WW4 REPORT goes to Japan

A message from WW4 REPORT editor Bill Weinberg:

As you read this, I am flying to Japan at the invitation of the National Assembly for Peace & Democracy (Zenko) to attend a second conference in solidarity with Iraq’s civil resistance, and especially the Iraq Freedom Congress (IFC). Our readers will know that the IFC is a coalition of trade unions, women’s organizations and neighborhood assemblies which have come together around two demands: an end to the occupation, and a secular state. Despite the best of my efforts to excite stateside interest in this civil resistance struggle, WW4 REPORT is one of the few sources of information in English on the IFC.

Our summer fund drive is off to a slow start. We are hoping that some of our new readers (we do not want to abuse the generosity of our hardcore loyalists) will help us defray the costs of the trip, and sustain us through winter. And we’ve taken steps to sweeten the pot.

We have a few more copies left than we thought of our last pamphlet series, “Iraq’s Civil Resistance Speaks: Interviews with the Secular Left Opposition, Part 1 & 2.” (We’d also made them available as premiums to WBAI Radio, and they need fewer than expected.) So we are offering them—for the last time—for a minimum donation of $10 each ($20 for the pair).

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Bill pledges to try to keep the weblog updated with accounts from Japan, but blog activity may be slower for the next two weeks. Please watch this space.