"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
SUN 8/6 2-3pm
US Military out of Shannon- Shannonwatch vigil.
Small roundabout - just before Shannon airport entrance
As US & NATO use the situation in Ukraine as an opportunity to raise their defence budgets, and Obama seeks to ramp up military capacity along Russia's border, the warplanes continue to come through Shannon Airport. All the while the Fine Gael / Labour government remains silent about the role Shannon is expected to play in US / NATO plans - just as they and the previous government remained silent about its role in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Last week a case in Ennis District Court showed how Gardai are targeting peace activists at Shannon instead of investigating violations of national and international law by CIA and US military personnel passing through the airport (See 'Case Dismissed: Peace Activists Have No Charges to Answer' on our website www.shannonwatch.org). This highlights a grotesque imbalance in how the law is being used to facilitate global injustices.
Come along to our monthly peace vigil outside the airport to show your opposition to this ongoing situation. Add your voice to our demands for an end to the State's complicity in war and human rights abuse and the harassment of people who are highlighting it.