Saturday, January 29, 2005

Condemn Attacks on Iraqi Trade Unionists

Please sign an online petition organized by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy entitled Statement Condemnig Attacks on Iraqi Trade Unionists. The first paragraph of the statement reads:

We, who opposed the U.S.-led war on Iraq and who call for an immediate end to the occupation of that country, are appalled by the torture and assassination in Baghdad on January 4, 2005 of Hadi Salih, International Officer of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU). There are also disturbing reports of intimidation, death threats and murders targeting other IFTU members, trade unionists in general, and political activists.

Prominent signatories include Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange, leaker of the Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg, Doug Ireland, The Nation's Katha Pollitt, and Noam Chomsky.

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