Newsletter - 10th September 2016
Jeremy Corbyn to Speak at Stop the War's Conference
We are very pleased to announce that Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour leader, is coming to speak at our 'Time to stop the war' conference next month, which marks the 15th anniversary of the 'war on terror'. Jeremy has been a notable anti-war campaigner over decades, and his principled opposition to the 'war on terror' has been vindicated. His apology as Labour leader for the Iraq War was an important step forward. This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the terrible events in the US which then led to the war. We argued then that such a war would not succeed in its own terms, it would not make the world safer, and it would not reduce the threat of terrorism.
Fifteen years later, the failed interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have brought misery to millions of people and have led to a more unstable and dangerous world.
Jeremy will be joining a range of international speakers, including former Afghanistan MP Malalai Joya and the renowned peace activist Medea Benjamin from the US, to discuss issues including what next after Chilcot, arms sales to the Saudi regime, drones, the new Cold War and the Middle East wars.
Please sign up now for this important conference and keep the anti-war movement a strong voice in British politics.
15 years on: Time to stop the war
An international conference
Saturday 8th October • 10 - 5pm
TUC Congress House
23-28 Great Russell St
London, WC1B 3LS
The list of speakers includes Jeremy Corbyn, Malalai Joya, Lindsey German, Tariq Ali, Salma Yaqoob, Brian Eno, Medea Benjamin, Phyllis Bennis, Ben Griffin, Maya Evans, Chris Cole, Anas Altikriti, Andrew Murray, Reg Keys and Mark Serwotka.
Chilcot and the next steps for the movement • Armed and dangerous: Foreign policy after the US elections • The Middle East: Endless war? • Will the new Cold War turn hot? • Killing by remote control: Drones and geopolitics • The war on Muslims: Islamophobia and civil liberties
Please invite your Facebook contacts to the conference. The ticket prices are £15 standard and £10 concession. Groups of three or more are entitled to concessionary rates.
One Big No - A Stop the War benefit
Friday 7th October • 7.30pm
Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road
London, NW1 2AJ
Francesca Martinez • Stewart Lee • Grace Petrie • Steve Gribbin • Tiernan Douieb • Michael Rosen • Jen Brister • Fae Simon
Join us for a fun night of comedy, poetry and entertainment! One Big No marks 15 years of Stop the War, showcasing the strength of feeling for an end to Western wars. We are proud of the amazing line-up, which consists of some of the best comedians in the country. Please come along and support our movement for peace and social justice.
Solidarity With Refugees Demonstration
Saturday 17 September • 12.30-5pm
Park Lane, London
March to Parliament Square
We'll be joining a very wide array of campaign organisations on this large demonstration next Saturday. Please join us to demand that the UK government does more to provide a safe existence to those fleeing traumatic conflicts and conditions, largely as a result of disastrous military interventions in the Middle East. We should build bridges, not walls.
15 Years of the 'War on Terror' meeting in Liverpool during the Labour Party Conference
Monday 26 September • 7pm
Friends’ Meeting House
22 School Lane
Liverpool L1 3BT
Speakers will include Harry Leslie Smith, Brian Eno, Claudia Webbe, Andrew Murray and Carol Turner.
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