Rethink Rebuild Society has had no response to an email it sent to Stop the War on 23 September requesting an opportunity to speak at its Manchester event on Syria on 6 October. The current panel features four speakers, none of whom are Syrian, thereby framing a discussion on Syria without input from the most important party to the issue - the Syrian people themselves.
Our member Yasser Aljassem attended the Militant Labour Forum titled 'Open UK borders to the "Calais immigrants" on 22 August. He provided his insight not only as a Syrian asylum seeker but also as someone who was previously in Calais himself. Yasser's presentation was praised by audience members as highly informative.