Cambridge press reports on public opinion and actions before the invasion of Iraq in 2003
Reports from local newspapers in Cambridge from early 2003, on public reaction to the proposed military attack on Iraq.
Minister is greeted by protestersCambridge Evening News, 6 March 2003 [web version]
Full article: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/search/dispstory.asp?id=529307 (this link no longer works in 2017)
Adam Ingram, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, faced a hostile reception inside and outside party headquarters in Norfolk Street.
Hundreds skip lessons for anti-war demoCambridge Evening News, 5 March 2003 [web version]
This article was at http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/search/dispstory.asp?id=527421
About 400 pupils from Hills Road and Long Road Sixth Form Colleges in Cambridge marched into the city centre to protest against a possible war with Iraq.
Campaigners hand in petition for peaceEast Anglian Daily Times, Saturday 8 February 2003
PEACE campaigners opposed to the UK going to war in Iraq have presented a petition of more than 1,200 signatures to Ipswich MP Chris Mole.Full article ipswich_EADaily_8Feb2003.html
NATO Chief warns on Saddam warVarsity, 7 February 2003, page 2
Full article: nato_warning_varsity_7feb2003.html
NATO's Euroean Commander-in- Chief has defended a possible war in Iraq but warned that if it occurs the West may be dragged into a drawn out and damaging conflict.
Lock-On War Protest at RAF LakenheathVarsity, 7 February 2003, page 2
Full article: lakenheath_varsity_7feb2003.html
Anti war protesters were in action again last week and experienced mixed success in their action at RAF Lakenheath. The party of
NO 82% are against Iraq warCambridge Evening News, 7 February 2003, page 1
Full article: 82pc_against_war_cen_7feb2003.html
MORE than 1,000 readers took part in the News poll to find out how the region feels about war with Iraq.
IT'S A NO TO WARCambridge Evening News, 6 February 2003, page 1
See also: no_to_war_cen_6feb2003.html (image 44K)
* MPs say their constiuents are not yet convinced Britain should invade Iraq
Region's MPs say constituents overwhelmingly against conflict
Little belief in need for warStephen Bevan Cambridge Evening News, 6 February 2003, page 3
Full article: Full article
THE people of Mid-Anglia are not ready for a war in Iraq, according to the region's MPs.
This article was also at http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/search/dispstory.asp?id=469502
Hundreds march against warCambridge Weekly News, 5 February 2003
HUNDREDS of protesters gathered In Cambridge city centre on Saturday to march against the impending war on Iraq.Full article rally_weeklynews_5feb2003.html
Peace protesters arrested after air base demoCambridge Evening News, 4 February 2003, page 2
SIX peace protesters, four of them from Cambridge, were arrested during a demonstration outside the Lakenheath USAF base yesterday.
This article was also published at the following link but is no longer (in 2017) http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/search/dispstory.asp?id=467838
Hundreds protest over Iraq war planLizzie Murphy, Cambridge Evening News, 3 February 2003, page 3
HUNDREDS of protesters gathered in Cambridge city centre on Saturday to march against the impending war on Iraq.
Full article: march_cen_3feb2003.html
Letters Extra Special on Iraq
Cambridge Evening News, 3 February 2003, page 16
War would be disastrous
Full article: letters_cen_3feb2003.jpg (image 80K)
This is a representative sample of letters we have received on a possible war with Iraq. So far, not one correspondent has been in favour of war.
Petition highlights anti-war messageCambridge Evening News, 25 January 2003, page 13
A WOMAN has set about giving a voice to growing anger over a possible war in Iraq by starting a petition which she hopes will go to every village in the region.
(This article was also published on the following link, which no longer works in 2017 http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/search/dispstory.asp?id=l5077 )
Seventy arrests at anti-war blockadeTom Ebbutt at Northwood Varsity, 24 January 2003
Full article: northwood_varsity_24jan2003.html
Cambridge students were among the 70 protestors arrested on Sunday at a peaceful protest outside Britain's Military Headquarters. They were members of the four hundred anti-war protestors who rallied outside RAF Northwood,
Cambridge Student to be human shield in IraqTom Ebbutt, Varsity, 24 January 2003
Full article: mulligan_varsity_24jan2003.html
Tomorrow morning Shane Mulligan will set out on a journey to Iraq. When he arrives there in just under two weeks time he will go to a place that he sees as being worth protecting - maybe a power station, a water works or a hospital - and stay there.
Candlelight in the shadow of warLisen Skarborg and Jonathan Roos The Cambridge Student, 23 January 2003, page 2
Full article: vigil_tcs_23jan2003.html
As people around the world joined in peaceful protest against the possibly imminent war on Iraq, over 100 Cambridge locals and students converged on Petty Cury on Saturday night.
Student Heading to IraqDan Rowlands The Cambridge Student, 23 January 2003, page 2
Full article: mulligan_tcs_23jan2003.html
A Cambridge student is heading to Iraq this week to act as a "human shield", in the face of the increasing threat of military strikes on the troubled Gulf state. Shane Mulligan,
Iraq war would be a mistake, says city MPCambridge Evening News, 5 September 2002
The full article used to be at http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/search/dispstory.asp?id=197793
CAMBRIDGE MP Anne Campbell has warned Prime Minister Tony Blair that war against Iraq would be a "mistake".
As the likelihood of military action against Saddam Hussein increased dramatically, she said worried constituents were contacting her on a daily basis.
- Second petition against Iraq war handed to Cambridge MP 3 February 2003, Cambridge: petition with over 3,200 signatures given to Anne Campbell
- Demonstration and token blockade of Northwood military HQ 19 January 2003, Hertfordshire, HA6 3HB
- External Article: 'FREE MY JAILED ARMY HUSBAND' 'An Erdington woman is fighting for the release of her husband after he was jailed for opposing the war in Iraq.'