In a historic setback for the organisers of the War on Terror, protest and public opinion helped stop a new war on Syria. But the West continues its interventions, creating failed states in an arc from Central Asia to West Africa.

The US is still focused on the middle east, but Obama is sending more military to encircle China and the West is ramping up its interventions in the African continent, creating ever more anger and instability.

Next year the NATO conference is coming to Britain and the conference will launch protests in response. It will also discuss the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan which is likely to cause another crisis for the western powers

We need more effective anti war resistance internationally. This conference is a chance to analyse, build links and lay plans.

Full Timetable

10 - 11am Plenary: Imperialism, war and resistance
Jeremy Corbyn MP (chair), Jeremy Scahill, Diane Abbott MP, Tariq Ali, Lindsey German, Joan Humphreys, Peter Brierley, Andrew Murray.

11.15am - 12.15pm  Parallel sessions

A very short history of British imperialism
with Seumas Milne, John Rees,
Merchants of death: drones and the arms trade
with Ala'a Shehabi, Chris Cole, Jean Lambert MEP

12.30 - 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm - 2.30pm Parallel Sessions

The new scramble for Africa
with Explo Nani Kofi, Jeremy Corbyn MP

Nato: expansion and war
with Edward Horgan, Steve Bell and others

2.30pm - 3.30pm Parallel Sessions

The Syrian War in Context
with Sami Ramadani,  Jonathan Steele, Kevin Ovenden

Taking liberties: surveillance, the state and Islamophobia
with Shazia Arzad, Shamiul Joarder

3.45 - 5pm Plenary Building the international movement
Manik Mukherjee, Owen Jones, Explo Nani Kofi, Chris Nineham, Mitra Qayoom, Tony Benn, Sami Ramadani, Sarah Colborne