Yesterday 9/2/2013 I attended most of the Stop The War Coalition Ten Years On conference at Freinds House Eustion Road London. The conference which was quite important in my opinion was to discuss the affects of the war in Iraq in 2003 ten years after the war.
About 600 or so people attended the event.
The talks were to a certain extent quite predictable.Tariq Ali correctly explained the role of Britain, America and the other western imperialist capitalist powers in using the war against Iraq as an excuse to seize the assets of Iraq for western capitalists countries.Tariq explained that they are doing the same in other third world countries.
There was a very moving speech by the Palestine ambassador to Britain explaining the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians being carried out by Israel. Of course the ambassadors speech was very moving however what must be asked is when is something going to be done about it.
Two Labour Party speakers Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Jones both correctly attacked the evil of the Labour government of Tony Blair in taking Britain into the 2003 war against Iraq. Owen Jones spoke very movingly about the atrocity of the American 2004 attack on Fallujah carried out using chemical weapons. He correctly attacked the Times correspondent David Arronavitch support for the attack on Fallujah.
However what Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Jones should perhaps consider is what are they doing as members of the same political party,The Labour Party as Tony Blair and David Arronavitch?
However the most interesting session for me was the meeting held in a smaller hall to discuss the conflict in Mali.Victoria Britain gave a very good talk on the different tribes in Mal and the background to the conflict.However to me the best speaker of the day was from the floor who highlighted the fact that some of the islamic jihadists who invaded Mali are western agents.So it is a classical false flag act the western powers arrange for jihadists to invade Mali so as to give the western powers an excuse to invade Mali.The country is rich in gold and uranium and as far as I am concerned the real battle is between the western powers and China to obtain the resources of Africa.So we may be seeing the recolonization of Africa.
In conclusion the conference was well worth attending. However I shall make two final points. Firstly the stop the war coalition incorrectly in my opinion will not discuss the subject of false flag terrorism related to New York 9/11 and London 7/7.This is in my opinion a mistake.
Secondly we need to build a big new anti war movement and anti corporate rule which does not rely on left wing Labour members of parliament for its leadership.We need to build a new independent political movement to fight against war, imperialism and globalist corporate rule.