In this bulletin:
1. IAWM Protest for refugees at EU Offices, Dawson Street, Dublin this Thursday, 5pm.
REFUGEES ARE VICTIMS OF WAR – LET THEM IN!
END THE WARS THAT CAUSE THE REFUGEE CRISIS
This week is a busy week for anti-war events but if you can only do one thing we urge you to come along to our IAWM protest this Thursday at 5.30pm, assembling at the EU Offices on the corner of Dawson St. and Molesworth St, Dublin 2.
See link to poster on FB here - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153304735858347&set=gm.1146074342082252&type=1&theater
While Governments prevaricate and now even those countries previously willing to accept refugees are sealing the borders, the desperate refugees fleeing wars in the middle east need our help more than ever. This is an era-defining moment and it needs clear, open, honest organisation to solve it.
Governments should stop sitting on the fences or playing to their xenophobic galleries and welcome the generous response by ordinary citizens throughout Europe, including here in Ireland. Those people and organisations must be allowed to be part of the organised solution.
We must help the refugees and stop the wars that are causing them to flee their countries. While refugees still flee the war zones in huge numbers it beggars belief that warmongers gathered in London last week at the world's largest arms fair to sell all kinds of sophisticated weaponry to a melange of despotic dictatorships with appalling human rights records many of whom are helping to prolong the Syrian civil war.
We call on world governments, particularly the US, Britain and Russia, to stop flooding the middle east with armaments and use the resources instead to help solve the refugee crisis.
The Irish Government should make this call publicly instead of wimpishly waiting to see what their masters in the US and EU are doing.
2. Irish Syria Solidarity Movement Protest at Dáil, Kildare St., Dublin. Wed. 23 September, 6pm.
3. IPSC Event: Ten years of BDS – Meeting with Riya Hassan. Wed. 23 September, 7pm.
Other meetings around Ireland.
4. Links to various articles on the refugee crisis and related issues:
5. Cuba Support Group Ireland – Public Meeting with Canadian author and academic, Keith Bolender
Cuba / US Normalisation – What’s Really Going On?
7.00pm, Monday 21 September 2015 in Connolly Books, Dublin.
6. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement
For more information on the IAWM see:
Website - www.irishantiwar.org
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