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No more troops to support the US Iraq occupation


No more troops to support the US occupation of Iraq

Anti-war activists will be outside of the beehive on Tuesday morning from 7:30-10:30am as Cabinet Ministers arrive. The message to the Labour Government: 'No more troops to support the US occupation of Iraq.'

The Labour Government has announced that it will send another deployment of troops to Iraq to replace those currently serving in Basra, Iraq at the end of their six-month deployment. This deployment coincides with the first anniversary of the invasion on March 20. Large rallies are being planned all over the country on that day.

'Helen Clark has done a good snow job convincing New Zealanders that soldiers are not part of the occupying force. But the French, Germans and Canadians have all refused to go to Iraq precisely because they know that they will be part of the occupation army.' said Valerie Morse, Peace Action Wellington member

'Clark said she didn't support this war. But offering troops is most definitely support. This war was illegal under international law, the occupation is illegal, and the lies and deceit of Washington and London are not fooling anyone. New Zealand cannot support these regimes who commit war crimes in the name of democracy.'

Peace Action Wellington demands an immediate end to all New Zealand support for the occupation of Iraq. This includes all troops, technology and intelligence (provided through the Waihopai spybase).

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