Asia

WAR & PEACE

Speaker(s)

Kamil Mahdi, Ben Hayes, Kamil Mahdi, Ben Hayes

Entry: 5 Euro (in advance) or 7,50 Euro (at the door)

The recent warning from General Richard Dannatt, head of the British army, to Tony Blair that the presence of British troops in Iraq does nothing but worsen the securty situation there, is the latest proof of a growing crisis in George Bush's "Global War on Terror". At the same time, the probable suicide of a Dutch sergeant serving in Afghanistan coincides with new and ongoing reports of the growing violence inflicted by NATO forces on the Afghan population.

These and more topics will be on the agenda at the "War & Peace" national conference on Sunday 29 October at the Felix Meritis, Amsterdam. The programme of the day includes an election debate between spokespeople from the three Dutch progressive parties, and several panel discussions on Iraq, Israel and its occupied neighbours, civil liberties post 9/11, Aghanistan and the role of the media in today's conflicts and violence.

Speakers include:

  • Kamil Mahdi -TNI Fellow, Iraqi Democrats Against the War
  • Ben Hayes - TNI "Next Generation" Scholar, Statewatch - UK
  • Miriyam Aouragh - Together Against Racism
  • Naima Azough - GreenLeft Party
  • Rose Gentle - Military Families Against the War UK (whose son Gordon died in Iraq)
  • Abdel Bari Atwan - Arab newspaper Al-Quds
  • Harry van Bommel - Socialist Party
  • George Galloway - Stop the War Coalition UK (live from London)
  • Bart Griffioen - International Socialists
  • Salam Ismael - Doctor from Fallujah, Iraq
  • Dyab Abou Jahjah - Arab European League (in Lebanon during the recent invasion)
  • Hajo Meijer - A Different Jewish Voice
  • Geoffrey Millard - Iraq Veterans Against the War, US
  • Jonathan Neale - Globalise Resistance, UK
  • Mohamed Rabbae - Enough Is Enough
  • Tariq Shadid - Palestinian Community Netherlands
  • Behnam Taebi - No War Against Iran
  • Tanya Reinhart - Independent analyst - Israel

Debates and discussions about::

  • Dutch troops in Afghanistan: rebuilding or occupying forces? (Election debate with Labour Party, Socialist Party and GreenLeft Party spokespeople)
  • CNN to Al-Jazeera: The "Global War on Terror" and the role of media
  • Post September 11, politics of fear and the attack on civil liberties
  • Liberation- occupation - civil war: what is the future of Iraq?
  • Lebanon and Palestine: Peace without Justice?
  • Breaking with Bush: Strategies for a new peace movement

Film programme including the Dutch premieres of:

  • SIR! NO SIR! - about US soldiers' resistance during the war in Vietnam
  • INSIDE IRAQ: THE UNTOLD STORIES - images from Iraq that didn't make the mainstream media

Cultural evening programme including DJ Neil (Sounds and Views from the Middle East) and a performance by the Yuri Honings jazz trio featuring Joost Lijbaart and Tony Overwater

The War & Peace Conference is an initiative from the "Stop the War" Coalition and is sponsored financially by ICCO, Novib, GroenLinks and TNI.

To purchase a ticket or to help distribute flyers and posters, send us an email at: info[at]stopoorlog.nl

More information at: www.stopoorlog.nl

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Sunday, October 29, 2006
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Peace & Security

Political Terrorism and the US Imperial Project

Speaker(s)

Achin Vanaik, Achin Vanaik and Craig Murray

ACHIN VANAIK is a TNI Fellow and Professor of International Relations and Global Politics (South Campus) at the Political Science Department of Delhi University, India. Vanaik is an independent journalist writing regularly for various national newspapers and was formerly the assistant editor of the Times in India. He was a visiting professor of Political Science at the Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. He is also a nuclear specialist and has written extensively on India's nuclear policy. In 1998, in the wake of the India-Pakistan nuclear tests, Vanaik co-founded the Movement in India for Nuclear Disarmament (MIND), and South Asians Against Nukes. He is a co-recipient, with Praful Bidwai, of the International Peace Bureau's Sean McBride International Peace Prize for 2000. His latest publication is New Nukes: India, Pakistan and Global Nuclear Disarmament, co-written with Praful Bidwai. CRAIG MURRAY was the United Kingdom's Ambassador to Uzbekistan until he was removed from his post in October 2004 after exposing appalling human rights abuses by the US-funded regime of President Islam Karimov. He was born in 1958. He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1984 and served in Nigeria, Poland and Ghana, before being appointed Ambassador to Uzbekistan in 2002. He retired from the Civil Service in 2005. He now lives in London, where he works as a writer and broadcaster. He is the author of Murder in Samarkand: A British Ambassador's Controversial Defiance of Tyranny in the War on Terror The lecture takes place at: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny Street; Edinburgh, EH6 8RG, Scotland, United Kingdom 11th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair listen to Achin
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Thursday, December 28, 2006
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China and Southeast Asia: Emerging Problems in an Economic Relationship

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China’s rapid growth is often presented as the engine driving Southeast Asian economies but, as the example of the Thailand-China “early harvest” free trade agreement shows, complete trade liberalisation can be a path to economic ruin, writes Bello.... Read more

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Indo-US Nuclear Deal Done; Pleases Few

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Nuclear weapons
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India’s mainstream parties welcome the Indo-US nuclear deal just approved by the US Congress, but the deal will impede, not promote, nuclear disarmament, argues Bidwai.... Read more

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Business Lobbies Push Indo-US Nuke Deal

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The recently passed bill in the US Senate “lame duck” session enables further steps to facilitating the US – India nuclear deal, writes Bidwai.... Read more

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Nepal shows the way

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Democratisation
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November 21, 2006 will go down as a red-letter day in South Asia's history. On that day, a guerrilla movement did something unusual: it signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement with the government of Nepal and pledged to disarm itself and join the democratic mainstream-or rather, to decisively redefine it. The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) is now all set to participate in an interim all... Read more

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North Korea Wins Nuclear Poker Round

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By announcing that it would return to the negotiation table and address the major powers’ concerns about its nuclear programme, North Korea may have scored an unlikely but impressive diplomatic victory, writes Bidwai.... Read more

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