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A new year and new challenges

Posted by Fredsvenn den januar 8, 2013

Demonstration against Iraq war with banner saying 'war on Iraq could kill this many'
This year will be very important for anti war campaigning. Already 2013 has started with growing international tensions. The Western powers are more and more open about intervention in Syria. Israel continued its attacks on the Palestinian people and is set on confrontation with Iran. The US too is committed to regime change in Tehran and is extending its military presence in Africa and the Pacific.

Britain still has 9,500 troops occupying Afghanistan where the death toll grows and will be a key player in the threatened new war in the Middle East. The US NATO ambassador’s new year message to the British government says it all. Demanding Britain use any savings from Afghanistan draw downs to rearm, the question, he said, is «not whether we can start a conflict, but whether we can sustain a large-scale conflict over time. Those are the kinds of issues we focused on in the aftermath of the Libya war and are now on the agenda.»

It is because we still live under the threat of ongoing and new wars that Stop the War has organised an international conference to focus and provide fresh impetus to the anti-war movement. The conference will bring leading figures from around the world together and be a platform to launch new initiatives. Buy your ticket today.

International Conference: Confronting War Ten Years On

  • Saturday 9th February 2013 – Friends House, Euston, London
  • Full details about the conference can be found at www.tenyearson.org.uk

Speakers include

  • Tariq Ali, Tony Benn, Phyllis Bennis, Victoria Brittain, Chris Cole, Jeremy Corbyn, Brian Eno, Lindsey German, Manuel Hassassian, Kate Hudson, Owen Jones, Jemima Khan, Seumas Milne, Andrew Murray, Derrick O’Keefe, Mitra Qayoom, Sami Ramadani, Jolyon Rubinstein.

Newly announced speakers:

  • Rafeef Ziadah, Palestinian activist and poet
  • Robert Montgommery, artist
  • Salma Yaqoob, politician and anti-war activist

Sessions include

  • Iraq, Afghanistan & the war on terror
  • Palestine and the crisis in the Middle East
  • Drones and remote control imperialism
  • Art and war
  • Islamophobia and racism
  • Confronting war today

Book now to avoid disappointment

Tickets cost £15 or £8 for concessions.

Telephone 020 7561 9311 to pay by card or pay online at the conference web site www.tenyearson.org.uk

Cheques made payable to Stop the War Coalition should be posted to Stop the War Coalition 1b Waterlow Road, London N19 5NJ

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