Key Note Speaker André Vltchek
Key note speech Friday, the 11th of May, 16:40-18:40, Conference Hall
"Manufacture of perpetual conflict and perspectives for Peace Justice”
About André Vltchek
André Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker, investigative journalist, poet, playwright, and photographer, André Vltchek is a revolutionary, internationalist and globetrotter who fights against Western Imperialism and the Western regime imposed on the world.
He covered dozens of war zones and conflicts from Iraq and Peru to Sri Lanka, Bosnia, Rwanda, Syria, DR Congo and Timor Leste.
His latest books are Exposing Lies of the Empire, Fighting Against Western Imperialism and On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare with Noam Chomsky.
Aurora and Point of No Return are his major works of fiction, written in English. Nalezeny, is his novel written in Czech. Other works include a book of political non-fiction Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad and Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear, Exile (with Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and Rossie Indira), Oceania – Neocolonialism, Nukes & Bones, The World Order and Revolution! - Essays from the Resistance (co-written with Christopher Black and Peter Koenig), and Liberation Lit (edited with Tony Christini).
Plays: ‘Ghosts of Valparaiso’ and ‘Conversations with James’ is his book of plays/drama.
He is a member of Advisory Committee of the Brussells Tribunal.
Investigative work of André Vltchek appears in countless publications worldwide.
André Vltchek has produced and directed several documentary films for left-wing South American television network teleSUR. They deal with diverse topics, from Turkey/Syria to Okinawa, Kenya, Egypt and Indonesia, but all of them are exposing effects of Western imperialism on the Planet.
His feature documentary film 'Rwanda Gambit' is being broadcasted by Press TV, and it aims at reversing official narrative on 1994 genocide, exposing the Rwandan and Ugandan plunder of DR Congo on behalf of Western imperialism. He produced the feature length documentary film about the Indonesian massacres in 1965 'Terlena – Breaking of The Nation', as well as the film about the brutal camp for Somali refugees, Dadaab in Kenya: 'One Flew Over Dadaab'. His Japanese crew filmed his lengthy discussion with Noam Chomsky on the state of the world, which is presently being made into a film.
He frequently speaks at revolutionary meetings, as well as at the principal universities worldwide.
He presently lives in Asia and the Middle East.
His website is: http://andrevltchek.weebly.com/
During Peace Justice Conference, André Vltchek will talk about his direct experience from war zones and explain how the West manufactures and then maintains conflicts – perpetual conflicts.
While talking about Middle East, he will introduce us to the Ecology of War because war is not just shrapnel and bullets flying around us. War can be a set of conditions in which people in the tough slums in Africa and Asia are forced to live. Therefore, there can be no peace without justice, especially without social justice.
Everywhere André goes, he meets the Other, meets ordinary-extraordinary people. He will lead us through the overwhelming fog of disinformation we are surrounded by. On our journey, we will see the world in the eyes of thousands of those people with faces, names and dreams – invisible to most of the media – shouting, yet silenced. From his heart, he will make their voices heard.