Winter 2005 Campaign News
Firstly, an apology from all at CADU for the delay in getting this edition to you. As you may have gathered from the news stories, we have had a very busy few months. In October, we ran a workshop at the CND National Conference and took receipt of our eagerly-awaited new display. After a cold day demonstrating in Manchester city centre in early November, we visited Geneva as part of ICBUW to lobby at the UN. While we were there, the International Peace Bureau shared with us some highly useful insights into the best ways of lobbying politicians and diplomats about disarmament issues.
In December, we received a warm welcome in Ilkley at a DU session with Education for Global Justice - a group who discuss globalisation issues. A week later, CADU were in London at the Stop The War Coalitions International Peace Conference, where an impressive array of speakers from across the globe discussed the Iraqi occupation and the effects of the so-called War on Terror.
With the Iraqi Tooth Fairy Project and an epidemiological survey in Basra next year, CADU are hoping that 2006 will be the year in which a lot of our questions are answered. Hopefully it will be a year of peace too.
In the wake of the EPs third call for a DU ban, write to Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and ask what the UK will be doing about it.
We were delighted to learn that Harold Pinter had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Having read his inspiring and radical speech, we could have also wished that he had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.
He is a strong supporter and friend of CADU and we send him our warmest greetings.
A Word From Our Coordinator
Firstly we would like to thank all our supporters who have given donations since the last issue of the newsletter. But we have to follow this by saying that our funding from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust has now come to an end. We will only therefore be able to pay our worker for one day a week for CADU work and that only for about six months. We are incredibly grateful to the Trust for their generous funding, funding that has allowed us to expand our selection of campaigning tools and maintain our office and website.
However, we are determined to continue the work of campaigning against DU munitions and working with our friends in the International Coalition for a Ban on Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). We have come so far and established such a strong campaign that we will not give up until we have achieved our goal. Because we are at such a crucial stage, we will continue to put in energy and time as best we can.
If you can help in any way to contribute financially, or by volunteering, please do get in touch with us.
Lastly on behalf of CADU, I would like to wish you all a peaceful New Year with the hope that we can travel some more way to a world of peace and social justice.
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