The Iraq Inquiry has finally concluded that the UK went to war in Iraq in 2003 before peaceful options had been exhausted, based on flawed intelligence and on ‘far from satisfactory’ legal advice. Sir John Chilcot has also stated that the terrible consequences of the invasion were foreseeable and inadequately planned for.
Oxford Research Group has always sought to promote alternatives to military force to resolve international conflict and promote disarmament. As Paul Rogers’ most recent briefing shows, ORG’s voice was prominent and provident in warning of the consequences of the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.
To reflect on the Chilcot Report, the decision to go to war in Iraq and the mass global movement that mobilised to stop it, ORG has organised a special screening of the acclaimed film We Are Many with a special Q&A with the film’s director Amir Amirani.
ORG’s Tim Street and novelist Gillian Slovo will join Amir Amirani to discuss the legacy of the protests; where we stand now on democracy, decision-making and security; and whether the Chilcot Report has answered the questions asked of it.
3pm, Saturday 16th July 2016
Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, London, NW10 3JU