A Day in Iraq Conference
Date(s) - 05/04/2013
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bolivar Hall
Ten years on the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, Iraqis are still suffering the destruction of their state, infrastructure, and society. Although the direct US/UK occupation has ended, the occupiers have left behind corrupt and brutal security forces, a government based on ethnic divisions, a broken legal system and a divisive political process. Iraq remains “in a state of low-level war”. Meanwhile, its massive oil wealth is being squandered.
Join us in this Conference to see the reality of ‘A day in Iraq’ from the political, economic, and cultural perspective. There will be testimonies by Iraqi women, researchers, writers, artists and activists who will shed light on the results of a decade of so-called Western democratization. The aim of the Conference is to maintain solidarity with Iraqi people, particularly women, and to pursue justice for Iraq in the World Courts through the implementation of international law.
During the day, we will launch “And peace be upon you O Fallujah”: A CD with 20 pages booklet which is an audio collage of Iraqi – non Iraqi poetry, songs, music, testimonies, and news clips with the persistent sound of US Apaches hovering in the skies above the people of Iraq. It tells the story of Fallujah, A city that has become a symbol of the destruction caused to Iraq by Anglo American war and occupation reminding us of an earlier barbarism – Guernica.
14:00-21:00 on the 5th April 2013
The Bolivar Hall, Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL
Nearest underground station is Warren Street
For more information please visit: http://solidarityiraq.blogspot.co.uk/