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08 October | London | 15 Years On: Time to Stop the War

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15 Years On: Time to Stop the War
Sat 08 Oct | 10am-5pm
TUC
23-28 Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3LS
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Organised by: Stop the War Coalition

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Conference programme:

10-11am   PLENARY: 15 YEARS OF THE WAR ON TERROR

Congress Hall    Malalai Joya • Sen. Paul Gavan • Chris Nineham • Andrew Muray • Maggie Martin • Michelle Allison
                       Chair: Murad Qureshi

11.15-12.45pm  PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

Congress Hall    1. War and Internationalism
                           Tariq Ali • John Rees • Shelly Asquith
                           Chair: Shadia Edwards-Dashti

Congress Suite   2. War by Proxy: Saudi Arabia and the Gulf
                           Kim Sharif • Saeed Shehabi
                           Chair: Stephen Bell

Invision 1           3. Islamophobia: War and Muslims at Home and Abroad
(2nd floor)         Anas Altikriti • Kevin Courtney • Maz Saleem • Steven Saxby
                           Chair: Shabbir Lakha

1.45-3.15pm     PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

Congress Hall    1. Middle East: Endless War?
                           Dr Alan Shemo • Giles Fraser • John Hilary • Maha Younes
                           Chair: Judith Orr

Congress Suite  2. Nato and US Foreign Policy after the Election
                           Medea Benjamin • Shahrar Ali • Sen. Paul Gavan
                           Chair: Billy Hayes

Invision 1           3. Killing by Remote Control: Drones and Geopolitics
(2nd floor)         Chris Cole • Malalai Joya • Jen Gibson • Maya Evans
                           Chair: Terina Hine

3.30-5.00pm      PLENARY: NEXT STEPS FOR THE MOVEMENT

Congress Hall    Jeremy Corbyn MP • Kate Hudson • Salma Yaqoob • Ben Griffin • Lindsey German • Medea Benjamin
                          Chair: Murad Qureshi

Meet the Speakers:

  • Shahrar Ali is a Green Party politician and was the party's deputy leader.

  • Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker, as well as a veteran of the movement against the Vietnam war.

  • Michelle Allison is the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Woman Representative.

  • Anas Altikriti is from the British Muslim Initiative. He is of Iraqi origin and has been a campaigner and speaker against the war.

  • Shelly Asquith is a vice president of the National Union of Students.   

  • Medea Benjamin is a US anti-war activist and the co-founder of Code Pink.

  • Chris Cole is the founder of Drone Wars UK and a former director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

  • Jeremy Corbyn MP is the leader of the Labour Party and was the chair of the Stop the War Coalition.

  • Kevin Courtney is the general secretary of the National Union of Teachers.

  • Maya Evans is a peace campaigner and a member of Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK.

  • Giles Fraser is a parish priest of St Mary's, Newington, as well as a journalist and a broadcaster. He was Canon Chancellor at St Paul' Cathedral.

  • Paul Gavan is a Sinn Féin senator from Limerick.

  • Lindsey German is an author, the convenor of the Stop the War Coalition and one of its founders.

  • Jen Gibson is a US lawyer who leads Reprieve's work on drones in Pakistan.

  • Ben Griffin is an ex-soldier who fought in Iraq. He is a member of Veterans for Peace.

  • John Hilary is the executive director of War on Want and an author.

  • Kate Hudson is the general secretary of CND and an officer of the Stop the War Coalition.

  • Malalai Joya was one of the first women MPs in Afghanistan and has faced widespread opposition for her campaigning against occupation and war.

  • Reg Keys is the father of a UK soldier who died in Iraq. He stood against Tony Blair in the parliamentary elections.

  • Maggie Martin is the co-director of Iraq Veterans Against the War in the US. She was a soldier in Iraq.

  • Andrew Murray is the chief-of-staff at Unite the Union. He is the former chair of the Stop the War Coalition.

  • Chris Nineham is an author, founding member and vice chair of Stop the War Coalition.

  • John Rees is an author, founding member and national officer of Stop the War.

  • Maz Saleem is a campaigner against racism, war and Islamophobia.

  • Steven Saxby is a parish priest of St Barnabas in Walthamstow and a peace campaigner.

  • Kim Sharif is a human rights activist, solicitor, and director of Yemeni Human Rights.

  • Saeed al-Shehabi is a Bahraini activist, journalist, and member of the Bahrain Freedom Movement.

  • Dr Alan Shemo is a UK representative of the Kurdish PYD, which is based in Syria.

  • Salma Yaqoob is a prominent campaigner against war and Islamophobia.

  • Maha Younes is a Palestinian campaigner.

Chairs:

  • Murad Qureshi is the chair of Stop the War Coalition. He was a member of the London Assembly.

  • Stephen Bell is an anti-war campaigner and a Stop the War officer.

  • Shabbir Lakha is a steering committee member of Stop the War Coalition.

  • Billy Hayes is a national officer of Stop the War Coalition. He was the general secretary of the Communication Workers' Union.

  • Judith Orr is a writer, campaigner, and a national officer of the Stop the War Coalition

  • Terina Hine is an anti-war campaigner.

  • Shadia Edwards-Dashti is a national officer of Stop the War Coalition.

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