Message of solidarity from
From: Johnny Andersson
To all peacelovers in the world, specially in Pakistan!
We are following your patient work for peace and against aggressiv
politik wherever it comes from. Respect, Freedom, Equality and
Cooperation have to come for every human being and every people.
We are as angry as You about the imperialistic threat of
aggression. We support Your peaceful struggle of all our hearts!
When we hade a big meeting with the participants in all our
courses about the european questions, if Sweden shall be a member
of the European monetary union EMU, change money from swedish
crowns to euro, and so on, and we had the former vice prime
minister on a visit as guest lecturer, there was a massiv critic
about the united states war preparations. Very much of the
questions and diskussions was about USA, Iraq, the imperialistic
oil interests and how the people must suffer because of the
economic interests of a few men with too much power.
We are living om the same planet as You and we admire Your work!
FiA Folkhögskolan i Angered, Sweden
Message of solidarity from Belfast
From: Margaret Quinn
Just a note of solidarity and good luck from Ireland for the
Pakistan Demos tomorrow. May the streets be filled with marching
feet, and may the chants rise to the heavens:
NO WAR ON IRAQ;
NO WAR WITHOUT END;
NO BLOOD FOR OIL;
NO WAR ON ISLAM.
My Prayers and Best Wishes,
Message of solidarity from John Pilger
Dear Farooq Tariq
Delighted to hear from you, and of course I support you and your
comrades. I could come to Pakistan later in the year. Would you
like me to propose some dates later on? Perhaps you could give me
a reminder in late April? I would appreciate that.
Here is my message of support:
"I send my greetings to the Anti War Committee Pakistan. I can
think of no other country where campaigning against a barbaric
attack on Iraq is more important than Pakistan. Pakistan is at the
centre of American war planning. It was part of the American
attack on Afghanistan, and Washington will expect Islamabad to
support when it drops its cluster bombs on Iraq. I admire you
people immensely. We in the West don't need the courage that you
people of principle must have in your everyday political lives. I
admire you and I am honoured to regard myself as one of your
comrades. All power to you!"
Message of solidarity from Amtul Naheed,
a Pakistani immigrant worker in Canada
From: amtul naheed
i just want to express my great solidarity with Anti War committee
of Pakistan and their associates. i feel not a single woman of the
world wants war, due to any reason and in any part of the world.
we here in the city of Calgary are having a damonstration on
Friday 17th of january 2003 which will end up at candleight vigil.
My best wishes for the success of yours/ours struggle for the
Message of solidarity from Socialist
Workers Initiative, SAI, Germany
To comrade Farooq and the whole antiwar movement in Pakistan
Berlin, 8th of January 2003
we send you solidary greetings and congratulations for your
decision to make unitary actions to stop the Bush war against
Iraq. Without doubts the action day on 18th of January called by
the Asian Peace Forum will help to bring forward the necessary and
growing movement against the wars of imperialism which aim to
preserve his domination all over the world. Also in Germany the
antiwar-movement is growing and it is very important for us to be
able to show that also in the so called Islamic countries the
progressive democratic and socialist forces have a very clear
position against this aggression and are in the first line of this
battle. It is very important to stop the imperialist offensive
which actually is not only aiming against Iraq but also Palestine
or Venezuela, and nearly all working people and countries of the
world. Your actions are very important, also because they allow to
improve the links of all democratic and socialist forces all over
the world. For example in Latin America the decision of people to
liberate themselves from neoliberal politics led for the first
time to the victory of Workers Party and Lula in the last
elections. The antiglobalisation movement mobilised last month
more than one million people in Florence, Italy, with main slogans
against the war, and now will have an other important step with
the 3rd World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In Venezuela
poor people are every day more convinced to stop the intention of
a putsch of the oligarchy which is supported by the USA who want
as in Iraq the complete control over the rich oil resources.
We are sure that with your clear opposition to the war and an you
will find the sympathy and support of million of people who feel
each day more clearly that there will be no solution for their
daily problems without defeating imperialism completely.
Stop the imperialist war!
For the unity of workers, farmers, and poor people all over the
Socialist Workers Initiative, SAI, Germany