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MAKE YOUR MP WORK TO STOP IRAN WAR


STOP THE WAR COALITION
Newsletter No.1241
13 April 2012
Email office@stopwar.org.uk
Tel: 0207 561 9311
Web: http://stopwar.org.uk
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1) MAKE YOUR MP WORK TO STOP IRAN WAR  
2) REPLY TO CALL FOR NATO INTERVENTION IN SYRIA
3) PROTEST NO TO NATO: US EMBASSY 19 MAY
4) DON'T IRAQ IRAN - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
5) THREE VIDEOS RECOMMENDED BY STOP THE WAR

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1) MAKE YOUR MP WORK TO STOP IRAN WAR  

We are asking all our supporters to lobby MPs to help stop another war. Today
talks start between UN security Council members plus Germany and Iran over
Iran's nuclear programme. 

The US, Britain and Israel are set to take a hard line, demanding the closure
of Fordo, one of Iran's main enrichment plants, and an end to uranium
enrichment to 20% levels, demands likely to be unacceptable to Iran. 

President Obama has called these talks the 'last chance' to resolve the issue
peacefully, signalling that a breakdown in the talks may be used to justify
moves to war. (SEE NOAM CHOMSKY on threats to Iran: http://bit.ly/HCXp8s)

We are asking you to take this chance to lobby your MP to back an early day
motion in Parliament against military attack on Iran. We have a highly
effective online lobbying system that allows you to email your MP at the click
of a mouse. Please put the pressure on now by going to: http://bit.ly/HCX59F

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2) REPLY TO CALL FOR NATO INTERVENTION IN SYRIA

The Guardian columnist Simon Tisdall called this week for NATO to intervene
immediately in Syria, claiming there was a "moral imperative" for action. Chris
Nineham, vice-president of Stop the War, replied in this letter published by
the Guardian:

Simon Tisdall uncharacteristically displays the naivety of all who argue for
western humanitarian intervention in Syria. The idea that safe corridors or
no-fly zones won't inflame the situation or lead to wider Nato involvement
defies logic and recent history. 

A no-fly zone is another way of saying foreign control of air space. A
humanitarian corridor has to be patrolled by foreign troops. In Libya the
no-fly zone morphed seamlessly into a Nato bombing campaign. 

The consistent thread in Obama's approach to the Arab spring is the pursuit of
US foreign policy interests. The revolts across the Middle East are essentially
a threat to which the US has responded by supporting repression in Bahrain,
continuity in Yemen and co-option in Libya. 

If Nato steps up its intervention in Syria it will not only increase the
killing but ensure the west's firm grip on a post-Assad Syria, something no
democrat should support.

SEE ALSO Lindsey German's article: "Be careful what you wish for: the Friends
of Syria are no friends at all" http://bit.ly/HB99Jg

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3) PROTEST NO TO NATO: US EMBASSY 19 MAY

DON'T ATTACK IRAN
TROOPS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN
NO INTERVENTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
SATURDAY MAY 19, 1PM, US EMBASSY
GROSVENOR SQUARE, LONDON W1A 2LQ.
Called by Stop the War and CND

Please make sure you make it to this crucial protest to coincide with
demonstrations against the NATO conference in Chicago. NATO leaders will be
discussing their plans to 'deal' with Iran and operations against the regime in
Syria. It will also be discussing the disastrous occupation in Afghanistan
which virtually everyone but the NATO leaders admits is in terminal crisis.

For all these reasons and more - intervention in Somalia, increasing drone
attacks in Pakistan - a big rally is crucial to show solidarity with the
planned protests in Chicago and to demand an end to NATO's self appointed role
as the policeman of the world.

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4) DON'T IRAQ IRAN - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Stop the War is pleased to announce an evening of words and music on Friday 25
May, featuring Brian Eno, Mark Rylance, A.L.Kennedy, Kika Markham, Roger Lloyd
Pack, Alberto Portugheis, Peter Kennard, Amir Amirani, Cat Phillips and more.

The event is at St James's, 197 Piccadilly in central London and will open with
a special performance of Tony Benn and Roy Bailey's sell out show Writing on
the Wall.

More details: http://bit.ly/GWllV0

Tickets are now available £20/ £15 concessions for numbered seats, £15/£10
concessions for undesignated seats. 

Phone 020 7561 9311 or to book tickets online go to http://bit.ly/GWllV0

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5) THREE VIDEOS RECOMMENDED BY STOP THE WAR

Our YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/zBO8hA) is fast approaching a million
viewings in the past year. Three recent videos we recommend are:

* NOAM CHOMSKY: If Iran had nuclear weapons most Arab people say they would
feel safer: http://bit.ly/Huz58F

* GEORGE GALLOWAY: Why I won't condemn attacks on UK soldiers in Afghanistan
http://bit.ly/IysB9L

* NEIL CLARKE: Libya's humanitarian catastrophe the West doesn't care about
because it caused it http://bit.ly/IytXRQ


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THEY ARE ALL CLASS POLITICIANS, APPEASING CLASS/EMPIRE DESPOTISM AND FASCISM.

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