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GUEST,Cats BS: Zimbabwe 'elections' (165* d) RE: BS: Zimbabwe 'elections' 19 Jun 08


***This has to be actioned today***

Next Monday (23 June) Wellington Chibebe and Lovemore
Matombo of the Zimbabwean Congress of Trade Unions are due to stand
trial, having been arrested last month for supposedly 'spreading
falsehoods prejudicial to the state'.
Their arrest means that Mugabe has effectively succeeded in silencing
them for most of the re-run Presidential election campaign, as a
condition of their bail (which they were initially refused) has banned them from appearing in public or making public statements.
On the day of the trial, the TUC and ACTSA will be showing support for Wellington and Lovemore outside the Zimbabwean Embassy on the Strand by creating a giant mosaic of their faces, made up (we hope) of 2,000 tiny supporters' faces from around the world.
If Wellington and Lovemore are banned from appearing in public, we want thousands of people to show solidarity and help them 'appear' at the London demo and in other demos that will be happening around the world. The plan is to use the picture to get more attention on the demo and in the media.
But, and this is the difficult part, we only have three days to get hold of all the photos, and this is not going to be easy.
If you would like to feature as a tiny part of the big mosaic, send a photo of yourself, by email to zim@tuc.org.uk or MMS a cameraphone
snap to 07546 229055.


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