We call on those states responsible for the invasion and occupation of Iraq to terminate their illegal and immoral war, and express our solidarity with the Iraqi people in their struggle for peace, justice and self-determination.

In particular, we demand:

  1. An immediate end to the US and UK-led occupation of Iraq;
  2. Urgent action to fully address the current humanitarian crises facing Iraq’s people, including help for the more than three million refugees and displaced persons;
  3. An end to all foreign interference in Iraq's affairs, including its oil industry, so that Iraqis can exercise their right to self-determination;
  4. Compensation and reparations from those countries responsible for war and sanctions on Iraq;
  5. Prosecution of all those responsible for war crimes, human rights abuses, and the theft of Iraq's resources.

We demand justice for Iraq.

This statement was adopted by the Justice for Iraq conference in London on 19th July 2008. We plan to publish this more widely in future. If you would like to add your name to the list of supporters please contact us.

Thursday 9 June 2011

From Stop the War Coalition

June 11 Day Conference: Afghanistan and the war on terror ten years on


Ten years ago the events of 9/11 triggered a series of events which changed the world profoundly. The war in Afghanistan marked the start of a decade of war which has resulted in death, injury and displacement for millions of people across south Asia and the Middle East. The latest of these wars has now been launched on Libya, while the first one that in Afghanistan is taking a growing human and economic toll in one of the poorest countries in the world.
Stop the War is holding an important conference on Afghanistan and the war on terror which aims to analyse and explain the war and its legacies. It will bring together different elements of the broad movement including journalists, activists, former soldiers and military families. The conference is important as an exchange of information and ideas. But it is also a means of organising future campaigns. Ten years on, we still have to build a mass movement to force the US and British governments to withdraw the troops and to stop future interventions.
Speakers include: Tariq Ali • author Pankaj Mishra • US anti war Campaigner David SwansonYasmin Khan War on Want • Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition • Tony BennJemima Khan human rights activist • George GallowayGreg Muttit, author of Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq • artists Peter Kennard, Cat Phillips and David Gentleman • Faithless guitarist Dave Randall • poet Sanasino • Iraqi commentator Sami Ramadani • former soldier Joe Glenton who was jailed for refusing to fight in Afghanistan • Joan Humphries from Military Families against the War • Jeremy Corbyn MP


9.30am: Registration

10.30am - 12 noon
Afghanistan, Pakistan and the War on Terror
Shadia Edwards-Dashti (Student Stop the
War), Pankaj Mishra (author of Temptations
of the West), Joan Humphries (Military Families
Against the War), Jane Shallice (Stop the War)
Tariq Ali, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Jemima Khan
Yasmin Khan (War on Want)

12.15 - 13.30pm
a) The Uprisings in the Middle East
John Rees (author of Imperialism
and Resistance), Fiona Edwards (Student
Broad Left) and others

b) Women and War
Joan Humphries, Judith Orr (Stop the War)
Sanum Ghafoor (video maker)

c) Campaigning around Parliament
Carol Turner (Stop the War)
Jeremy Corbyn MP
2.30 - 3.45pm

a) Iraq: the aftermath
Greg Muttit (author of Fuel on the Fire)
Sami Ramadani (Iraqi Democrats Against
the Occupation)

b) Imperialism in the 21st Century:
David Swanson (US writer and campaigner)
Steve Bell (Stop the War), Joe Glenton
(Soldier who refused to fight in Afghanistan)

c) Art against War:
Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips (artists)
Dave Randall (writer and producer of New
Single Freedom for Palestine)
David Gentleman (artist)

4.00 - 5.30pm
The Anti War Movement: Ten Years On
Tony Benn, Lindsey German (Stop the War)
David Swanson, Sanasino Al-Yemen (poet)
George Galloway, Mohammed Kozbar
(British Muslim Initiative)

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