anniversary of the November 2004 US/UK attack on Fallujah (www.rememberfallujah.org)
* PEACE JOURNEY FROM THE UK'S MILITARY NERVE CENTRE IN NORTHWOOD. Meet 11am, Northwood tube station. Finish 4pm, central London.
* NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION WORKSHOP AND LEGAL BRIEFING. 4.30 – 7.30pm, Diorama 3, 3-7 Euston Centre, London NW1 3JG (tube: Warren Street).
SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER:
"UNAUTHORISED" 24-HOUR PEACE CAMP IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE
to demand an end to the occupation. ASSEMBLE 12 NOON, PARLIAMENT SQUARE.
The camp will begin with Maya Evans and Milan Rai reading the names of 100
Iraqis who have died as a result of US/UK military action in Iraq - one year
after their arrest for doing this in Oct 2005. N.B: Under the Serious
Organised Crime and Police Act participation in such an “unauthorised”
demonstration is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £1000.
6 OCTOBER: DON'T SHOOT THE CLOWNS - TAKING A CIRCUS TO THE CHILDREN OF IRAQ.
Launch event for the new book by activist Jo Wilding, eyewitness to both the
2003 invasion and the April 2004 US siege of Fallujah (see
www.jowilding.net). 7pm, Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DX
(tube: Kings X)
8 OCT, LONDON: NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION WORKSHOP AND LEGAL BRIEFING for the 28/29 Oct "No More Fallujahs" weekend of nonviolent resistance to the occupation (see above). 11am - 4pm, Sunrise Room, Diorama 2, 3-7 Euston Centre, London NW1 3JG (tube: Great Portland Street). Workshop run by
Seeds for Change: www.seedsforchange.org.uk.
ORGANISED BY THE MASS ACTION GROUP AND SUPPORTED BY: Act Together: Women's Action for Iraq; Birkenhead CND; Birmingham University Against the War
Society; Blackpool and Fylde CND; Bolton CND; Brent Stop the War; Bristol
Stop the War Coalition; CND; CND Cymru; Darlington for Peace and Justice;
Falmouth Peace and Justice Group; Greater Manchester and District CND;
Hastings Against War; Headingley and District CND; Highland Justice Not War;
Huddersfield STW; Hull Stop the War; Iraq Occupation Focus; JNV; Kingston
Peace Council; Labour Against War; Leicester Stop the War; London Catholic
Worker; London Federation of Green Parties; London Region CND; Milton Keynes
Gulf Crisis Group; Musicians Against Nuclear Arms; Norwich Stop the War;
Nottingham Stop the War; Oswestry Coalition for Peace; Oxford for Justice &
Peace; Peace Plan Group; Radical Activist Network; Redbridge Against the
War; Red Pepper; Sevenoaks CND; Sherwood for Global Justice and Peace; Smash EDO; South Tyneside STWC; Stevenage Coalition for Peace; Stop the War; Voices UK;
Wallasey CND; Wandsworth Stop the War; Warwick and Leamington Green Party;
West Midlands CND; Wrekin Stop War; Wrexham Peace and Justice Forum and
In Nov 2004, the US - with British assistance - launched a massive assault
against the Iraqi city of Fallujah, almost totally destroying it, killing
hundreds of civilians, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their
homes, and using white phosphorus - a substance that burns down to the
bone - as a weapon.
Since then at least 21 more Iraqi towns and cities have been attacked by US
led forces, Fallujah itself has been turned into a virtual police state, and
evidence of atrocities by US-led forces - such as the recently exposed
massacre in Haditha - continues to mount.
WHAT WE'RE DEMANDING
- an immediate end to the US/UK military occupation of Iraq
- massive reparations and debt cancellation so that Iraqis can rebuild their
country free from foreign interference
- prosecution of those responsible for war crimes
WHO WE ARE
The Mass Action Group is an ad hoc collection of activists - most, but not
all, of whom are based in London - who were involved in organising the 2
April "Naming the Dead" mass act of civil disobedience in Parliament Square
(the first mass act of civil disobedience against the occupation of Iraq to
take place in the UK since the 2003 invasion - see
Over the past 6 years members of the Mass Action Group have also helped to
organise the following events: the August 2000 “Die-in for the People of
Iraq”; the 21 October 2002 mass sit-down protest in Whitehall against the
bombing of Afghanistan; the 2 December 2002 “Warzone Whitehall” die-in; the
19 January 2003 mass blockade of Britain’s military nerve centre at
Northwood (where 70 were arrested – the largest such action to take place in
England in the run-up to the invasion); the 15 February 2003 mass sit-down
in Picadilly Circus following the big anti-war march; the 5/6 April 2003
“Reclaim the Bases” weekend of direct action at military bases across the
Accommodation will be available on request on the evenings of 27 and 28 Oct.
Contact 0845 458 2564 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
* SPONSOR A TENT.
In addition to the tents that participants will be bringing themselves, the
organisers are hoping to provide several dozen tents decorated with powerful
anti-war art and texts. To help pay for these a call is being made for
people and groups to sponsor tents (minimum donation £15). Any tents not in
police custody at 12 noon on 30 Oct will be collected and distributed among
the sponsors! Contact email@example.com or 0845 458 2564 if you or your
local group would like to sponsor a tent.
Volunteers to take responsibility for these tents on the day are also
needed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0845 458 2564
* LOCAL GROUP SUPPORT.
Contact email@example.com (0845 458 2564) if your local
peace/anti-war/church/union etc… group would like to be listed as a
supporter of the weekend. Current supporters include Brent Stop the War,
Iraq Occupation Focus, JNV and Voices.
* ANTI-WAR ART NEEDED.
If you can help with anti-war art to decorate the tents in the camp on 29
Oct, please contact Voices!
* HELP SPREAD THE WORD.
A publicity leaflet for the weekend is already available. Copies for stalls,
mailings and other events can be ordered FREE from
firstname.lastname@example.org (0845 458 2564) or can be downloaded as a PDF
file here: http://tinyurl.com/gkvu8. Also, if you can help distribute these
at festivals and similar events over the summer please get in touch