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News :: International
An urgent appeal to people everywhere!
12 Feb 2006
For some time, now, the US/UK leadership has had plans to attack Iran as part of their overall strategy of extending their control over the Middle East and, ultimately, the world. It looks like this attack may now be about to happen. The launching of the Iranian Euro spot-market in oil on the 20th March may well be a factor in precipitating this aggression. The consequences of such an attack are incalculable but it could certainly bring about a wider, even global war. There are also strong indications that the US/UK plan to use nuclear weapons.
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It is true that a Russian compromise – Iran’s nuclear fuel to be processed in Russia – is still possible, but there is no diplomatic solution to this crisis from the US/UK point of view: they merely intend to use diplomacy to trigger war, as they did in the period preceding the invasion of Iraq. If “the diplomatic process” fails to provide a pretext for war, they may seek to provide another through setting up a provocation of some kind, for example, a terrorist attack attributed to Iran.

It’s up to us!

Clearly, it is absolutely necessary to oppose this escalation of the war but there is no point in waiting for official peace movements to do the work. They have already failed miserably by not warning us about or opposing energetically these monstrous plans for a greater war: now it is up to us.

What we can do.

1) We must do everything we can to inform ourselves and then to inform others. Hours spent researching on the internet are not wasted as long as the information is passed on to others. Create E-mail lists and spread the word far and wide.

2) The internet is a great tool – but it is not enough! You must also engage with others directly. Talk to family, friends and colleagues. Take to the streets, set up a stall, hold rallies, pickets, demonstrations etc. Organise discussions, committees, public meetings etc. Organise educationals, seminars, conferences, boycotts of products of aggressor countries etc.

3) Use the internet and all other media to publicize your activities- whatever you are doing let others know. Provide reports and photos. Contact newspapers, political parties, prominent individuals, representatives, celebrities and so on. In this way small events, even involving only one or two people, can have resonance throughout the world.

From small beginnings a thousand tributaries can come together to form a global peace movement. It is important to realize that only a tiny group of warmongers are behind these war plans and that we have allies everywhere throughout the whole of society and throughout the world.

Now more than ever peace is necessary and for the first time in human history it is also possible. At stake is the future of us all but let us think most of all of the new generations: we must pass on a peaceful world and viable eco-system to them.

Let’s work together now to make this future possible.

We are about to set up a website: which hopefully will serve as one point of reference for our movement.

Colin Buchanan,
Glasgow, Scotland, 12th February
Contact: handsoffiran (at)

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Re: An urgent appeal to people everywhere!
12 Feb 2006
Let's Roll!!!
Re: An urgent appeal to people everywhere!
12 Feb 2006
you first sid.
Re: An urgent appeal to people everywhere!
12 Feb 2006
You know what pisses me off about Bush? The arrogant attitude towards the majority of us. If our laws really work? He should end up in Federal Court. With Cheney!
Rise up!
Re: An urgent appeal to people everywhere!
12 Feb 2006
It's time to kick Iran's sorry ass. Why? Well, let's look at the Iranian hostage crisis. This this highlight of Jimma Cahta's presidency caused an obscure Journalist by the name of Ted Koppel to be thrust into the limelight of National Television. His Alfred E. Newman face on TV persists to this day. That is reason alone to kick Iran's ass. (Brad, you're too young to know who Alfred E. Newman is, so just let it go)
Re: An urgent appeal to people everywhere!
12 Feb 2006
So are you enlisting Sid? Or just trying to get the kidz to go die for your portfolio? I do vaguely remember Carter, he was that smart president that said we should reduce our dependency on oil 30 years ago. Huh, I wonder if our economy would be so shitty if we would have listened to just one smart liberal.
protect our world
13 Feb 2006
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Defend Iran?
Re: An urgent appeal to people everywhere!
13 Feb 2006
Defend ALL PEOPLES who would move these concerns to a democratic vote where democracy will not be denied. Defend us ALL from the lamblike beast of America and the United Kingdom, which seeks to make an image to that terrible beast of the dark ages.
Re: An urgent appeal to people everywhere!
13 Feb 2006
Been there, done that, brad. Perhaps you should consider joining. The military is a good career choice for a high school kid like yourself, especially as it seems that you won't be scoring very high on the SATs.
Brilliant logic there Sid
13 Feb 2006
Let me get this straight. I am stupid so I should join the military, yet you were in the military so you are what?
Re: An urgent appeal to people everywhere!
13 Feb 2006
You missed my point yet again. You are so immature that only the military can make a man out of you. You may be stupid as well. I'll be the first to admit that we had some stupid people in the military that made good soldiers. On the other hand we had some people who were quite intelligent. We even had people who had Ph.D.s (not PHDs though). I suggest that you give it a try. It will make you appreciate life a bit more. Snow day today?
Re: An urgent appeal to people everywhere!
13 Feb 2006
Your version of a "man" is a group of guys dressing up, running around the world and killing people to take their stuff. That is not a man, that is not maturity. Maturity is the ability to compromise and share for the benefit of all. I'm working today.
brad brad brad
13 Feb 2006
"Maturity is the ability to compromise and share for the benefit of all."

No, that's what an ELF terrorist grabbing his ankles in prison is doing in exchange for his life.