Respect Party Leader Salma Yaqoob will join a range of speakers including Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, Ken Livingstone, leading trade unionists, politicians, academics and others from Britain and Ireland at a major conference in London, Putting Irish Unity on the Agenda.
The conference, hosted by Sinn Fein, will discuss the issue of a united Ireland in the context of the Good Friday Agreement -- which enshrines the right to self determination, should a majority agree it in Ireland.
The importance of Ireland, and understanding Britain's role historically and today is a crucial issue for progressive people. Moreover, there are many common issues in relation to Ireland and the current struggles for self determination in other countries around the world today, such as Palestine and in Latin America.
The new situation in Ireland and the peace process has positively changed the situation and this conference will be a key event to discuss issues - such as the prospects for Irish unity and independence, how the economic, political and demographic developments are impacting, opening a dialogue with unionism, and the role of the Irish community in Britain -- many of whom of course are students.
Student Respect encourages people to come along to this important event, which takes place on Saturday 20 February at the TUC Congress House, starting at 10am. All are welcome, and registration in advance for students is £4.
You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org