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Media workers against war

Issue No. 1768

MORE THAN 70 media workers packed a meeting in central London on Monday and adopted this statement:

'We oppose the current war drive and the plans for a US-led military assault on Afghanistan and possibly other countries. We are utterly opposed to all acts of terror against civilian populations, whether committed by governments or groups of individuals. We believe that in the current crisis it is more important than ever to protect and promote pluralism in debate, the free flow of information, and the public scrutiny of official pronouncements. We therefore resolve to join together as Media Workers Against the War in order to:

(1) Participate in the broad movement now emerging against the war.

(2) Collate and disseminate facts and arguments pertinent to the war.

(3) Promote anti-war viewpoints through the media, and expose and resist attempts at censorship and disinformation.

(4) Oppose coverage that in any way licenses or gives succour to racism.'

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Sat 29 Sep 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1768
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