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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] WORLD TRIBUNAL ON IRAQ TOWARDS A WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN www.worldtribunal.org Seminar & Discussion Arabic, English, Turkish A CALL TO ENGAGEMENT IN AND CONTRIBUTION TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN AROUND THE WORLD TRIBUNAL ON IRAQ Saturday, October 16th, 2004 9:00 - 11:00 Alexander Palace Venue: Cairo The World Tribunal On Iraq (WTI) is a worldwide peoples' initiative born out of the global outcry against the war in Iraq, the scope and diversity of which was based on the general understanding that the violence contemplated against the people of Iraq represented a much broader claim to right to violence, a claim to power and hegemony than the specific. Thus, the WTI taking its cue from the Russell Tribunals of the late 1960s, has made it a priority to address all that is necessary to act against "the crimes of silence" of our day, to write counter-history and to strengthen the global anti-war mobilisation by exposing and challenging the injustices committed against the people of Iraq and the world public at large, by raising a demand for justice, by reclaiming law. Operating as a horizontal network and making a conscious effort to be inclusive and reach out to people, groups and movements worldwide, the WTI has been holding sessions in various countries around the world and building towards its "culminating" session in end March,2005, in Istanbul. As we approach the point of culmination in March 2005, this seminar at the ESF will focus on the construction of a worldwide campaign around the WTI, on the basis of basic understanding and evaluation of what it is that constitutes and inspires the WTI. The seminar, starting out with a brief introduction on what the WTI is, will be divided into two parts. The first part will include : -- short presentations taking stock of the rich variety of experiences and visions that are the WTI, -- provide a brief and frank overview of the potentials & problematics of the WTI in terms of its power, aims and credibility. At the end of this part which we hope will provide an overall presentation of what the WTI stands and aims for, discussion will be open to floor. The second part of the seminar will be devoted to presentations and floor-discussion on how the WTI will realise these aims and visions. This would involve the "what"s and "how"s of the campaigns that need to be /can be organised around the WTI, actions being taken by the WTI, strategies to increase the impact of the WTI and help it use its full potential. And we will end with presentations on why and how the WTI provides hope... Hope both in terms of the current context and in terms of future struggles and aspirations... Speakers: Abdul Ilah Al Bayaty (Iraq - France) Ghazwan Al Mukhtar (Iraq - Baghdad) Mundher Al Adhami (Iraq - UK) Basak Ertur (WTI - New York) Jayan Nayar (WTI - Italy, Peoples' Law Programme Lelio Basso International Foundation) Asad Farooq (Chasma Struggles - Lok Sath Pakistan) Ayse Berktay (WTI - Turkey) Dirk Adriaensens (BRussells Tribunal) Jan Lonn (WTI - Stockholm) [ clip_image002.jpg of type image/jpeg removed by lists.casi.org.uk - attachments are not permitted on the CASI lists ] _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk