"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." Einstein
Monday 29th April
International action day re: Guantanamo Hunger Strikers
Appointment made with Senator Lorraine Higgins,Seanad Labour Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, at her office in Athenry at her Monday clinic 11am
Questions to be asked, demands to be made.
*If you can join in please contact JAMES 085 1460404
STATEMENT TO BE HANDED IN:
'The U.S. Administration is in breach of all International Human Rights Laws and in particular, the Convention against Torture.
We call on the Irish Government to publicly report the U.S.A. to the appropriate assembly of United Nations.
We want Ireland to demand that Shaker Aamer is immediately released and returned to his home and family in the UK.
The Irish government must stand-up and speak out on behalf of all the 166 who have been abducted and are still being held captive in Guantanamo U.S. base. If they have not been charged and tried in court they must be returned to their own homes or given passage to a safe country with their consent.
Human Rights abuses must cease forthwith.'