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Dear All
Please forward this message to all of your e-mail contacts, and request them to pass it on to everyone. If you can't attend, at least spread the word to build morale!

MASS DEMONSTRATION - Bulawayo - Saturday 9th September
***NB. PLEASE MEET AT 0900 HRS.***

Please be advised that there will be a Demonstration is planned for Saturday 9th September, 2000, meeting at the City Hall Car Park. This is an MDC demonstration to:

- protest against the appointment of Obert Mpofu (as Governor of Matabeleland) against the will of the People of Matabeleland, and his approach to the land distribution

- petition for his removal from office

- to protest against the current fuel crisis, and the unprecedented increases of the prices of fuel.

Farmers and Employers are encouraged to supply transport wherever possible, to ensure the maximum success of this event.


Mike Lander

MDC Support (Southern Region)

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Land reform to dominate Zimbabwe's white farmers annual congress

HARARE, Sept 5 (AFP) -

Zimbabwe's white farmers are set to hold their annual congress Wednesday, as they struggle to decide whether to resume their legal battle against government plans to take their farms, or to pursue dialogue on the controversial land reforms.

The Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) last month withdrew its law suits against the government over its handling of land reform, in the hope of resolving their differences through dialogue.

But according to a letter to the government, cited by the state daily The Herald, CFU president Tim Henwood said not much dialogue had taken place in recent weeks.

He complained that despite the suspension of his union's legal battle, the government still had not provided much information as to which farms were to be acquired for the program.

"As a result we are facing considerable pressure to return to the courts, but I remain reluctant to do so," said Henwood in his letter last week addressed to Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo, and copied to Vice President Joseph Msika and three other ministers.

The government plans to seize white-owned farms covering five million hectares (12.5 million acres) for resettlement by poor blacks before the rainy season begins in November.

Since July, 1,952 of the 3,041 mostly white-owned farms expected to be seized have been identified.

In an interview with AFP, Henwood said: "One needs to talk, but at the same time we need to stand up for our members, so if there are no more options left, it's (litigation) something we'll have to consider."

Last month white farmers launched a constitutional challenge in the Supreme Court, arguing that the government's plans amounted to racial discrimination.

The farmers charged that land reforms were an "unlawfully discriminatory act against the white farming community because they are white."

They had returned to the high court to seek an order for the government to remove war veterans and landless villagers who have invaded their farms since February.

Police have largely ignored the often-violent farm occupations, despite the killings, beating and other intimidation that have come with them.

Later the union dropped both legal cases.

"The union really would like to clear everything up as soon as possible, because the continued publication of numerous farms for acquisition is likely to lead to the collapse of commercial farming in Zimbabwe," Henwood said in the letter.

The CFU's congress comes one month after the originally scheduled date. The meeting was delayed because it coincided with a national strike protesting the lawlessness on the farms.

Guest speaker at the annual congress is a respected Zimbabwean attorney, advocate Erik Morris.

Asked about the agenda of the congress, Henwood said he was "quite certain that much of what will be discussed is the situation in agriculture."

A CFU spokesperson told AFP the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe was expected to give an overview of the financial situation in the country vis-a-vis the agriculture sector.

Bankers have reportedly decided to withold loans from farmers whose properties were earmarked for acquisition.

The CFU director is also expected to give a paper on the future of farming in Zimbabwe.

About 190 delegates from around the country are expected at the 57th congress of the 4,500-strong body.

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              Wednesday, 6 September, 2000, 18:14 GMT 19:14 UK - BBC
              Zimbabwe farmers plan
              legal battle

              Zimbabwe's land crisis persists as dialogue fails
              Zimbabwe's white farmers decided on
              Wednesday to resume their legal battle against
              the government's controversial land reforms.

              The farmers gathered in the capital, Harare for
              their annual congress, where they resolved to
              file an application to the Supreme Court after
              the government rejected their calls for

              As the crisis worsened, the farmers warned of
              an imminent collapse of the agricultural sector
              if the government went ahead and acquired
              three quarters of the land owned by white

              The government recently warned the farmers
              against taking the matter to court, and went
              on to launch a "fast-track" programme, under
              which it would acquire nearly 2,000 white
              farms and give them to black people without
              paying compensation.

              Legal challenge

              The leader of the Commercial Farmers Union
              (CFU), Tim Henwood, said the new suit "will
              specifically challenge the power to take land
              from an individual without compensation."

              "Massive lists have
              been published of farms
              to be acquired for
              resettlement and banks
              tell us there will be no
              finance for affected
              farmers," he told the

              "The CFU does not
              wish to delay the
              implementation of a
              planned and orderly
              land reform program
              which we support."

              Last month, the CFU withdrew its law suit
              against the land acquisition process, saying it
              wanted to work with the government.

              But so far there has been no progress in the
              union's efforts to resolve its differences with
              the government through dialogue.

              This has led to renewed pressure within the
              union to relaunch a legal battle.

              Since June, President Mugabe has served
              notice to acquire 1,952 of nearly 3,000
              white-owned farms he has earmarked to
              resettle black people.

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Zimbabwe Farmers to Fight No-Pay Farm Seizures - Reuters - Sep 6 2000 12:43PM ET
Zimbabwe's Farmers Resume Legal Action Against State, AFP Says - Bloomberg News - Sep 6 2000 12:25PM

Zimbabwe Farmers to Fight No-Pay Farm Seizures

Reuters - Sep 6 2000 12:43PM ET

HARARE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's Commercial Farmers Union said Wednesday it would file a Supreme Court challenge against President Robert Mugabe's power to seize white-owned farms with no obligation to pay compensation.

``Massive lists have been published of farms to be acquired for resettlement and banks tell us there will be no finance for affected farmers,'' said CFU President Tim Henwood.

``That is why the CFU has to return to the Supreme Court to represent all farmers affected by the government's decision to acquire compulsorily over 3,000 commercial farms (and) specifically challenge the power to take land from an individual without compensation,'' he told an annual congress of the union.

Since June, Mugabe has served notice to acquire 1,952 of 3,041 white-owned farms he has earmarked to resettle landless blacks. The government has also passed legislation absolving it of responsibility to pay compensation for the land if former colonial power Britain does not provide the funds.

The CFU last month dropped a court challenge to the constitutionality of the land acquisition process, saying it wanted to work with the government.

Zimbabwe's Farmers Resume Legal Action Against State, AFP Says

Bloomberg News - Sep 6 2000 12:25PM

Harare, Zimbabwe, Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Zimbabwe's main farmers union said it will resume legal action that it dropped earlier, challenging the government's decision to seize white- owned farms for black resettlement without paying for them, said Agence France-Presse, citing the union.

The decision, which comes as the Commercial Farmers Union holds its annual congress, follows government announcements that it will seize over 3,000 farms, or more than half the country's white-owned farmland. The union had dropped an earlier action in the hope the state would intervene to halt squatter invasions of farms, but the invasions have continued.

``This class action will specifically challenge the power to take land from an individual without compensation,'' said Tim Henwood, the president of the Commercial Farmers Union.

Zimbabwe's commercial farms earn 40 percent of the country's export income and account for 18 percent of gross domestic product.

(Agence France-Presse, 9/6/2000)

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Date: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 11:24 AM
Subject: Comparison Fuel Prices

MDC Press
September 02, 2000

Comparative prices of fuels for Zimbabwe's immediate neighbours. Zimbabwe's prices as of September 01, 2000; others are as of June 2000.

There is no justification for the latest huge price increases.










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Please note that due to the CFU Annual Congress, there will be no land invasion report sent out on Wednesday 6 September and Thursday 7 September 2000.
The Province was very quiet as at midday, with nothing to report 
Marondera - There is a work stoppage on Idapi today. Spes Bona has been reoccupied. On Ruware Ranch occupiers are cutting fences and stealing wood.  Huts in the lands on Wenimbi and Igava continue to inhibit next year's cropping.
Marondera North - Nothing to report.
Beatrice - About a hundred gum trees have been cut by the occupiers there.  On Sanctuary a huge fire was started in the gum plantation and along the boundary with Ringa Resettlement area. Another fire was started on Brackveld. Goldylands was visited by war vet Chikura, four adults and some children. He advised that there were not enough people on the farm and that these families were there to stay. He added that he would return with more people.  War vet Madoch visited Maas Plein and advised the tractor to stop ridging as the farm was designated. The matter is being dealt with at the moment.
Madoch then went onto Denbe and addressed the labour.  There has been no report about what was said.
Harare South - There was a work stoppage on Stoneridge yesterday when about 5 war vets instructed the drivers to take their ploughs out of the land or they would be burnt. The Waterfalls Police were ineffective. The FA chairman was advised that the police were not allowed to get involved. The occupiers then went on to burn part of the seed bed fence again. They are also building huts near the chicken run on the farm. On Aldington about 70 fencing standards have been stolen and cattle have escaped. Gates are being left open. The owner of Dunnotar sent his drivers out to disc for planting Rhodes grass seed, but the occupiers chased them away. The farmer may have to plant tobacco on another farm.  There is an expected upsurge in the number of people cutting trees as the paraffin price increases and availability decreases.
Wedza - Two gunshots were heard on Lilifontein on Saturday. The reaction team chased three men but lost them. 3 shots were heard on Ashlyns on Monday night. There was a work stoppage on Rupako, but it was resolved by the police. War vets threatened to take over a house on Poltimore. On Fair Adventure an energiser and battery for an electric fence were stolen early on Monday morning. There is an escalation in huts and the cutting of trees. Cattle from Lifton are constantly being driven onto the road. The owners of Chirume were attacked at 7 p.m. last night. Two assailants claiming to be war vets got away with 3 weapons and a substantial amount of money. Occupiers on Hull are keeping the gate open and cattle are getting out onto the main road.
Enterprise/Bromley/Ruwa - Nothing to report.
Macheke/Virginia - The owner of Castledene Pines received a death threat.  There was a total work stoppage and the owner was told to stay in the house. Ten people gathered at the gate at 6 a.m. today, and the police had to be collected from the station.
The tractors that went out to plough this morning on Chikumbakwe were sent back. 
No report. 
No report.
Chiredzi - On 30 August Governor Hungwe visited Ngwane with the MP Zaka, DA Chiredzi and an MP from Chiredzi.  He told occupiers to continue planting and pegging and that he would be sending tractors to help them. Yesterday the owner of Ngwane saw a man with a .303 rifle herding cattle onto the Ranch, as well as a man chopping wood with panga, who ran away when the owner tried to speak to him. The owner went to Mkwasine Police to make a report, and discovered that someone had filed an assault report against him. He does not know who he is meant to have assaulted or when/how this assault took place.
The rest of the Province is quiet.
Mutare - Mr. Karl Wolfe received a letter from war veteran Mbada requesting that Mr. Wolfe meet him at the cemetery at 1700hrs to discuss Dubinchen Farm.  This is the second time a farmer has been requested to meet Mbada at the cemetery. The request was ignored.
West Nicholson - On Burnt Kraal there are now 19 war vets who are clearing and burning bush. Another group of about 9 are being aggressive in the labour housing. The farmer has now been told that Burnt Kraal falls under Gwanda North, and not Gwanda South. The MP for Gwanda North is presently arranging for a meeting to be held with the farmer. 
Gweru East - The owner of Wildebeest Lot 49 received a visit from 2 war vets who had confused the property with Safago, the owner of which has the same surname. When finally convinced that they were mistaken, and also wrong in their claim that the property was listed, they said it did not matter as they were  taking the portion of the farm on the right hand side of the Highlands Road and were not interested in anything the Government or Governor might say.The farmer was advised not to do any land preparation as he would lose it. Plots are being allocated now on the part of the farm which has 2 boreholes as well as the labour housing. The suggestion was that the occupiers should grow maize and sell it to the farmer for his dairy operation.

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6 September 2000

In this issue :

From Reuters, 6 September

Zimbabwe must settle differences with UK - Annan

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan gave Zimbabwe conditional support for its controversial land reform program and said Harare must settle differences over the issue with former colonial power Britain. Annan met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and three other African leaders - Bakili Muluzi of Malawi, Sam Nujoma of Namibia and Thabo Mbeki of South Africa - at the U.N. headquarters in New York where a Millennium Summit is underway. African diplomats at the summit said the talks were called at the request of African leaders seeking to end Zimbabwe's international isolation over the violent land reform policy. "It was an African initiative to try to end Harare's isolation. It was also an initiative to try to get international financial help for land reform in Zimbabwe," a diplomat told Reuters.

At the end of the talks, Annan gave guarded support and urged Mugabe to reopen dialogue with London and other lifeblood Western donors over funding for land redistribution. A U.N. statement said Annan and the African leaders "recognised the urgent need for such land reform as well as the sovereign responsibility of Zimbabwe to implement a credible program." The statement said the five men also "recognised the responsibility of the international community to assist the government." It said Annan would await a Zimbabwe government implementation plan which "could also be shared with the donor community," and the secretary-general instructed the U.N. Development Program (UNDP) to assist Harare.

Diplomats said the talks were a partial coup for Mugabe and gave him a decent way out of a crippling economic and political crisis facing his southern African nation. In an effort to keep the momentum going, Mbeki later took both Mugabe and Prime Minister Tony Blair to dinner with a small selected group of nine other Commonwealth heads of state. It was the first time Mugabe and Blair, who have frosty relations, had met since November last year. Leaders of the 14-nation SADC in August asked Mbeki and Muluzi to spearhead an African campaign to obtain international funding for Zimbabwe's land redistribution program. The presidents, meeting in advance of the U.N. Millennium Summit, the largest gathering of world leaders in history, also reviewed the many-sided war in the Congo. Congolese leader Laurent Kabila was absent.

From The Jerusalem Post Newspaper, 6 September

Congo denies Israeli trainers offered in diamond deal

JERUSALEM - The Congolese government has denied reports it has granted a $700 million diamond export monopoly to IDI Diamonds, run by Israeli diamond merchant Dan Gertler, in exchange for Israeli paramilitary training to stem diamond smuggling. Ntanda Nkingi Nkere, an investment adviser to Congo President Laurent Kabila, said in a press release that "at no point was this contract linked to any training of any Congolese by any Israeli security forces, either from the military, the police, or the secret services." He was reacting to reports by the Associated Press that quoted him saying that the Israeli army would train a Congolese police anti-smuggling unit.

The Paris-based newsletter Africa Energy & Mining said IDI is paying the Congolese authorities $20m. a year for the agreement. The Defense Ministry denied any knowledge of the agreement. IDI spokesman, Chaim Even-Zohar said that the company had been pressuring the Congolese government to step up its security and had suggested some names of security experts, but nothing more than that. He said that "the company does not want conflict diamonds involved in its production, but security is the sole responsibility of the Congolese government." The deal, which was signed on July 31, appointed IDI as the sole purchaser of all of the DRC's uncut diamonds. In the press release, Nkere said the contract was signed as "a result of mutual satisfaction of both parties, and mainly because IDI proved to be a serious and capable company committed to the improvement of the diamond market in the DRC."

At the time of signing, Congolese officials explained that the agreement was a means of guaranteeing that exports would be free of illicit conflict diamonds, as well as a means of maximizing government revenue. Congo is the world's fourth largest diamond producer and its diamond revenues have helped fuel a bitter two-year civil war involving numerous rebel groups and armed forces. Rebel movements in Angola, Sierra Leone, and Congo are financing their forces by the sale of diamonds from mines under their control. International diamond bodies, non-government organizations, and the UN have been pushing for stricter restrictions on diamonds originating from conflict areas. At the end of 1999 diamond giant De Beers closed its operations in Congo in response to the way the diamond industry was conducted and the general business atmosphere.

From News24 (SA), 6 September

MDC walks out on hot-air Hitler

Harare - Lawmakers from the opposition MDC walked out of Parliament on Tuesday as the firebrand leader of Zimbabwe's war veterans gave his first speech. MDC officials said the walkout was not planned, but was a sign of their frustration with Chenjerai "Hitler" Hunzvi's role in the often-violent occupations of 1,600 white-owned farms this year. "People just thought the things he was saying in Parliament were absolute rubbish ... given his role in the violence," said MDC spokesman Learnmore Jongwe. Tendai Biti, the MDC shadow minister for lands, said: "We didn't even know he was going to speak. It got to a point where we just couldn't stand him," he said. Biti said some lawmakers from the ruling ZAN-PF also walked out, but he could not say how many.

During his speech, Hunzvi, the MP for Sadza, blasted the MDC as a party of traitors, and said the opposition lawmakers walked out because they did not want to discuss the land issue, according to the state-run ZIANA news agency. "You MDC people are not even resisting white occupation of farms," he said. "That is a shame, get out of the house. You have left the house because you are sellouts," Hunzvi told the MDC lawmakers as they left, speaking in a mix of English and Shona, according to ZIANA. The walk-out was a sign of Zimbabwe's changing political culture. The upstart MDC became Zimbabwe's first significant opposition party after winning 57 of the 120 contested parliamentary seats in the June elections. Previous parliaments have rubber-stamped government programs with little debate. Hunzvi is also under siege within his own war veterans association, after a group of members tried to oust him as chairman one week ago. Hunzvi has insisted that he remains in control of the group.

From The Star (SA), 5 September

Talk of Mugabe's health gets Zim in a spin

Harare - Zimbabwean government officials dismissed on Tuesday reports that President Robert Mugabe collapsed in Libya while travelling to a UN general assembly in New York. "Contrary to the rumours flying around, the president is in good health," said a senior official. The independent Daily News quoted presidential spokesperson George Charamba as dispelling speculation on Sunday that Mugabe had collapsed and died in Libya. "That is not true at all. Unfortunately, we seem to have a lot of April fools around. He is well enough to attend the funerals of those April fools," Charamba told the newspaper. Charamba was not available for comment on Tuesday.

Foreign exchange traders said talk of Mugabe's alleged ill-health was swirling around the market, but had not affected the Zimbabwe dollar, whose trading rate against the US dollar has been managed since January 1999. "The talk is there, but it has not had an impact on the dollar which is being managed and at any rate traditionally does not react to politics," a dealer said. A stockbroker said the speculation had not affected the equities market because "no one is really taking it seriously". The official Herald newspaper reported that Mugabe arrived in New York on Monday.

Mugabe, 76, has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 and denies charges that his Zanu-PF government has brought a once-vibrant economy to its knees through rampant mismanagement. His controversial plans to seize white-owned commercial farms to resettle black peasants are seen as damaging the key agriculture sector which is already threatened by illegal farm occupations by war veterans enjoying Mugabe's support. Some political analysts say he is likely to retire before his six-year presidential term expires in 2002, but Mugabe has always refused to say what his plans are, or to discuss a possible successor.

From The Mail & Guardian (SA), 6 September

IMF aid a distant dream

Harare - Hopes of an immediate resumption of aid to Zimbabwe by the IMF are far-fetched because the government remained defiant on "non-negotiable" conditions. The nation's leading opposition party, the MDC, said that following their meeting with the visiting IMF team, it appeared unlikely aid would be resumed soon. The IMF withheld aid from Zimbabwe last year over a burgeoning budget deficit, weak monetary policies, and a slow privatisation programme. MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai said his party's economic experts presented the IMF team with the party's proposals to create an economic turn-around in Zimbabwe. "There three issues to look at -- one is (the return) to the rule of law, permanent resolution of the land question and the fundamentals on the economy," Tsvangirai said in an interview.

For a solution to be found, Tsvangirai said all was dependent on how Mugabe handled the political situation. "It is critical for the government to accept responsibility for lawlessness and start dealing with that issue before we even start talking about anything," he said. "The problem is not economic. While symptoms are economic, the real problem is the political crisis." Although it was assumed the June elections would end the political crisis in the country, the opposition leader said it appeared the problem was still ongoing. On the matter of the resumption of aid, Tsvangirai said: "Those three conditions are almost non-negotiable issues, and the government seems to be defiant on these issues, so how can we even expect assistance from these guys, or even to give a thumb of approval for other donors to respond to our request."

The IMF team led by Paul Neuhaus met white commercial farmers to gather information on the goings-on in the agricultural sector, where production has been disrupted for most of this year. Commercial Farmers Union director, David Hasluck said they could not provide the IMF with crop projections "because of the current uncertainties of the minister (of lands) saying he's going to acquire 3 041 farms before the rains."

From The Daily News, 5 September

Zanu PF security official calls on Mugabe to resign

Bulawayo - The Zanu PF secretary for security for Bulawayo province, James Mademutsa, has said President Mugabe and some of his ministers should accept responsibility for the current economic problems facing Zimbabwe and resign before the people force them out. In an interview, Mademutsa said the general feeling in the province was that Mugabe had "outlived his relevance to Zimbabwe and it was time to pack and go". "Mugabe should not wait for people to chase him away when he has a respectable option of abdicating power," said Mademutsa. His sentiments come in the wake of increased calls from various Zanu PF structures for the President to go.

In Matabeleland, Zanu PF leaders have been on record as saying that the only way the ruling party can resuscitate its popularity is through the retirement of the old guard. Following the heavy loss by the ruling party in the province in June, there was panic among Zanu PF leaders who immediately set up strategies to revamp the party. A document is expected to be completed next week detailing ways of giving the party a facelift. Analysts have predicted that Mugabe might be thrown out at a Zanu PF extraordinary congress which is expected to be held in November. "The fuel crisis being experienced is a result of mismanagement and massive corruption by Mugabe's ministers," he said. On Sunday, a Zanu PF provincial meeting chaired by Edson Ncube is said to have resolved that the only way the party could win back its support was through a change of fortunes on the economic front. Said Mademutsa: "The country is at a crossroads. If you were to visit another country, you better not tell them you are from Zimbabwe because the country has become such a shame."

Mademutsa becomes the second Zanu PF official to call for Mugabe's resignation. The Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairman, Dzikamai Mavhaire, felt the wrath of the ruling party when he called on Mugabe to step down. He was immediately slapped with a two-year suspension which the politburo was forced to lift before its full term in December last year. Mavhaire proceeded to beat the provincial governor for Masvingo, Josaya Hungwe, in the election for the Zanu PF provincial chairman's post in January. Mavhaire polled 54 votes against Hungwe's humiliating single vote.

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5 September
For all persons interested in Zimbabwe, especially US citizens and residents
As you are probably aware, the Zimbababe Democracy 2000 Bill is currently before the US House of Representatives for consideration.  As you are probably also aware, the Zimbabwe government has been actively lobbying against the possible passing of this Bill into US law.  This bill covers many topics, but the main thrust of it is to provide both carrots and sticks for the current Zimbabwe government to return the rule of law to Zimbabwe.  It is VERY important that the message contained in this Bill gets sent loudly and clearly to the Zimbabwe government, through it being passed into US law..
We strongly urge you to do the following :
Contact the people listed below, who are the members of the International Relations Committee of the US House of Representatives, and its Africa Sub-Committee, expressing your wish that they give serious consideration to The Zimbabwe Democracy Bill, and pass it into law.
This can be done by email or by letter - but please keep the message polite, short, and to the point.  Please send letters or emails to as many of the people listed below as you are able.  The key people to send to are :
Congressman Benjamin J. Gilman (Rep, NY) (Chairman of the House International Relations Committee)
Edward R. Royce (Rep, CA) (Chairman of the Africa Sub-Committee)
and the following members of the Africa Sub-Committee:
Congressman Amo Houghton (Rep,NY)                           Congressman Tom Campbell (Rep,CA)
Congressman Steven J. Chabot (Rep,OH)                       Congressman Tom Tancredo (Rep,CO)
Congressman George P Radanovich (Rep,CA)                Congressman Donald M. Payne (Dem,NJ)
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (Dem.FL)                       Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (Dem,NY)                      
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA)
A complete list of the members of the full House International Relations Committee appears at the foot of this message.
Whoever you are, and wherever you live, please express your sentiments to these legislators.  US citizens and residents are particularly urged to do so, especially to the congressmen and women who represent your state or district.
Some suggestions for inclusion in your message :
The address of the House International Relations Committee and its members is as follows :
House International Relations Committee
2170 Rayburn House Office Bulding
Washington DC 20515
United States
Phone : (202) 225-5021
email : HIRC@mail.house.gov
For those with internet access, email facilities for the individual members are available at
Otherwise use the Committee email and postal addresses above.
House International Relations Committee
Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman (Rep, NY)
Ranking Democratic Member
Congressman Sam Geljdenson (CT)
Republican Members
Congressman William F. Goodling (PA)                    Congressman James A. Leach (IA)
Congressman Henry J. Hyde (IL)                              Congressman Doug Bereuter (NE)
Congressman Christopher H. Smith (NJ)                   Congressman Dan Burton (IN)
Congressman Elton Gallegly (CA)                            Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL)
Congressman Cas Ballenger (NC)                            Congressman Dan Rohrabacher (CA)
Congressman Donald A. Manzullo (IL)                      Congressman Edward R. Royce (CA)
Congressman Peter T. King (NY)                             Congressman Steven J. Chabot (OH)
Congressman Marshall Sanford (SC)                        Congressman Matt Salmon (AZ)
Congressman Amo Houghton (NY)                        Congressman Tom Campbell (CA)
Congressman John M. McHugh (NY)                        Congressman Kevin Brady (TX)
Congressman Richard Burr (NC)                               Congressman Paul Gillmor (OH)
Congressman George P Radanovich (CA)             Congressman John Cooksey (LA)
Congressman Thomas G. Tancredo (CO)
Democratic members
Congressman Tom Lantos (CA)                                Congressman Howard  L. Berman (CA)
Congressman Gary L. Ackerman (NY)                       Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (AS)
Congressman Matthew G. Martinez (CA)                   Congressman Donald M. Payne (NJ)
Congressman Robert Menendez (NJ)                        Congressman Sherrod Brown (OH)
Congresswoman Cynthia A. McKinney (GA)              Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL)
Congresswoman Pat Danner (MO)                            Congressman Earl F. Hilliard (AL)
Congressman Brad Sherman (CA)                             Congressman Robert Wexler (FL)
Congressman Steven R. Rothman (NJ)                       Congressman Jim Davis (FL)
Congressman Earl Pomeroy (ND)                              Congressman William D. Delahunt (MA)
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY)                    Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA)
Congressman Joseph Crowley (NY)                           Congressman Joseph M. Hoeffel (PA)
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METRICATION MEASUREMENTS! A working guide by D S McClaymont

Description Unit Symbol


5 km Doozi sterek DS

10 km Doozi bichana DB

100 km Kachana K

1,000 km Kachana sterek KS

10,000 km Lapa side LS


1 tin Bichana sterek BS

2 bichana sterek 1 fosholl full F

2 foshalls full 1 mbucket BS

4 mbuckets 1 wheel barrow WB

3 wheel barrows 1 Drumu D

20 Drumus 1 ngoro NG


10 kg 1 mbucket mpoop BP

10 mbuckets Maningi M

100 mbuckets 1 hobo H

100 hobos Maningi sterek MS


1 mph Hamba gashie HG

10 hamba gashle 1 tamanga bichana TB

10 tamanga bichana vuke eewe VI


0oC Makasa sterek mS

10oC Makasa bichana mB

20oC mushe X

40oC Chisa bichana CB

70oC Chisa sterek CS

100oC & above MYWHEY! !!


Unheard of


1,000 watts Shova sterek SS

100 watts Shova bichana SB

10 watts Shova s

1 watt 1 ini ?


1 newton 1 Donsa P

10 Donsas 1 Donsa sterek Ps

10 Donsa stereks Basopa eewe Be

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