Thursday, June 30, 2005

A few posts to be made

#1 The meeting on Sunday 26th June.

11 people showed up down at the Esplenade on Sunday, and the effort I have seen put in by those same people since has inspired me. There were only a few main topics of discussion, but many good idea's were floated and the group mingled quite well.

A slow and very nervous start quickly turned into a constructive meeting when all peoples minds were set to the same issues.

Firstly, the next meeting has been set for July 17th, Sunday 3pm (some of us will be down earlier for a Sausage Sizzle, more on that later.)

Another issue that was discussed deeply was the "Downing Street Minutes". This is one of the few positive moves inside the American Government towards investigating the decision to invade Iraq, when it was made, who made it, on what grounds and whether Bush fabricated evidence to build a case for invading Iraq.

I will post an exerpt from in the next post as I am very short of time, this is the first time I have sat down to use my computer since sunday (very very unusual for me).

The "Guidelines" put forward (also posted in a seperate post) seemed to be widely viewed as sensible and neccessary ideas for building the future of Youth and Students Against War.

But probably of most importance is the decision to support fundraising for the Jarrar Family Project. Several of us have come up with good ideas on fundraising methods, including Sausage Sizzle @ Universities, @ The Esplenade before the meeting on the 17th of July and I will be making some french pastries and other bakery goods to sell down at the local market for a small markup all of which will be donated via the Jarrar Family.

For more on this see these links


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