Diane Abbott MP, Tariq Ali author, Tony Benn president Stop the War, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lindsey German convenor Stop the War, Edward Horgan Peace and Neutrality Alliance, Ireland, Kate Hudson General Secretary CND, Joan Humphreys Military Families Against the War, Owen Jones author, Mother Agnes Mariam nun based in Syria, Seumas Milne journalist, Manik Mukherjee All India Anti-imperialist Forum, Andrew Murray Unite the Union, Explo Nani-Kofi Kilombo, Ghana, Chris Nineham vice-chair Stop the War, Mitra Qayoom Afghans for Peace, Sami Ramadani Iraqi writer, John Rees author and activist, Rachel Shabi author and journalist, Jeremy Scahill filmmaker, Dirty Wars, Jonathan Steele author and journalist
Imperialism, war and resistance, A very short history of British imperialism, Merchants of death: drones and the arms trade, The new scramble for Africa, Taking liberties: surveillance, the state and Islamophobia, The Syrian war in context, Nato: expansion and war, Building the international movement
In a historic setback for the organisers of the War on Terror, protest and public opinion helped stop a new war on Syria. But the West continues its interventions, creating failed states in an arc from Central Asia to West Africa.
The US is still focused on the middle east, but Obama is sending more military to encircle China and the West is ramping up its interventions in the African continent, creating ever more anger and instability.
Next year the NATO conference is coming to Britain and the conference will launch protests in response. It will also discuss the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan which is likely to cause another crisis for the western powers.
We need more effective anti war resistance internationally. This conference is a chance to analyse, build links and lay plans.
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