voice to the global call for peace – and oppose the Bush/Blair endless war!
No New U.S./British Corporate Empire! No War On Iraq!
Convened by the Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism. For more info, email email@example.com or call 312-458-9559. Labor donated.
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