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IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 22 FEBRUARY 2014
• NATIONAL PROTEST FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY. ASSEMBLE TODAY 2PM AT THE SPIRE, O’ CONNELL STREET, DUBLIN. MARCH TO MOUNTJOY PRISON.
• US MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON – MARGARETTA D’ARCY OUT OF PRISON
• US PEACE MUM CINDY SHEEHAN SENDS MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY AND HER COURAGEOUS ACTION FOR PEACE
The IAWM issued a statement this morning announcing a national protest for Margaretta D’arcy in Dublin today. The protest will assemble at the Spire on O’ Connell Street where there will be a short rally after which there will be a march to Mountjoy Women’s Prison where Margaretta is being held.
The statement noted:
The protest is supported by a wide range of people and groups including:
Robert Ballagh, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Joan Collins TD, Clare Daly TD, Rev. Patrick Comerford (President CND), Galway Alliance against War, Joe Higgins TD, Jimmy Kelly Unite Trade Union, Mary Lou Mc Donald TD, Eugene Mc Cartan, Paul Murphy MEP, Peace and Neutrality Alliance PANA, People before Profit, Shannonwatch, US Peace Mum and Candidate for Governor of California Cindy Sheehan, Brid Smith DCC Councillor and People before Profit MEP candidate, Ailbhe Smyth Feminist Open Forum and Chair People before Profit ,Dylan Tighe & Donal O Kelly (Artists for Margaretta) and many more.
Cindy Sheehan, US Peace mum and Candidate for Governor of California sent the following message of solidarity, which will be read out at the protest:
FREE MARGARETTA D'ARCY - CLOSE SHANNON AS A WARPORT
PANA BUS TO SHANNON AIRPORT VIGIL, SUNDAY 09 FEBRUARY
The IAWM is supporting this and encourages its members to attend if possible. IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT ROGER COLE AT http://www.pana.ie/
Bus to Shannon Airport on Sunday 9th of February 2014 leaving form Liberty Hall at 10.00am
IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 29 JANUARY 2014
• PROTEST THE JAILING OF MARGARETTA D’ARCY AT DÁIL EIREANN, WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY 2014, 1.00 - 1.45PM.
The IAWM issued a statement calling on its members and supporters to join the protest / vigil at Dáil Eireann today, 29 January from 1.00 - 1.45pm.
The statement noted:
The IAWM condemns the imprisonment of Margaretta D’Arcy, a 79-year-old writer and activist who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and cancer, for her brave stance against the continued use of Shannon Airport by the US military in its pursuit of futile wars abroad, and calls on the Justice Minister Alan Shatter to release her.
Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:
“We support Margaretta D’Arcy’s stance against wars waged by the US military and the brave action she took at Shannon airport in trying to draw attention to the use of an Irish national airport in the pursuit of such wars which have brought much suffering to millions of people abroad. Shannon Airport has also been used in the CIA rendition programme thus implicating Irish people in the torture of innocent people in Guantanamo Bay.
It is truly shocking that the Irish Government can jail a 79-year old woman who is suffering from Parkinson’s and cancer yet has persistently refused to search US war planes at Shannon, one of which recently was found to be heavily armed, and has failed miserably to jail anyone related to the activities in the banking sector that has brought the country such ruin.
IAWM BULLETIN 28 JANUARY 2014
1. FREE MARGARETTA D'ARCY - US MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON
2. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement