New Labour, New Ethics?

Manchester Campaign Against Arms Trade are holding a public meeting on the Labour party and the export of British Aerospace Hawk ground attack aircraft to General Suharto’s bloody dictatorship of Indonesia. The meeting is being held at 7.30pm, Thursday 25 September (1997) at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street (behind Manchester Central Library).

There will be speakers from: East Timor who will give a personal testimony of life under the brutal Indonesian occupation of their homeland; national Campaign Against the Arms Trade who will explain how getting rid of the arms trade will benefit our economy; a local Labour councillor outlining why he resigned from the party over its continuing associations with Suharto. There will also be a showing of the video made by the four "Seeds of Hope ploughshares" women who disarmed an Indonesian bound Hawk last January.

The meeting will conclude with a question and answer section, and an outline of what you can do to help stop the Hawk deal in particular and the arms trade in general. For more information contact Manchester CAAT (0161 224 6042, email:

The new Government wants to discourage car use, so on your way to Indonesia you are to repeatedly fly low over the M62

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