Launch conference

Hopi's launch conference will have a unique feature - it will actually be a conference, not a rally.

Time for genuine debate from the floor will be maximised and contributions from the platform kept to a minimum.

Our debate on the draft founding statement of the campaign (see www.hopoi.org) will be structured by three background papers, briefly introduced by their authors, which will be available very soon on the Hopi website. These sessions will be focusing on 'Imperialism and the threat of war', 'The working class movement and progressive change', and 'Solidarity movements and fighting on two fronts'. This will allow comrades to examine in detail the theoretical reasoning behind the slogans and pithy formulations in our founding statement.

Members of Hopi and supporting organisations are entitled to submit amendments and/or alternatives to the statement. After a full discussion, the conference will be able to vote on all amendments, related motions and the founding statement as a whole.

The same transparent, democratic process will inform the rest of the day's discussions - on our constitution, our campaigning priorities and the composition of our leading committee. Check out our website, which will contain all relevant documents.

Reserve your place now by emailing office@hopoi.info.

Saturday December 8, 10am, Somerstown Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, London NW1 (tube: Kings Cross or Euston).