Thank you for your
letter of 31st January about the palestinian question.
Your letter has been passed to me as I have responsibility for
the international work of the NUJ.
Can I say that I am
in almost total agreement with everything that you say in your
letter. I particularly like the parallel between the Romans occupying
Britain and the Jewish people returning to Palestine.
You will be glad to
know that last Saturday (February 2nd) the National Executive
Council of the NUJ passed a resolution supporting the campaign
for an end the war in the Gulf. I enclose a copy of the resolution
for your interest.
Thank you again for
With good wishes,
pp Jacob Ecclestone
Deputy General Secretary
National Union of Journalists
NEC meeting 2 / 2 / 91
The following resolution
was passed overwhelmingly:
" This NEC condemns
the censorship of the media in the current Gulf crisis as laid
down by the Ministry of Defence; supports a peaceful solution
to the crisis, calls for an immediate end to the war and agrees
to support the campaign against military action in the Gulf.
This NEC further agrees
to support and participate in the 'Media Workers Against the War'
campaign and the committee to stop the war in the Gulf.
This NEC authorises it's banner to be carried on demonstrations
organised by the Committee to Stop the War in the Gulf.
This NEC resolves to
support the NCCL initiative in campaigning for the defence of
civil liberties threatened by the Gulf War.
This NEC agrees to
write to other media unions informing them of our position and
expressing solidarity on this issue. The NEC agrees to inform
the TUC of it's decisions."