Monday, 14 October 2013

Stop the War conference, meeting and event.

International anti-war conference
On 30 November Stop the War is organising an International Anti-War Conference.

Activists will be attending from around the world. Speakers include Jeremy Scahill from the US, Explo Nani Kofu from Ghana, Manik Mukherjee from India, Sami Ramadani from Iraqi Democrats against War and Occupation, Mitra Qayoom from Afghans for Peace, Tariq Ali, Tony Benn, Owen Jones, Lindsey German, Kate Hudson, Seamus Milne and more.

The conference will be taking place in the run up to next year's NATO summit to be held in Britain and after a major setback for the Western powers who tried but failed to launch a major intervention against Syria. The anti-war movement played a major role in this defeat for Obama, Cameron and their allies. 

Recent raids into Somalia and Libya show that the western powers are ready to go back on to the attack. Obama is sending more military resources to encircle China, and while the Middle East remains the US's main preoccupation, the West is ramping up its military presence on the African continent.

This event will be a chance to analyse and debate the fast moving and dangerous situation and to discuss how to respond including plans to protest at next year's NATO conference.

Please book your places here:

Stop the War Steering Committee
Stop the War's steering committee is taking place this Saturday at 1pm at the 52 Club, 52 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EB.

The meeting will examine the situation since the Syrian debacle and work out campaigning priorities. There will be discussion of local campaigning and the fantastic growth of Stop the War in the colleges.

Each local group - including university groups - is encouraged to send one delegate and bring observers if possible.

No Glory campaign launch
Remembering World War One: Campaigning for peace in music and words

With Billy Bragg, Elvis McGonagall, Kika Markham, Roger Lloyd Pack, George Hlawiczka, John Landor, I Maestri, Sally Davies, Jeremy Corbyn MP and others.

Performances include Vaughan Williams' the Lark Ascending played by George Hlawiczka, violin, with I Maestri and London Musical Arts Orchestra conducted by John Landor.

Friday 25 October, 7.30pm, St James's Church, Piccadilly, London.

Tickets £13/£6 concessions. Call 020 7561 4830 or book online:

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