in our names!
of people from Burngreave made their feelings clear on 15th February
at demonstrations against a war in Iraq.
overflowing for the London demonstration. 120 people joined up with
5,000 from Sheffield and up to two million nationwide in the biggest
demonstration ever seen in the country. "Most of us couldn't
even get into Hyde Park, but we were proud to have played a part
in the protest against a barbaric war", said John Lawson.
At a meeting
in Nether Edge last month Pitsmoor Against the War (PATWAR) members
presented Richard Caborn MP with a petition signed by 500 local
people and demanded to know why he had twice cancelled a meeting
with them to discuss their objections to the war. Handing the petition
over Alison Higgins said "most Pitsmoor people are strongly
opposed to this war, and it is only right that our MP should listen
to his electors concerns".
Mr Caborn promised
to hold a meeting in the area in the near future. He spoke passionately
about the need for intervention but told the meeting, "If we
can avoid that and come out with a solution that is accepted by
the UN there will be no one more happy than me".
PATWAR is also
supporting both the Sheffield demonstration on Saturday 8th March
and the national call for walkouts on the day the war starts. PATWAR
supporter Claire Walsh said: "As a health worker I see what
such destruction does to people's lives and I want to make a gesture
that shows that people can make a difference".
is planned for the day war breaks out, at 5pm on the Town Hall steps.
PATWAR can be
contacted on 0114 275 5581 or 07790 612