From February 2-4, 2008, the Anti-imperialist Camp held an international conference in Vienna, Austria. There is no numbering nor is there a fixed modus of holding congresses. In the first part of 00-10 decade the annual Camps mostly held in Assisi served as conferences. Later we held events at historical turning points. Actually the conference drew a balance sheet of the (failed) attempt to erect the American empire. The open crisis of the imperialist system led by the US became apparent only a few months later with the Lehman collapse and Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq and his ideological softening.