George Galloway..War On Terror- Seminar

following seminar will be presented from Pretoria, but may be attended via video conference in Durban and Cape Town.
All are welcome to attend

The War On Terror and Resistance
Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2006
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
Main venue: HSRC library, 1st floor, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.
E-mail: Arlene Grossberg

Other venues (video conference)
Durban: HSRC, board room, 1st floor, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, PODS 5 and 6, Cato Manor.

Cape Town: HSRC, 14th Floor, Plein Park Building (opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street


George Galloway was first elected to parliament for the City of Glasgow in Scotland in 1987.  He has been elected five times to the House of Commons and is now one of the more senior members. For fourteen of the last fifteen years he has been the elected Senior Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party’s Foreign Affairs Committee. The exception was 1991, during the Gulf War, when he was narrowly defeated.

In 1991 he formed the Emergency Committee on Iraq and remains its chairman. The Committee renamed itself the Emergency Committee on Iraq and Palestine (ECIP) in 2000. In 1990, he was awarded Pakistan’s highest civil award, the Hilal-i-Quaid-i- Azam, for services to the restoration of Democracy in Pakistan. In 1996, he was awarded Pakistan’s second-highest civil award, the Hilal-i-Pakistan, for services to the cause of the Kashmiri people. In 1998, he founded the Mariam Appeal, named after the Iraqi child Mariam Hamza, who was brought to Britain amidst great controversy for cancer treatment. The Appeal campaigned around the issue of cancers caused by allied use of Depleted Uranium weapons in the Gulf. In the year 2000 he founded and is the chairman of the Great Britain-Iraq Society. He is a former Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Iran.

He is also a founder member of the Cairo Conference, bringing together Islamist, Nationalist and Socialist trends from around the world to work against globalization, occupation and war. He is a founder of the Stop the War Coalition UK and is currently its vice president. The Stop the War Coalition mobilized two million people to protest against the war on Iraq (the largest demonstration of people in British history). In 2003, George Galloway was expelled from the Labour Party by Tony Blair for his opposition to the illegal war on Iraq. In 2004 he founded RESPECT–The Unity Coalition, the anti-war party. Within weeks RESPECT had won the June 10th elections in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. George currently has a show on “Talk Sport” every Saturday and Sunday.

George Galloway is the author of “Downfall: The Ceausescus and the Romanian Revolution” 1990 and “I’m Not the Only One”, 2004. He is also the author of a forthcoming biography of Fidel Castro. He is a frequent broadcaster, author, and public speaker. He was awarded “Parliamentary Debater of the Year” in 2003 by the Parliamentary Press Corps.