This international conference, embracing representatives of the Iraqi,
British and American and many other peoples, drawn from all parts of
society, declares that the crisis caused by the invasion and occupation of
Iraq is the central problem in world politics today and demands urgent
It affirms that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was unlawful, in breach of the
Charter of the United Nations and justified by the invading powers with lies
designed to manipulate public opinion.
It declares that the occupation of Iraq by US and British military forces
has brought misery and suffering to the people of Iraq. The occupation
represents the denial of their national rights, impedes social, economic and
political development and threatens the wider peace in the Middle East and
the world. It has accounted for the loss of tens of thousands of lives of
the Iraqi peoples, as well as more than 2,000 soldiers from the occupying
This conference therefore demands an immediate end to the occupation of
Iraq, as called for by the majority of the Iraqi, British and American
peoples. It demands the withdrawal of the occupying military forces and the
return of full sovereignty to the Iraqi people, who should be allowed to
determine their own future free of external interference.
We salute the struggle of the Iraqi people for national freedom and the
worldwide movement against the war and the occupation. We pledge to step up
our campaign against the occupation until it is ended. To this end, we call
on the anti-war movement in all countries to:
* Organize international demonstrations on March 18-19 2006, the third
anniversary of the war and invasion, calling for the immediate withdrawal of
troops and an end to the occupation.
* Campaign for a full international public inquiry into the assault on
Fallujah last year.
* Give full support to the campaigns of military families in the US, Britain
and the other occupying countries.
* Develop an international coordination from this conference to plan further
* Campaign against the privatization of Iraqi oil.
* Oppose any attack on Iran or Syria.