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Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 10:30:04 +1100
Subject: [southnews] Mahgreb trade union grouping against war


UMA trade union calls war in Iraq: declaration of war on all humanity

ArabicNews.com 26 March 2003

The American-British aggression against Iraq is a declaration of war on all humanity and an attempt to expand the American hegemony in the world, said the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA)’s trade union.

In a release made public after the end of UMA’s (composed of Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia) session on globalization and economic and social practices and their impact on Maghreban countries held this March 22-25, representatives of Maghreban union delegations condemned the aggression—conducted without heeding the international public opinion—as a breach to international law and conventions.

The union said this aggression is part of an imperialist plan to steal the wealth of Arab nations, subjugate their peoples and violate their legitimate rights, adding it aims at closing definitely the issue of the occupied territories, and denying the rights of the Palestinian people to establish a state with Al-Quds as its capital, Syria’s right over the Golan Heights and Lebanon’s sovereignty in its southern territories.

The workers trade union praised the heroic resistance of the Iraqi people against this unjust aggression and the support of other peoples in the world.

The union also urged Arab governments to be firm in calling without delay for the immediate halt of the American military action and of the interference in the domestic affairs of Arab states and other nations with the pretext of defending democratic and liberal values.