26 April | London | The Launch of Iraq Solidarity Month - 15 Years of War
The Launch of Iraq Solidarity Month - 15 Years of War
Thurs 26 April | 19:00 - 22:00
SOAS Alumni Lecture Theatre
Paul Webley Wing
SOAS University of London
10 Thornhaugh Street
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Organised by: Tadhamun Iraqi Women Solidarity
Denis Halliday: Head of the Humanitarian Programme in Iraq 97-98.
Lindsey German: Stop the War convener
Lowkey: British - Iraqi rapper and activist.
Ayça Çubukçu: Assistant Professor of Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Hamza Hamouchene: Algerian activist. Senior Programme Officer - North Africa and West Asia at War on Want.
Mike Phipps: Editor of Iraq Occupation Focus e-newsletter.
Victoria Brittain: Journalist and author of books and plays about the war on terror and Guantánamo Bay.
Haifa Zangana: Iraqi Author – journalist.
Ihsan al Imam: Iraqi musician - Oud player.
“The immorality of the United States and Great Britain's decision to invade Iraq in 2003, premised on the lie that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, has destabilised and polarised the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history”. Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s conviction was shared by millions who demonstrated across the globe against the war on Iraq in 2003 and continues to be shared today.
Fifteen years on, the impact of the illegal US led act of aggression on the Iraqi people that continues to cause endless suffering, has become another footnote in the cycle of violence and war that blights the Middle East to this day.
Remembering Iraq is not only important to the millions of victims who deserve justice, it is necessary - to reclaim the basic principles of peace and respect between nations that is the foundation of our shared humanity and guarantee we can all live in a future devoid of the scourge of war.