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Two years on, where to next?

Wednesday, March 16, 2004

Two years on, where to next?

This Saturday, March 19, Peace Action Wellington invites the people of Wellington to mark the second anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq with a Peace and Justice parade. The parade leaves Civic Square at 12 noon and will go to the United States Embassy where we will occupy the area overnight in a show of solidarity.

'The War on Terrorism is a global war against people; in the Middle East, South East Asia and South America, people have all been terrorised by the US state and corporate power. It has increased the liklihood of terrorism by increasing the suffering of people. Millions have been killed in years of sanctions, bombing raids and poisoning of the land, air and water in both Iraq and Afghanistan.' said Valerie Morse, member of Peace Action.

'Now the United States is threatening both Iran and Syria and war plans for futher invasions already exist. This so-called 'War on Terrorism' is a nothing short of colonial invasion for the benefit of corporate exploitation. Iraq's national assets have been sold off to the highest bidder, and the people there no longer have any control over their own resources.'

'It is imperative that we demonstrate that genocide, torture and exploitation will not be tolerated. Please join us on Saturday with you banners, placards, costumes and voices for the parade.'

ENDS

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