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Stop the War Coalition Newsletter

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. 23 January 2013 | | 020 7561 |
In this newsletter:
The new scramble for Africa
2) International Conference:
    Confronting War Ten Years On

1) The new scramble for Africa

David Cameron wants to commit the West to a new and ongoing war in Africa. In his own words, the war against terrorism in Africa will "require a response that is about years, even decades, rather than months."  After the disasters of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, it beggars belief that Western governments are still pursuing the same policies and are prepared to spread the War on Terror to a new continent. The hostage crisis in Algeria was a devastating example of the consequences of the West's escalating wars.

Next month's international anti-war conference is a chance to discuss these developments, refocus the movement and launch new anti-war initiatives.

The conference now features an extra panel on the new scramble for Africa featuring Ghanaian writer and activist Explo Nani-Kofi (see article and journalist Victoria Brittain. More details about next month's conference below.

Read more on Mali and the blowback in Algeria.

2) International Conference:    Confronting War Ten Years On

It is because of the ongoing and new forms of Western intervention abroad that the anti-war movement must refocus its efforts. Our international conference next month will be a platform to launch new initiatives and hear from a range of speakers from Afghanistan, Iraq, America, Africa and Canada..
  • Saturday 9th February 2013 - Friends House, Euston, London. Map
  • Full details about the conference can be found at
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Speakers include
  • Tariq Ali, Tony Benn, Phyllis Bennis, Victoria Brittain, Chris Cole, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Brian Eno, Lindsey German, Manuel Hassassian, Kate Hudson, Owen Jones, Jemima Khan, Seumas Milne, Robert Montgommery, Andrew Murray, Derrick O'Keefe, Mitra Qayoom, Sami Ramadani, Salma Yaqoob, Rafeef Ziadah
New speakers
  • Shamiul Joarder, Friends of Al Aqsa
  • Explo Nani-Kofi, Ghanaian writer and activist
Order of the day
  • Plenary 1: The consequences of war (10.30 - 11.45am)
  • Parallel Sessions (12.00 - 1.15pm)
    • Palestine and the Middle East crisis
    • Drones and remote control imperialism
    • Art and war
    • The new scramble for Africa
    • Islamophobia: challenging the new racism
  • Lunch (1.15 - 2.15pm)
  • Plenary 2: The war on terror today (2.15 - 3.30pm)
  • Plenary 3: The international movement (3.45 - 5pm)
Book now to avoid disappointment.

Tickets cost £15 or £8 for concessions.

Telephone 020 7561 9311 to pay by card or pay online at the conference web site 

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