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Join the Demonstration against the Vice-President of Caterpillar’s Visit to London, Wednesday 22 november

Meet at 17.30 at the Park Lane Entrance to the Grosvenor House Hotel

Friday 17 November 2006

Mike Baunton CBE, the Vice President of Caterpillar will attend a function organised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane (Marble Arch/Bond Street tube (see map at www.bigcampign.org.uk) London on November 22nd. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign will be there to meet him...

The function (the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Annual Dinner) will be held in the ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel closest to the Park Lane entrance of the Grosvenor House hotel.

Caterpillar hold the sole contract for the supply of military D9 bulldozers to the Israeli army.

Caterpillar machines are used to destroy Palestinian homes in acts of collective punishment, build checkpoints and roadblocks to restrict civilian movement, build illegal Israeli colonies on Palestinian lands, destroy olive Palestinian olive trees, build the illegal annexation wall and murder civilians.

Since 2003 a campaign, triggered by the murder of ISM activist Rachel Corrie, has been building to force Caterpillar to end all contracts with Israel. People have taken action in the UK, the US and all over Europe.

Due to pressure from campaigners and rebuke from the United Nations Caterpillar have been forced to make public statements about the use of the D9 by the Israeli army. Caterpillar’s position is that they no longer supply D9’s to Israel but they will not say whether they supply parts to maintain the Israeli army’s existing D9s.