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  [3] Mahatma Gandhi Initiative Suzuki 2002/Nov/18(Mon) 9:48
  [6] No!! Iraq Invasion Suzuki 2003/Feb/1(Sat) 22:52
  [7] From United Kingdom Suzuki 2003/Mar/4(Tue) 12:18
  [8] Boycott the Products!!, From USA Suzuki 2003/Mar/9(Sun) 15:42
  [9] Boycott the Products!! Germany Suzuki 2003/Mar/27(Thu) 2:34
  [10] Yahoo! News and Japan Times Suzuki 2003/Mar/28(Fri) 0:03 [Attached]
  [11] Adbusters: Boycott Brand America Suzuki 2003/Mar/29(Sat) 0:01
  [22] Re:Mahatma Gandhi Initiative Karadi 2007/Sep/29(Sat) 14:24
   [23] Re:Mahatma Gandhi Initiative Suzuki 2007/Oct/1(Mon) 22:06

[3] Mahatma Gandhi Initiative
 Suzuki  - 2002/Nov/18(Mon) 9:48 -

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           Mahatma Gandhi Initiative

        Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence by the policy of Non-Violence & Disobedience. This policy is applicable to the present situation of world politics. Nuclear states are dominant because of their military power.   But non-nuclear states need not rely on the military power.   Non-nuclear states can unite and put sanctions against nuclear-states.   For example, non-nuclear states can put high tariff rate barrier against nuclear states. Or, they can boycott the products from the nuclear-states.   Like this, non-nuclear states can, by uniting together, insist their opinion against nuclear-states.   So this policy was named, with the respect for Mahatma Gandhi, "Mahatma Gandhi Initiative."   Of course, Mahatma Gandhi Initiative is applicable not only for the nuclear states but also for other militarily or economically powerful states.   For example, if some countries attack other countries without resolution of United Nations, products from those countries should be boycotted or trade should be restricted by tariff barrier by the Mahatma Gandhi Initiative.

        The above is a part of policy of World Party.   This is written in
"World Party"   http://www.w-g.jp/wp/ .
        Recently, USA is going to attack Iraq.   If USA attacks Iraq as the official force of United Nations, we can accept it.   But if it is done without authorization of United Nations, I will implement the Mahatma Gandhi Initiative.   Iraq has the second largest oil deposit in the world that is next to Saudi Arabia.   True intent of USA is clear.
        Furthermore, the Initiative should be implemented to the countries with tyrannical policies.   For example, the Initiative should be applied to the country with the most numerous and powerful nuclear weapons.   And, troop of USA is staying in Saudi Arabia, the country with the largest oil deposit.   This is one of the reasons for terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda.   Furthermore, policy for Palestine and Israel must be considered.

                                                                     Toshio Suzuki
                                                                  World Party Japan

World Government Institute, World Party, & World Citizen Network
Institute, Party, and Network to establish the World Government
http://www.w-g.jp/
mailto:wg@w-g.jp

[6] No!! Iraq Invasion
 Suzuki  - 2003/Feb/1(Sat) 22:52 -

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           Dear Friends,

        I, a member of World Party Japan, definitely object to Iraq invasion.   USA is trying to rule Iraq to get the oil interest in Iraq.   Iraq has the second largest oil deposit in the world.   If USA attacked Iraq without the recognition by UN, I will implement Mahatma Gandhi Initiative.

                                                                           Yours sincerely
                                                                           Toshio Suzuki

World Government Institute, World Party, & World Citizen Network
Institute, Party, and Network to establish the World Government
http://www.w-g.jp/
mailto:wg@w-g.jp

[7] From United Kingdom
 Suzuki  - 2003/Mar/4(Tue) 12:18 -

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   Dear Friend,

Here, I introduce a mail which was sent into the mailing list
"Iraq_War_Peace_Movement@yahoogroups.com"
Title: Boycott American Products!! Don't Attack Iraq!!
Wrom: VZCMHVIBGDADRZFSQHYUCDDJBLVLMHAALPTCXLYRWTQTIPWIG
Date: 21 February 2003

                                                                           Yours sincerely
                                                                           Toshio Suzuki

World Government Institute, World Party, & World Citizen Network
Institute, Party, and Network to establish the World Government
http://www.w-g.jp/
mailto:wg@w-g.jp

*********************** The below is his mail.

        Dear Reader,

        Since George W. Bush became the (unelected?) president of the United States of America, he has ruthlessly pursued policies encouraging violent aggression towards other nations. He is acting against the will of the international community in matters of global peace, the environment and social justice, and seeks to reduce corporate accountability at the expense of the welfare of people around the world.

        The US government now threatens to lead the world down the path towards World War III, and it is now that we must take the strongest action to halt them.

        IT IS TIME EVERY ONE OF US TAKES ACTION TO TELL THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THAT WE WILL NOT WATCH ON AND LET THEM DEFILE THE PLANET WITH MILITARY AGGRESSION, ENVIRONMENTAL DEVASTATION AND THE SACRIFICE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE TO CORPORATE POWER.

        Boycott American products!

        Please read the rest of this email and then sign the petition at the bottom to let Bush and the US government know exactly why their economy is going to start falling through the floor. Please forward this email to everyone you can think of and then take the action it suggests.

        ---- Boycott American Products!!   ----

        Consumer choice is consumer power!   If you don't like the unethical behaviour of a company, you can refuse to buy its products.   The same goes for entire nations - if you don't like what the USA is doing in the world, stop buying its products until it changes its ways.   The power we have as consumers over the USA is huge!   Every year the US exports products and services worth around US$1000 billion.   That's products and  services that ultimately we, the consumers around the world, buy from the USA.   That means we have control over about 10% of the entire US economy.   If we exercise our consumer power and cut that figure down to something smaller, the US government will soon take notice and listen to what we have to say!   WE DON'T WANT WAR!!

        It is time that every one of us undertakes to systematically refuse to purchase ANY product produced by an American-owned firm, be it as part of your daily supermarket shopping, your petrol, your Internet Service Provider, your soft drinks, your junk food, your clothes, your computers, your cars...   This is in most cases going to be no great difficulty - there is competition in almost everything we buy, and switching to non-American brands will usually be simple.

        Not sure just which products come from US companies?   Have a look a bit further down for a list of some that are.   It's by no means a comprehensive list, so keep your mind alert when choosing what you buy (and remember, that covers anything and everything you buy)!

        ---- Sign the petition!! ----

Sign the petition which you'll find at the bottom of this email - just add your name, city and country after the last name in the list - this lets the US government know why your boycotting their country's products.

        Even if you don't want to sign the petition, please follow the next step:

        ---- Forward this email!! ----

Forward this email to everyone you know, so that this action can grow and grow until the USA is forced to respond to the wishes of the people!

        ---- Some products to boycott that come from US companies ----

        Some products to avoid - don't forget the obvious ones - boycotting the big-selling brands will have among the biggest effects!   There are a fair few listed below, but if you want to find more, visit http://www.transnationale.org/anglais , select your language and country you live in under the 'Shopping' tab, and there are literally hundreds of products broken down by category, with the ownership of firms producing each one clearly listed.   So get boycotting! (NB. transnationale.org were in no way involved in the production of this email).

Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Doctor Pepper, Pepsi (Seven Up, owner of Quaker Oats and Tropicana) Starbucks, McDonalds, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken Asda (now owned by WalMart) Nike, Reebok, Ford (owns Volvo too!), General Motors (Vauxhall, Opel), Esso, Budweiser, Carling, Carte Noire, Douwe Egberts, Kenco, Jacobs, Maxwell House Washing powders: Aerial, Bold, Daz, Dreft, Fairy American Express Disney and all its products, AOL (America Online), Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, Campbell Soup, Kelloggs cereals, Kraft Foods (producers of Bird's custard, Dairylea, Suchard, Cote D'Or, Dover, Estrella, Vegemite, Philadelphia cream cheese, Suchard, Milka, Terry's chocolate, Toblerone) Mars Inc (Mars Bars, Opal Fruits, Revels,   Bounty, Skittles, Bekkies, M&Ms, Milky Way, Snickers, Tunes, Galaxy chocolate, Maltesers, Starburst, Twix, Dolmio, Uncle Ben's, pet foods: Folic, KiteKat, Pedigree, Sheba, Whiskas)

        ---- Not convinced Bush and his government are so bad?   Then read on! ----

        Just a few of Bush's achievements in his few short years in power include:

Military
* Keeping stockpiles of nuclear weapons of mass destruction whilst being the only country to have ever used them (to attack Japanese civilians in WWII)
* Rejected an international accord to enforce the 1972 treaty banning germ warfare;
* Pushed for development of "mini-nukes" designed to attack deeply buried targets - a violation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty;
* Continues to push for the development of the new Star Wars programme of an orbiting 'defense' shield;
* Now threatens to invade Iraq, possibly without the approval of the United Nations, weakening the role and ability of the UN to protect the international peace and security in future and demonstrating the US is prepared to pursue its own agenda around the world regardless of the wishes of other nations.

Social
* Blocked attempts to allow the poorest African nations to manufacture cheap copies of anti-AIDS drugs, on the grounds that protecting the patents of multinational pharmaceutical companies is more important than helping the 28 million adults and children infected with HIV and AIDS in Africa alone.
* In the USA, cut by 86% the Community Access Programme, which coordinated car for people without health insurance;
* Prohibited any federal aid going to international organisations providing abortion counselling and services for family planning;
* Threatened to shut down the White House AIDS office;
* Nominated civil rights opponent Terrance Boyle, to a federal judgeship.

Environmental
* Refused to sign up to the Kyoto Protocol, the most comprehensive ever international agreement to attempt to improve the environment by setting up a trading scheme to efficiently reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world;
* Cut federal funding into renewable energy sources by 50 percent;
* Broke his campaign promise to invest US$100 million per year in rainforest conservation;
* Cut US$500 million from the US Environmental Protection Agency budget;
* Then made Monsanto (the GM crop developer) executive Linda Fisher the deputy Administrator of the same Environmental Protection Agency;
* Announced plans to allow oil drilling in Montana's Lewis and Clark
National Forest;
* Nominated various sceptics and opponents of environmental legislation, oil and coal lobbyists to senior government positions;
* Proposed the opening up of the Alaska Wildlife Preserve to oil and gas extraction;
* Approved controversial plans to allocate near shore oil and gas development rights off Florida's coast. (Kind thanks to Michael Moore for most of the above - see Stupid White Men Chapter 2, 'Dear George', for a fuller list of Bush's proud achievements NB. Michael Moore also had no part in this email).

        ---- THE PETITION! ----

        (If there are more than 500 names in the list below then please send a copy to George Bush at president@whitehouse.gov , and to the United Nations at inquiries@un.org - it is vital that the US remains accountable to the UN, as no other organisation can police such rogue states, so tell them your views!

        We, the undersigned, are opposed to the actions of the United States Bush government as detailed in this email, and to any war against Iraq.   Furthermore, we are exercising our power are citizens of the world, and are boycotting all products made by American corporations until such time that the US government stops acting against the will of the international community in matters of global peace, the environment and social justice, and becomes an equal member of this community, rather than attempting to dictate to it.

1) Andrew Franks, London, UK
2) Toshio Suzuki, Tokyo, Japan
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[8] Boycott the Products!!, From USA
 Suzuki  - 2003/Mar/9(Sun) 15:42 -

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           Dear Reader,


There is a site introducing boycott movement against war.

"Be The Cause - Portal for Progress"
http://www.bethecause.org/portal/

                           Suzuki

[9] Boycott the Products!! Germany
 Suzuki  - 2003/Mar/27(Thu) 2:34 -

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   Dear Friends,

Let me introduce a site advocating the anti-war boycott of the products.

Consumers against War
http://www.consumers-against-war.de

There, postings to guestbook are increasing at the incredible speed.

                                                                           Yours sincerely
                                                                           Toshio Suzuki

World Government Institute, World Party, & World Citizen Network
Institute, Party, and Network to establish the World Government
http://www.w-g.jp/
mailto:wg@w-g.jp

[10] Yahoo! News and Japan Times
 Suzuki  - 2003/Mar/28(Fri) 0:03 -

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   Boycott movement is increasing.   Please see

Yahoo! News - Boycott of American Goods Over Iraq War Gains
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=586&e=1&cid=586&u=/nm/20030325/wl_nm/iraq_usa_boycotts_dc

                                       Suzuki

************************ The below was cited from Yahoo! News.

Boycott of American Goods Over Iraq War Gains
Tue Mar 25, 2:12 PM ET

By Erik Kirschbaum

BERLIN (Reuters) - No more Coca-Cola or Budweiser, no Marlboro, no American whiskey or even American Express cards -- a growing number of restaurants in Germany are taking everything American off their menus to protest the war in Iraq.

Although the protests are mainly symbolic, waiters in dozens of bars and restaurants in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Bonn and other German cities are telling patrons, "Sorry, Coca-Cola is not available any more due to the current political situation."

The boycotts appear to be part of a nascent worldwide movement. One Web site, www.consumers-against-war.de, calls for boycotts of 27 top American firms from Microsoft to Kodak while another, www.adbusters.org, urges the "millions of people against the war" to "Boycott Brand America."

Consumer fury seems to be on the rise. Demonstrators in Paris smashed the windows of a McDonald's restaurant last week, forcing police in riot gear to move in to protect staff and customers of the American fast-food outlet. The attackers sprayed obscenities and "boycott" on the windows.

In Indonesia, Iraq war opponents have pasted signs on McDonald's and other American food outlets, trying to force them shut by "sealing them" and urging Indonesians to avoid them.

In the Swiss city of Basel, 50 students recently staged a sit-down strike in front of a McDonald's to block customers' entry, waved peace signs and urged people to eat pretzels instead of hamburgers.

Anti-American sentiment has even reached provinces in Russia, where some rural eateries put up signs telling Americans they were unwelcome, according to an Izvestia newspaper report.

A German bicycle manufacturer, Riese und Mueller GmbH, canceled all business deals with its American suppliers.

"Americans only pay attention when money is on the line," director Heiko Mueller told Reuters, whose firm buys $300,000 worth of supplies from half a dozen American firms each year.

"We wanted to make a statement against this war and told our American partners that unless they renounce what their government is doing we won't do any business with them anymore."

SMALL BUT SYMBOLIC ACTS

The German restaurant boycotts of American products started small but spread rapidly after the Iraq war began on Thursday. The conflict has struck a raw nerve in a country that became decidedly anti-war after the devastation of World War II, which it initiated.

"If people all around the world boycott American products it might influence their policies," said Jean-Yves Mabileau, owner of "L'Auberge Francaise" which joined 10 Hamburg restaurants in banning Coca Cola, Philip Morris' Marlboro cigarettes, whiskey and other American goods.

"This started as a light-hearted reaction to Americans dumping French wine in the gutter and renaming 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'," he said. "But it feels good to take a stand against this war. It is just a small gesture, but a good one."

Diners at the Osteria restaurant in Berlin are finding that "things go better without Coke" and are ordering Germany's long overshadowed imitation of "the real thing" -- the slightly sweeter "Afri-Cola" -- to express their outrage.

"We wanted to do something to express our annoyance," Osteria owner Fabio Angile told Reuters. "We want to hit America where it hurts -- in their wallets. None of the customers have complained. On the contrary, most thought it was a great idea."

Herve Keroureda, owner of a French restaurant in Hamburg known as "Ti Breizh," said he was astonished by the massive media coverage of their small-scale anti-American protest.

"It was only intended as a small gesture but has turned into a gigantic issue," he said. "And the reaction from the patrons has been tremendous. Most have called it a brilliant idea."

In Bonn, bartender Bruno Kessler said he was refusing to sell American whiskey or American beer such as Anheuser-Busch's Budweiser at his "Eifeler Stuben."

"I asked myself 'What can I possibly do to show my anger over this barbary?'," he told Germany's N-24 television network.

STARBUCKS, BIG MACS AVOIDED

Sarah Stolz, a 22-year-old German student of American studies, was headed for a Starbucks, coffee shop in central Berlin when her anti-war conscience got the best of her.

"I was thinking about going into Starbucks which I love, when I realized it was wrong," she said. "I'm backing the boycott because the war is totally unjustified."

Rita Marschall was avoiding McDonald's and Burger King.

"I'm boycotting American products because their policy on Iraq is totally wrong," said Marschall, 26, in front of a Berlin McDonald's. "It's just one of many ways we can take a stand."

Some German bakeries have renamed a local cake known as "Amerikaner" -- a disk-shaped pastry with icing on top -- as "Peace-ies," bearing a peace sign piped in chocolate sauce.

The boycotts are having only a negligible business impact. Establishments often associated with the American way of life such as Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's and Coca-Cola reported no major business impact from the protests. Dunkin Donuts is owned by Britain's Allied Domecq

"We're really a local business in Germany, the product is made in Germany and they're boycotting German products," said Jonathan Chandler, communications director for Coca-Cola Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East in London.

Chandler declined comment on whether it was hurting sales, but an industry source said any impact would not be serious.

A spokeswoman for McDonald's in Europe said there had been no discernible impact on sales from the actions, and described the attack on the Paris restaurant as "an unfortunate incident during a protest."

"As a global entity, McDonald's is just a brand," she said. "Most of the restaurants are local franchises and support their local community. So why do they attack McDonald's? If you get a good answer please let me know."

In the London suburb of Milton Keynes, the Greens party have called on consumers to boycott 330 American products ranging from Mars bars to Gap jeans and American films on DVD and video.

In Zurich, travel agents said some clients who usually take holidays in the United States are changing their destinations.

"Some of the most loyal customers who have been traveling to the United States for years have changed their plans because they don't like what Bush is doing," Lucia Zeller, director of the Travac travel agency, told the Tages Anzeiger newspaper.

************************ The above was cited from Yahoo! News.

Japan Times 27 March 2003 reported on the boycott.   Following photo is Bayonne, France.   Japan Times says:

Bartenders of the Triki bar empty Coca-Cola bottles into the gutter last Saturday in this southwestern France city.   The bar owner decided to boycott Coca-Cola products to protest the U.S.-lead war in Iraq.

************************ The photo below was cited from Japan Times.


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[11] Adbusters: Boycott Brand America
 Suzuki  - 2003/Mar/29(Sat) 0:01 -

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   A site of boycott

Adbusters: Boycott Brand America
http://adbusters.org/campaigns/boycott_america/

They are collecting signatures.

[22] Re:Mahatma Gandhi Initiative
 Karadi  - 2007/Sep/29(Sat) 14:24 -

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   Rediscover Gandhi through the audiobook version of his autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth featuring the voices of Sekhar Kapur and Nandita Das with music by 3 Brothers & A Violin.   This has been produced in association with Navjivan Trust, Ahmedabad.   For the first time in a downloadable format at a special introductory offer of Rs. 50 or USD 1.25   www.karaditales.com/gandhi

[23] Re:Mahatma Gandhi Initiative
 Suzuki  - 2007/Oct/1(Mon) 22:06 -

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   >Ms./Mr. Karadi:

        Dear Friend,

        Thank your very much for posting.   Now, this forum has been set so as to forbid the posting which included URL in order to prevent spam posting.   If you want to post the URL, please contact us by E-mail.   This time, I introduce the URL of your site.

"Karadi Tales - Gandhi Special Offer"
http://www.karaditales.com/gandhi/

        We are aiming to establish World Federation and World Government.   World Federation is the worldwide federation of independent countries.   World Government is the central government of World Federation.   World Government administers only the military force, currency, and issues which individual country cannot solve for itself.   Other matters such as religion, economic system like liberalism or communism, science, business, art, etc. are left free to each country.   So, even if China and Japan join the World Federation, China can remain under communism and Japan can remain under liberalism.   As a first step, we are aiming to establish the World Parliament which has no legislative power like European Parliament.

                                                                           Yours sincerely,
                                                                           Toshio Suzuki

World Government Institute, World Party, & World Citizen Network
Institute, Party, and Network to establish the World Government
http://www.w-g.jp/
mail: wg!w-g.jp

NOTE: " @ " in E-mail address is replaced by " ! " to prevent the spam mail.   For example, the correct address of abc!w-g.jp is abc@w-g.jp.

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