15 years ago, the “War on Terror’ was launched as retaliation for the devastating 9/11 attacks. The ‘war’ we were told, was to make us safe. A decade and a half later, and the world is much less safe than it ever was before the attacks in New York. Each country that has been privy to ‘Western intervention' is in turmoil: Afghanistan; Iraq; Libya; Syria. The repercussions, the rise of ISIS and the sharp increase in global terrorism, have become incalculable.
“Ken Booth, senior academic researcher and author on international diplomacy, will explore the use of the word ‘evil’ in politics, focusing on Tony Blair and George Bush.
“John Rees, activist, writer and national officer of Stop the War Coalition, will be talking about what lays ahead after the US presidency election, and what path US imperialism will take.
There will be a chance to ask questions and discuss the lectures. One more speaker is to be confirmed.