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Neela organises an anti-war protest
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HANDS UP FOR PEACE
By Neela Dolezalova
Neela shares her thoughts the night before she goes out to place lots of cut-out hands from all over the world on Parliament Square in London to protest against the war. There are reports that they may have started shooting in Basra, but nothing's certain. She's scared. She's thinking of children who aren't just worried about the war, but who are worried it might be their last night ever. In the morning, Neela's friend hopes that they'll make a difference, despite the first bombs being dropped.

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Bob
A very well thought out argument.

Alf Hunter
Neela although your points are all valid, I still find myself unable to support the anti war cause, even though no WMD have been found. Yes lives have been lost, not just Iraqi and allied troops but civilians, but surely the price of not acting would have been thousands more civilian lives lost under the cruel dictatorship of Saddam Hussain. On balance you must now realise that the price of acting is far less than the price of not acting in terms of suffering for the Iraqi people.

Keith Harrop
Good video Neela. Every voice makes a difference, no voice is completely unheard. I live in California and I heard it.

Frankie Roberto
A very moving short which expresses the fears of the anti-war movement well. Like Neela, I hope people will sit up and listen.




Title:
HANDS UP FOR PEACE
Contributor:
Neela Dolezalova
Length:
1.53 mins
Date:
20 Mar 2003
Source:
Video Nation UK
Country:
England - London
Location:
London
Categories:
Childhood
Fears
Sadness
Feature:
Conflict in Iraq


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