Media release on Voices of Peace

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RAM ­ Residents Action Movement
Media release on Voices of Peace
13 July 2007

British Respect MP & world peace campaigner

'I am delighted to speak in
Auckland against Islamophobia'

"I am delighted to be invited to speak in Auckland against the rising
tide of Islamophobia. Racism against Muslims is the accompanying
factor of George Bush¹s so-called War on Terror," said British Respect
MP & international peace campaigner George Galloway.

Expelled from the British Labour Party for opposing the US war in
Iraq, Mr Galloway shot to world fame in May 2005 when he testified
before the US Senate to reject allegations of taking money from Saddam
Hussein to help Iraq break American trade sanctions. During his Senate
appearance the left-wing British MP turned the tables on pro-war
politicians by charging the administration of US president George Bush
with war crimes in Iraq.

The politically-inspired allegations against Mr Galloway were finally
laid to rest in March 2007 when the London Metropolitan Police and the
British Serious Fraud Office announced that he had no case to answer.

Mr Galloway is speaking at two Voices of Peace meetings in Auckland on
27-28 July hosted by RAM, the Residents Action Movement. These
meetings are open to the public and entry is free. (Meeting details

"Demonising the peoples of the Middle East who resist Western rule
leads inevitably to demonising their co-religionists who live in the
West," said Mr Galloway. "The result is racism and bitter alienation
among young Muslims, providing the very breeding ground for nihilistic
acts of terrorism which the war is purportedly waged to reduce."

"Islamophobia is also the smokescreen for the failure of US imperial
policy in Iraq and the wider Middle East. It is rising along with the
savage death toll in Iraq ­ of Iraqis themselves and of American and
British troops."

"We will not end this new racism unless we end the wars of aggression
that breathe life into it. That¹s the message I will be bringing with
me to New Zealand. And, from what I know of the country, I anticipate
a warm response," concluded Mr Galloway.

Contact RAM organiser Grant Morgan for a photo of George Galloway.
Email grantmorgan@... or call 021 2544 515.

GEORGE GALLOWAY will be addressing these two meetings:

7.30pm, Saturday 28 July.
Auckland Girls Grammar School Theatre.
16 Howe St (off Karangahape Rd).
The three other speakers are:

* JAVED KHAN, president of Federation of Islamic Associations of NZ.
* PAUL BUCHANAN, international security analyst & director of the
Working Group on Alternative Security Perspectives at the University
of Auckland.
* GRANT MORGAN, organiser of RAM ­ Residents Action Movement.

Limit of 800 seats, so those interested are being advised to get there
early. NO DOOR CHARGE. Donations will be accepted.

6pm, Friday 27 July.
University of Auckland.
Venue to be confirmed.
The three other speakers are:

* NIBRAS KARDAMAN, young Muslim woman & representative of the
Working Together Group.
* STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE of the campus organising group.
* GRANT MORGAN, organiser of RAM ­ Residents Action Movement.

NO DOOR CHARGE. Donations will be accepted.

Both meetings OPEN TO THE MEDIA.

There will also be Voices of Peace workshops where topics touching on
Islamophobia can be discussed together by Muslims and non-Muslims.
George Galloway will give the introduction.
2-5pm, Sunday 29 July.
Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings.
Limit of 250 participants, so those interested are being advised to
get there early.

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