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MTV SEPTEMBER 19, 2002 - by Joe D'Angelo
U.K. ARTISTS SIGN PETITION OPPOSING INVASION OF IRAQ
Massive Attack's Robert 3D Del Naja wants nothing to do with a potential military attack. Del Naja joined Blur / Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn and producer extraordinaire Brian Eno (U2, David Bowie) in signing a petition that voices opposition to British involvement in a military strike on Iraq, according to a spokesperson for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The document was delivered to 10 Downing Street, home to the office of Prime Minister Tony Blair, on Wednesday.
Under the present circumstances, we believe an invasion of Iraq would be unjustifiable and could have potentially horrific ramifications, the petition reads. It would open a Pandora's box which may be impossible to close... We urge the British government to announce that it will not support any military assault being planned by the U.S.A. and will listen to both world opinion and the clear views of its own electorate. Albarn and Del Naja, who have designed and placed ads in the U.K. weekly New Musical Express intended to raise awareness to the issue of Britain's participation in a U.S.-led attack on Iraq, have sided with the CND and the Stop The War coalition. The organizations are staging an anti-war demonstration in London on September 28.